Undergraduate-Level Courses

SPI 404 Money and Influence in Policymaking

This course examines the role of money and interest groups’ influence in U.S. policymaking. The two main goals of this class are to: 1) introduce students to contemporary research on how money in politics, specifically campaign finance and lobbying, shapes political representation and policymaking in the United States; and 2) help students make an original contribution to this body of knowledge through their independent junior papers.