POLI 313

Interest Groups

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Theories on formation and maintenance of interest groups; tactics of groups in legislative, executive, bureaucratic, and court settings; influence of groups on elections and public policy.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Poli 110 or 210; Poli 200.

Title

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

Students will be introduced to interest groups and their role in American politics.

Title

Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will write a professional paper that focuses on a political science question

Title

Critical thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will understand how to evaluate interest groups systematically and rigorously

Title

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Title

Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.