[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 304 - Campaigns and Elections

3 credits

Prerequisite(s): POL 223  

The success of representative Democracy relies on the input of informed citizens.  This class will take a contemporary approach to the study of campaigns and elections.  Modern campaign strategies will be studied in detail, from microtargeting to mass advertising techniques.  Students will also be exposed to campaign law, from voter ID requirements to campaign finance.  Finally, students will be asked to assess the normative implications of the electoral process in America and prospects for reform.  Coursework will include exams, papers, participation, and reading will be essential.