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Griffin, John David Professor


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  • Political Equality, Democratic Representation, Race and Ethnicity, Legislatures, Policy Feedback


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courses taught

  • PSCI 1101 - Introduction to American Politics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
    Emphasizes interrelations among levels and branches of government, formal and informal institutions, processes, and behavior.
  • PSCI 3011 - The American Presidency and the Executive Branch
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Examines the constitutional, institutional and historical development of the presidency and the federal bureaucracy. Explores the changing role of the executive branch in the U.S. political system over time and competing views of executive power.
  • PSCI 3281 - Development of American Political Institutions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Learn about the evolution of major American political institutions including the presidency, Congress, the judiciary, the party system and the right to vote.
  • PSCI 4028 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Offers subjects not covered by existing courses. Offered when the department approves a special topic. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours for different topics.
  • PSCI 7111 - Seminar: American Political Institutions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Intensive examination of the structure and rules of different political institutions in the United States. Explores both the changing approaches to the study of American political institutions as well as many ofthe major research topics on the presidency, Congress, the judiciary, and the bureaucracy.


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