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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Winter 2023

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PSC 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Making Sense Of 2020 Us Pre El
Ub Seminar-Making Sense Of 2020 Us Pre El YOS Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   10385   Enrollment Capacity:   28
Section:   YOS   Enrollment Total:   18
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   10
Dates:   01/04/2023 - 01/24/2023   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   TBA , TBA
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
What explains the result of the 2020 U.S. presidential election? How can we make sense of a campaign that started long before this November election, beginning with each party's nomination process and culminating with millions of votes cast? How did we get here, with this particular set of candidates and issues at the forefront among the hundreds of other potential candidates and issues? How do candidates, voters, outside groups, and the media navigate the increasingly complex rules that regulate, among other things, campaign finance and voting rights? What can we learn from previous elections that helps us understand the current contest? How did our understanding of campaigns change over the last half century? This course will consider these questions by introducing students to the political science literature on U.S. presidential elections
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  Course Description
The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.
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