9780205875207

Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205875207

  • ISBN 10:

    0205875203

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/21/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Solve real-world puzzles like a political scientist Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Editionintroduces students to the basic tools used by political scientists. It guides students through the fundamentals of government and helps them see why events really happen in politics. Consistently showing the difference between "causation" and "correlation," this text presents American government as a field full of interesting questions and puzzles that all citizens must explore. The book draws heavily on real-world politics to help students think more critically about their political beliefs and actions. This text features full integration with the New MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab includes a wide array of resources to encourage students to look at American politics like a political scientist and analyze current political issues. Political Explorer lets students play the role of a political scientist by investigating issues through interactive data. Core Concept videos discuss the big ideas in each chapter and apply them to key political issues. Simulations allow students to experience how political leaders make decisions. A better teaching and learning experience This program provides a better teaching and learning experiencefor you and your students. Here's how: Personalize LearningThe New MyPoliSciLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. MyPoliSciLab is now compatible with BlackBoard! Engage StudentsThe stunning visual design engages students in the text. Improve Critical Thinking Learning objectives in every chapter help students focus on important topics. Analyze Current EventsCoverage of the 2012 elections keeps the study of politics relevant and shows how political scientists look at the development of the American political system. Support InstructorsA full supplements package including the Class Preparation Tool in the New MyPoliSciLab is available. Note:MyPoliSciLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPoliSciLab, please visit:www.mypoliscilab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPoliSciLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205950043 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205950041.

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