The American Political Process OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Political Science Class on the U.S. Political Process

Published Mar 04, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers its course titled 'Introduction to the American Political Process' as free OpenCourseWare. The original course looked at the details involved in studying the American government and was designed for students seeking their bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Introduction to the American Political Process: Course Specifics

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Introduction to the American Political Process: Course Description

Professor Adam Berinsky taught 'Introduction to the American Political Process' in a lecture-style format. Political Science students obtaining their bachelor's degree could take this course as an elective. By introducing both traditional and original ways to study the American governmental process, students received a more thorough look at American politics. Writing assignments developed an understanding of the staples of politics, how public opinion and elections affect the democratic process and how equality can be lost or maintained through the political process. Another major topic was how personal involvement can impact political processes.

Lecture slides, a detailed reading list, assignment guidelines and a hyperlink to a website containing the United States Constitution are all included in this OpenCourseWare. To learn more about this course, visit the political process of America course page.

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