Fall Semester AY2015-2016
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615

Classroom: Room 116 Correll Hall
Time: 1:25 - 2:15PM 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, 18 September 2015, 1:25 - 2:15PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 23 October 2015, 1:25 - 2:15PM.

The Final Exam is scheduled for Friday, 11 December 2015, 12:00 - 2:00PM.

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


  2. The Early Development of Modern Political Parties


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

  3. Party Realignment Theory


  4. The First Political Party System: 1829 - 1852


    Study Questions for Second Exam

  5. The Second Political Party System: 1856 - 1896


  6. The Third Political Party System: 1897 - 1928


  7. The Fourth Political Party System: 1932 - 2015


    Study Questions for Final Exam

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


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