1Intro - 790:104:15 American Government David Andersen...

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Class Schedule Syllabus Course Purpose Course Expectations Lecture 1: What is Government?
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Syllabus Class time Office Hours Course Overview Creation of American Government Structures of American Government Citizens and American Democracy Textbooks Lectures/Slides Grades Exams Extra Credit Paper Schedule
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Course Purpose What is government? Breaking Popular Notions of Government Build a new understanding What are the origins and intent of American Democracy? How and why is it unique? How does the government function, and to what ends? How has American government changed, and why? What role do individual citizens (you) play, and how?
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Course Expectations General Pedagogy Attendance Reading Two promises Questions?
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What is Government? Lecture 1
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What People Think Government stinks Something that happens to you, not something that you do Government has gone astray and is distant It once was “better” Democracy worked better Politicians cared more Special Interests had less power We need to get back to what worked
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