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POL - 322
Public Opinion and American Politics

(3 cr.) - Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

This course explores the structure and dynamics of American Public opinion, providing a broad-based introduction to the forces that shape citizens’ social and political attitudes in the contemporary United States.  The content of the course will focus on three major areas: definitions of public opinion and theories of opinion formation, how public opinion is influenced and how it in turn influences governmental policy, and public opinion in specific areas of the contemporary American political scene.




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