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Introduction to American Politics and Government

Semester
Spring 2015
Instructor(s)
Units
4
Number
1
CCN
71403
Times
TuTh 8:00-9:30
Location
A 0001 Hearst Annex
Course Description

This class is an introduction to the American political system. The course is designed to make you think about the logic of our government’s institutions, and the consequences –both intended and unintended – of these institutions for the political behavior of citizens,legislators, and other political leaders and activists. Topics to be covered include the Constitution, American political culture, civil rights, the presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court, political parties, elections, public opinion, and interest groups.