October 18, 2016
Understanding American Democracy
(4 Sessions) 10/18, 10/20, 10/25, 10/27, Tuesday - Thursday
Meeting Location: Foothills Higher Education Center Room HEC 211
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Develop a deeper understanding of the United States' political system and its opportunities, challenges and alternatives. Review the fundamental "building blocks" of our government including the Constitution, Presidency, Congress and Supreme Court. Understand how our political parties developed and examine their fundamental similarities and differences over time. Evaluate the 2012 elections and upcoming 2016 elections: how do they reflect our government's role? Compare and contrast the United States' form of government with other political systems throughout the world. Evaluate how well our political system is prepared to meet modern demands and challenges.
Instructor Jeff Morse