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POLI 2306 Parties and Elections in America (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A general survey of American political parties and elections. Investigation of such topics as how voters make choices, the conduct of campaigns, the role of media in political campaigns, the importance of money in politics, and changing political commitments and party alignments will entail consideration of the issues, personalities, and campaign tactics involved in recent elections. Emphasis will be placed on the role of parties in structuring political conflict and the role of elections in enhancing citizen control of political leaders. We will follow the progress of the 2016 elections as they unfold.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kay Schlozman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 19-Feb-16