The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the politics of state and local governments through the prism of political science. At the course's conclusion, students should be able to identify and discuss the operation of major political actors and institutions common to many political situations in the American states and their constituent subdivisions. Moreover, students should develop a reasonably comprehensive framework to analyze and understand political systems and information that may fall beyond the scope of this course. As such, this course will encompass a basic introduction to the field of political science. This material will also serve as an important foundation for students who pursue more advanced studies in political science.
The University of North Carolina is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033; (404) 679-4500; www.sacscoc.org).
UNC Kenan-Flagler is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
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Distance courses are offered online and via correspondence.
Computer, e-mail, Internet Access, Minimum requirements: 266 MHz processor (PC or Mac), 266 MHz processor (PC or Macintosh), Memory: 64 megabytes RAM, Browser: Mozilla 1.5, Internet Explorer 5, or Netscape 6, Modem: 33,600 baud
There are no geographic restrictions.
Campus attendance is not required, however in some courses the final exam must be taken under supervision at an accredited institution of higher education or other appropriate institutional setting.
Carolina Courses Online and Self-paced Courses are open to anyone regardless of whether the individual is enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Admission to UNC-Chapel Hill is not required, but you should be at least a high school senior.