Syllabus for an intermediate class on US politics.
|Subject||government, policy, constitution, federal government|
|Abstract||This course is designed to serve as the intermediate theory course for the sub-field of American politics. In the first section of the course, we will study the major approaches to studying political science. Students should be able to identify and apply these approaches to various topics in American politics. This semester, we will put particular emphasis on what constitutes the scientific method in political (and social) science, or if such a method is even possible. In the second section of the course, we will select topics in American politics (one per week), and examine theories that attempt to explain political phenomena, often using seminal readings on the subject. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to develop your critical thinking skills through writing assignments and a group presentation. At the conclusion of this course, students will: - Identify the major research traditions that structure the study of politics. - Apply theories of politics to explain current practices in American politics. - Analyze, think, and write critically about political theories and situations. The course will primarily be conducted as a seminar|
|Contributor||Bringham Young University|
|Resource Type||Syllabi/Reading Lists|
|Education Level||Undergraduate (Lower Division), Undergraduate (Higher Division)|
|Typical Learning Time||More than 1 month|
|Access Rights||Free Access|