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Lander/Sinks Canyon Center Fall 2014 Class Spotlight

Have you checked out the Fall 2014 class schedule at the Lander Outreach and Sinks Canyon Centers? Whether you’re a full-time or part-time, traditional or non-traditional student, there’s something for everyone! This week's class spotlight is POLS 1000 - American and Wyoming Government.

This introductory course meets the requirements of the Wyoming statute for providing instruction in the principles, processes, and structures of the US and Wyoming constitutions and political systems.

American & Wyoming Government will begin with a look at the American Revolution, Founding Fathers, and Constitution; time will also be spent understanding the Bill of Rights. Students will also look at the three branches of government and how each works.  During the course students will talk about current events and “hot topics.”

Students are encouraged to be involved and do as much hands on work as possible. American & Wyoming Government is a fun and interactive class. Come and join us this semester to experience great education!

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Classes take place at the Lander Center

About the Instructor - Michelle Widmayer

Michelle began her college career at Central Wyoming College where she earned her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. She continued at Chadron State College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Legal Studies. After graduation, she worked in security at Jackson Lake Lodge; later, she was a Deputy at the Fremont County Detention Center and graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in 2004.

Once she completed her Master’s Degree, she worked as a field instructor at SUWS, a therapeutic wilderness program for at-risk youth.  In the fall of 2010 she was given the opportunity to teach American and Wyoming Government for CWC in Lander. She loves it!