Fall/Winter Timetable

POL386Y1Y L0101

U.S. Government and Politics

Themes

This course will introduce students to the study of American politics by considering how the institutional rules created by the U.S. Constitution interact with the complex social forces of the nation. Main topics include the following: the development of the “two party” system, Presidential leadership, the legislative process, policy-making in the administrative state, and the politics of race and immigration.

Texts

TBA

Format and Requirements

Lecture-format; requirements include a literature review, research paper and final exam.

Preparation

POL218H1

Prerequisites

4.0 credits including 1.0 POL credit

Exclusions
POL203Y1/POL203Y5/POLC92H3/POLC93H3