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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

American Government (POL-121)


Varies (self-study, self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

January 2020 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate the structures and processes of American government and politics, the collective action challenges inherent in this system and the practical implications of political structure and contestation in a person's life; compare and contrast the different types of government and the basic principles that are incorporated into a democratic republic; analyze the reason the United States Constitution is known as a living document; define a citizen’s liberties, rights, and responsibilities in a democracy like the United States; describe the political parties and clarify how they operate; summarize the operation and significance of campaigns in the American political system; and evaluate the social welfare policy in the United States.


Major topics include: organizational behavior, data analysis, etc. This self-study course is designed as an introduction to American Government, its historical foundations, institutions, and political processes. The purpose of this class is to teach students about the institutions, practices, and history of politics and government in the United States. Assessment is based on a final examination.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in American Government or as a general elective (1/20).