Election 2024 (1S)


The likely Biden-Trump rematch is being called the most consequential election showdown in generations. In this class we will find out why: what are the issues? What are the stakes? What will the outcome mean for the future of our democracy and the US role in the world? In this semester-long class we will not only follow the presidential election closely – the rhetoric, the strategies, and the coverage – but also learn about the mechanics and architecture of American campaigns and elections – money, media, advertising, polling, interest groups, and political parties. We will also cover the contest for control of the House and the Senate.

Note: Honors option available to juniors and seniors.

Open to juniors and seniors and sophomores if space is available.