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Credits and Courses

Credits and Courses subject to change as Summer 2022 approaches
GOVT 390: Polarization: DCSI American Politics (1 credit)*

A polarized electorate changes the incentives and thus the behavior and interactions of various actors in the political system: elected officials,bureaucrats,political parties,interest groups,the media, and voters.We will explore the origins and extent of political polarization in Americaconsidering how it manifests in electoral politics, policy debates, media coverage, and interpersonal interactionsto discuss the longer-term effects on our political system and culture.

GOVT 391: Polarization: Parties, Interest Groups, Media and the Electorate (3 credits)

This course will look at how political polarization has changed the behavior and interactions of political groups, parties, the media, and voters.  A polarized electorate changes the incentives and thus the behavior of various actors in the political system. We will explore the origins and extent of political polarization in America—considering how it manifests in electoral politics, policy debates, media coverage, and interpersonal interactions—to discuss the longer term effects on our political system and culture. 

 

*Please note that the 1-credit course will meet during the spring semester in Williamsburg.

All courses except internship will be taught by Professor Jaime Settle.