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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

 

*  Module 1: The Politics of Government

                  A. Introduction

1. Strategy for Success: Computer Research  Training

2. Case Study: State of Azor

3. Rainmaking Exercise

                  B. Role and Function of Government

                            1. APA Chart

                    

                            2. Politics of Government PPT

 

                            3. Legislative  Authority & Separation of Powers PPT

                            4.  Internet Voting Resources-Former Student Paper

                  C. Case Study: National Voting Standards

                       1. Toward National Voting Standards PPT

        D.  Immigration Reform

                       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

                  E. Case Study: Gays in the Military

                             1.  Executive Authority & Gays In the Military PPT

                  F.  Judiciary

                             1. Scope and Standard of Review   

                   G. Case Study: Addressing Corruption & Ethics

                              1. Addressing Corruption & Ethics in Government     

                              2. Recorded Link for Elluminate Session -

                           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 2:  Public Access to Government Information

                  A. FOIA-Summarizes Process

                   B. Privacy Act

                  C. FOIA  Questions

*  Module 3:  Reconciling State and Local Authority 

                  A. Zoning of Antenna Towers

                         1. Location of Antenna Towers            

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