POLS 4530 POLITICAL PARTIES

Spring Semester AY2013-2014
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615


Classroom: Baldwin 305
Time: 3:35 - 4:25PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Instructor: Keith T. Poole

Office: Room 304D Baldwin Hall
E-Mail: ktpoole@uga.edu
WebSite: Voteview Home Page

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00 - 5:00PM

The following texts will be used in this course:


Requirements

Grades will be determined by three examinations -- two mid-Semester exams and a final exam. The exams will consist of essay and short answer questions. The Midterms will be worth 1/4 of your grade and the final is worth 1/2 of your grade.

The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 14 February 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 28 March 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.

The Final Exam is scheduled for Friday, 2 May 2014, 3:30 - 6:30PM.


Course Outline
  1. The Mischief of Faction: The Views of the Founders

    Assignment:


  2. The Early Development of Modern Political Parties

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  3. Party Realignment Theory

    Assignment:


    Study Questions for First Exam (All Questions are short Answer!)


  4. The First Political Party System: 1829 - 1852

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  5. The Second Political Party System: 1856 - 1896

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    Study Questions for Second Exam (All Questions are short Answer!)


  6. The Third Political Party System: 1897 - 1928

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  7. The Fourth Political Party System: 1932 - 2014

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    Study Questions for Final (All Questions are short Answer!)


  8. Where are we Headed? Political Polarization and the Stability of American Political Institutions

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