2017-2018 Catalog

POLS 204 Campaigns and Elections

This course is an exploration and analysis of elections in the U.S. including campaign strategies role of consultants media impacts power of money the role of public opinion as well as alternative electoral systems and campaign reform options. Course includes community based learning options in current electoral campaigns including ballot initiative campaigns as well as candidate efforts. Class will include political leaders and practitioners (elected officials campaign consultants etc.) as guest speakers and ongoing analysis of election process and results.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity