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The majority of this free online American Government course has been generously contributed by and Mc Graw Hill. Additional discussion topics will shortly be posted in our Batavia University online discussion forum.

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About This Course

This course of study is built around Politics in America, 6th Edition; authored by Thomas R. Dye; and published by Pearson Education.

Having this textbook at hand can be very helpful, but it is not required for a rewarding learning experience.

This is an academic course that is intended for advanced secondary and college undergraduate studies.

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1. Politics: Who Gets What, When, and How

2. Political Culture: Ideas in Conflict

3. The Constitution: Limiting Governmental Power

4. Federalism: Dividing Governmental Power

5. Opinion and Participation: Thinking and Acting in Politics

6. Mass Media: Setting the Political Agenda

7. Political Parties: Organizing Politics

8. Campaigns and Elections: Deciding Who Governs

9. Interest Groups: Getting Their Share and More

10. Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill

11. The President: White House Politics

12. The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics

13. Courts: Judicial Politics

14. Politics and Personal Liberty

15. Politics and Civil Rights

16. Politics and the Economy

17. Politics and Social Welfare

18. Politics and National Security

19. The Social and Economic Milieu of Texas Politics

20. The Texas Constitution

21. Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Elections in Texas

22. The Texas Legislature

23. The Texas Executive and Bureaucracy

24. The Texas Judiciary

25. Local Government in Texas: Cities, Towns, Counties, and Special Districts

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If you enjoy this free online American Government course and find it useful we invite you to enroll in our credit courses and/or degree programs. This will allow you to receive full credit toward a degree and grant you online access to a professor who will both evaluate your work and assist you with any questions or difficulties you may have.


Alternately, you may submit a portfolio to have the experience and learning you have gained on these free courses evaluated for college credit.


Please keep checking back with us as courses and resources are constantly being added and updated.



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