Course Search | Main

SS468 COURSE DETAILS


3 Version(s) of this Course

SS468 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS468 POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 2020 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course provides a broad understanding of the dynamics of political participation. The goals of this course are two-fold. First, it comprehensively examines both individual and group participation, as well as the many ways in which participation manifests itself in the democratic process, namely in the form of electoral (voting, campaigning) and non-electoral behavior ("civicness", group action, etc). As such, this course will include topics in public opinion, the electoral process, and voting behavior. Second, the approach is both empirical - and theoretical. This course examines results of electoral behavior (primarily U.S. national and state elections), complemented with competing theoretical approaches which serve to explain and better understand this behavior.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One 2000-word paper. Compensatory time provided.

SS468 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS360 2004 1 1 Y
  SS202 1979 1 2 Y
  SS386 2004 1 2 Y
  SS252 1979 1 3 Y
  SS360 2004 1 3 Y
  SS252 1979 1 4 Y
  SS386 2004 1 4 Y

SS468 (Version 2020-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2025 - 1 1 18 18 11 0 7 N Hours

2027 - 1 1 18 18 5 0 13 Y Hours


SS468 (Version: 2004 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS468 POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 2004 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course provides a broad understanding of the dynamics of political participation. The goals of this course are two-fold. First, it comprehensively examines both individual and group participation, as well as the many ways in which participation manifests itself in the democratic process, namely in the form of electoral (voting, campaigning) and non-electoral behavior ("civicness", group action, etc). As such, this course will include topics in public opinion, the electoral process, and voting behavior. Second, the approach is both empirical - and theoretical. This course examines results of electoral behavior (primarily U.S. national and state elections), complemented with competing theoretical approaches which serve to explain and better understand this behavior.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One 2000-word paper. Compensatory time provided.

SS468 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS360 2004 1 1 Y
  SS202 1979 1 2 Y
  SS386 2004 1 2 Y
  SS252 1979 1 3 Y
  SS360 2004 1 3 Y
  SS252 1979 1 4 Y
  SS386 2004 1 4 Y

SS468 (Version: 1981 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS468 POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 1981 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course provides in-depth study of the dynamics of participation, both in terms of individuals and groups, and the impact of multiple forms of participation on a democratic political process. The question of what constitutes and what the nature of participation is in a democracy is constantly explored. The course seeks to examine the phenomenon and origins of interest group behavior, social movements, voting behavior, public opinion, and electoral politics. While the course will address comparative questions, as well as state and local politics, the primary emphasis will be on the national level of American politics. During the course, the student will participate in a congressional or presidential campaign simulation which will require each individual to make the same kind of strategic and tactical decisions made by campaign managers in pursuit of winning legislative and executive public offices for their candidates.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One 2000-word paper. Compensatory time provided.

SS468 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS360 1975 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y
  SS360 1975 1 2 Y
  SS368 1989 2 3 Y