PSEO Government Courses

Introduction to American Government - GOVT  224.T01 - 3 credits

Professor:  Karen Heuer

Prerequisite:  none

Class Type:  one semester course offered fall semester only

Course Description:  This is a course on United States government, at the Federal and State level, with some attention given to other levels of jurisdiction. Topics covered include the constitution, the federal system, political participation, the role of media (including media bias), interest groups, political parties, government structure, political ethics (or lack thereof), and policymaking. Comparison between American and other "national" government systems and American foreign policy will also be noted.

Course Objective:  This course is intended to provide a broad background to American government and politics so that students can evaluate politics critically and participate intelligently in American public life.

Required Texts: American Government, Essentials Edition
Wilson/DiIulio, Jr./Bose
576 pages| ©2015 

 Total Due:

  • All tuition and text materials costs for this course are paid to NCU by MN PSEO funding.
  • Adjunct professors are paid by NCU.
  • Fee for this 3 credit course is $15.00 ($5.00 per credit) plus a $20.00 one-time/student/semester initial administrative processing fee.
  • WEST fees will be billed online as one lump sum to the student's family upon acceptance of the student to his/her PSEO NCU courses at WEST.