Mar 21, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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POLS 4065 - Public Opinion, Political Participation, and Protest

Examines the nature and content of individual and mass political opinion and behavior with an emphasis on explanations of opinion changes, the connection between political opinion and political participation and protest activities, and the consequences of various forms of political behavior for government and democracy.

Requisites: 9 Hours in POLS
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the processes of opinion formation and change as well as the causes and consequences of political participation and political protests.
  • Evaluate the quality of public opinion polls, focusing in particular on questionnaire design and sampling procedures.
  • Summarize key elements of empirical research on political behavior including public opinion, participation and protest.
  • Test theories of individual political opinion, individual political participation, and protest activity by analyzing recent data on political behavior.

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