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SS376 COURSE DETAILS


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SS376 (Version: 2019 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS376 AMERICAN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT 2019 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
American Political Development focuses on the causes, nature, and consequences of key transformative periods and central patterns in American political history that affect the relationship between the state, politics, and institutional development. The course explores patterns in the public policy process and examines historical processes to analyze American political institutions and policy outcomes from a political standpoint. Students focus on the degree to which ideas and institutions from the Founding period created stability in American politics and investigate the role of events, ideas, and other forces in leading to periods of change. After starting with an in-depth review of the American Founding, we will examine the major epochs of state development to understand their causes and effects on political institutions, politics, and public policy. Special emphasis will be placed on the rise of the unique American regulatory and welfare state. Lastly, we will examine how the course of American political development contributes to the features of today?s political environment and what these patterns of development suggest for the future of American politics.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

SS376 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS376 (Version 2019-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2023 - 2 2 18 36 27 0 9 N MAJ YANO Hours

2024 - 2 2 18 36 2 0 34 Y LTC ROBINSON Hours

2025 - 1 1 18 18 1 0 17 N Hours

2025 - 2 2 18 36 21 0 15 N Hours

2026 - 2 2 18 36 0 0 36 N MAJ YANO Hours


SS376 (Version: 2015 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS376 AMERICAN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT 2015 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
American Political Development focuses on the causes, nature, and consequences of key transformative periods and central patterns in American political history that affect the relationship between the state, politics, and institutional development. The course explores patterns in the public policy process and examines historical processes to analyze American political institutions and policy outcomes from a political standpoint. Students focus on the degree to which ideas and institutions from the Founding period created stability in American politics and investigate the role of events, ideas, and other forces in leading to periods of change. After starting with an in-depth review of the American Founding, we will examine the major epochs of state development to understand their causes and effects on political institutions, politics, and public policy. Special emphasis will be placed on the rise of the unique American regulatory and welfare state. Lastly, we will examine how the course of American political development contributes to the features of today?s political environment and what these patterns of development suggest for the future of American politics.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

SS376 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS376 (Version: 2013 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS376 STATE AND THE ECONOMY 2013 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
The State, The Economy, and American Political Development focuses on the causes, nature, and consequences of key transformative periods and central patterns in American political history that affect the relationship between the state and the economy. The course explores patterns in the public policy process and examines historical processes to analyze American political institutions and policy outcomes from a political economy perspective. Students focus on the degree to which ideas and institutions from the Founding period created stability in American politics and investigate the role of events, ideas, or other forces in leading to periods of change. After starting with an in-depth review of the American Founding, we will examine the major epochs of state development, utilizing political science tools within the field of American Political Development to examine these changes. Special emphasis will be placed on the rise of the unique American regulatory and welfare state. Lastly, we will examine how the course of American political development has contributed to the features of today's political environment and what these patterns of development suggest for the future of American political economy.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (1.250 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

SS376 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS376 (Version: 2011 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS376 AMERICAN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT 2011 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This seminar examines American political life, concentrating on the historical, political, economic and philosophical debates that shape our distinctive governing institutions, ideas, and political culture. Students will explain the public policy process and reflect upon political change from a variety of perspectives to include: the founders, historical and contemporary government actors, and the people. Starting with a discussion on colonial rule and the founding era, the course surveys the development of the American political system, discussing topics such as the "liberal tradition", democratic citizenship and participation, social policy in the twentieth century, civil-military relations, political parties and elections, and the role of religion in public life. The course includes discussion on theories of institutional and cultural change in the constitutional order and raises strategic questions about preservation, maintenance, and reform of the American political system.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

SS376 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS376 (Version: 2008 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS376 PUB ADMIN AND ORG'L POLITICS 2008 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
In this course we will explore public administration with specific emphasis on organizational and bureaucratic politics. First, we will seek to understand various theories concerning the creation and functionality of political organizations. We will then apply this knowledge to a range of case studies within American government and administration. We will strive to think critically about the structure and function of all organizations ranging from a local community advisory board to the Department of Defense. With this knowledge, we will gain a better understanding of the place of a soldier within the community, the Army, the state, and beyond.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
An analytical paper (1500 words); compensatory time provided.

SS376 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS376 (Version: 2005 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS376 BUREAUCRAT & ORG POLITICS 2005 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course studies the political relationships among public organizations as they interact within the political arena. It focuses on the structure, incentives, and competition between organizations, and the results of this interaction. Focusing on public administration and organizational theory, the course employs a variety of analytic tools to provide students an understanding of the development of such organizations, as well as their use of expertise and discretion to dominate the implementation of public policy. Course material is routinely related to military organizations.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
An analytical paper (1500 words); compensatory time provided.

SS376 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS376 (Version: 1984 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS376 BUREAUCRAT & ORG POLITICS 1984 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course studies the political relationships among public organizations as they interact within the political arena. It focuses on the structure, interaction, and competition between organizations, and the results of this interaction. It also focuses on the study of public administration and organization theory. The course employs a variety of analytic tools to understand the development of such organizations, their use of expertise and discretion to dominate the implementation of public policy. Course material is routinely related to military organizations.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
An analytical paper (1500 words); compensatory time provided.

SS376 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y