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POS2112 American State and Local Government (AA)

Prerequisites: POS1001 or POS1041 (with a grade of C or higher) or permission of instructor.

This course provides an introduction to the organization and behavior of major political actors, institutions, policies and localities in the 50 states, with particular emphasis on the state of Florida. It includes a study of the U.S. and state constitutions and the history and development of American federalism. Students will analyze various policies, including taxation, education, welfare, criminal justice, transportation and growth management. (*)


3 Credits