Introduction to American Politics

POL SCI XL 149Z

This course gives a broad overview and introduces students to the American political system. 

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Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $845.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Explore, research, and discuss concepts, analogies, and perspectives within the U.S. political system
  • Obtain practical application of information to participate in U.S. civic and political life
  • Recognize and understand the many factors affecting the U.S. political system
  • Study, analyze, and defend conclusions regarding political views and ideologies

  • Explain how special interest groups and other stakeholders can impact policies
  • Define the evolution of civil liberties and civil rights in the U.S.

About this course:

This course is an introduction to American national political institutions, the factors that motivate political behavior, and the constraints that shape them. The course makes use of a number of political science theories. Topics to be covered include the American Constitution, civil rights, civil liberties, the presidency, Congress, political parties, elections, public opinion, the media, advertising, social identity, race and ethnic politics and political polling.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Tuesday, Thursday 4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Burt Stillar
379666
Fee:
$845.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 16, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 01, 2021
Course Requirements
We The People: An Introduction to American Politics (Essentials) by Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, Tolbert, Spitzer
Schedule
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Tue Mar 30, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 1, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue Apr 6, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 8, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue Apr 13, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 15, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue Apr 20, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 22, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue Apr 27, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 29, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue May 4, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu May 6, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue May 11, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu May 13, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue May 18, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu May 20, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue May 25, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu May 27, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue Jun 1, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu Jun 3, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Tue Jun 8, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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Thu Jun 10, 2021
4:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
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