4 hours; 4 credits Introduction to the study of political science concepts through the study of the interplay of politics and power in the US. Examines the effect of government's ability to determine who gets what, and and how on peopleÂ¿s daily lives, and methods of creating change both within and outside of political systems. Use of primary documents, court cases, opinion pieces, and scholarship are built in to the course. Topics may include the role of social class, race, gender and sexuality in the construction of social and political inequality, and in the formation of grassroots political struggles in efforts to change public policy. Requirement Designation: Regular Liberal Arts.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017