POLSCI 496 - Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics
Section: 001 Are Americans Good Citizens?
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior standing; primarily for seniors concentrating in Political Science.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

How well do Americans live up to expectations for citizens in a democracy? We begin by considering a range of perspectives on what democracy demands of citizens. We then review evidence on the actual political behavior of Americans to see how they compare to expectations. Over the course of the academic term, we consider what Americans know about politics, their beliefs and values, their level of civic and political participation, the quality of political discussion, and the manner in which they evaluate policies and political leaders.

POLSCI 496 - Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0684827298
The good citizen : a history of American civic life, Author: Michael Schudson, Publisher: Free Press 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1604265566
The good citizen : how a younger generation is reshaping American politics, Author: Russell J. Dalton., Publisher: CQ Press Rev. ed. 2009
ISBN: 0226520552
Democracy at risk : how terrorist threats affect the public, Author: Jennifer L. Merolla and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister., Publisher: The University of Chicago Press 2009
ISBN: 0205779883
Culture war? : the myth of a polarized America, Author: Morris P. Fiorina, Samuel J. Abrams, Jeremy C. Pope., Publisher: Longman 3rd ed.
ISBN: 0743203046
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Author: Robert D. Putnam., Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1st Touchs 2001
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0521756952
Who counts as an American? : the boundaries of national identity, Author: Elizabeth Theiss-Morse., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2009
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