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
In-Person
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 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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Tuesday 8:00AM - 12:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Burt Stillar
397226
Fee:
$845.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Apr 2, 2024
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 25 students. Internet access required. Materials required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2024
Course Requirements
We The People: An Introduction to American Politics (Essentials) by Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, Tolbert, Spitzer
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Tue Apr 2, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Tue Apr 9, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
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Tue Apr 16, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Tue Apr 23, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Tue Apr 30, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Tue May 7, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Tue May 14, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
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Tue May 21, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
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Tue May 28, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
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Tue Jun 4, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
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Tue Jun 11, 2024
8:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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