American Government

American and California Government and Politics

Connect Institute
Political Science
American and California Government and Politics

California State University, Frenso
Dr. Russel Mardon
Myanmar Program
Summer 2016

Class Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 12:00pm
Office Hours: Friday 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Course Description
Designed to introduce the student to the primary concepts, structures and functions of the American and California Government systems and to acquaint he student with the fundamentals of political science. The emphasis of the course will be placed upon the three primary branches of the national and California state governments, the functioning of the American bureaucracy, and the American and California electoral process. The student will gain factual, analytical and theoretical knowledge of the constitutional process and learn a basic understanding of the people and ideas that have created and sustained the political structures, institutions, and policies of the American and California governments and political systems.