POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 Campaigns and Elections
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
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)
P
28919
Open
48
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (REC)
P
36903
Open
4
 
1
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with CICS 301.
004 (REC)
P
42463
Open
4
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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