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Blake Respini - Political Science

Introduction to American Politics

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Tentative Schedule
Week Date This Week's Topics
Assignments Due Lecture Notes
1 09/26/08

Freedom and Equality

 

None

Political Freedom

Pol. and Econ Systems

2 10/03/08

The Constitution

Week Sheet 1/2

The Constitution

Implied Powers

Federalist #10

3 10/10/08

Public Opinion and the Media

Week Sheet 3

Opinion Poll

Political Ideology

Demographics + Opinion

The Media

4 010/17/08

Special Interest Groups

Midterm

Week Sheet 4

Multiple Choice Exam

Special Interest Groups
5 10/24/08

Political Parties and the Two

Party System

Week Sheet 5

The Two Party System

History of Our Parties

6 10/31/08

Elections

Week Sheet 6 American Elections
7 11/07/08

Federalism

Week Sheet 7
Lecture on Federalism
8 11/14/08

Congress

The President

Midterm II

Week Sheet 8

Editorial Instructions

Midterm II Preview

Multiple Choice Exam II

Lecture on Congress

Lecture on the Presidency

9 11/21/08

The Federal Bureacracy

Week Sheet 9
Lecture on the Bureaucracy
10 11/28/08

Topic

11/28/08

 

NO CLASS

11 12/05/08

The Judiciary

Week Sheet 10

Editorial Due

Lecture on the Judiciary
12 12/12/08

Final

In ClassFinal at 1:45pm

MultipleChoice Questions


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Last Updated: 12/10/08