Nov 30, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SST 520 - Comparative Elections, Parties, and Voting


This will be a course on elections, political parties, and voting behavior. Top themes addressed will be different electoral systems and party systems, why and how people vote, and regional comparisons. 2020 is an election year in the U.S., and a class about elections, voting, and political parties is highly relevant to students’ lives as they watch the presidential election. Considering the increasing divisiveness in American politics over recent years, it is important for students to understand the history and legacy of our electoral systems and how they can affect political discourse and the quality of democracy.



Credits: 3



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