Political Science | Elections 2008
Y200 | 15235 | Carmines
The course will focus on presidential elections using the 2008
election as our primary example. We will focus on a variety of
issues that are central to presidential elections including the
presidential primary system, campaign financing, electoral strategy,
media advertising, the national nominating convention, and the
general election. We will examine the evolution of the nominating
process and recent trends in presidential voting behavior.
The class format will include lectures with substantial time
allotted to discussion, films and video clips. Requirements for
the course include taking two exams and doing a research project
focusing on the 2008 election.