Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

PSC 103: Principles of American Constitutional Government

General Information

  • Name: Principles of American Constitutional Government
  • Discipline: Political Science (PSC)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Studies constitutions of U.S. and Nevada with specific attention to various principles and current problems of government.

II: Course Objectives

  • Gain factual knowledge about the constitutions of the U.S. and Nevada.
  • Learn fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories about the constitutions of the U.S. and Nevada.
  • Acquire an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

Students who complete this course are expected to demonstrate they:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing and oral communication to a level that is appropriate for their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Can utilize problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Know the basic operating principles and processes of government at the local, state, national and international levels.
  • Understand and apply the principles of social science, including participation in civic affairs.


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