POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 003 Campaigns and Elections
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines campaigns and elections, focusing primarily on national elections in the United States. Topics typically include campaign finance, negative campaigning, the noncompetitiveness of congressional elections, presidential elections, why there are almost but not quite three parties, voter turnout, individual voting decisions, how the votes are counted (or not), and elections and the economy. We examine several theories that may explain some of these phenomena, including in particular theories of rational choice. Course requirements usually include two papers with one optionally being based on original analysis of election survey data.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
1One POLSCI Crse
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
35One POLSCI Crse
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
9One POLSCI Crse
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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