Subject: Political Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies

Description

Examines the formal and informal processes of the American system of government. Topics include the institutions of the Presidency, the Congress, and the bureaucracy and their interaction, as well as the mass media, public opinion, political parties and interest groups.

Formerly:POLS 242.
Prerequisite(s): Any two of IS 110, POLS 111, POLS 112; or 18 credit units at the university level including at least 3 credit units of ANTH, ENG, HIST, INDG, IS, POLS, RLST, SOC, or WGST.

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