FSCC Political Science
The primary course taught in this area is American Government. The focus of this course is to understand our present system of government in light of the historical organization of our government, the political experience of our country and an understanding of the Constitution and its history. An informed citizenry makes better citizens who are in 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.