Learning Objectives

  1. Consider the many forms of political participation that individuals may undertake and the ways in which participation on one issue may also involve actions on other issues.
  2. Describe the traditional and nontraditional forms of political participation in American representative democracy.
  3. Identify individual, legal, and election-specific factors affecting voter turnout.
  4. Consider the ways in which acting in one space may lead others to act as well, including elected representatives.
  5. Evaluate the ways in which political participation by young adult Americans may challenge traditional assumptions.