2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 108 - American Political Development

American Political Development (or APD) is a dynamic and growing subfield in Political Science that seeks to identify historical patterns and explain change over time, with a special emphasis on American political institutions and practices. This introductory course will explore cultural phenomena like race, religion, and citizenship in the American political context. It will also look at the growth of the American national government over time. Because this is a broad introductory survey course, we will be covering a wide range of historical political subjects including: the Constitution, Federalism, Congress, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, Parties, Race, and the American South. The course is part of the Law & Society program as well as American politics subfield of political science.


Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically