Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
POLH3087 The US Political System and Politics 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

General description

The lecture course gives an introduction to the U.S. political system, taking into a consideration the separation of powers, checks and balances and political institutions. In addition to the introductory lecture, the focus of the lectures is on the characteristics of the U.S. political system examined through different topics and thematic.  The course gives a student a view on the U.S. political system and contemporary issues in the political discussions in the United States.


Lectures: 16 h

Examination: 10-12 page essay based on the lectures and given reading materials.

A3.2.2 Parlamentti, presidentti, hallitus
A3.2.3 Hallinnon teoria ja käytäntö
A3.2.4 Demokraattinen järjestelmä ja puolueet


Registration for the course via NettiOpsu is open from August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

Teacher responsible

Anna Kronlund


4-Sep-2017 – 23-Oct-2017
Lectures 16 h
Mon 4-Sep-2017 - 23-Oct-2017 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Publicum sh269, 2. krs