American Government, Alexander Sections

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American Government, Alexander Sections
This Course is OPEN.
Social Science
Course Code
GOV 1101
Semester / Year
Spring 2022
Course Description

This is the introductory course in American Government, with the main focus on the national level but some attention to state and local levels as well. This OpenLab site contains course materials as well as links to news sites and a discussion board to exchange ideas. Please keep disagreements friendly, and please keep in mind that our main purpose is more to analyze than to react and fume.

When the course is over, as long as you still have an OpenLab account at City Tech, you are invited to continue posting on this discussion board.

To access course materials, click “Visit Course Site” at the right of this page.


This course was created by: Benjamin F. Alexander

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