AALS | Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

Associate Degree Courses at CalSouthern

The following associate degree courses comprise the curriculum of CalSouthern’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (AALS) program. If you have questions regarding any of these associates degree courses, or about CalSouthern’s AALS program, please contact an Enrollment Advisor today.

English

SS 1102 U.S. Government

Credits : 3

The course will present the fundamentals of the US government, covering the structure and function of our political systems. An emphasis is placed on the national government, with comparisons and contrasts made to state and local government. Learners will study the foundations of democracy, the role and use of power and authority as held by different groups over time, the three branches of government, political participation and behavior, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Define fundamental concepts associated with American politics in writing or through appropriate responses on exams.
  • Describe the structure and function of the differing branches of American Government.
  • Explain the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice of American politics through a discussion of such in writing or by providing appropriate responses on assignments/exams.
  • Explain as well as demonstrate how individuals can make a difference in their local community and the nation as a whole.
  • Discuss the evolving history and character of civil rights and civil liberties in America.
  • Discuss the influence of mass media, socio-political movements, interest groups, corporations, political parties, campaigns and elections have on American politics.
  • Identify the nature of several American domestic and foreign policies as well as the assumptions upon which they are based.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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Humanities

SS 1102 U.S. Government

Credits : 3

The course will present the fundamentals of the US government, covering the structure and function of our political systems. An emphasis is placed on the national government, with comparisons and contrasts made to state and local government. Learners will study the foundations of democracy, the role and use of power and authority as held by different groups over time, the three branches of government, political participation and behavior, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Define fundamental concepts associated with American politics in writing or through appropriate responses on exams.
  • Describe the structure and function of the differing branches of American Government.
  • Explain the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice of American politics through a discussion of such in writing or by providing appropriate responses on assignments/exams.
  • Explain as well as demonstrate how individuals can make a difference in their local community and the nation as a whole.
  • Discuss the evolving history and character of civil rights and civil liberties in America.
  • Discuss the influence of mass media, socio-political movements, interest groups, corporations, political parties, campaigns and elections have on American politics.
  • Identify the nature of several American domestic and foreign policies as well as the assumptions upon which they are based.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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Mathematics

SS 1102 U.S. Government

Credits : 3

The course will present the fundamentals of the US government, covering the structure and function of our political systems. An emphasis is placed on the national government, with comparisons and contrasts made to state and local government. Learners will study the foundations of democracy, the role and use of power and authority as held by different groups over time, the three branches of government, political participation and behavior, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Define fundamental concepts associated with American politics in writing or through appropriate responses on exams.
  • Describe the structure and function of the differing branches of American Government.
  • Explain the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice of American politics through a discussion of such in writing or by providing appropriate responses on assignments/exams.
  • Explain as well as demonstrate how individuals can make a difference in their local community and the nation as a whole.
  • Discuss the evolving history and character of civil rights and civil liberties in America.
  • Discuss the influence of mass media, socio-political movements, interest groups, corporations, political parties, campaigns and elections have on American politics.
  • Identify the nature of several American domestic and foreign policies as well as the assumptions upon which they are based.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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Natural Science

SS 1102 U.S. Government

Credits : 3

The course will present the fundamentals of the US government, covering the structure and function of our political systems. An emphasis is placed on the national government, with comparisons and contrasts made to state and local government. Learners will study the foundations of democracy, the role and use of power and authority as held by different groups over time, the three branches of government, political participation and behavior, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Define fundamental concepts associated with American politics in writing or through appropriate responses on exams.
  • Describe the structure and function of the differing branches of American Government.
  • Explain the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice of American politics through a discussion of such in writing or by providing appropriate responses on assignments/exams.
  • Explain as well as demonstrate how individuals can make a difference in their local community and the nation as a whole.
  • Discuss the evolving history and character of civil rights and civil liberties in America.
  • Discuss the influence of mass media, socio-political movements, interest groups, corporations, political parties, campaigns and elections have on American politics.
  • Identify the nature of several American domestic and foreign policies as well as the assumptions upon which they are based.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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Social Science

SS 1102 U.S. Government

Credits : 3

The course will present the fundamentals of the US government, covering the structure and function of our political systems. An emphasis is placed on the national government, with comparisons and contrasts made to state and local government. Learners will study the foundations of democracy, the role and use of power and authority as held by different groups over time, the three branches of government, political participation and behavior, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Define fundamental concepts associated with American politics in writing or through appropriate responses on exams.
  • Describe the structure and function of the differing branches of American Government.
  • Explain the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice of American politics through a discussion of such in writing or by providing appropriate responses on assignments/exams.
  • Explain as well as demonstrate how individuals can make a difference in their local community and the nation as a whole.
  • Discuss the evolving history and character of civil rights and civil liberties in America.
  • Discuss the influence of mass media, socio-political movements, interest groups, corporations, political parties, campaigns and elections have on American politics.
  • Identify the nature of several American domestic and foreign policies as well as the assumptions upon which they are based.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
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