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American Heritage & Civilization
AMER HER & CIV
CLASS CODE: AMHER 170H CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: HONORS PROGRAM
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - American Institutions requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A one semester survey presenting the fundamental principles of the American constitution and the strengths of the American free market economy, and the historical events that have shaped America's political and economic heritage.
DESCRIPTION: This course gives a brief but important overview of the major themes that form the core of the American national experience. It is to be hoped that this course will help you better appreciate our nation's beginning and the singular nature of our political system. You should also come to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of our economic system and the natural way it has unlocked individual initiative and created prosperity and abundance. The themes presented here will help add depth and meaning to your understanding of our "American Heritage."
TOPICS: The course integrates themes from three academic disciplines--political science, history, and economics. From political science, we glean perspectives on the nature of political theory, constitutional principles, and government operations. From economics, we glean the essentials of economic theory and the workings of the market economy, as well as perspectives to compare different economic systems. From history, we glean examples of real events that strengthen our understanding of theory and help us evaluate our political and economic heritage from a historical perspective.
OBJECTIVES: This course gives a brief but important overview of the major themes that form the core of the American national experience. It is to be hoped that this course will help you better appreciate our nation's beginning and the singular nature of our political system. You should also come to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of our economic system and the natural way it has unlocked individual initiative and created prosperity and abundance. The themes presented here will help add depth and meaning to your understanding of our "American Heritage."
REQUIREMENTS: Grading is based on 4 essay exams, 5 written exams, attendance, participation, and the course notebook and study questions.
PREREQUISITES: You must have a 3.5 or higher accumulative GPA to take an Honor's course.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001