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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLSCI 310 - Money in Politics

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

This course will examine the role of money in American politics and the various ways in which political actors participate in the financing of campaigns. The course will examine the development of the modern campaign finance system by reviewing the major constitutional, statutory, and regulatory decisions that form the framework of the system. The course will pay particular attention to “dark money” - money that is given through legal structures that allow the identities of the givers to be kept secret from the general public. Finally, it will consider alternatives for reform.

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credits or permission of instructor