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MAPL 663

Campaigns and Elections

4 Graduate credits
Effective January 12, 2015 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

MAPL 663 is designed to give students an in-depth and practical look at the campaigns necessary to win elections. In combination with guest lecturers, the class will look at both local, state and national campaigns and elections. Students will examine case studies if what has and has not worked and will hear firsthand from the people who were on the scene and making decisions. Students will also be exposed to the mechanics and operation of running a campaign for local office.

Learning outcomes


  • The course will be conducted in a seminar/facilitator format. In general classes will include some lecture, guest presenters, small group activities, and discussion. This format allows for best use of student knowledge and experience and is dependent on student participation.