POL S 382 A: State Government

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
OTB 014
SLN: 
18650

Syllabus Description:

This course uses an American political development approach to the study of state and local politics with an emphasis on Washington state.  We go beyond simple considerations of institutions and law to understand ways in which actors are empowered and constrained within the landscape of local government.  Our goal is to develop a nuanced and robust body of knowledge conceptualizing how state politics provide a unique laboratory of democracy.  Washington state serves as our case study to explore these concepts throughout the quarter.

Catalog Description: 
Focus on the structures, processes, and policy outputs of state governments in the United States.
Department Requirements: 
American Politics Field
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 20, 2018 - 9:21pm