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

Fall 2006

GOV 381L • 9- Campaigns and Elections

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39945 T
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
BAT 5.102
Shaw

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Consent of the graduate adviser must be obtained. Political scientists talk a great deal about political campaigns but rarely describe campaigns or their effects in useful terms. This course focuses on the nature of contemporary campaigns as well as their role in facilitating American democracy. Topics include paid media, organization and structure, strategy and tactics, public opinion measurement, new media coverage, and fundraising. The course features 2 hours of discussion/lecture and 1 hour of research discussion/updates on a weekly basis.

Grading Policy

Discussion/Participation: 15% Leadership of weekly discussion: 5% Research paper: Outline: 5% Draft: 25% Final version: 30%

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