What topics will I learn about in US Government and Politics?

This course is designed to introduce students to government and politics in the United States and how to approach related issues from a biblical worldview. By the end of the course, students should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are generally regarded as the theoretical origins of our American government?
  • How do the structure and logic of American government reflect biblical insights?
  • Can the United States accurately be considered a government “by the people”?
  • What rights and liberties do we have that transcend the will of the majority?
  • How does government engage in public policy, and what are the important areas of policy that claim the time and attention of the national government?
  • What are the basic institutions of government?

The course seeks to answer these questions primarily through readings, lectures, and online class discussions.