Poli Sci Syllabus

Poli Sci Syllabus - POLITICAL SCIENCE 1 SPRING `08 Judge...

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SPRING ‘08 Judge Corry Stevens 300 Laurel Professional Center 570-459-3990 cfs4@psu.edu Required Text Lowi and Ginsberg, most recent edition Course Description Study of formal and informal inputs and outputs, institutions and decision-making of the American form of government. Course Objectives Thorough understanding of American government, with emphasis on the Presidency, Courts, Congress, interest groups and political parties 1/17 Constitutional issues No reading assignment 1/24 Constitutional issues Chaps.1,2 Declaration of Indep. 1/31 Federalism/Civil Liberties Chaps.3,4 2/7 Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Chaps.3,4 2/14 Congress, Presidency Chaps 5,6 2/21 Presidency Chap.7 2/28 Discussion To be assigned 3/6 MIDTERM EXAM Bring a pencil 3/13 SPRING BREAK NO CLASS 3/20 Court System/trials Chap.8 3/27 Public Opinion/Elections Chaps.9.10 4/3 Political Parties/Interest Groups Chaps.11,12 4/10 State and Local govt To be asssigned 4/17 Media To be assigned 4/20 Foreign Policy
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