Courses

Study Politics at LVC.

POL-256-01 - Power of the People
A key principle of democratic theory is the sovereignty of the people. Thus, the notion of the "will" and "power" of the people matters in democratic societies such as the U. S. , and helps us understand how the political system operates. This course examines critical topics including interest group behavior, political parties, elections, public opinion, and political communication and the mass media.

AMS 340 – One Nation Under God?
This course will explore the relationship between religion and politics in the United States. It will include an examination of the role religion played in the founding vision of our nation's democracy, as well as the important separation between church and state that has been achieved over the course of our nation's history. With this historical backdrop in mind, special emphasis will then be given to the ascendancy of the religious right in recent electoral politics.