POLS 418 PUBLIC OPINION (3-0-3)(F/S). Examines what the American public thinks about politics, where their political attitudes come from, and why they change over time. Explores why people hold issue positions, party affiliations, and voting preferences, as well as how these attitudes are shaped by current events, the media, campaigns, and other people. PREREQ: POLS 300; or SPS 300 and Political Communication Minor or PERM/INST. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: POLS 300; or SPS 300 and Political Communication Minor or permission of instructor.