Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Investigates a selected issue in American government or American political development. Prerequisite: One course in PLAP or instructor permission.
Examines the structure and process of judicial policymaking, focusing on agenda-setting, deciding cases and opinion writing, implementation, compliance, and impact. Particular attention is given to the United States Supreme Court and its relationship to lower federal and state courts and the political environment. Prerequisite: Nine credits in PLAP and instructor permission.