Both are good definitions. Politics, naturally, occurs when two or more live together, and, our coming together is mainly for reasons of some sort of security. So, it pervades human existence! Can we free ourselves from it? Only if we live like hermits.
American politics is not all negative and not all positive. After all, humans run the show. We make mistakes. But, politics is certainly a major part of REALITY. It can help, hurt, bite at our pocket books, uproot us, and even put us in harm's way.
How does politics work and how should it work?
Political Science 1101, American Politics,
discusses this question and introduces a number of relevant, timely and
sometimes harsh topics found in American politics. For instance:
These are just some of the issues this course addresses. Is the course relevant? Does it strike home? Indeed, it does. And, it is buttressed by an understandable text with numerous and timely Internet links. This course, undoubtedly, will brighten your journey into a continually tested and evolving American political system. After all, it is many ancient political philosopher's theories put into practice.
This is a three credit hour course.