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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2005

GOV 379S • Party Polarization in the U.S.-Honors-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37885 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BUR 228
Theriault

Course Description

Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. Upper-division standing required. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. In this course we will examine party polarization in the electorate as well as the legislature. We will examine the methods of measuring, the causes, and the consequences of polarization.

Grading Policy

Class Participation, Pop Quizzes, and Homework: 30% Semester Project: 30% Midterm Exam I: 20% Midterm Exam II: 20%

Texts

Course Packet Diverging Parties Polarized Parties

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