Current Courses Spring 2017


POLS 101 - American Government


Description

Students in this class will develop an essential understanding of American government and politics. During the semester we will explore various aspects of the United States government including its institutions, the history and constitutional origins of those institutions, the structures and policies which govern our daily lives, and the political behaviors and attitudes of Americans. In addition to developing your knowledge of these important topics, students should gain an interest in contemporary political issues and events.


Syllabus

POLI 101 Syllabus



FYSE 131 - Conflict and Cooperation in American Politics


Description

Our Founding Fathers created a government that requires cooperation between competing actors and political institutions. James Madison famously said that the three principles of the federal government are “compromise, compromise, compromise.” Yet even casual observers know that American politics is marked by significant polarization and seemingly irreconcilable disagreements between Democrats and Republicans. Simply put, the characteristic feature of our government seems to be conflict, not cooperation.


Syllabus

POLI 131 Syllabus

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