2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog 
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2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POST 105 PZ - American Politics

This course covers a variety of issues at the forefront of political debate in the United States. It is a reading and writing intensive course. Readings come predominantly from leading intellectual journals and recent books. Students will be expected to write several short essays on the issues covered in the course such as the southernization of national politics, the privatization of the social safety net, the militarization of U.S. foreign policy, corporate and political corruption, economic polarization, the erosion of civil and human rights, the promise and limits of deliberative democracy, the state of the environment, the political influence of religious fundamentalists, homophobia in U.S. political culture, the aftermath of campaign finance reform, increasing government secrecy, polarization of the electorate, the rightward drift of the federal courts, and the “Texasization” of the U.S. education policy.

Prerequisite(s): An introductory course in politics or American Studies is recommended, but not required.

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