Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

PLSC 101: American Politics

PLSC 101: American Politics
Professor Tatalovich
TTH 8:30am / LSC

This course focuses on the “nuts and bolts” of American national government, political processes such as elections, and political actors including parties and interest groups.  This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum.

PLSC 101: American Politics
Professor Doherty
TTh 1:00pm / LSC

This course is designed to familiarize participants with American political system. We will approach this topic with an eye toward understanding the goals American political institutions are intended to achieve. Special attention will be given to how the interests of individual actors – ranging from citizens’ to elected officials – affect how the political system operates and the outcomes it produces. This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum.

PLSC 101: American Politics
Professor Gitelson
TTh 10:00am / LSC

 

This course is intended to give an overview of the workings and non-workings of the American political system. In the lecture-seminar atmosphere of the class we will explore and analyze problems and questions dealing with the institutions, processes, and behaviors of American government and politics. Topics covered will include the role of political parties and interest groups; Congress, the presidency and the courts; campaigning, campaign financing, polling, political action committees, the media, and other institutions as they have an impact on the governing process, elections and campaigns. The course can (1) fulfill a PLSC major/minor requirement; (2) can count, for non-PLSC majors, toward a student’s general elective requirements for graduation; (3) and for all students, PLSC 101 fulfills one of the two courses required for the Core Required Knowledge Area: Societal & Cultural Knowledge.



PLSC 101: American Politics
Professor Wainwright

MWF 9:20am / LSC

This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum.