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POL 302F Topics: Off-Year Congressional Elections: Their Political and Policy Implications

Course Description: This course is designed to explain the dynamics of off-year congressional (U.S. House and U.S. Senate) elections and how they impact future political and public policy decisions. The course explores the most recent off-year elections and places them in an historical and political context. The course reviews and considers the various theoretical, political and statistical explanations which have been offered to explain off-year electoral outcomes. The course also considers the impact off-year elections have on both the House and Senate, the presidency, and American public policy.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring, even years .

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

POL 111 Min Grade D