This course examines political parties, interest groups, and elections (including campaigns and voting behavior) within the broader context of American politics. It represents a part of the traditional political science inquiry into the question: “Who governs? “Get Out the Vote” strategies and the politics and technologies of election administration are emphasized. Students in this class will take part in off-campus voter registration and serve as Election Judges in local precincts, both of which activities also necessitate attending training sessions conducted by local officials. This course satisfies the ELAW requirement of the Core Curriculum.