Political Science 331

Library Course Assessment for Political Science 331
April 7, 2008
revised April 28, 2008

Total Cost


This is the Library's course assessment for POL 331Campaigns and Elections in the United States. This elective course will be offered on the Burnaby campus every fall semester with an expected enrolment of 68 students.

The Library has some collections to support this course, but monograph collecting is currently inadequate. Of 20 books listed on the course reading list, only two are now in the SFU Library collection. In addition to acquiring a copy of each of the books on the reading list, the Library will need to purchase and keep current a core collection of material on this topic.

The Library's collection of serials and bibliographic tools is sufficient to support this course. Costs associated with the additional book collecting required, both one-time and ongoing, are detailed below.

Congressional Districts in the 2000s: A Portrait of America (Hardcover) by CQ Press Editors (Editor) Hardcover: 1173 pages Publisher: CQ Press (January 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 1568028490 ISBN-13: 978-1568028491 $242

Change and Continuity in the 2004 and 2006 Elections (Paperback) by Paul R. Abramson (Author), John H. Aldrich (Author), David W. Rohde (Author) Paperback: 426 pages Publisher: CQ Press (March 15, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0872894150 ISBN-13: 978-0872894150 $46

Change and Continuity in the 2000 and 2002 Elections (Change and Continuity Series) (Paperback) by Paul R. Abramson (Author), John H. Aldrich (Author), David W. Rohde Author) Paperback: 372 pages Publisher: CQ Press (March 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 568027427 ISBN-13: 978-1568027425 $38

Campaigns in the 21st Century (Critical Topics in American Government Series) (Paperback) by Richard Semiatin (Author) Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (April 28, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0072453621 ISBN-13: 978-0072453621 $43

Congress and Its Members (Congress and Its Members) (Paperback) by Roger H. Davidson (Author), Walter J. Oleszek (Author), Frances E. Lee (Author) Paperback: 498 pages Publisher: CQ Press; 11 edition (July 16, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 087289357X ISBN-13: 978-0872893573 $57

The Road to the White House 2008 (Paperback) by Stephen J. Wayne (Author) Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 8 edition (June 27, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0495096326 ISBN-13: 978-0495096320 $54

The Almanac of American Politics, 2006 (Almanac of American Politics) (Paperback) by Michael Barone (Author), Richard E. Cohen (Author) Paperback: 1920 pages Publisher: National Journal Group/Univ. of Chicago Press; Rev Ed edition (August 15, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0892341122 ISBN-13: 978-0892341122 $72

The Almanac of American Politics, 2008 (Almanac of American Politics) (Paperback) by Michael Barone (Author), Richard E. Cohen (Author) Paperback: 1850 pages Publisher: National Journal Group (September 30, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0892341173 ISBN-13: 978-0892341177 $77

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process (Parties & Elections in America) (Paperback) by Brewer Mark (Author) Paperback: 512 pages Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; 5 edition (October 28, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0742547647 ISBN-13: 978-0742547643 $62

Politics, Parties, and Elections in America (Paperback) by John F. Bibby (Author), Brian F. Schaffner (Author) Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 6 edition (February 1, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0534601324 ISBN-13: 978-0534601324 $73

Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections (Paperback) by Robert E. DiClerico (Author) Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (February 7, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0130400300 ISBN-13: 978-0130400307 $34

Elections A to Z, 3rd edition Bob Benenson Editor CQ PRESS Date: 09/17/2007 ISBN: 978-0-87289-366-5 Pages: 665 $88

Historical Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections 1788-2004 J. Clark Archer, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Stephen J. Lavin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Kenneth C. Martis, West Virginia University Fred M. Shelley, Southwest Texas State University CQ PRESS Date: 10/02/2006 ISBN: 978-1-56802-955-9 Pages: 256 $163

America at the Polls 1920-2004, 2-volume set Alice McGillivray, Elections Research Center Richard Scammon, Elections Research Center Rhodes Cook, CQ Press Date: 12/21/2005 ISBN: 978-1-56802-978-8 Pages: 2288 $386

Guide to U.S. Elections, 5th edition, 2 - volume Set CQ PRESS Date: 11/17/2005 ISBN: 978-1-56802-981-8 Pages: 1976 $376

Statistical History of the American Electorate Jerrold G. Rusk, University of Illinois at Chicago CQ PRESS Date: 01/01/2001 ISBN: 978-1-56802-364-9 $82

Guide to the Presidency 4th ed . SET Michael Nelson, Rhodes College CQ PRESS Date: 07/02/2007 ISBN: 978-0-87289-364-1 Pages: 1969 $366

Total one-time costs: $2,259 The Library and the department of Political Science will share these costs over the coming years, and add the required books as we are able. The instructor of the course is aware that not all titles on this list will be available when the course is first offered.

Although the Library is actively collecting from our major US book wholesaler in this subject area, standing orders from CQ Press will need to be established at an average cost of $1,000 per year. This ongoing cost can be accommodated within the existing allocation for Political Science.