The primary goals of the WCJC government program include the following:
- To provide the student with an understanding of the development of the American system of democracy (2301).
- To provide the student with a working knowledge of how the American political system works (2302).
- To foster a greater sense of citizenship among students (both courses).
The objectives used to reach these goals include:
- Develop the studentís
critical thinking skills
regarding constitutional history and evolution, the importance of participation in the political process (2301) and about the American political process and its institutions (2302).
- Expand the studentís basic ability to
and to understand the primary components of
the studentís understanding of political participation
the studentís contributions
to that participation.
- Equip the student with a
fundamental knowledge of the American political process
; this base would be especially important to transfer students.