OCTOBER 15, 2002

COURSE CALENDAR & ASSIGNMENTS
CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS -- OCTOBER 2002

Note: A number of candidates for office have been invited to visit our class.
Candidate schedules are always in flux.
Students should anticipate changes in our schedule to accommodate guests.

WEEK #1
§§ MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00 a.m. Introductions and Assignments

Introduction to Parties & Elections: read Rakove, "Introduction," #1 [43];
Maisel #1 [28]

Party History & Organization:
read Maisel #2-3 [62];
Rakove #2 [36]

Political Participation: read Maisel #4 [34];
Rakove #3 [30]

Theories of Voting Behavior & Interest Group Influence:
read Maisel #5-6 [62]
guest: Dr. Julie Thomas, candidate for Congress
about 10:30
1:00 p.m. Video:
So You Want to Be President
Finding Census and Election Data with Corey Williams Green, 2 p.m. in the Library
Video: Taking on the Kennedys
Video: The Choice 2000 Simulation Preview: read all materials supplied
WEEK #2
§§ MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.

Local, State & Congressional Nominations:
read Maisel #7 [32]
guest: Mr. Doug Gross, candidate for Governor

Campaign Research Assignment: Part I DUE

Local, State & Congressional Elections:
read Maisel #8 [46]

Presidential Nominations: read Maisel #9 [58]

Presidential Elections:
read Maisel #10 [56]; Rakove #6 [34]

Election 2000: Court & Constitution: read Rakove, #4-5 [96]

1:00 p.m. Campaign Simulation, Week #1 Campaign Simulation, Week #2 Campaign Simulation, Week #3 Campaign Simulation, Week #4

Campaign Simulation, Week #5

Members of Panel #1 meet with Craig

WEEK #3
§§ MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.

Panel #1
: Class & Party in American Politics.

 

Panel #2:
Voting Hopes or Fears?

Campaign Research Assignment: Part II DUE

Campaign Finance: read Maisel #11 [44]

guest: Mr. Ro Foege, candidate for Iowa House

The Media: read Maisel #12 [28]

Video: Classics of Political Television

Panel #3: Feeding Frenzy
1:00 p.m. Campaign Simulation, Week #6

Members of Panel #2 meet with Craig

Campaign Simulation, Weeks #7 & 8 Video: Washington's Other Scandal Campaign Simulation, Weeks #9 & 10

Members of Panel #3 meet with Craig

 
WEEK #4
§§ MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.

Governing:
read Maisel #13 [38]

guest: Mr. Tim Harthan, candidate for U.S. Senate

Personnel Evaluations and Post-mortem Due

Conclusions: read Maisel #14 [18]; Rakove"Afterword" [16]

guest: Mr. Bob Dvorsky, candidate for Iowa Senate

Panel #4:
Politics by Other Means

 

 

make-up work due by NOON unless you have been granted an incomplete
1:00 p.m.

Video: Vote for Me, Part I

Members of Panel #4 meet with Craig

Video: Vote for Me, Part II
Campaign Research Assignment: Part III DUE by 5 p.m. HAPPY
PRE-HALLOWEEN BLOCK BREAK

 
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