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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2006

GOV 370L • 12-Congressional Elections

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39890 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
WAG 201

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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


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