17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process

As taught in: Fall 2006

A sticker - I Voted.

A voting sticker, customarily given to the voter after she has cast her election ballot. (Photo by Jason Garber on Flickr.)




Prof. Gabriel Lenz

Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic institutions of American government, especially as established in the constitution, and with an introduction to currents of thought among social scientists about the workings of U.S. politics. This is a communication intensive course. As such you are required to write at least 20 pages - that's the C.I. requirement - and participate in class discussions.