An examination of selected topics related to political science.
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Spring Semester informationBrett O'Bannon
390A: Tps:Humanitarian Intervention
390B: Tps:International Terrorism
390C: Tps:Cities and Social Movement
Fall Semester informationBrett O'Bannon
390A: Tps: Gender and World Politics
390B: Tps: Presidential Elections
This course aims to provide a deep understanding of the American system of presidential selection. Students will consider the historical development of presidential election process and examine the contemporary process and strategies for selecting party nominees and contesting a general election. Additionally, the course will explore multiple aspects of the electoral landscape, such as campaign financing, media, technology, political parties and voters. In taking this course, students will be asked to weigh in on contemporary debates surrounding presidential elections and to grapple with some of the difficult normative questions associated with selecting the occupant of the nation's highest office.