Academics

Campaign Management: How To Run and Win

Course Number: GAFL 500

This is a practical course designed to impart the elements of a successful political campaign for public office to the student.  Study will focus on the local campaign and how it is planned for, organized, executed and funded.  Local practitioners will augment course sessions to provide interaction between the student and those who have successfully ran campaigns, raised funds and been elected.  Discussion will include how the larger political environment affects opportunities and strategy as well candidate presentation and preparation.  At the end of the course students will possess the tools needed to structure an effective campaign for political office.

Semesters Offered

Instructor: Wayne A. Smith
Course Section: 023
On-Campus Day(s): Friday, Saturday
On-Campus Time(s):

Fall 2017 on-campus meetings will be held on the following Fridays and Saturdays from 2-5:30pm. This is a half-semester course and occurs second session, November 10 & 11, December 1 & 2.

Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Course Description:

This is a practical course designed to impart the elements of a successful political campaign for public office to the student.  Study will focus on the local campaign and how it is planned for, organized, executed and funded.  Local practitioners will augment course sessions to provide interaction between the student and those who have successfully ran campaigns, raised funds and been elected.  Discussion will include how the larger political environment affects opportunities and strategy as well candidate presentation and preparation.  At the end of the course students will possess the tools needed to structure an effective campaign for political office.

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Contact Information

Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu