POLS 4530 POLITICAL PARTIES

Maymester AY2015-2016
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615


Classroom: Room 250, Park Hall
Time: 2:00 - 4:45PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Instructor: Keith T. Poole

Office: Room 304D Baldwin Hall
E-Mail: ktpoole@uga.edu
WebSite: K7MOA Home Page

Office Hours: By Appointment

The following texts will be used in this course:


Requirements

Grades will be determined by four short multiple-choice examinations with the best 3 out of 4 used to determine your grade. The best 3 are all equally weighted. The exams will be Friday May 20, Friday May 27, Friday June 3, and Monday June 6. The exams will be at most 45 minutes as they will be short with no "tricks".

Example MC Questions


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

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  2. The Early Development of Modern Political Parties

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  3. Party Realignment Theory

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  4. The First Political Party System: 1829 - 1852

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  5. The Second Political Party System: 1856 - 1896

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  6. The Third Political Party System: 1897 - 1928

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  7. The Fourth Political Party System: 1932 - 2016

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

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