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Applied American Politics

This track is designed to provide students with a practical education on the functioning of American governmental systems. It is particularly designed to serve students interested in pursuing careers in elections, lobbying, and/or other forms of government advocacy.

Track Courses

  • Twelve credits (three courses) from the following
    • Institutions Courses
      • Legislative Process (RPOS 531)
      • Political Parties (RPOS 534)
      • Political Behavior (RPOS 538)
      • Campaigns and Elections (RPOS 539)
      • Politics of Organized Interests (RPOS 542)
      • Legislative Internship (RPOS 631)
      • Campaign Internship (RPOS 734)
    • Two additional in Institutions, Political Processes and Lobbying, and State and Local Politics
      • Institutions courses
        • Chief Executive (RPOS 532)
        • American Political Development (RPOS 544)
      • Political Processes and Lobbying
        • Women and Politics (RPOS 533)
        • Political Parties (RPOS 534)
        • Government, Politics, and the Mass Media (RPOS 718)
      • State and Local Politics
        • Federalism (RPOS 520)
        • State Government (RPOS 522)
        • Community Politics (RPOS 524)
    • Two additional courses from Political Science or cross-listed through Public Administration and Policy (PADP)
      • Either RPOS 517 or 618 (the one not taken to fulfill general requirements)
      • American Political Theory (RPOS 515)
      • Constitutional Law I and II (RPOS 526, RPOS 527)
      • Founding the American National Government (RPOS 530)
      • Latino/as and Inequality in America (RPOS 547)
      • Participation (RPOS 590)
      • Minorities in the Politico-Legal System (RPOS 510)
      • Field Seminar in Public Policy (RPOS 513)
      • Urban Community Development (RPOS 523)
      • US Housing Policy (RPOS 528)
      • Urban Policy (RPOS 540)
      • Inequality and Public Policy (RPOS 604)
      • The Politics of Environmental Regulation (RPOS 667)
      • Politics and Administration (RPOS 702)