Governing America (HIS2257.01)

Eileen Scully

Who’s running America, how, and to what ends? To get at these questions, we will conduct a wide-ranging overview of American governance. With an eye on the 2020 general election, our focus will be on political parties, the electoral college, campaign strategies, voting rights, congressional representation, “dark money,” social media politicking, and emerging cyber-threats to representative democracy. Taking a longer view, we will explore challenges to the status quo, and interesting initiatives to form a more perfect union. As a required element of the course, we will regularly join Thursday evening sessions of the course  APA 2319: Running for President in 2020. Weekly readings, discussion posts, response papers, collaborative activities, presentations.

Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 6:30PM-10:10PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 21
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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