Political Parties and Pressure Groups

POL 3110 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Discusses party government in the United States, focusing on the interaction of party and government. The Founding Fathers were concerned about the negative effects of parties and factions, but they have become part of the political fabric of our nation. Covers development of the two-party system, the structure of the parties, and their participation in the political process and the role they play in the development of public policy. Examines several interest groups, their impact on public policy, and interaction with the parties as constituency organizations or coalition partners.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
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  • Winter Graduate
    Jan 8, 2018 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Feb 19, 2018 (6-week classes)

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