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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POS 380 - Interest Groups and American Politics

Every day millions of Americans act politically to defend their interests, yet Americans as a whole overwhelmingly have a negative opinion of interest groups and their involvement in the political process. How can this be? This course will examine the purposes, roles, and ultimately the results produced by interest groups in the American political process. Students will finish with a much more complete understanding of the place that interest groups occupy in the American political universe.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Social Contexts and Institutions Requirement.

Prerequisites: POS 100 or permission of instructor.

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Odd Years

Credits: 3