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Course Description:

Examine in depth the ways citizens participate in setting the public policy agenda and influence policy making. Evaluate two dominant institutions through which American citizens communicate their political demands to policy makers: the political parties and interest groups. Includes the debate over the future of political parties and the mechanics of political party involvement in nominations, campaigns, campaign finance and the formation of public policy. Study interest groups and their activities and the growing influence of political action committees.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.

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