Introduction to politics and government in the United States. Includes the origin and development of constitutional democracy in the United States, emphasizing the Constitution of the United States, federalism, intergovernmental relations, local government, and the political process. In addition, this course provides a critical examination of the contemporary and historical struggle for the development of democratic political institutions in the United States at the state, local, and national levels. Particular emphasis is given to the conflict between traditional elite and historically disenfranchised social groups in the conduct of U.S. political life. Comparable to Nunez course POLI 1100. Only one may be taken for credit at Nunez.
This course provides a survey of the structure of the American government.
Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web
This course presents an overview of the police powers of the state and their limitations. It pays particular attention to due-process privileges and immunities of criminal defendants and prisoners afforded by the U.S. Constitution.
Schedule type: Lecture, Web