Minor

GOV101 Introduction to Government 3 credits

An introduction to the major concepts, principles, and theories related to a study of government and politics in the United States. Special emphasis will be given to government and political structures and the development of the enduring form of American government.

GOV232 Legislative Process 3 credits

This course evaluates and examines the legislative processes and procedures of Congress. Particular study will be given to law-making, official policy-making, and the passage of laws and acts of the legislature.

Prerequisite:
GOV101 Introduction to Government
SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877
SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present

GOV323 Media and Public Opinion 3 credits

This course is an analysis of the influence of the Media on the opinions of the citizenship and public policy. Special emphasis will be given to the interaction between the Media, elected officials, and other interest groups.

Prerequisite:
GOV101 Introduction to Government
SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877
SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present

GOV433 Constitutional Law 3 credits

Constitutional Law examines the federal judicial powers vested in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal courts. Special emphasis will be given to the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, American Federalism, the Constitution, and the civil rights of the American people.

Prerequisite:
SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877
SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present
SS428 American Political Institutions I

MG202 Business Roundtable 0 credits

The School of Business & Government holds a number of Business Roundtables every year with business leaders in small, medium, and large businesses. The roundtables are designed to give students and opportunity to understand how theory and practice come together in the actual experiences of significant business people. Students will be required to interact and network with these business leaders during and after the roundtables. Students are required to attend at least three roundtables during their college career in order to complete this pass/fail requirement.

MG203 Distinguished Speakers Series 0 credits

The School of Business & Government hosts various significant experts and nationally recognized thought leaders. The goal of the Distinguished Speakers Series is to allow students to learn from experts, significant authorities, and leaders in various areas of significance to the students enrolled in the School of Business & Government students. Further, these Distinguished Speakers Series events are held on Ohio Christian University campus to give students the opportunity to network and meet these experts and authorities while on campus.

Students must complete two of these.

MG330 Career Development Seminar 0 credits

The Career Development Seminar is a practicum designed to assist and give the student practical strategies and skills related to career searches, preparing for job interviews, resumé preparation, networking, and developing a career portfolio. Special emphasis will be given to developing career goals and plans. The seminar will be held 6 times every other fall semester. Students must complete 4 of the 6 sessions in one semester to receive pass/fail credit for this seminar.

SS428 American Political Institutions I 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to American politics with emphasis on national institutions. Course topics include the political theory of the American Constitution, relational aspects of the three branches of government, responsibilities of state and federal governments, and the role of the courts in interpreting the law.

Prerequisite:
GOV101 Introduction to Government
SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877
SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present
MG411 Business Law I
POL201 Introduction to Political Science
SS429 American Political Institutions II

SS429 American Political Institutions II 3 credits

This course is a continuation of American Political I, but may be taken prior to American Political Institutions II. This course examines historical and modern American campaigns and elections. Special emphasis will be given to the historical and modern issues raised in campaigns and elections including the influence of the campaign finance, media, interest groups, and their impact on public policy.

Prerequisite:
GOV101 Introduction to Government
SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877
SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present
POL201 Introduction to Political Science