- Describe and explain the growth of government throughout U.S. history.
- Analyze the structure of the U. S. government and the implications for policymaking capacity.
- Explain the challenges of policymaking posed by the separation of powers.
- Describe and assess major governmental and nongovernmental actors most involved in the policy process.
- Examine ways to improve governmental policy capacity.
- Assess how citizen involvement can make a difference in policy development.