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USSC3601: Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.

This unit explores political beliefs and behaviour in the United States. Using survey studies, we explore what Americans know and believe about politics, how their attitudes are formed, and how and why they vote. We look at voting patterns in recent elections and examine how these have been affected by attitudes towards race and party identification.

Code USSC3601
Academic unit United States Studies Centre
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. communicate using oral and written skills
  • LO2. develop research skills
  • LO3. demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills
  • LO4. improve information and data visualisation skills
  • LO5. recognise and understand major theories of American political behaviour
  • LO6. read and interpret public opinion data.