State and Local Politics

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of state constitutions and the institutions they create. Additional topics will include the structure and function of state legislatures, courts and chief executives. The structure and function of city, county and other local governments is also considered as is the role of political parties, pressure groups and public opinion.










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Credit Hours

3 credit hours (3 lecture hours)


Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.