Introduction to the American Political Process

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.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

17.20

As Taught In

Spring 2004

Level

Undergraduate

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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.

Berinsky, Adam. 17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-20-introduction-to-the-american-political-process-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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