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Trump/Pence v. Biden/Harris: Analysis of a Presidential Election (10 Week Course)

Richard Murray

With the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joe Biden has filled the last spot on the national election card. This makes an already classic contest even more interesting as a 55-year-old woman of color joins three old white guys on the national election stage.

For some time it has been evident that this was going to be a very unusual election. More people have been registering and voting than we have seen in any decade. That has a lot to do with the fact that 2020 combines the worst public health crisis in 100+ years; an economy more deeply wounded than we have seen since the 1930s; and the nation wrestling with difficult racial justice and economic inequality issues. In this context, will the electorate decide to extend President Trump's tenure for another four years? Or, unseat a one-term incumbent for the first time since 1992? In addition to these substantive issues, we have great uncertainty as to how the election itself will be conducted amid a raging pandemic, and whether the results will be accepted in a deeply polarized nation.

Finally, Texas is back in play after nearly 50 years of backing Republicans for president. It all adds up to a fascinating Fall - not just for the usual political junkies who watch Fox News and MSNBC, but also for all Americans as we face an election that will set the course of our nation for decades.

Our 10 lectures will follow the contest to the conclusion of voting on November 3rd, analyze the results, and try to determine what it all means for a nation entering the 3rd decade of the 21st century.

Live Zoom Webinar with Q&A.

10 Week Class Schedule

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Semester

$250.00 $200.00

Class Tuition

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.