L32 Pol Sci 101B American Politics

This course provides an overview of the politics of the American system of government. Among the topics covered are the historical developments of American politics, federalism, political participation (voting, interest groups, parties), institutions (congress, the courts, the president and public opinion. A theme underlying our examination of these and other topics is the fact that political actors are purposive in their strategic pursuit of various objectives. We explore the many ways in which this aspect of political behavior impacts institutions and the interactions between political actors throughout the American political system.

Credit 3 units. A&S: SS A&S IQ: SSC Arch: SSC Art: SSC BU: BA UColl: PSA

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...but waives the Pol Sci 101B requirement. Grade...credit given. Political Science (L32) American Politics -- Test...