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American Heritage & Civilization
AMER HER & CIV
CLASS CODE: AMHER 170 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - American Institutions requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Fundamental principles of the American constitution, the strengths of the free-market economy, and historical events that have shaped America's political and economic heritage.
TAUGHT: Every semester
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Identify the principles of the American revolutionary mind - America's British heritage (rights enjoyed under the British Constitution, etc.) the principles of liberty, rule of law, natural law, constitutionalism, republicanism, religious freedom, and citizen participation.

Identify the evolution of thought and the events leading to the writing of the American Constition.

Identify the basic forms of the American Constitutional system and how the systems of government in the United states work.

Identify the basic principles of the Free Market Economy, its strengths and its weaknesses.

Identify the major historical periods that have had particular importance in shaping the American political system and the practic of representive democracy.

Identify the major basic responsibilities of citizenship int he modern American political system.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001