Government department

2022-2023 Course Offerings

US Government
The purpose of this course is to get students to become informed, active, and fiscally responsible citizens, as well as to meet the criteria and core standards in United States Government and Financial Literacy. This is accomplished through discovering, participating, and reflecting upon how the American People govern themselves at the national, state, and local levels of government. This course offers opportunity to analyze and reflect upon the global economy as well as explore the fundamentals that guide individuals and nations as they make choices about how to use limited resources. The course examines the ability of individuals to use knowledge and skills to make informed political and economic decisions. Students will take the required end-of-course exam in American Government.

PSC101 American Government*
This is an Eastern Gateway Community College course. According to EGCC, "This study of the nature and structure of American government includes an overview of federal, state, county, and municipal systems. Emphasis is placed on the structure of the U.S. Constitution, the functions of the three branches of government, and the major founding documents of the American system. In addition, students will be exposed to both historical and contemporary researchers, their findings, and how these findings have practical significance. Those taking this course will be encouraged to critically evaluate the numerous competing theories that have arisen in this field as well as their practical applications, and will be challenged to develop their psychological vocabularies. Course may require participation in outside classroom activities/events that relate to the course outcomes". 3 credits

PSY101 General Psychology*
This is an Eastern Gateway Community College course. According to EGCC, "This introductory course in psychology covers the foundations of human consciousness, senses, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, development, and psychological disorders/treatment. As a survey course, specific emphasis is placed on a detailed presentation of many of the noted historical and contemporary figures who have shaped this field of study. In addition, students will be exposed to the experimental method and other research methods sued by psychologists. Course may require participation in outside classroom activities/events that related to the course outcomes". 3 credits

*These are paired together as first and second semester offerings.