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Course Details

Course Code: POLS511 Course ID: 3552 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the organization and behavior of political parties and interest groups within the American political system. The course emphasizes the extent to which these organizations operate differently across the national, state, and local levels of government.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Course Objective 1: Analyze the past and future of the American party system.

Course Objective 2: Investigate the role of race, age, gender, class, and occupation in voting behavior.

Course Objective 3: Consider the advantages and disadvantages of various party nomination systems.

Course Objective 4: Debate the role of political parties in presidential nominations.

Course Objective 5: Understand the history of major party performance in the Electoral College.

Course Objective 6: Dissect the theory and practice of responsible party government.

Course Objective 7: Apply pluralist theory, disturbance theory, and collective action theory to contemporary American politics.

Course Objective 8: Identify the four major types of political action committees, with examples.

Course Objective 1: Analyze the past and future of the American party system.

Course Objective 2: Investigate the role of race, age, gender, class, and occupation in voting behavior.

Course Objective 3: Consider the advantages and disadvantages of various party nomination systems.

Course Objective 4: Debate the role of political parties in presidential nominations.

Course Objective 5: Understand the history of major party performance in the Electoral College.

Course Objective 6: Dissect the theory and practice of responsible party government.

Course Objective 7: Apply pluralist theory, disturbance theory, and collective action theory to contemporary American politics.

Course Objective 8: Identify the four major types of political action committees, with examples.

Book Title:The American Political Party System : Continuity and Change Over Ten Presidential Elections (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780815726371
Publication Info:Brookings Institution Press Lib
Author:Jackson, John S.
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:A History of the U.S. Political System : Ideas, Interests, and Institutions (e-book available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781851097135
Publication Info:ABC CLIO Lib
Author:Tichenor, D. and Harris, R.
Unit Cost:$326.40
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.