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An alumnus: Regent offers an American Government and Politics minor online and in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Minor – American Government & Politics

On Campus, Online

Students choosing the Minor in American Government & Politics must take:

GOVT 240 American Government & Politics I (3)

In addition, students must choose four (4) out of the following six (6) courses:

GOVT 196 Introduction to the Study of Government (3)
GOVT 211 Introduction to Public Policy (3)
GOVT 300 The Legislative Process (3)
GOVT 301 The American Presidency (3)
GOVT 302 The American Judicial System (3)
GOVT 303 State & Local Government (3)

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Explores some of the main fields within the discipline of government (e.g., comparative politics, political theory) as well as some of the main approaches to the study of government (e.g., interpretivism, behavioralism, institutionalism). Various theories of integration for the study and understanding of government are also introduced.

Introduces basic concepts, terms, principles and practices of American public policy within a democratic-constitutional framework, with emphasis on theory development, policy analysis techniques, political, economic, and social organizational and institutional influence in the policymaking process, coverage of select policy areas, and demonstration of faith integration in the policymaking process.

Provides an analysis of the founding of the United States through an investigation of the important philosophical, constitutional, and political questions surrounding the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, and the creation and development of the U.S. Constitution. Attention is given to federalism, and the Constitutional institutions of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court.

Evaluates the internal processes of the House and Senate as well as the place of Congress in the American political system. Some of the topics studied include the Congressional functions of representation, law-making, and policy-making as well as Constitutional and historical responsibilities. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.

Examines the Constitutional and historical responsibilities of the Presidency. Attention is given to the administrative, domestic, and diplomatic functions of the Presidency as well as to the growth of presidential power over time and the relationship of the Presidency to the other U.S. political institutions. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.

Analyzes the U.S. judicial system with a concentrated emphasis on the internal processes of the federal judiciary and the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the Constitutional and historical responsibilities of the U.S. Supreme Court. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.

Analysis and investigation of the operations of U.S. state and local governments within the federal structure of American government with an additional emphasis on becoming active and knowledgeable citizens.

Course fees

ANIM100Fundamentals of Animation$200
ANIM103Introduction to Digital Art$200
ANIM112Fund/2D Comp. Based Animation$200
ANIM115Intro to Sound & Motion Graphics$200
ANIM121Fundamentals of Design$200
ANIM203Introduction to 3-D Animation$200
ANIM210Writing for Animation$70
ANIM218Adv 2-D Comp Anim Tech$200
ANIM222The Art of the Storyboard$200
ANIM310Business Planning for Media$70
ANIM314Adv 3-D Animation Techniques$200
ANIM340History of Animation$70
ANIM400Portfolio Preparation$200
ANIM413Motion Graphics for Film & TV$200
ANIM415Animation in 3D$200
ANIM450Special Effects Film/Video$200
ANIM480Production Practicum$200
ANIM489Animation Workshop$200
ANIM496Culminating Project$200
ARTA120Introduction to Drawing$70
ARTA121Fundamentals of Design$200
ARTA201Comparative Anatomy & Figure Drawing$200
ARTA3123-D Design Methods$200
ARTA320Painting 1$200
ARTA401Advanced Drawing$200
BIOL101Intro to Bio w/Lab$70
BIOL121General Biology I$70
BIOL122General Biology II$70
BIOL201Human Anatomy & Physiology I$70
BIOL202Human Anatomy & Physiology II$70
BIOL321General Microbiology$200
BUSN470Strategic Management$50
CHEM121General Chemistry I$70
CHEM122General Chemistry II$70
CHEM221Organic Chemistry I$70
CHEM222Organic Chemistry II$70
CRJU460Senior Research/CrimJus$30
CTVU129Fundamentals of Production$200
CTVU256Fundamentals/Post Production$200
CTVU258Sound Design$200
CTVU327Film Producing$200
CTVU350Fundamentals of TV Production$200
CTVU427Film Producing$200
CTVU480Production Practicum$200
CTVU496Senior Project$200
ENGL485English Senior Seminar$40
GENE100Making of the Christian Mind$75
GENE402Making of the Christian Leader$75
GOVT493Senior Sem in Government$30
HIST207Western Civilization I$25
HIST401Historiography & Research Meth$30
MATH440History of Mathematics$25
MUSI347Sight Reading/Musical Performa$70
MUSI348Ensemble Performance$70
MUSI380Voice Practicum$70
NSCI270Natur/Sci/Ethics w/ Laboratory$70
NSCI499Thesis Research and Writing$70
PHYS221General Physics I$70
PHYS222General Physics II$70
THEU132Basic Acting 1$200
THEU221Movement for the Stage$200
THEU 227Makeup for the Theatre$200
THEU232Basic Acting 2$200
THEU234Voice/Diction for Stage 1$200
THEU312Stage Combat$200
THEU323Principles of Theatre Design$200
THEU324Stage & Theatre Management$70
THEU330Screen Acting 1$200
THEU337Voice/Diction for Stage 2$200
THEU375SpTp: Playwriting$60 (fees vary per section)
THEU380Voice Practicum$70
THEU402Modern Drama$70
THEU405Theatre History 1$70
THEU406Theatre History 2$70
THEU420Performance Studio$70
UED480APracticum I$70
UED480BPracticum II$70
UED495Field Experience/Student Teach$200
ACCT472Advanced Accounting II$50
ANIM115Intro to Sound & Motion Graphics$200
ANIM121Fundamentals of Design$70
BUSN470Strategic Management$50
CRJU460Senior Research/CrimJus$30
CTVU480Production Practicum$70
ENGL485English Senior Seminar$40
GENE100Making of the Christian Mind$75
GENE402Making of the Christian Leader$75
GOVT493Senior Sem in Government$30
HIST401Historiography & Research Meth$30

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