U.S. Government and Politics
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. The goal of the course is to give you the ability to understand how American political institutions operate, how those institutions have changed over time, and how they interact with public opinion to shape American political life. We will pay special attention in this term to the on-going US Presidential election campaign and Supreme Court controversies.
Ken Kollman, The American Political System (W.W. Norton); on-line readings TBA
Format and Requirements
1.0 POL credit / 4.0 full course equivalents