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December 12, 2022

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Description

This class introduces students to innovative as well as classic approaches to studying U.S. government

The writing assignments will help you explore, through a variety of lenses, statis and change in the American political system over the last three decades. In the end each student will have a solid grounding in our national political institutions and processes, sharper reading and writing skills, and insight into approaching politics critically and analytically

Course Curriculum

    • What is the Role of Government? Unlimited
    • Understanding Institutions: The Median Voter Theorem Unlimited
    • Agenda Setting: The Committee Model Unlimited
    • Making Legislation: Veto Players Unlimited
    • Making Legislation: Ideas and Policy Entrepreneurs Unlimited
    • Campaigns and Elections Unlimited
    • The Measure and Meaning of Public Opinion Unlimited
    • The Structure of Public Opinion Unlimited
    • Understanding Public Opinion and American Politics: War and Race Unlimited
    • Mobilization of Interests Unlimited
    • Participation and the Political System Unlimited
    • Conclusions Unlimited

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