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State and Local Government   (POS-211)   3.00 s.h.  
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A comparative analysis of the state, county and municipal level of government. Particular attention is given to government and politics, state party organizations, interest groups, and electorate behavior, as well as the formal governmental structure. 
Federal and State Government   (POS-212)   3.00 s.h.  
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Organization, structure, and functioning of the government of the United States and Organization, structure, and functioning of the government of the United States and your selected state. 
American Government   (POS-110)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
American Government provides you with a broad general introduction to the American political system. The course thoroughly examines the way the American political process operates. As you progress through the course, you will improve your ability to think critically about American politics.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe democracy and what it means in the United States today.
  • Briefly describe the United States Constitution, and explain what is meant by a "living" Constitution.
  • Identify the many ways citizens participate in government, especially through public opinion, interest groups, political parties, and the media.
  • Describe the roles of the three branches of American government: executive, legislative, and judicial.
  • Explain citizens' rights and the concept of "due process."
  • Summarize the movement toward equality under the law for minorities.
  • Identify ways in which thinking critically allows citizens to help elected officials find solutions to current and potential problems in the democracy.

Available by CLEP exam. 
Government Agencies   (POS-347)   3.00 s.h.  
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The political nature, place, need, evolution, achievements and functioning of major government agencies, such as the FBI and CIA. 
The Media and Government   (COM-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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The quality of government news reporting and its effect on the media and journalists' First Amendment rights. 
Government Budgeting   (PUA-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The budgetary process, including types of budget structures, techniques of budget analysis and role of budgetary personnel.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain what is the purpose of public budgeting and what budgets are expect to accomplish
  • Define governmental revenues, governmental spending, and the sources of borrowing
  • Describe the budgeting cycle and the politics involved in the budgetary process
  • Discuss the techniques used in budgetary analysis
  • Explain the roles of personnel involved in governmental budgeting
  • Explain the process of capital budgeting and how it relates to debt management
  • Describe the relationship between the economy and public budgeting.

 
Government and Politics of Africa   (POS-362)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the variety of governmental and political forms of African countries; problems facing African countries, including development, population, agriculture, and tribal-ethnic rivalries. 
Government Contract Administration   (OPM-407)   3.00 s.h.  
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Surveillance and management of contract performance. Measurement of progress; specification interpretation; quality assurance; changes, negotiation, and adjustment; financial considerations; property; terminations; regulatory and policy concerns. 
Government/Fund Accounting   (ACC-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Comprehensive study of principles of Municipal Accounting with emphasis on New Jersey statues. Attention given to the Registered Municipal Accountants Examination.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes :

  • Explain the outcomes of governmental financial reporting.
  • Define the term fund and the principles of fund accounting.
  • Explain the types of funds used by a governmental entity, the characteristics of each fund, and the accounting for each fund.

 
Government and Politics of China and Japan   (POS-363)   3.00 s.h.  
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Governmental and political development, institutions, and practices in contemporary China-Japan. 
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