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Spring Semester AY2013-2014
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615

Classroom: Baldwin 305
Time: 3:35 - 4:25PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Instructor: Keith T. Poole

Office: Room 304D Baldwin Hall
E-Mail: ktpoole@uga.edu
WebSite: Voteview Home Page

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00 - 5:00PM

The following texts will be used in this course:


Grades will be determined by three examinations -- two mid-Semester exams and a final exam. The exams will consist of essay and short answer questions. The Midterms will be worth 1/4 of your grade and the final is worth 1/2 of your grade.

The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 14 February 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 28 March 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.

The Final Exam is scheduled for Friday, 2 May 2014, 3:30 - 6:30PM.

Course Outline
  1. The Mischief of Faction: The Views of the Founders


  2. The Early Development of Modern Political Parties


  3. Party Realignment Theory


    Study Questions for First Exam (All Questions are short Answer!)

  4. The First Political Party System: 1829 - 1852


  5. The Second Political Party System: 1856 - 1896


    Study Questions for Second Exam (All Questions are short Answer!)

  6. The Third Political Party System: 1897 - 1928


  7. The Fourth Political Party System: 1932 - 2014


    Study Questions for Final (All Questions are short Answer!)

  8. Where are we Headed? Political Polarization and the Stability of American Political Institutions


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