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Course Description

American politics often looks fantastical, sometimes featuring epic battles between rival candidates, at other times looking chaotic and disorganized. Is American politics the greatest in the world, or just the greatest show on Earth? What’s actually going on? We’ll discuss some of the important questions of US politics including; How did Donald Trump end up as president? How does the US system differ from Canada? Why does America only seem to have two political parties? How does the electoral college work? Why do Americans vote the way they do? Why does American politics seem so polarized? What does recent political science scholarship say about American democracy?

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the most important issues in American politics, some historical and more background in nature, some more topical.
  • Discuss American politics more confidently.
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Type
Online Synchronous
Days
T, Th
Time
6:30PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Oct 06, 2020 to Oct 15, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
6.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $75.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course will be delivered online in real-time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates. 

The course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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