POLI 316

American Political Parties

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Electoral and policy-making roles of American political parties today and their future in American politics.

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

Recommended

Poli 200.

Title

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Students should understand and appreciate: the origins of American political parties, the nature of the two party system, particularly in comparison with other party systems, the role of third and minor parties, the organization of political parties, the role of political parties in campaigns and elections, the importance of political parties to the electorate, the role of parties in American governance, and the ongoing reforms of political parties.

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

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.