Category Archives: Pol 166 American Political System

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Hello all! For those in the Pol 166 American Political System course, click on the tab marked Pol 166: American pol system for access to the syllabus and information about the course. I have additional information on American politics generally … Continue reading

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Pol 166: Essay exam 2

American Political System: Exam 2 Essay Your answer must be typed, printed out, and handed in at the beginning of class, November 22. This is an open book exam, and while you may discuss the question with your classmates, you … Continue reading

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Pol 166: More culture (and religion and the state)

National Public Radio has been running a series on Native American children and their placement in non-Native foster homes: Incentives and Cultural Bias Fuel Foster System Tribes Question Foster Group’s Power and Influence Native Survivors of Foster Care Return Home … Continue reading

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Pol 166: Cultcha! Cultcha! Cultcha!

Y’all know that (in)famous phrase When I hear the word “culture”, that’s when I reach for my revolver—right? No? Well, Joseph Goebbels (Reichsminister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany and confidant to Hitler; along with his wife, murdered their six children … Continue reading

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Pol 166: Midterm 1 Essay

Pol 166 The American Political System: Midterm 1 Essay Your answer must be typed, printed out, and handed in at the beginning of class, October 13. This is an open book exam, and while you may discuss the question with … Continue reading

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Pol 166: The Constitution as a compromised document

Ta-Nehisi Coates has been investigation and writing about the American Civil War for the past couple of years, paying particular attention to the concept of the “slave society”. In a recent post, he notes that the tenacity with which the … Continue reading

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Pol 166 syllabus

F11    FYI/Pol 166 the American Political system Is the United States a democracy? This is the question which will animate this course on American government. As an introduction, this course will focus heavily on the federal government, its various branches, … Continue reading

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