A political science emphasis helps students understand the United States system of government and others in light of their historical organization and the political experience of citizens. An informed citizenry makes better citizens who are in a position to make informed choices. Topics include the function and types of government, the Constitution and the intent of the framers, federalism, state and local government, civil rights and liberties, the three branches of government, political parties, voting and elections, interest groups, social policy, and foreign policy. The primary course taught in this area is American Government, which aims to help students understand present system of government in the U.S. in light of the historical organization of our government, the political experience of our country and an understanding of the Constitution, and its history.
For more information, contact Deb Cummings, FSCC Division Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (620) 223-2700 ext. 3130.