The text we will be using for the course is American Government: Brief Version (7th edition) by James Q. Wilson. You will have the option of purchasing the book if you want to highlight it. You can buy it from for cost ($85) or online. There are many used copies that you can buy for a fraction of the price on amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/American-Government-James-Q-Wilson/dp/0618427783/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227378588&sr=8-1
If you do not want to purchase the text. I would highly reccommend purchasing the study guide that goes along with it. I will not have these available for you. You will have to track it down online. http://www.amazon.com/Printed-Study-Guide-Wilson-American-Wilson-American/dp/061856246X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227378857&sr=8-5
We will also be reading from the Lanahan reader which I will provide.
Let me know if you have any questions pertaining to the materials we will be using.