The course will focus on issues and skills related to running for political office at the national level. Students will explore how different roles and strategies contribute to successful campaigns of candidates. Students will research issues facing candidates running for political office, prepare for and participate in simulated exercises that may face a candidate and campaign staff, and learn about the importance of understanding and appealing to divergent points of view.
Students will work in teams of 3 or 4 in order to plan and complete the simulation exercises. They will be assigned roles such as political candidate, campaign manager, scheduler, communications director.
Course Attributes: EN S; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC