POS-3150 Campaigns and Elections

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

Students examine activities of critical importance to elected officials and gain an understanding of the choices that face such officials in their dealings with the electorate. The way voters choose among candidates, factors which influence voter turnout, and campaign strategy and tactics are among topics discussed. Polls and surveys and the raising and spending of campaign funds also receive attention. Students are encouraged to work for the candidate of their choice.