Course Descriptions

​PSC 300 – Michigan Politics and Elections
Gain an inside perspective into the workings of Michigan politics. Become familiar with Michigan’s elections and campaign processes, including judicial and referenda campaigns. Examine the Michigan public policy process and the channels and institutions that help to shape public policy in Michigan. This includes an evaluation of the public opinion, interest group advocacy, the effects of political leadership, and the roles of various State institutions. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to develop a campaign election plan for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Prerequisites: PSC 105 or PSC 261


PSC 301 – Law and Policy in Michigan State Government
Study the current public policy issues facing the Michigan state government and learn how policy is made through the interaction of the public, political leadership, political institutions, interest groups, and the media. Students will discuss issues in discussion groups and will lead at least one discussion. Additionally students have the opportunity to take a field trip to Lansing.

Prerequisites: PSC 105 or PSC 261

 

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