POLS 4635 THE POLITICS OF INCOME INEQUALITY

Spring Semester AY2019-2020
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615


Classroom: 221 LeConte Hall
Time: 2:30 - 3:20PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Instructor: Keith T. Poole

Office: Room 304D Baldwin Hall
E-Mail: ktpoole@uga.edu
WebSite: K7MOA Home Page

Office Hours: By Appointment

The following texts will be used in this course:


Requirements

Grades will be determined by three examinations -- two mid-semester exams and a final exam. The exams will be multiple choice. The midterms will be worth each and the final 1/2 of the course grade.

The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 27 September 2019, 2:30 - 3:20PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 15 November 2019, 2:30 - 3:20PM.
The final is scheduled for Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:30 - 5:30PM.

Example of Multiple Choice Exams


Course Outline
  1. Congressional Polarization

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  2. The Basics of Income Inequality in the US since the end of World War II

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  3. The Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Great Recession

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  4. Is Immigration to Blame?

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  5. Education, Job Skills, and Globalization

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  6. Money, Organized Interests, and American Politics

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  7. Citizen Affluence and Public Policy

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  8. The Public Policy Consequences of Polarization and Inequality

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