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Unformatted text preview: POLI 2051-1 American Government Professor Christopher Kenny Spring 2010 9:00-10:30 T/Th; 6 Lockett Office: 228 Stubbs Hall Phone: 578-2546 e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: 10:30-12:00 T/Th and by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to acquaint you with the fundamentals of American government and politics; to improve your skills in evaluating and analyzing issues in American politics. The class will be organized into three main sections. The first describes the foundations of our American system including the constitution, federalism (briefly), and questions concerning the democratic nature of our government (civil rights and liberties). The second section examines political participation and the role that parties, elections, interest groups, and the media play in the political process. In this section we will be addressing several goals for general education courses including but not limited to the nature of the human person when we discuss how individuals come to hold certain beliefs and attitudes, and approaches to social analysis when we discuss...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course POLI 2051 taught by Professor Kenny during the Spring '09 term at LSU.
- Spring '09