PSCI 0104

Intro to American Politics

Introduction to American Politics
This course introduces the institutions and practices of American government and politics. The aim is to give students a firm understanding of the workings of and the balance of power among the American Congress, President, bureaucracy, and court system. We begin with the Constitution, which provides the set of founding principles upon which the American government is based. We then look at how American citizens make decisions about politics. Finally, we examine how political institutions, interest groups, parties, elections, and legislative bodies and rules aggregate diverse, often conflicting preferences and how they resolve or exacerbate problems. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (American Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Spring 2024

PSCI0104A-S24 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S24 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S24 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S24 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2023

PSCI0104A-F23 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F23 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F23 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2023

PSCI0104A-S23 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S23 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S23 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S23 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2022

PSCI0104A-F22 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F22 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F22 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F22 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2021

PSCI0104A-F21 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104B-F21 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104U-F21 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104V-F21 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-F21 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F21 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F21 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2021

PSCI0104A-S21 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S21 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S21 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S21 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2020

PSCI0104A-F20 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104W-F20 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F20 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F20 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F20 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2019

PSCI0104A-F19 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-F19 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-F19 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-F19 Discussion (Dickinson)

Spring 2019

PSCI0104A-S19 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-S19 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-S19 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-S19 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2018

PSCI0104A-F18 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-F18 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-F18 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-F18 Discussion (Dickinson)

Spring 2018

PSCI0104A-S18 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S18 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S18 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S18 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2017

PSCI0104A-F17 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F17 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F17 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F17 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2017

PSCI0104A-S17 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-S17 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-S17 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-S17 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2016

PSCI0104A-F16 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-F16 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-F16 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-F16 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2015

PSCI0104A-F15 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F15 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F15 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F15 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2015

PSCI0104A-S15 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S15 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S15 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S15 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2014

PSCI0104A-F14 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F14 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F14 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F14 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2013

PSCI0104A-F13 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-F13 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-F13 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-F13 Discussion (Dickinson)

Winter 2013

PSCI0104A-W13 Lecture (Johnson)

Fall 2012

PSCI0104A-F12 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F12 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F12 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F12 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2012

PSCI0104A-S12 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S12 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S12 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S12 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2011

PSCI0104A-F11 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F11 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F11 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F11 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2011

PSCI0104A-S11 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S11 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S11 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S11 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2010

PSCI0104A-F10 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F10 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F10 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F10 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2010

PSCI0104A-S10 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S10 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S10 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S10 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2009

PSCI0104A-F09 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F09 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F09 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F09 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2008

PSCI0104A-F08 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F08 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F08 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F08 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2007

PSCI0104A-F07 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-F07 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-F07 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-F07 Discussion (Dickinson)

Spring 2007

PSCI0104A-S07 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104X-S07 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Y-S07 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104Z-S07 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2006

PSCI0104A-F06 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F06 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F06 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F06 Discussion (Johnson)

Spring 2006

PSCI0104A-S06 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104B-S06 Lecture (Davis)
PSCI0104U-S06 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104V-S06 Discussion (Dickinson)
PSCI0104W-S06 Discussion (Dickinson)

Fall 2005

PSCI0104A-F05 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F05 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F05 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F05 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2004

PSCI0104A-F04 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0104X-F04 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Y-F04 Discussion (Johnson)
PSCI0104Z-F04 Discussion (Johnson)

Fall 2003

PSCI0104A-F03 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104B-F03 Lecture (Dickinson)
PSCI0104C-F03 Lecture (Dickinson)