Geography of US Elections
by Stanford Continuing Studies Program
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This map-intensive course explores the geography of US elections (both past and present), and challenge the suggestion that we are simply divided into a “Red America” and “Blue America.” It’s really much more complicated than that. Offered by Stanford’s Continuing Studies program.
|1||VideoIntroduction to the Geography of United States Elections||Professor Martin Lewis provides an overview of the Geography of United States Elections. (October 6, 2008)||10/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Video1. Basic Principles of Political Geography (October 15, 2008)||Professor Lewis covers the basic principle of political geography; the "red and blue" map of the United States; different ways of mapping U.S. presidential elections; and differences in voting behavior between national elections. (October 15, 2008)||10/15/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Video2. U.S. Presidential Elections From 1789 to 1916 (October 20, 2008)||Professor Lewis discusses presidential elections from 1789 through 1916 in a geographical context. (October 20, 2008)||10/22/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||Video3. U.S. Presidential Elections from 1920 to 1996 (October 27, 2008)||Professor Lewis discusses the geographical history of recent presidential elections in the United States, beginning with 1920 and continuing on to 1996, which he elaborates upon extensively.||10/29/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Video4. U.S. Presidential Elections from 1972 - Present (November 3, 2008)||Professor Lewis discusses the geographical history of recent presidential elections in the United States, beginning with 1972 and continuing on to 2004, which he elaborates upon extensively. (November 3, 2008)||11/5/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Video5. The 2008 Election (November 10, 2008)||Professor Lewis discusses the geographical outcomes of the presidential, Senate, and House races in the 2008 election. (November 10, 2008)||11/12/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
I found the course to be incredibly in-depth. Lewis utlilizes a lot of detailed maps, but when he uses them, they fill up the whole screen, so they're easy to see. One downside to this is that you can't see him gesturing at different parts of the maps, but I still found them easy to follow. The sound quality is also very good, and Lewis is a splendid lecturer. Highly recommended.