PSC 117 Introduction to American Government

Political Science Field: Associated Courses, Introductory Courses
Typically offered rarely

Robert Carroll
Summer 2014 — MTWR 13:00-16:00

Summer Session 2 (June 30 - July 28)
This course will introduce students to the foundations of American government and institutional design using the tools of rational choice theory. Students will examine important political institutions and the linkage mechanisms that connect institutions, political actors, and American citizens. This course is appropriate for majors and non-majors with an interest in understanding how and why the American political system works as it does and avenues for possible reform. Students will be graded on two midterms, a final exam, and short writing assignments.

Jonathan Klingler
Summer 2013 — MTWR 13:00-16:00

(May 20 - June 17)
This course will introduce students to the foundations of American government and institutional design using the tools of rational choice theory. Students will examine important political institutions and the linkage mechanisms that connect institutions, political actors, and American citizens. This course is appropriate for majors and non-majors with an interest in understanding how and why the American political system works as it does and avenues for possible reform. Students will be graded on two midterms, a final exam, and short writing assignments.

Jonathan Klingler
Summer 2012 — MTRF 13:00-16:00

(July 9 - August 3)
This course will introduce students to the foundations of American government. Students will examine important political institutions and the linkage mechanisms that connect institutions, political actors, and ordinary American citizens. This course is appropriate for majors and non-majors with an interest in understanding how and why the American political system works as it does. Students will be graded on two midterms, a final exam, and short writing assignments.