POLSCI 111 - Introduction to American Politics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
Primarily for first and second year students.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to American politics, with an emphasis on the Constitution, the electoral process and political participation, and the decision-making process in Congress, the executive branch, and the federal courts. We will use theories of politics, as well as historical and current events, to develop an understanding of the structures and processes of our government.

Course Requirements:

Your grade will be based on exams, participation in discussion section, and assignments from your GSI.

Class Format:

In addition to two lectures per week, you will meet once a week in a discussion section led by a GSI. In these sections you will have the opportunity to discuss the readings, ask any questions you might have about lectures or readings, and address topics in more depth than the lectures permit.

POLSCI 111 - Introduction to American Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11873
Open
58
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
17579
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11874
Open
4
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11875
Open
6
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
11876
Open
8
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11877
Open
6
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
11878
Open
9
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
11879
Open
13
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
11880
Open
8
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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Note:
For the Kollman book, you'll want to make sure to get the Core 3rd Edition. Do not get an earlier edition of this book. The election update to this book is preferable, but not required. For the Smith book, make sure to get the new 4th edition. There is an ebook version of this book available through the publisher (and perhaps through other online sources). It's fine to get that version, if you prefer.
ISBN: 9780393283587
The American political system, Author: Kollman, Ken, 1966-
Required
ISBN: 9781138490673
AMERICAN ANOMALY : u.s. politics and government in comparative perspective., Author: SMITH, RAYMOND A., Publisher: ROUTLEDGE 2019
Required
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