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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

American Government POL 103


Varies; self study. 

Various; distance learning format.

August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define what government is and relate it to its engagement in democracy; discuss the history of the U.S. Constitution and constitutional amendment process and necessity; identify the form of government practiced in the U.S. and the advantages and disadvantages; explain the purpose and function of Congress and the presidency; and define the basics of domestic and foreign policies.


In this course, students explore the definition of government and engagement in democracy, federalism as a form of government in the U.S. and examine the dissolution of power in this form of government. Students also learn about the history of the U.S.Constitution and relate it to the purpose and function of both the Presidency and Congress, and examine U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in U.S. History or as a Social Science elective (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).