Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 214                                    
Course Title: Political Parties , Interest Groups, and Social Movements
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will analyze the institutions citizens use to influence politics and policy, assessing the formation and organization of political parties, interest groups, and social movements. In addition, the course addresses the ways that parties, interest groups, and social movements affect political decision making, and the obstacles to that influence. We also closely examine how recent developments and contemporary events challenge each of these three institutions.

Prerequisite: ENG 101, POL 101
Start Date:    04/30/2012                         End Date: