Apr 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

GOV 120 - American Government


Course Description: An analysis of the political and governmental system of the United States, the principles upon which it is founded, and the institutions and systems which comprise and influence it. Selected social and political issues relevant to the American experience will be covered.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Social Responsibility.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze the organization, powers and operations of the three branches of government.
  • Identify the historical and philosophical origins of the American government.
  • Recognize and analyze the evolution of the American government.
  • Identify the origins and changing relationship between the federal government and the states.
  • Describe and appraise the relationship between the federal government and the American people in regard to their civil liberties and civil rights, as well as their access to public benefits and services.

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