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Matthew A Barreto
POL S 299
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Political Science

Examines a different subject or problem of current interest within the discipline.

Class description


This class will go beyond text books and articles, and provide students with a hands-on opportunity to learn what constitutes public opinion, how it changes, and how it influences American politics. In addition to some light course readings, students will design their own short public opinion survey, pre-test the survey, and then eventually run the survey with a live group of registered voters in Washington state, using the political science survey research center. Following the data collection, students will learn how to manage, and analyze the data, and present their findings to the class.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Meera Roy
Date: 08/24/2010