Theme Panel: Essential Topics for Teaching Introductory American Politics Courses

Essential Topics for Teaching Introductory American Politics Courses

Co-sponsored by Division 10: Political Science Education

(Presenter) Juan Carlos Huerta, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; (Presenter) Terry Gilmour, Midland College; (Presenter) Renee B. Van Vechten, University of Redlands; (Presenter) Mary A. McHugh, Merrimack College; (Presenter) Marcus D. Allen, CUNY – Stella and Charles Guttman Community College; (Chair) Patrick F. McKinlay, Morningside University

Session Description:
Introductory American Government and Politics courses (core curriculum or general education) are common across higher education institutions. There is a wide range of potential topics to discuss, material, and skills to include. In this presentation, professors representing a diverse range of institutions, will share their experiences about how they decide what to include to create meaningful courses for their students and promote student learning. The goal of this roundtable is to begin the process of developing resources and recommendations for professors teaching or those who may find themselves being responsible for teaching these courses.