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POL 215 Entire Course (UOP)









POL 215 Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relationships
POL 215 Constitution and Systems of the State
POL 215 State Research – Elements that Influence State Government
POL 215 Government Comparisons Matrix
POL 215 Local Government Issues Presentation
POL 215 Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet
POL 215 Roles Within the State Matrix
POL 215 Week 1 DQs
POL 215 Week 2 DQs
POL 215 Week 4 DQs

POL 215 5 Government Comparison
s Matrix (UOP)
• Government Comparisons Matrix Complete the Universi
ty of Phoenix Material: Government Comparisons Matri
x located on the student website. Format your response
s consistent with APA guidelines.

POL 215 Constitution and Systems
of the State (UOP)
• Constitution and Systems of the State Locate your state’
s constitution and examine the major elements and arti
cles of the constitution. Review its contents and functio
ns. Search for information about the judicial, education
al, and social service systems offered in your state and t
he funding sources for your state government. Write a
1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the followin
g:
• How are the main components of government set up by
your state’s constitution?
• How are the services in your state authorized by the sta
te’s constitution?

POL 215 Foundations of the U.S. Fe
deral Government Worksheet (UOP)
• Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Foundatio
ns of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet located o
n the student website.

POL 215 Multiple Governments and
Intergovernmental Relationships (U
OP)
• Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relations
hips Write a 350- to 700-word paper about the ways in
which different levels of government interrelate with ea
ch other. Include the following points in your paper:
• Provide an example of a current event or issue where m
ultiple governments interact on the solution.
• Describe the ways that those governments work togeth
er or against one another on that issue.

POL 215 Roles Within the State Mat
rix (UOP)
• Roles Within the State Matrix Collaborate with your Lear
ning Team members to select a state and complete the
University of Phoenix Material: Roles Within the State M
atrix. Note. Remember that the state you choose will be
used for upcoming assignments and should not be chan
ged

POL 215 State Research – Elements
that Influence State Government (U
OP)
• State Government For this assignment, choose from the
following options:
• Option 1: Interest Group News Piece
• Option 2: Web Encyclopedia
• Option 3: Legislative Aide Read the instructions in the U
niversity of Phoenix Material: State Research – Elements
that Influence State Government located on the student
website and select one option to complete the assignm
ent.

POL 215 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (U
OP)
• Week 1 DQ 1
• Identify all of your state’s delegates (senators and repre
sentatives) to congress by name and party affiliation. D
o you feel that the overall party affiliation of your deleg
ates reflects the feelings of people in your state accurat
ely? Why or why not?

POL 215 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (U
OP)
• Week 2 DQ 1

• Briefly describe the structure of the judicial system and
court system of your state or another state of your choo
sing. With which, if any, of the levels of the state’s judici
al system do you have experience? Are you satisfied tha
t they are mostly just? Why do you think so?
• WEEK 2 DQ 2
• If there were a conflict between some state’s constitutio
n and the U.S. Constitution, should the U.S. Constitution
always take precedence? Why or why not?

POL 215 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (U
OP)
• Week 4 DQ 1
• National events often affect state and local government
s, especially in budgeting. How have national events aff
ected your local government? Have your local officials h
andled these challenges well or poorly? Why do you thi
nk so?
• Week 4 DQ 2
• How has the candidacy of Michelle Bachman who I belie
ve is from
• your state impacted Minnesota on a state and local basi
s if at all?

POL 215 Week 4 Local Government
Issues Presentation (UOP)
• Rural, Suburban, and Urban Issues Worksheet complete
d in Week Three Select a local government within your c
hosen state to analyze. You may select either an urban,
suburban, or rural government to review. Prepare a pre
sentation addressing the following:
• Describe which area you chose: urban, suburban, or ru
ral.
• Describe the local form of government and identify the
major elected officials of your selected area.
• Identify the major public policy issues, current events, a
nd challenges this government faces and analyze one in
depth.

POL 215 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (U
OP)
• Week 5 DQ 1
• Using Hurricane Katrina as an example of intergovernm
ental relations, what are some advantages and disadvan
tages of local, state, and federal governments working t
ogether? How efficiently did the various levels of govern
ment work during Hurricane Katrina? What could have b
een done differently?
• WEEK 5 DQ 2
• Select a current issue in your local community in which
the local, sta

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