POLS 002. American Politics (AP)


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 2022. Reeves.
Spring 2023. Swadley.
Fall 2023. Schwarz.
Spring 2024. Reeves.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science


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