2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PCADE 057 United States Civics (ESL) (5 credits)



Course Description
The course will provide students with a broad view of America’s past and present history and its political structure.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify the foundations of the American political system, as well as the basic values and principles of American democracy.
2. Describe how the government established by the United States Constitution embodies the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy.
3. Explain how state and local government is established by the Washington State Constitution.
4. Summarize active roles as a citizen at the local, state, and national levels of government.
5. Explain how the political and legal systems provide a means to balance competing interests and resolve conflicts.
6. Explain why laws are needed and how they are enacted, implemented, and enforced at the national, state, and local levels.
7. Identify how and why individuals and groups make economic, political and social choices.
8. Analyze features of the economic, political, and social system of the United States in order to recognize patterns between and among the three systems.
9. Analyze factors influencing the United States economy, policy, and social structures in order to interpret current events.
10. Debate issues regarding the personal responsibilities of citizens in the American constitutional democracy.



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