Campaigns and Elections

POLS 200

Introduces students to the study of the electoral process in the United States with an examination of the history of national, state and local elections. The course explores several features and topics of political campaigns and elections in America; political socialization, voting behavior, public opinion, media, political parties, interest groups, the influence of money, and the aftermath of election in relation to policy decisions and outcomes. Students will analyze campaign strategies and experience working on a political campaign of their choice for 40 hours during the semester. Students will investigate the question; who wins elections- and why- in American politics?

  • Prerequisite(s) : POLS 101, POLS 111 or permission of the Political Science Program Coordinator.
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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