User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


62° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Class Analyzes Election Results

November 3, 2010, 6:05 PM by Katie Janssen

Class Analyzes Election Results
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Campaigns were analyzing the numbers Wednesday, and so are some students at Augustana College. Students in the persuasive campaigns class are dissecting the election results, and they're not really surprised by what they saw.

The post-election examination brought about some good discussion. Students in the persuasive campaigns class at Augustana watched carefully as Republicans stole the show.

"You heard people talking, 'Is it going to be a small wave, a tidal wave, or a tsunami,' Augustana junior Dirk Tedmon said.  “And I think they really hit the tsunami mark."

"I think when it's going bad for one party, they go for the other party, so that wasn't too surprising," Cassandra Carlson, a senior, said.

Through the class, students have learned to look at campaigns with a critical eye and identify the different strategies that are put into play.

"How they go about advertising and how they go about setting themselves up to look in a certain light or a certain perspective," Carlson said.

The class not only helped the students understand the information, but also apply it.

"Put a theory and a strategy behind the way things work,” Tedmon said. “You can see the basics like, 'OK, this campaign's trying to scare me into voting for somebody.'"

Students say they signed up for the class at the perfect time, to coincide with the elections, and as a result, they're automatically more interested in what happened at the polls.

"Because of this class, I've gotten a lot more involved,” Carlson said.

The class deals with more than just politics; it also looks at public health and government campaigns.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Highway Investigating Cause Of Concrete Truck Crash

4/22/2015 9:39 AM

The South Dakota Highway Patrol said a Concrete Materials truck left the road for unknown reasons.

Full Story
Unlikely Bond Found After Tragedy

4/27/2015 6:45 AM

The plane carrying the pilot and three cattlemen returning from Hereford, Texas to Gettysburg crashed one year ago today.

Full Story
Native American Actors Walk Off Adam Sandler Movie Set

4/24/2015 11:30 AM

Loren Anthony is one of nearly a dozen actors who walked off Adam Sandler's "Ridiculous Six" movie set on Thursday, which is filming in ...

Full Story
Roosevelt High School Student Faces Drug Charges

4/27/2015 11:16 AM

After searching the vehicle, police found a backpack with 41.9 grams of marijuana with bags, scales, 2 pills of Hydrocodone, and a bottle of alcohol.

Full Story
Rape Charges Against SD Teacher Dismissed

4/23/2015 11:08 AM

Rape charges have been dismissed against a teacher and former Canton city council member.

Full Story


Events