POLSCI 111 - Introduction to American Politics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
Primarily for first and second year students.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is a broad survey of government and politics in the United States which explores a wide range of topics including elections, interest groups, the presidency, Congress, and the courts. The kinds of questions considered might include the following:

  • What impact do interest groups have on governmental policy?
  • Are there real differences between the two major political parties?
  • What accounts for swings in voting behavior and election outcome from one time to another?
  • How do members of Congress decide how to vote?
  • In what ways do presidents and bureaucrats affect public policies?

This is not a comprehensive list but suggests the kinds of issues that are discussed in this course. There are two lectures and two discussion section meetings each week. There is generally a midterm, a final examination, and some other written work.

POLSCI 111 - Introduction to American Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12947
Open
56
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
12948
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
12949
Closed
0
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
12950
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
12951
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
12952
Open
4
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
12953
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
12954
Open
1
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
12955
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
12956
Open
1
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
12957
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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