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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


GOVT 83.01 US Presidential Primaries

In this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of United States presidential primaries, caucuses and the presidential nominating process. Students will learn how campaigns use data to target voters, the strategies behind scheduling primaries and caucuses, the impact of debates and campaign communication on primary and caucus outcomes, the history, structure and importance of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary as well as how these events change candidate momentum. Students will also explore models that seek to predict presidential nominees long before the delegates are counted and the strategy behind selecting a vice presidential running mate. Students will study history and data as well as closely analyze the 2016 presidential nominating process to learn how a presidential nominee is made.

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Offered

Not offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.