Penn State offers course focusing on Trump ahead of election

The course called Trump allows students to meet to analyze the Republican presidential nominee's campaign

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State is dedicating an entire course this fall to one person: Donald Trump.

WNEP-TV reports that the one-credit course called Trump allows students to meet for two hours a week to analyze the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign, the democratic process and previous presidential candidates.

The director of the university’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy says Trump is generating a great deal of support through unorthodox means and is discussing issues that raise questions about democratic politics.

Students say they’re discussing what makes him popular and what separates him from other candidates throughout history.

The institute is using the course as a pilot to see if students are interested in taking classes focusing on contemporary topics on a regular basis.

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