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Fall Semester AY2014-2015
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 short answer essay questions. The midterms will be worth each and the final 1/2 of the course grade.

The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 7 November 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The final is scheduled for Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:30 - 5:30PM.

Course Outline
  1. Congressional Polarization


  2. The Basics of Income Inequality in the US since the end of World War II


    First Exam Study Questions

  3. The Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Great Recession


    Second Exam Study Questions

  4. Is Immigration to Blame?


  5. Education, Job Skills, and Globalization


  6. Money, Organized Interests, and American Politics


  7. Citizen Affluence and Public Policy


    Final Exam Study Questions

  8. The Public Policy Consequences of Polarization and Inequality


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