With the 2016 U.S. Presidential election approaching, Canadians are being bombarded by the politics of our neighbour to the south. Broaden your understanding of current events through a rich mixture of current events pieces, other readings, and discussions. You will be provided with the framework to understand ‘how we got here’ through a crash-course in American government. We will continue with discussions related to the key issues, personalities, and affiliations involved in the campaign. The electoral map will be a major focus as we approach election time.