American Political Institutions

People and Society

American Political Institutions

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    People and Society
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  • Recommended for
    All students.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

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The major institutions and organizations of American politics: the Presidency, Congress, state and local governments, and interest groups. Students will learn the values underlying the U.S. policy-making system and how the rules of the political game guide citizens' efforts to change public policy. Students will also learn how they can advocate for their own policy goals.

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Complete exactly 2 of the following option groups:

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