PS 1100 - Introduction to American Politics

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

July 2019

This course is an introduction to the institutions, processes, and influences of American government, politics, and political behavior. The first part of the course will focus on political elites, discussing the history and theories of American democracy, as well as its political institutions (Congress, Executive, and Judiciary). In the second half of the course, we will shift gears and focus on mass political behavior and interests (public opinion, contemporary political debates, voting and campaigns and elections).  

This course is available for EM credit. GE soc sci orgs and polities course. SS Admis Cond course. Prereq for 1100H: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. 

Course Type

Lower Division