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POLSC 125 curated list

Course Syllabus:


American Government in Black and White, 5th Edition (McClain and Tauber) (2021)

Book (CCC Reserve 4th ed (5 copies); 5th ed (2 copies) 53.01)

eBook (none-available)

Suggested textbooks:

American Government 3e (Krutz and Waskiewicz), (2022) LibreTexts (CC BY) peer-reviewed textbook intended for a one-semester course on US government. Topics covered across 17 chapters include: the US Constitution, federalism, civil liberties, civil rights, public opinion, voting behavior and elections, the media, political parties, interest groups and lobbying, Congress, the presidency, courts, state and local government, the bureaucracy, domestic policy, and foreign policy. 

Introduction to Political Science. (Rom, Hidaka, and Walker), (2022) Openstax (CC BY 4.0) topics including: the study of politics, political behavior, political ideologies, civil liberties, public opinion, group political activity, civil rights, political parties and elections, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies, courts and law, the media, international relations, international institutions, and international political economy.

MLA Handbook, 8th edition

Book (Print)- (CCC)

MLA Citation Guide- (CCC Online)

Handouts (CCC-print)

Films and Videos

Films on Demand- Political Science

Academic Videos online- Political Science


American Government (Lumen Learning/Course Hero) (2022)

Basics of American Politics (Tidewater) (2021) (CC, CC BY)

American Government and Politics in the Information Age (University of Minnesota/Open Textbook Library (2021) (CC BY-NC-SA)

American Government (Florida Atlantic University)

American Government (OpenStax)

Open Educational Resources and practices for political science faculty and students (various) (2021) (CC BY)

OER Repositories

OER Commons – Political Science

LibreText – Political Science (2022) CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0

MERLOT Political Science Portal (2022) CC BY

Sample Canvas Shell

Sample Political Science Canvas Shell

Note: The library can buy both print and electronic copies of titles like those listed.  In the past, the library has purchased up to 3 print copies of a reserve title.  We are not able to buy multiple copies of eBook titles. When possible, the library buys eBooks that can have unlimited simultaneous users.  However, per the publisher, some eBooks are limited to 3 or even 1 user at a time.  The library does not buy class sets of books.  For class sets please contact Maritez Apigo for a grant application.