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Social Sciences

A guide to the academic majors within the department identifying resources used in the study of the social sciences subject fields of economics and political science (American politics and international affairs).

Welcome to American Politics

Students of American Politics, Policy, and Strategy study governance, policymaking, institutions, processes, and strategy-making, with focused attention on the U.S./American perspective.



Political Science Databases (American Politics)

The New York Times - Politics RSS Feed

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POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, advocacy, and more.


The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control) 

The article discusses gun control in the U.S. and argues for a connection between increased access to guns among law-abiding citizens and the prevention of gun violence. The author looks at several shootings such as the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado and the state's 1999 Columbine High School shooting.

Government Documents

Fencing along the southwest border

Call Number: Electronic Resource
Publication Date: 2017
Hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the status of border security, in light of the ongoing flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. from Mexico.

Federal Government Websites

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