POLSCI 111 - Introduction to American Politics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
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 course is an introduction to American politics, with an emphasis on the Constitution, the electoral process and political participation, and the decision-making process in Congress, the executive branch, and the federal courts. We will use theories of politics, as well as historical and current events, to develop an understanding of the structures and processes of our government. In addition to two lectures per week, you will meet twice a week in a discussion section led by a GSI. In these sections you will have the opportunity to discuss the readings, ask any questions you might have about lectures or readings, and address topics in more depth than the lectures permit. Your grade will be based on exams, participation in discussion section, and assignments from your GSI.

POLSCI 111 - Introduction to American Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
15669
Open
70
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
15671
Open
6
19LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
15673
Open
2
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
15675
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
15677
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
15679
Open
3
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
15681
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
15683
Open
2
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
15685
Open
2
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
15687
Open
3
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
15689
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
012 (DIS)
P
45692
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
45693
Closed
0
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9780393113853
American government : power and purpose, Author: Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle., Publisher: W. W. Norton Core 10th 2009
Required
ISBN: 0205518079
Is voting for young people? : with a postscript on citizen engagement, Author: Martin P. Wattenberg, Publisher: Pearson Longman 1. ed. wit 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780872893337
System under stress homeland security and American politics, Author: Donald F. Kettl, Publisher: CQ Press 2. ed. 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780195365573
Our undemocratic constitution : where the constitution goes wrong (and how we the people can correct it), Author: Sanford Levinson., Publisher: Oxford University Press Oxford Uni 2008
Required
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