This fall, University of Delaware students can advance their expertise in American politics with the one-credit Topics in Political Communication course, "Midterm Matters: From Hollywood to Reality." As part of the National Agenda program, the pass/fail course examines the election process through films, documentaries, and lectures. In addition to the in-class lecture and film series, students in the course must attend the National Agenda 2018 speaker series and Delaware Debates. The film series portion of the course, National Agenda events, and Delaware Debates are also open to the community, free of charge. The Center for Political Communication director, Nancy Karibjanian, teaches the class on Wednesday evenings, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Look for COMM/POSC/LEAD/UAPP 337, Topics in Political Communication, in UD's course catalog. Please call 302-831-7771 for more information.
The eighth annual National Agenda program, "Midterm Matters," will focus on all things related to the midterm elections, addressing the importance of voter and civic engagement in midterm elections, campaign strategy, news coverage, election cybersecurity, polling, and more. Five events will feature top speakers from across the country, and Delaware Debates will provide a forum for the state's major candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The speaker series and Delaware Debates will take place at the historic Mitchell Hall Auditorium on the University of Delaware's Newark campus on Wednesday evenings.
Students in the course must attend the class on Wednesday evenings at the UD Library Viewing Room or Mitchell Hall Auditorium on the following dates and times:
September 5, 7 p.m. (UD Library)
September 12, 7:30 p.m. (Mitchell)
September 19, 7 p.m. (UD Library)
September 26, 7:30 p.m. (Mitchell)
October 3, 7 p.m. (UD Library)
October 10, 7:30 p.m. (Mitchell)
October 17, 6:30 p.m.: Delaware Debates (Mitchell)
October 24, 7:30 p.m. (Mitchell)
November 7, 7 p.m. (UD Library)
November 14, 7:30 p.m. (Mitchell)
November 28, 7 p.m. (UD Library)