American Politics

Fall 2012
Instructor: Eszter Simon

The syllabus can be found here. 

The readings are available from here (Choose regular downloading. If all slots are gone for Slovakia, i.e. the server is busy. check back later). The printed syllabus distributed in class contains the password to the readings. If you cannot find it, email the instructor.


Other online resources and schedule:


Date
Topic
Required reading
Deadlines
Assignment or quiz?
1
September 25
Course Introduction
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2
October 2
Elections
Chapter 8
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Assignment
3
October 9
Parties and Ideologies
Chapter 7, 154-168
Chapter 1 from "Political Ideologies" on
Ideology paper
Quiz
4
October 16
Political Liberties
Chapter 4
Speech idea
Quiz
5
October 23
Constitution 1
Wilson and DiIulio, 17-27
Declaration of Independence, you may ignore the list of complaints
First draft of speech
Quiz
6
October 30
Constitution 2
Wilson and DiIulio, chapter 2, 27-31 and 34-41
Federalist 10
Final draft of speech
Quiz
7
November 6
Election Party
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Video recording of speech,
Party costume
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8
November 13
Presidency
Chapter 10
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Assignment
9
November 20
Congress
Chapter 9
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Assignment
10
November 27
Judiciary
Chapter 12
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Assignment
11
December 4
Foreign Policy
Chapter 14
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Assignment
12
December 11
Movie: Iraq for Sale
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Revised version of the
ideology paper (optional,
unless otherwise indicated)

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13
December 19
Course Evaluation
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