GOV 312L • Issues & Policies in American Government
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for government. May be taken for credit only once. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. This course centers on the American electoral process. We will discuss how campaigns and elections are conducted in this country, including primaries and general elections at the presidential and congressional levels of government. Topics to be covered include structural factors that affect election outcomes, such as the economy; rules that govern the process, such as those pertaining to campaign finance; incentives facing candidates as they formulate strategy; and factors that motivate whether citizens vote and whom they choose to support.