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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


AMST 1115 Introduction to American Government and Politics

Course description

A policy-centered approach to the study of government in the American experience. Considers the American Founding and how it influenced the structure of government; how national institutions operate in shaping law and public policy; who has a voice in American politics and why some are more influential than others; and how existing public policies themselves influence social, economic, and political power. Students will gain an introductory knowledge of the founding principles and structure of American government, political institutions, political processes, political behavior, and public policy.


AMST 1115 001-LEC On-campus 6-week session

The AMST 1115 001-LEC section of this course has been canceled.

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