POLS-Y316: Public Opinion and Participation

POLS-Y316 — Spring 2021

Sean Byrne
Online - HD distance video and online
Days and Times
Monday and Wednesday, 1:10–2:25 p.m.
Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the literature on public opinion and participation. We begin by examining how public opinion is measured and conceptualized. We then discuss how opinions are formed, how much people know about politics and how media, political elites, and current events can shape public opinion. We finally look at whether public opinion matters in policymaking and citizen participation in politics.