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.
Writing course, Nackenoff only.
Fall 2020. Diament
Spring 2021. Diament
Fall 2021. Valelly.
Spring 2022. Reeves.
Catalog chapter: Political Science
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science
Check the Fall 2020 Schedule of Courses
Check the Spring 2021 Schedule of Courses