Political Science
 

Public Opinion and Voting Behavior

Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Relationship between attitudes, opinion, and voting behavior in American politics and institutions.
POLI
317
 Hours3.0 - 4.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesPOLI 200
 RecommendedPoli 328.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 317
Course Outcomes: 

Effective Research and Analysis

Students will learn the fundamentals of survey research design and analysis, including an understanding and appreciation for the concept of “Total Survey Error.”

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Students will acquire a minimum of two theoretical perspectives to explain why voters choose a particular candidate.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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

Effective Research and Analysis

Students will use statistics to make inferences about the relationships between variables that affect voting behavior or public opinion.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will be able to articulate the relationship between public opinion and democracy.