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This course will examine the structure,  function and role of the US government and the rule of law in  a political  society. Specifically, students will focus on 1)  how the U.S. system of government functions; 2) the respective roles of each branch of government under a doctrine called “separation of powers;”  3) how a government bureaucracy works and the role of administrative agencies as regulators, licensors, and distributors of entitlements;   and 4) what safeguards prevent US abuse of power or authority and facilitate cooperation among other nations. We will also focus on how special interests and the public impact the political process at the federal, state and local level.   Over the course of the semester, each student will participate in small group exercises and make  presentations  on case studies and problems.

 

SYLLABUS                             CLASS LIST  

 

CPS WORKSHEET                LIBRARY  RESOURCES

 

CYBER WORKBOOKS         TROUBLESHOOTING

 

CYBER WORKBOOK INSTRUCTIONS      LINK TO PODCAST

 

TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE  FORM

 

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*  Module 1: Overview of the Government and Administrative Agencies  

 

part 1: Role of Government and Administrative Agencies

                  A.  ROLE AND FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT  

1. Strategy for Success: Computer Research  Training

2. Case Study: State of Azor

3. Rainmaking Exercise

PART 2: PUBLIC ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

                  A. FOIA                                     

                  B. Privacy Act                        

                  C. FOIA  Questions              FOIA- Privacy  PPT

*  Module 2:  Politics of   Government 

PART 1: OVERVIEW OF CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY

                   A.   Mod 2: Politics PPT                          

PART 2:  THE  LEGISLATURE     

                   A. Mod 2: Legislative Authority          

                   B.  Mod 2:Toward National Voting   

        C.  Immigration Reform- Case Study PPT                                 Recorded Session  9/28/09

                       1.  Equal Protection Under the Law- PPT Part 1 

                       2. Entitlements to Education- PPT  Part 2

                       3. DREAM Act flyer:

                       4. National Immigration Forum

 

                      5. National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild  

 

                      6. American Immigration Lawyers Association

 

                      7. California Immigrant Policy Center

 PART 3:   THE EXECUTIVE

 A.  Mod 2: Executive Authority   

B. Case Study:   Executive Authority PPT   

C.    Case Study: Domestic Policy & Obama's Stimulus 

D. Azorians Organizational Structure

 PART 4: THE JUDICIARY

 A. Mod 2: Judicial Authority                                  

B.   Mod 2: Addressing Corruption          

Archive:Recorded Link for Elluminate  Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones

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Highlights of House Ethics Rules

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Historical Summary of Ethics Violation in House

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House Ethics Website

             

*  Module 3:  Reconciling State and Local Authority 

 PART 1: LAND USE CONTROLS 

  A.  Mod. 3: Land Use Controls                           

 PART 2:  OCCUPATIONAL  LICENSING            

  A.  Mod 3: State Authority      

                      

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