Course Details

01:790:250 Topics in Political Science

  • Academic Credits: 1.5
  • Focus area for the major: Half Course, R5 Elective
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  • Syllabus Disclaimer: The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.

Course Description:

RU Voting is a nonpartisan effort administered by the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Its mission is to prepare and encourage Rutgers students to pay attention to politics, register to vote, and turn out on Election Day. The objective of Topics in Political Science: Citizenship & Civic Engagement and the Darien Civic Engagement Project (DCEP) is to link how we think about American politics with the practicalities of politics by focusing attention and effort on youth political participation via RU Voting. As such, it offers an opportunity to gain a rich understanding of the realities of youth political action and its connection to the theoretical underpinnings of American democracy.