GOV 370L • 12-Congressional Elections
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. In this course, we'll examine congressional elections historically and contemporaneously. We'll also analyze them from a political science as well as political junkie perspectives. The first half of the course will discuss campaigning and the second half of the course will deal with election outcomes and their consequences on policy making. Each student will be required to become an expert on a particular congressional and senate race. Students should expect a good mix of discussion and lecture.
Grades will be determined by a semester project, several midterms and in-class participation.
The course readings consist of the following: Gary Jacobson's The Politics of Congressional Elections, 6 th ed. Sean Theriault's The Power of the People