CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

This course will provide an overview of politics, government and society in the USA. The lectures and seminars will particularly focus on how the contemporary USA compares and contrasts with other liberal democracies in modern Europe and will identify key areas of American exceptionalism. The course will cover the US political system – Congress, President, Supreme Court, political parties, interest groups and federalism – as well as the major policy areas and controversial issues.