• Academic Credits: 3
  • Focus area for the major: American Institutions and Politics
  • Course for Minor: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Government and Business
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  • Syllabus Disclaimer: The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.

Course Description:

The making of public policy is a complex affair. Elected officials do not necessarily have full expertise in every arena they supervise and, even if they did, constituents would have every right to seek to influence their decisions. Influence is largely felt through the electoral process but, between elections and even during election campaigns, individuals and groups will seek to influence the direction and detail of government policy. This class explores this reality.