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GOVT-424 Campaign Finance (3) Course Level: Undergraduate

Campaign Finance (3) Money in politics is one of the most consistently controversial and compelling topics in American elections. Fundamental issues of free speech, government regulation, and public participation in the democratic process are all related to campaign finance policy and law. Few other areas of American politics and law have evolved in recent years as substantially as campaign finance. This course explores campaign finance in federal elections and public policy and provides an opportunity to learn about an area that is politically, practically, and academically essential to the democratic process. The course examines how campaign finance policy has evolved, the intersection of policy and law, and how money and politics are important in campaigns and governing. Crosslist: GOVT-624. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.