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Course Description

The course presents an understanding of the principles and institutions of American government, focusing on the conceptual notions of federalism, separation of powers, representative democracy, civil rights, voting behavior, and elections. Critical reference is addressed throughout the course as a comparative analysis with parliamentary forms of government concerning effective policymaking and policy implementation. This focus addresses the current hamstrung nature of divided government in the United States today. • Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
American Government & Politics
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
W
Time
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Dates
Feb 17, 2021 to Apr 21, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: The textbook is only recommended. The instructor will post an extensive narrative of the course presentations on his course website.

Recommended reading: Steffen W. Schmidt, Mark Shelley, and Barbara C. Bardes, American Government and Politics, Brief 10th edition (9781337559706)