U.S. Government XSeries

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U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy (edX)

Examine the inner workings of the three branches of the U.S. Federal Government. How do the three branches of government operate? How is power shared among Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court? What role is played by federal agencies that have no direct constitutional authority of their [...]
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U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies (edX)

Learn about public policy in America and the dynamics of American politics. Public policy puts laws into action. The executive branch directs the combined activities of the federal government to address a multitude of problems, from the environment to the economy. The policies of the United States affect social [...]
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American Government: Constitutional Foundations (edX)

Learn how early American politics informed the U.S. Constitution and why its promise of liberty and equality has yet to be fully realized. This course explores the origins of U.S. political culture, how that culture informed the Constitution, and how that framework continues to influence the country’s politics and [...]
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Citizen Politics in America: Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, and the Media (edX)

Learn about the forces in American politics that seek to influence the electorate and shift the political landscape. Public opinion has a powerful yet inexact influence on elected officials. Politicians risk their careers if they ignore it, yet its power is not easy to capture nor quantify. This course [...]
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