POLI 311

State Government and Politics

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Forms of state governments and politics, and relations between state and national governments.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

POLI 200

Recommended

Poli 110 or Poli 210.

Title

Explain government

Learning Outcome

Explain how state government and politics operate.

Title

Evaluate institutions and representation

Learning Outcome

Evaluate the effects of institutional differences on how state governments represent their constituents.

Title

Political participation

Learning Outcome

Apply their understanding of state politics to their role as political participants.

Title

Evaluate federalism

Learning Outcome

Evaluate the well-being of the US political system and states’ role in particular in this system.

Title

Academic skills

Learning Outcome

Read, write, research, collaborate, and think critically at an advanced undergraduate level.