PSC-102 - State and Municipal Government

3 credits

This course introduces students to the workings and influence of state and local governments. Students will examine the role of states in the U.S. political system, including their role as "laboratories of democracy." This course will examine various models for how state government operates with particular attention paid to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Students will learn the dynamic processes that occur at the local level and how that affects the day-to-day operations of the municipality with a focus on budgeting and zoning regulations.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.