Political Science
 

Campaigns and Elections

Campaigns and Elections
Analyzes electoral process in the United States, including history, significance in governance, campaign strategy, finance, media role, etc.
POLI
318
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 200.
 Taught 
 ProgramsContaining POLI 318
Course Outcomes: 

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Students will examine the historical development of campaigns and elections over the past 200 years and the nature of various players in campaigns and elections today including the electorate, candidates, parties, the media, and interest groups

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will understand the role of campaigns and elections today in American politics.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will assess three levels of elections – presidential, congressional, and state and local.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will discuss and evaluate proposed electoral reforms.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

Participation in Political Processes

Students will be expected to spend time observing an electoral campaign, designing a campaign plan for a future campaign, and even working in a local electoral campaign.