Topic: Political Regions in the United States
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Tarbutton Hall 113C
The United States is a federal system in which national power is built up from local, state, and regional bases of support. Each party has developed important regional strongholds. To better understand national politics, this writing seminar examines the party battles in the nation's principal geographical areas: the Northeast, Pacific Coast, Midwest, Mountains/Plains, and South.
This is a writing intensive course. There are no permission numbers to register into this course.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- 2008. Divided America: The Ferocious Powerr Struggle in American Politics. ISBN: 9780743262071.Simon and Schuster.
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|Two Short Papers||TBA|
|Research Paper||One 15-20 page research paper that compares recent elections in two different regions of the nation.|
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