CALIFORNIA POLITICS

Semester: 
Instructor(s): 
Units: 
4
Number: 
171
CCN: 
18407
Times: 
MW 4:00-6:00
Location: 
3106 Etcheverry
Course Description: 

This course provides an overview of California politics, with a focus on contemporary issues and an analysis of who wields power and why. Specifically, the course will focus on : the demographic, social and economic forces that shape the State's politics- the three official branches of state government (executive, legislative and judicial)- the three unofficial branches (the media, lobbyists and interest groups)- campaigns (candidates, initiatives, consultants, pollsters, political parties and money), local government, the state budget and education policies.

Subfield:   American Politics

Please note this description is from Fall 2013

Group visibility: 
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