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POL3122 Contemporary America: Government, Economy and Society
Credit Points: 15

This unit introduces students to the basic structures of American government, its political culture and economic foundations. The ideas that produced the 'American model' are also examined as well as the challenges now facing American society in a global era. Specifically, the unit examines the operation of the major institutions of government: political parties, Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court and it examines American approaches to contentious public policy issues: gun ownership, abortion, campaigning finance, crime and welfare.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUSTPolitics and International Relations Major
MIAAHOPolitics and International Relations Minor
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