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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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GOVT 1111 - Introduction to American Government and Politics

(crosslisted) AMST 1115  
(SBA-AS)      
Fall, summer. 4 credits. Student option grading.

S. Mettler.

A policy-centered approach to the study of government in the American experience.  Considers the American Founding and how it influenced the structure of government;  how national institutions operate in shaping law and public policy; who has a voice in American politics and why some are more influential than others; and how existing public policies themselves influence social, economic, and political power.  Students will gain an introductory knowledge of the founding principles and structure of American government, political institutions, political processes, political behavior, and public policy. (AM)



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