PLS 135 U.S. Government and Politics (3 cr) Teaches the political structure, processes, institutions, and policymaking of the US national government. Focuses on the three branches of government, their interrelationships, and how they shape policy. Addresses federalism; civil liberties and civil rights; political socialization and participation; public opinion, the media; interest groups; political parties; elections; and policymaking. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports. Prequisite:  ENG 111 eligible.  Lecture 3 hours per week. 
 
PLS 136 State and Local Politics (3 cr) Teaches structure, powers and functions of state and local government in the United States. Lecture 3 hours per week.