Graduate Seminar in American Politics II

The members of Congress and the Senate are seated together in a half circle, listening to the President give an address.

The President addresses a joint session of Congress. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Federal Government.)


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Spring 2010



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This is the second in a sequence of two field seminars in American politics intended for graduate students in political science, in preparation for taking the general examination in American politics. The material covered in this semester focuses on American political institutions. The readings covered here are not comprehensive, but it is sufficiently broad to give students an introduction to major empirical questions and theoretical approaches that guide the study of American political institutions these days.

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Charles Stewart III. 17.202 Graduate Seminar in American Politics II. Spring 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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