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POLS 320 - Challenges to American Democracy (4)

Explores the meaning of democracy in the American context and will attempt to evaluate how democratic the government of the United States is, and whether it lives up to its own founding ideals. These questions will be addressed by tracing debates and challenges that have persisted in American democracy from the founding to the contemporary period, including but not limited to: the role of race in American politics, the place of women in American politics, and the relationship between religion and American politics. Recommended prerequisite: any 200-level Political Science course. See department chair.