The Politics and Government of the United States (University of Toronto)
This course is an introduction to the study of American politics and government. It considers enduring and contemporary empirical puzzles and normative questions about a wide variety of institutional and behavioral topics, including: the Constitution, federalism, Congress, the Presidency, the bureaucracy, the courts, civil rights, public opinion, political parties, elections, interest groups, the news media, public policy, and the role of race and gender in US politics. Syllabus.
Introduction to American Political Development (University of Toronto)
This course provided students with an introduction to the subfield of American Political Development. It explored the concepts, themes, debates, and methodologies that animate this literature. Topics included: race and civil rights; the causal role of timing, ideas, and policy feedback; the growth of administrative capacity; and electoral realignments. Syllabus.
The Government and Politics of the United States (University of British Columbia)
An introductory course on US politics. Topics include: the Constitution, federalism, Congress, the Presidency, the bureaucracy, the courts, public opinion, political parties, elections, interest groups, and the media. Syllabus.