American Political Parties

American Political Parties
Electoral and policy-making roles of American political parties today and their future in American politics.
POLI
316
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 200.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 316
Course Outcomes

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

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

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.