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Title: POLS 151-03, United States Politics, Fall 2004
Authors: Carne, Margaret
Keywords: Political Science, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2004 Fall
Issue Date: 22-Aug-2004
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: This course surveys the U.S. political system, looking at its major institutions, processes, and actors. Specific topics we will examine include the nature of politics, constitutionalism, federalism, political ideologies, public opinion and political participation, interest groups, elections and campaigns, political parties, congressional, presidential, and bureaucratic politics, the Supreme Court and federal judiciary, and public policy-making. The thematic focus of the course is the importance of electoral politics in the contemporary U.S. political context, and the related normative debate over the appropriate role and level of popular influence in our democracy.
Description: This syllabus has been submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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