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IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences

POS 124: State and Local Politics

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

This course will explore the role of state and local governments in the US system. Students will explore a variety of theories and models that attempt to explain the power relationships between the federal government and various state and local governments. Course topics include: state constitutions, federalism, governors, state legislatures, state courts, taxing and budgeting, and local government structures. Additionally, students will examine their own roles in state and local communities. Special attention will be given to both the state of Illinois and Bloomington-Normal. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S5 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.