2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 336 - Contemporary American Politics

An analysis of the emerging patterns, behaviors, issues, controversies, debates, and challenges integral to contemporary American government and politics. Attention is directed to major constitutional, political challenges and controversies of the day as determined by faculty/instructor. Examples include: the role of the media, electoral and campaign reform, radical individualism, the impact of separation of powers, etc. The goal of the course is to give students a deeper appreciation of the political context in which governmental decisions are made, a better understanding of the process of constitutional adjudication, and a clearer sense of the constitutional, political, and ethical principles involved in these controversies.
Credits: 3