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POLI 7702 American Government Field Seminar (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar is intended to provide graduate students with a general intellectual survey of the field of American government and politics. In terms of the topics it covers it is not unlike an introductory American government course, but its intellectual agenda is obviously different, focusing on the prominent scholarly debates, lines of inquiry, and perspectives. Among the topics considered are: the Founding and the Constitution, public opinion and voting, parties and elections, organized interests, Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, the judiciary, and public policy.


Instructor(s): R. Shep Melnick and Kay Schlozman

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor required.

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13