GOVT S-30 Introduction to American Government

7-week session | CRN 31773

This course offers an overview of the American political system. It examines the constitutional foundation of the system and its development over time. It analyzes the increasingly important role of campaigns and elections in contemporary American politics and how civic society and non-governmental entities, such as political parties, interest groups, and the media influence the policy-making process. It studies how the institutions of the federal government—the Congress, the presidency, and the courts—operate, both in theory and in practice, and how they interact with one another. Through the use of various pedagogical tools, students learn to think analytically about American politics and the study of American government.

Course information
Class meetings

On campus
Mondays, Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30 am
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building S010

Start date

Monday, June 19


4 credits

Course tuition


Enrollment status

  • Enrolled: 27
  • Faculty

    Jon Rogowski, PhD.

    Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University

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