New Course for Winter 2017
CMNS 399: Election Campaign Management
Thursdays from 5:30pm to 9:10pm
Governments have a profound impact on how societies develop and change, ranging from social attitudes to creation and distribution of wealth to how people interact with the natural environment. Although universities focus intently on the impacts and behaviours of governments and even the mechanisms by which they are elected, few courses delve into the unique and fascinating world of how election campaigns are actually crafted, funded, and deployed from an insider’s perspective.
As a special topics course, CMNS 399: Election Campaign Management gives students an inside look at election campaigns and how elections are won and lost. From ground-level local campaigns, all the way to how a campaign headquarters operates, CMNS 399 will explore the experience of candidates and campaign managers, looking at the strategy and tactical mechanics of election campaigns in BC, leading up to the provincial election for May of 2017. This course will be heavily focused on real-world examples and experiences with an emphasis on applied, student-led learning.