• The goal of this course is to provide a study of the roots of democracy, its developing philosophies, founding principles of the United States Constitution, citizenship, American political culture, and our current diplomatic relationship with the rest of the world. As this is a senior level course, students should be equipped with the knowledge of how our government operates and functions while continuing to foster their individual growth in developing their own beliefs as it relates to civic/political activism or ideology that will make for an informed and engaged citizen.