POLSCI 190 - Freshman Seminar in Political Science
Section: 001 Thinking Like a Social Scientist
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar provides an introduction to modern political science. We will grapple with puzzles like this one: Why are Americans participating less and less in the civic life of their communities? Hold on. Are Americans participating less and less in the civic life of their communities? How would we know? How would we begin to try to answer such a question? Our discussions will emphasize the importance of disciplined critical thinking about social problems. We will do our best to distinguish between evidence and argument, on the one hand, and mere opinion, on the other, and in that way, move closer towards thinking like a (good) political scientist.

POLSCI 190 - Freshman Seminar in Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 9780300046403
Congress, keystone of the Washington establishment, Author: Morris P. Fiorina., Publisher: Yale University Press 2nd ed. 1989
ISBN: 9780520055971
Abortion and the politics of motherhood, Author: Kristin Luker., Publisher: University of California Press 1st ed. 1985
ISBN: 9780743203043
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Author: Robert D. Putnam., Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1st Touchs 2001
ISBN: 9780300093650
Electoral realignments : a critique of an American genre, Author: David R. Mayhew., Publisher: Yale University Press 2004
ISBN: 9780321366061
Culture war? : the myth of a polarized America, Author: Fiorina, Morris P., Publisher: Pearson Education 2006
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