POLI:314 Diversity in American Politics.

Studies the many shapes of diversity found in the United States and how this diversity impacts the American political system. Analyzes how different groups have been denied or granted access to the political system and the success or failure of these groups in affecting the political system as voters, candidates and office holders, and in bringing new principles, values and practices into American politics. The theoretical challenges presented by the general concept of diversity will also be examined. There are no prerequisites for this course; however, POLI:111 or POLI:245 is recommended. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive.