About the course

What is the significance of the 2018 midterm elections? How do they fit into the broader electoral process? What do citizens need to know to engage meaningfully with candidates and issues?

This one-credit, intensive, co-taught pop-up course at Northeastern University introduced students to multiple disciplinary perspectives as tools for understanding and addressing topics that emerge in the immediate run up to and aftermath of Election Day. 

Through a mix of brief lectures and hands-on workshops, Aleszu Bajak, a lecturer in the School of Journalism in the College of Arts, Media, and Design, and Costas Panagopoulos, a professor of political science and director of big data and quantitative initiatives at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, introduced students to interdisciplinary frameworks and methods for understanding, analyzing and reporting on the 2018 midterm elections.

The op-eds published here are the final assignments for the course.