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Political Science

Topics in Politics: Social Influences on American Political Behavior

Political Science 398 - Spring 2021

No one experiences politics in a bubble. We discuss upcoming elections with our families, we join friends in the streets to protest, and we are exposed to political information (and misinformation) shared with us on social media. This course examines how these influences---the people around us, our social environments, and social media---shape our political attitudes and behaviors. Students will learn how social influence contributes to attitude formation, political participation, and the acquisition of political information and how researchers approach the study of these relationships.
Course Attributes: EN SAS SSC

Section 01

Topics in Politics
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