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SS202 (Version: 2019 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS202 AMERICAN POLITICS 2019 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course explores the American political system - its philosophical underpinnings, the structure and behavior of formal government institutions, and the influence of informal political actors within the political construct. The course introduces the discipline of political science by exploring a broad range of literature: classics of American politics, leading political theory, and contemporary reading. Cadets will apply their knowledge of political ideas, institutions, and behavior to public policy making and demonstrate critical analysis of contemporary debates in American politics. Finally, this course provides cadets with an understanding of the professional norms and responsibilities associated with their role as military officers within the American system of government.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Analytical writing requirements.

SS202 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
DISQUALIFIER  
  SS252 1979 1 1 Y

SS202 (Version 2019-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2024 - 5 1 36 36 27 0 9 N Hours

2025 - 1 31 18 558 498 0 60 N Hours

2025 - 2 32 18 576 502 0 74 N Hours

2025 - 5 1 18 18 18 0 0 N Hours

2025 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2026 - 1 34 19 646 607 0 39 N Hours

2026 - 2 31 21 651 597 0 54 N Hours

2026 - 5 1 18 18 0 0 18 Y Hours

2026 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2027 - 1 35 15 525 1 0 524 N Hours

2027 - 2 32 16 512 0 0 512 N Hours

2027 - 4 1 36 36 0 0 36 N Hours

2027 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2028 - 1 35 15 525 0 0 525 N Hours

2028 - 2 32 16 512 0 0 512 N Hours

2028 - 4 1 36 36 0 0 36 N Hours


SS202 (Version: 2017 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS202 AMERICAN POLITICS 2017 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course explores the American political system - its philosophical underpinnings, the structure and behavior of formal government institutions, and the influence of informal political actors within the political construct. The course introduces the discipline of political science by exploring a broad range of literature: classics of American politics, leading political theory, and contemporary reading. Cadets will apply their knowledge of political ideas, institutions, and behavior to public policy making and demonstrate critical analysis of contemporary debates in American politics. Finally, this course provides cadets with an understanding of the professional norms and responsibilities associated with their role as military officers within the American system of government.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Analytical writing requirements.

SS202 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
DISQUALIFIER  
  SS252 1979 1 1 Y

SS202 (Version: 2009 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS202 AMERICAN POLITICS 2009 1 Social Sciences 3.5 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course explores the American political system - how it works, its strengths, its weaknesses, its conflicts, its controversies. The course emphasizes how our democracy makes decisions about politics & policy to balance the many competing values and demands of a free society. The course begins with the study of the constitutional foundations of American government and then examines political behavior, institutions of government, and the policy making process. The course integrates the study of civil-military relations and the broader study of political science as a discipline throughout the semester.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 7 @ 120 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One political analysis paper of 2500 words; compensatory time provided.

SS202 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
DISQUALIFIER  
  SS252 1979 1 1 Y

SS202 (Version: 1979 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS202 AMERICAN POLITICS 1979 1 Social Sciences 3.5 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course introduces cadets to the fundamentals of American politics and to contrasting theoretical views of American democracy. The thematic focus of the course rests in the two questions "who governs?" and how democratic is America. The course begins with a study of the constitutional foundations of American government and then examines political participation, political institutions, and policymaking processes. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical interpretation of political phenomena. Most classes are conducted as seminars, with a few sessions devoted entirely to lecture. Guest lecturers and simulations supplement in-class work.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 7 @ 120 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One political analysis paper of 3000 words; compensatory time provided.

SS202 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
DISQUALIFIER  
  SS252 1979 1 1 Y