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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

POLS 002. American Politics


How do American institutions and political processes work? To what extent do they produce democratic, egalitarian, or rational outcomes? The course examines the exercise and distribution of political power. Topics include presidential leadership and elections; legislative politics; the role of the Supreme Court; federalism; parties, interest groups, and movements; public policy; the politics of class, race, and gender; voting; mass media; and public discontent with government.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Reeves. Valelly.
Spring 2018. Staff.
Fall 2018. Reeves, Valelly.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science


Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses

Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses