The 2024 US Election in Real Time

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Politics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
2024 Election in Real Time
Fall 2024
Taught By: David Plotke
Section: A

CRN: 17234

Credits: 4

The proportion of ELC students who might vote for Donald Trump for President in 2024 does not exceed 20%, and it might be less than half that. Many students have never had any sustained interaction with a Trump supporter, beyond an uncomfortable conversation at a large Thanksgiving dinner. From Manhattan, the country where Trump has exceeded 45% of the popular vote in the last two elections and seems likely to do so again can seem far away. This course follows the path of the 2024 presidential campaign, paying due attention to its twists and surprises. Our main question is: how can a candidate facing so many trials and stigmas be making a serious successful run for President? We look at the sources of Trumpist and Republican strength. We avoid accounts that attribute Trump’s strength to the terrible taste of the American people, where ‘terrible’ is only code for the parts of Trumpism one most dislikes.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Politics (POL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:04am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024