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History and Politics Out Loud
"We ought to consider what is the end of government, before we determine which is the best form. Upon this point all speculative politicians will agree, that the happiness of society is the end of government, as all divines and moral philosophers will agree that the happiness of the individual is the end of man. From this principle it will follow, that the form of government which communicates ease, comfort, security, or, in one word,happiness, to the greatest number of persons, and in the greatest degree, is the best."
John Adams, Second President of the
Part Time Faculty
Richard Brown - MS
This course examines through reading, discussion and
media the social and political issues relevant to the 21st Century. Discussion will
include, but is not limited to, the following topics: peacemaking and nonviolence; women
and world order; world order education (teacher training); hunger and food distribution;
ecological balance; international law and organization; human rights and social justice;
world political economy and economic justice; militarism and the arms race; religious
perspectives on justice and peace; and culture, community values and change.
POLS 2050 American National Government
POLS 2900: State and Local Government
This course is a survey of state and local government. Political, economic, social and cultural factors will be considered. It will also include an examination of the following topics; A comparative analysis of the structure and function of the 50 American state governments; policy determination process and the significant variables which pattern this process; Broad introduction to the political structure and operations of state and local governments; Role and power of state and local governments; government institutions; political parties and interest groups; public policy; state constitutions.
emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law