BS Political Science, American Politics Concentration

American politics examines the US political system, public policy process and political actors and issues at the local, state and national levels. Through contemporary and historical lenses, American politics courses explore the powers, functions and behavior of the Congress, presidency, the courts and state and local government. Courses also cover the development, adoption and implementation of public policy, the changing roles of political parties, interest groups, social movements, citizens and the media in American democracy, and how these elements affect contemporary American politics and issues.