Blending Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Teaching Political Campaigns



Political science, political campaigns, current events, civility


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.

Author Biography

Andre Pierre Audette, Monmouth College

Andre Audette is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Monmouth College.


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