POLS *1005 Guns, Money and Politics in the US
4 hours; 4 credits
Introduction to the study of political science concepts through the study of the interplay of politics and power in the US. Examines the effect on people's daily lives of the government's ability to determine who gets what, when and how and methods of creating change both within and outside of political systems. Use of primary documents, court cases, opinion pieces, and scholarship are built in to the course. Topics may include the role of social class, race, gender and sexuality in the construction of social and political inequality, and in the formation of grassroots political struggles in efforts to change public policy.