POLC21H3 Voting and Elections

Why do some citizens vote when others do not? What motivates voters? This course reviews theories of voting behaviour, the social and psychological bases of such behaviour, and how candidate and party campaigns influence the vote. By applying quantitative methods introduced in STAB23H3 or other courses on statistical methods, students will complete assignments examining voter behaviour in recent Canadian and/or foreign elections using survey data and election returns.
Areas of Focus: Canadian Government and Politics; Comparative Politics

Prerequisite: 

[ STAB23H3 or equivalent] or POL242Y

Exclusion: 

POL314H, POL314Y

Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences