Napa Valley College Faculty & Staff

American Government and Politics I

This course will teach you how to examine and discuss the basics of American Government. You will learn about the institutions, ideas and interests that form the backbone of this country’s political system. At the end of this course, you should be able to understand and describe the foundations of the American political system (including the patterns of federal, state and local governments), demonstrate the ability to analyze and write effectively about the political process, along with evaluating political statements and ideas, and recognize the institutions of the American political system.

All of the assigned work for our course can be found in Blackboard, an online classroom. Click the link on the right side of the page to log in.

The course syllabus and assignment schedule is also posted on the right side of this page. Please let me know if you have any trouble downloading these documents.


Fall 2014 (online)

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