PSC 2211: State and Urban Politics

This course introduced the politics of states and local government in the United States. We begin by surveying the mechanics of these entities. Next, we unpack what social science can tell us about who gets what and why in the state and local context. Finally, we dive into specific policy areas, addressing current debates using the social science lens we've developed. Topics include gerrymandering, tax incentives, housing, policing, immigration, education, and climate change.

Course Syllabus, Fall 2020