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GOVERNMENT

GOVT-540
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Lobbying (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

The roles, functions, and changing nature of political parties and interest groups in American politics, the impact of political party reforms on the parties, and the ways in which parties and interest groups shape public policy. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: GOVT-210 or GOVT-322 or GOVT-523, and minimum 2.5 GPA.