John D Wilkerson
POL S 550
Systematic survey of the American government and politics literature; focuses on national politics.
Description: The core seminar in American Politics has two objectives. The first is to introduce students to the critical issues in the field. This includes review of the major issues that have been addressed, and the manner in which scholars in the field have addressed these themes. The second is to prepare students to teach courses through a brief survey of the major topics that would be covered in an introductory course in American Government.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
American Politics -- Core Core course in American government and politics. Systematic survey of the literature; focuses on national politics. Prerequisite: undergraduate courses in American government and politics.
Class assignments and grading
Class Assignments and Grading Assignments. Students will write three papers, spread throughout the course, that will integrate and critique the course readings (30%). Take home final exam (40%). Class participation (30%)