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POLI-312 Elections and Voting Behavior

This course examines two main questions about political behavior in the American public: why do people participate in politics and why do they vote the way they do?  Emphasizes the diverse nature of the American electorate and how decisions are shaped by geographic and demographic factors.  Also discusses normative issues associated with voting rights, political knowledge in the electorate, and polarization in American politics. There are no prerequisites for this course, but POLI-111 is recommended. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive, Team Intensive.