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School:
College of Southern Idaho
Course:
Pols 101 - American National Government
American National Government Documents

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Introduction to American Government Fall Spring Semesters 08 09 3 CREDIT HOURS Travis Tarchione Phone 208 420 4576 ttarchione csi edu The CSI Mission Statement The College of Southern Idaho a comprehensive community college provides educational social and cultural opportunities for the diverse population of South Central Idaho In this rapidly changing world CSI encourages our students to lead enriched productive and responsible lives General Education Criteria This course satisfies all eight criteria for general education It is designed to 1 provide a broad based survey of a discipline and show the interconnectedness of knowledge 2 develop a discerning individual 3 practice critical thinking and problem solving skills 4 promote awareness of social and cultural diversity in order to appreciate the commonality of mankind 5 foster the balance between individual needs and the demands of society 6 reinforce reading writing speaking and or quantitative skills 7 encourage and inspire life long learning 8 encourage creativity Social Science Department Mission Statement The mission of the Social Science Department is to provide educational social and cultural opportunities which encourage enriched productive and responsible lives primarily by instructing students to understand interpret and apply Social Science discipline coursework Social Science Department Goals This course addresses the following Social Science Department goals 1 help students understand important facts concepts and theories of Social Science subjects 2 help students acquire techniques and methods used to gain new knowledge in the disciplines 3 help students learn to distinguish between fact and opinion 4 teach students to use evaluation analysis and synthesis to interpret and solve problems 5 teach students to use different perspectives from the social sciences to make better informed decisions 6 help students acquire an informed understanding of various cultures 7 prepare students to transfer to a



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