American Government Certificate
On-Campus and Online Overview
The purpose of the American Government certificate is to educate students who have a passion for government and public policy, so that they are equipped with the competencies necessary to think biblically and to perform skillfully in the public vocation to which God has called them. Specific competencies include learning and understanding our government's legal foundation and the major branches of government. Optional competencies include national security affairs and campaign management.
- Explore the Constitution and other dynamics of the political history of the U.S., including the leadership provided by the presidency and Congress.
- Study the inner workings of political campaigns and elections and engage in practical experiences in the political domain.
- Explore contemporary and classical economic theory and the interplay of government and markets in developed and less developed nations.
- Analyze, from a theoretical and practical viewpoint, local, state and national legislative processes and the role of the Executive Branch at these levels in implementing policies and laws.
- Congressional Chief of Staff
- Legislative Assistant
- Political Consultant
- Community College Instructor
- Elected Official
Complete four (4) of the following courses:
|GOV 619||Constitutional Law & Policy I||3||Description|
|GOV 620||Constitutional Law & Policy II||3||Description|
|GOV 622||Religion & Politics||3||Description|
|GOV 623||Public Policy Initiatives||3||Description|
|GOV 625||International Relations Theory||3||Description|
|GOV 628||The Law & Governance of Higher Education||3||Description|
|GOV 630||Public Human Resources Management||3||Description|
|GOV 634||Public Budgeting and Taxation Policy||3||Description|
|GOV 635||Presidential Leadership||3||Description|
|GOV 636||Congressional Leadership||3||Description|
|GOV 639||Anglo-American Constitutionalism||3||Description|
|GOV 660||Intelligence & National Security||3||Description|
|GOV 670||Principles of Public Administration||3||Description|
|GOV 671||Organizational Theory||3||Description|
|GOV 677||Terrorism and Homeland Defense||3||Description|
|GOV 678||Crisis/Disaster Consequence Management||3||Description|
|GOV 679||National Security Affairs||3||Description|
|GOV 689||American Foreign Policy||3||Description|
|GOV 693||Managing Not-for-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations||3||Description|
|GOV 694||Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations Fundraising Development||3||Description|
|GOV 696||Special Topics in Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations Management||3||Description|