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This one-shot class is an introduction to American politics. We'll cover: * American Separation of Powers - What are checks and balances and how do they work in the federal government of the US? * The American electoral system - what is First-Past-the-Post, and Jerrymandering and how does it affect Congress? * What is the Electoral College and why does it exist? * How does the American system compare to other countries? The class uses a lecture format, with plenty of discussions allowing...
I have a Ph.D. in political science specializing in Canadian and Comparative politics. I have taught multiple courses introducing undergraduate students to political science, including courses on US politics.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Mintz et al "Politics, Power, and the Common Good: An Introduction to Political Science", 5th Ed, Pearson Education. Dickerson et al (2014) "An Introduction to Government And Politics: A Conceptual Approach", 9th Edition. Nelson.
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I teach social studies and role-playing games. I have 35 years of experience as a Game-master of table-top roleplaying games and Live-Action Roleplay organizer and facilitator for people of ages 7+. I used that experience in my teaching,...