Graduate Seminar in American Politics I: Political Behavior

A photo of a young girl in a crowd of people holding up a sign that reads 'Too young to vote, old enough to care' during the 2017 Women's March on Washington.

A young girl holds a sign that reads "Too young to vote, old enough to care" during the 2017 Women's March on Washington. (Courtesy of Liz Lemon on Flickr. This image is in the public domain.)

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MIT Course Number

17.200

As Taught In

Fall 2016

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

Course Description

This graduate-level course focuses on mass political behavior within the American political system. The goal of this course is to give an introduction to some of the major questions in the study of American political behavior, and how people have gone about answering them. The background goal is to help students practice reading work critically, and thinking through the difficulties of social science research, in preparation for individual research projects. The course examines political ideology, public opinion, voting behavior, media effects, racial attitudes, mass-elite relations, and opinion-policy linkages.

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Ariel White. 17.200 Graduate Seminar in American Politics I: Political Behavior. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.


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