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Course Content

American Government and Civic Engagement
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What is Government?
Who Governs? Elitism, Pluralism, and Tradeoffs
Engagement in a Democracy
The Constitution and Its Origins
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The Pre-Revolutionary Period and the Roots of the American Political Tradition
The Articles of Confederation
The Development of the Constitution
The Ratification of the Constitution
Constitutional Change
American Federalism
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The Division of Powers
The Evolution of American Federalism
Intergovernmental Relationships
Competitive Federalism Today
Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism
Civil Liberties
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What Are Civil Liberties?
Securing Basic Freedoms
The Rights of Suspects
Interpreting the Bill of Rights
Civil Rights
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What Are Civil Rights and How Do We Identify Them?
The African American Struggle for Equality
The Fight for Women’s Rights
Civil Rights for Indigenous Groups: Native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians
Equal Protection for Other Groups
The Politics of Public Opinion
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The Nature of Public Opinion
How Is Public Opinion Measured?
What Does the Public Think?
The Effects of Public Opinion
Voting and Elections
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Voter Registration
Voter Turnout
Elections
Campaigns and Voting
Direct Democracy
The Media
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What Is the Media?
The Evolution of the Media
Regulating the Media
The Impact of the Media
Political Parties
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What Are Parties and How Did They Form?
The Two-Party System
The Shape of Modern Political Parties
Divided Government and Partisan Polarization
Interest Groups and Lobbying
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Interest Groups Defined
Collective Action and Interest Group Formation
Interest Groups as Political Participation
Pathways of Interest Group Influence
Free Speech and the Regulation of Interest Groups
Congress
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The Institutional Design of Congress
Congressional Elections
Congressional Representation
House and Senate Organizations
The Legislative Process
The Presidency
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The Design and Evolution of the Presidency
The Presidential Election Process
Organizing to Govern
The Public Presidency
Presidential Governance: Direct Presidential Action
The Courts
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Guardians of the Constitution and Individual Rights
The Dual Court System
The Federal Court System
The Supreme Court
Judicial Decision-Making and Implementation by the Supreme Court
State and Local Government
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State Power and Delegation
State Political Culture
Governors and State Legislatures
State Legislative Term Limits
County and City Government
The Bureaucracy
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Bureaucracy and the Evolution of Public Administration
Toward a Merit-Based Civil Service
Understanding Bureaucracies and their Types
Controlling the Bureaucracy
Domestic Policy
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What Is Public Policy?
Categorizing Public Policy
Policy Arenas
Policymakers
Budgeting and Tax Policy
Foreign Policy
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Defining Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy Instruments
Institutional Relations in Foreign Policy
Approaches to Foreign Policy