17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process

As taught in: Spring 2004

A map of the United States of America showing the breakdown of the popular vote.

Popular vote results for Al Gore in 2000 U.S. Presidential election. (Image courtesy of the Federal Election Commission.)




Prof. Adam Berinsky

Course Features

Course Description

This class introduces students to innovative as well as classic approaches to studying U.S. government. The writing assignments will help you explore, through a variety of lenses, statis and change in the American political system over the last three decades. In the end each student will have a solid grounding in our national political institutions and processes, sharper reading and writing skills, and insight into approaching politics critically and analytically.