The Presidential Election Process Explained

Dates: November 11, 2021

Meets: Th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Zoom Online

Registration Fee: $29.00

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Political Science Noncredit Certificate
Learn about political systems and their history in this engaging online learning environment. Students will explore contested elections, the role and power of the three branches of government and analyze the election process. Upon completion of Contested Elections, Powers of the Three Branches of Government and The Presidential Election Process Explained, students will have a deeper understanding of the forces that shape law, society and the economy.

The Presidential Election Process Explained
Can a candidate win more votes than their opponent and still lose the Presidency? It has happened twice in the last 20 years. Explore the Primary Election, General Election and Electoral College. Gain a historical perspective on why the United States uses the Electoral College and analyze if it's an outdated system or vital to the election process. Additionally, students will  propose their own solutions on how to conduct Presidential elections.


Students will utilize the Zoom conferencing application to complete this course. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent via email at least one day prior to the class start date. Students must provide a valid email address to receive the meeting invitation to enter the Zoom virtual classroom. To view/update your email address, visit and log on to your "Existing Account". After you log on, you will be taken to your "My Account" page. Once the page loads, click on "Profile." You can update your email address and any other information on your "Profile" page. If you make any changes to your information, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Update Account" to save your changes.
Fee: $29.00

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Divine Shelton

Divine W. Shelton, MPA, MA (he/him/his) serves as a Public Health Project Coordinator for CityMatCH. This Omaha, Nebraska, native attended Creighton University receiving his Bachelor of Art in Philosophy. Divine went on to Saint Louis University where he earned a Dual Masters in Public Administration and Political Science.

While in St. Louis, Divine worked on retention programs to retain black male students at Saint Louis University and Lincoln Universities. He served in various capacities during his seven years in St. Louis from: working for a large housing non-profit, city government, and a youth homeless shelter.

Prior to joining CityMatCH, Divine served on the St. Louis staff of United States Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri where he gained experience working in public policy, government, federal grant, community outreach, day to day operations of high profile programs, negotiation and program implementation.

Divine joined the organization in 2019, and looks forward to learning from the staff at CityMatCH while seeking health equity for disenfranchised and marginalized communities nationwide.

In his spare time Divine spends time with his family, enjoys running with his husky, and lifeguarding.


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