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4 sem. hrs. Introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and analyzes important and controversial political issues. Through lecture, discussion, and readings, examines: the Congress, the presidency, the courts, voting behavior, political participation, interest groups, political parties, social movements, civil rights, and civil liberties. A special focus will be on applying theories to current events in American politics.