2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 332 - Public Opinion and American Democracy

This course examines and assesses the role of public opinion in American democracy. The course emphasizes both the normative and practical aspects of the study of opinion in the American political system. To this extent, it emphasizes both the theoretical aspects (opinion formation, role of opinion in campaigns, elections, policy-making, the current state of research, the history and development of opinion, etc.). In addition, the course focuses on the empirical aspects of opinion (how it is measured, practical aspects of conducting survey research, basics of computerized data analysis, etc.).
Credits: 3