This course focuses on American government and politics including the US Constitution, principles of separation of powers with checks and balances, institutions of the national government (Congress, President, and Supreme Court), federalism, the Bill of Rights, civil rights and liberties, social movements, and elections. Central themes of the course include whether the US system of governance works well in addressing contemporary problems and if it conforms to the ideals of a modern democracy.
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Types of cookies we use
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