|TELOS - America's Polarized Party System: Trends and Prospects
America’s Polarized Party System: Trends and Prospects How, when, and why did our party system become so polarized? Is our country as polarized as our politics? We’ll look at the dynamics of party politics past, present, and future. We’ll look at evidence from election returns, demographic trends, Congressional behavior the rise of new media, and anywhere else that will help shed light on contemporary politics. The course will be offered twice in Fall Quarter,in anticipation of the midterm elections during the first block, and in light of the election results during the second block. Students may take either offering, or both.
Dr. Jay Hurwitz has taught Political Science and International Relations at several universities, most recently in Japan and Korea for the University of Maryland and for Troy University.