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A Constitution Day Exercise - Compare and Contrast the US Constitution with the Constitution of China Found at the US Constitution Online Link Above.

   Today in History

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 United States.


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Full Time

James E. Van Arsdall, Ed.D.

Part Time Faculty

Richard Brown - MS
Kathy Krainak, MS
George Davis, Jr. MA

POLS 2070 Contemporary Social/Political Issues

World Watch Institute

Commanding Heights Video Series

The Lexus and the Olive Tree - Globalization

The World Is Flat by Tom Friedman (NPR Audio)

State of the World 2006

State of the World 2005

State of the World 2004

National Security Strategy of the United States

E.N. Thompson Forum On World Issues

Twentieth Century World Slides

Country Studies

The Pentagon's New Map

CIA World Facts

Suburban House Wife SUV MP3

Suburban House Wife Song Text

Now - Global Warming MP3

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.
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Online Syllabus
Oncampus Syllabus

POLS 2060 The Constitution:  (NetLibrary)

The Constitution: That Delicate Balance Video

This course focuses on some of the great issues which confront policymakers and citizens of the United States. The framework for study is the United States Constitution.

National Constitution Center
Searchable Copy of the Constitution at the Library of Congress

Analysis and Interpretation of the US Constitution

Major Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Audio

PowerPoint Slides

15 Court Cases All Students Should Know

POLS 2050 American National Government 

MP3 Files for American Government 

Citizen Guide to the Budget

Powerpoint Presentations for POLS2050

Reading Log Form

Citizenship Test

The American Presidency Project

This course is an introduction to American national government including a study of the structural function of the political system and the elements of constitutionalism, republicanism and federalism. The party system and an analysis of the U.S. Constitution are included. It is a descriptive, institutional approach with considerable attention to the policymaking process.

Publisher Site 11th Edition

Publisher Site 10th Edition 

Practice Tests for the 9th Edition

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.

Power Point Slides


State and Local Government Net

State and Local Government Home Page

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"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is."









National Press Club





Omaha World Herald


BBC World News


Historical Documents

National Archives

Brookings Institute

Brown vs Board of Education


McLaughlin Group

Personal Finance


Inside Washington



 Election Atlas

 White House

US Senate

 House of Representatives 

Peer Evaluation Form








Political Science Resources on the Internet

Information About the Presidents

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