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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 258 Political Opinion and Participation in the U.S.

This course examines Americans' political views and behaviors, including what citizens think about and do politically, as well as why they make the political choices they do. Topics include the causes and effects of partisanship; whether Americans' political choices are "rational"; who tends to vote (and why); the impact of values and group identities on political choices; political persuasion and influence; and the role of cognition and emotion in political decision-making. [SS]


GOVT 101, or permission of instructor