Fall Semester AY2017-2018
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615

Classroom: Room 301 Baldwin Hall
Time: 3:35 - 4:25PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Instructor: Keith T. Poole

Office: Room 304D Baldwin Hall
E-Mail: ktpoole@uga.edu
WebSite: Course Home Page

Office Hours: By appointment

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 be Multiple Choice. The midterms will be worth each and the final 1/2 of the course grade.

The Multiple Choice exams will be about 25-30 questions each for the Midterms and 40-50 questions for the final. They will be straightforward with no "tricks".

The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 22 September 2017, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 20 October 2017, 3:35 - 4:25PM.

The Final Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:30 - 5:30PM.

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


  2. The Early Development of Modern Political Parties


  3. Party Realignment Theory


  4. The First Political Party System: 1829 - 1852


  5. The Second Political Party System: 1856 - 1896


  6. The Third Political Party System: 1897 - 1928


  7. The Fourth Political Party System: 1932 - 2017


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


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