17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process


Class Info

Provides a substantive overview of US politics and an introduction to the discipline of political science. Surveys the institutional foundations of US politics as well as the activities of political elites, organizations, and ordinary citizens. Explores the application of general political science concepts and analytic frameworks to specific episodes and phenomena in US politics. Enrollment limited

This class has no prerequisites.

17.20 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Caughey.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 35-225.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to American Politics site or on the 17.20 Stellar site.

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