Gun control policy is one of the most contentious policy issues in not just the United States, but in other advanced democracies of the world. This class is designed to analyze and assess why gun control policy exists in its current state. The course will explore a variety of arguments for the current state of gun control policy. By the end of the semester students should be able to analyze and evaluate how culture, agenda setting and formulation, institutions and policy making, interest groups, the media, parties, elections, public opinion, and other factors shape gun control policy in the United States.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00