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)/
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PSCI 0104

All Sections in Fall 2016

Fall 2016

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