Blending Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Teaching Political Campaigns

Andre Pierre Audette


Most undergraduate political science departments have some version of a course on political campaigns, elections, and voting. These courses often take one of two routes: focusing on history and theory or on the practical application of campaign science. The course presented here blends the two approaches, which I suggest is a pedagogically useful dynamic that is popular among students and promotes critical thinking about current political events.


Political science; political campaigns; current events; civility

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