POL 20 - American Politics

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

December 2012
2010: POL20. American Politics. Analysis of the development and operation of American political institutions, focusing on the constitutional powers of the Congress, presidency, and Supreme Court; and the development of the American political parties. Topics include the ideological underpinnings of American democracy; the changing balance of power between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches; the expansion of national government power; the expansion of the right to vote and political representation; and the rising power of "non-governmental" forces. (Formerly Democracy and Liberalism in American Politics.) Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): TA, IS.) The Staff