Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

PSC 208: Survey of State & Local Government

General Information

  • Name: Survey of State & Local 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

Surveys the organization, working principles and functional processes of state and local governments in the U.S.

II: Course Objectives

  • Gain factual knowledge about state and local governments in the U.S.
  • Learn fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories about the processes of state and local governments in the U.S.
  • 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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