Courses

1100

Introduction to American Politics

American flage with the Statue of Liberty under it.Semester | 3 credit units

Introduction to American politics, the institutions and processes by which create public policy, the strengths and weaknesses of the American political systems.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3100 (300), 101, or 101H. This course is available for EM credit. GE soc sci orgs and polities course. SS Admis Cond course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 101


1100H

Introduction to American Politics

American flag waving in the windSemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to American politics, the institutions and processes by which create public policy, the strengths and weaknesses of the American political systems.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3100 (300), 101, or 101H. GE soc sci orgs and polities course. SS Admis Cond course.


1105

American Political Controversies

Donkey and Elephant in suits boxingSemester | 3 credit units

Contemporary challenges to fulfilling the promise of American democracy, including such issues as poverty, discrimination, education, health, environment, and public participation.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 110.


1165

Introduction to Politics

balloons shaped like an elephant and donkeySemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to politics and political science: power, democracy and authoritarianism, political participation, the state, political institutions, subfields of the discipline, and political research methodology.

GEC soc sci organizations and polities course. SS Admins Cond course.


1165H

Introduction to Politics

a donkey and elephant standing on the outline of the United StatesSemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to politics and political science: power, democracy and authoritarianism, political participation, the state, political institutions, subfields of the discipline, and political research methodology.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for EM credit. GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity global studies course.


1200

Introduction to Comparative Politics

an eye with the reflection of the globe in it.Semester | 3 credit units

Introduction to modern nation-states outside the United States: problems of state- and nation-building, representation, conflict, and making of government policy in selected countries.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 100 or 101H. This course is available for EM credit. GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity global studies course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 100


1200H

Introduction to Comparative Politics

multipal national flags Semester | 3 credit units

Introduction to modern nation-states outside the United States: problems of state- and nation-building, representation, conflict, and making of government policy in selected countries.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 100 or 100H. GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity global studies course. SS Admis Cond course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: H100


1300

Global Politics

multipal national flags forming a globeSemester | 3 credit units

Cooperation and conflict in world politics.  Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 105. GEC soc sci human, natural, and economic resources and diversity global studies course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 145


1300H

Global Politics

multipal national flags laying on a table with others on small polesSemester | 3 credit units

Cooperation and conflict in world politics.  Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 145 or 145H. GEC soc sci human, natural, and economic resources and diversity global studies course.


2150

Voters and Elections

Vote ButtonSemester | 3 credit units

Study of US elections, focusing on voter attitudes, group behavior, and political participation.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 201 or 201H. GE soc sci indivs and groups course. SS Admin Cond course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 201


2150H

Voters and Elections

Vote BoxSemester | 3 credit units

Study of US elections, focusing on voter attitudes, group behavior, and political participation.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 201 or 201H. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.


2300

American Foreign Policy

President Obama shaking hands with a leader of a Middle Eastern Country.Semester | 3 credit units

The role of the United States in world politics since the Second World War, emphasizing structural change in economic and political-military relations.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 245 or 245H. GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity global studies course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 245


2300H

American Foreign Policy

the seal of the President of the United State of AmericaSemester | 3 credit units

The role of the United States in world politics since the Second World War, emphasizing structural change in economic and political-military relations.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 245 or 245H. GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity global studies course.


2367

Contemporary Issues in American Politics

bronze bald eagle statue in front of the American flagSemester | 3 credit units

Discussion of and critical writing about controversies in contemporary American politics; aimed at fostering analytical abilities in reading comprehension, oral, and written expression.

Prereq: 101 or 300, and English 110 or 111, and Soph standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 367.01 or 367.01H. GE writing and comm course: level 2 and soc sci orgs and polities course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 367.01


2367H

Contemporary Issues in American Politics

a cartoon of an elephant and donkey butting heads and ready to fightSemester | 3 credit units

Discussion of and critical writing about controversies in contemporary American politics; aimed at fostering analytical abilities in reading comprehension, oral, and written expression.

Prereq: Honors standing, and 101 or 300, and English 110 or 111, and Soph standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 367.01 or 367.01H. GE writing and comm course: level 2.


2400

Introduction to Political Theory

a bust Semester | 3 credit units

An introduction to the field of political theory through classic and contemporary texts and selected case studies.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 210 or 210H. GE soc sci orgs and polities course. SS Admis Cond course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 210


2400H

Introduction to Political Theory

an old paintingSemester | 3 credit units

An introduction to the field of political theory through classic and contemporary texts and selected case studies.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 210 or 210H. GE soc sci orgs and polities course. SS Admis Cond course.


3100

American Politics and Policy Making

different colored prople figures holding up a globe.Semester | 3 credit units

An examination of American political institutions and the policy-making process.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 1100 (101), 1300 (145), or 300.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 300


3115

Introduction to Policy Process

someone highlighting the word policySemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to the workings of policy-making processes within governments, and the use of social science reasoning to evaluate and improve the content of policies.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 305.


3170

Political Psychology

Political Psychology ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Introduces students to political psychology, its development from parent disciplines, its topics and problems, its research results and methods, and their applications to current affairs.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 403 or Psych 403.


3220

Politics of the Developing World

a tibe carring containers on their headsSemester | 3 credit units

A general introduction to the theoretical and substantive literature dealing with the historical development and contemporary characteristics of the new states of Asia and Africa.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 541. GE soc sci human, nat, and econ resources and diversity global studies course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 541


3420

Political Theories of Democracy

Statue of LibertySemester | 3 credit units

An examination of theories of democracy, focusing on normative and descriptive dilemmas such as participation versus liberty in democratic societies.

Prereq: 2400 (210). Not open to students with credit for 571.


3430

Political Theories of Freedom

protester holding up a sign that says "Freedom"Semester | 3 credit units

Provides an overview of the various ways in which the value of human freedom has been understood and pursued in political life.

Prereq: 2100 (210). Not open to students with credit for 570.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 570


3440

Political Theories of Justice

The Scales of Justice statueSemester | 3 credit units

Focuses on debates among political theorists about the meaning of justice; "What is justice?" and "How might we order our world justly?"

Prereq: 2400 (210). Not open to students with credit for 572.


3450

Ethics and Public Policy

a bronze scale sitting on an ethics bookSemester | 3 credit units

Contemporary approaches to public policy evaluation and their ethical foundations, including efficiency, security, rights, welfare, and equity.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 304.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 304


3905

Political Manipulation

man in a suit with an Amican Flag tie and money in his breast pocketSemester | 3 credit units

Examines how political actors manipulate the rules and the salience and availability of information to shift political outcomes in their favor.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 577.


3910

Identity Politics

a political cartoonSemester | 3 credit units

Explores who controls the meaning of identity in society; examining identity from the perspective of liberal, sociological, and social psychological, structuralist, and institutionalist theories.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 547.


3912

Political Leadership

John Boehner Semester | 3 credit units

Establishment of a working definition of political leadership, investigation of recruitment of leaders, analysis of major functions political leaders perform, and assessment of consequences of political leadership.

Prereq: 1100 (100), 1200 (101), or 3100 (300). Not open to students with credit for 612.


4110

The American Presidency

Barack Obama Semester | 3 credit units

An examination of the American presidency, emphasizing the contemporary role of the president, the institutionalized presidency, and theories of presidential behavior.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 501.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 501


4115

Bureaucracy and Public Policy

Bureaucracy and Public Policy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

An examination of bureaucracies as political institutions, and a consideration of their role in several areas of public policy implementation.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 510.


4120

U.S. Congress

U.S. Congress in sessionSemester | 3 credit units

Analysis of legislatures and legislators, with a focus on the U.S. Congress and some attention to state legislatures and representative assemblies in other countries.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 517. GE soc sci orgs and polities course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 517


4125

American State Politics

American State Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Comparative analysis of politics in the American states.

Prereq: 1100 (101) or 3100 (300) or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 507.


4126

Ohio Politics

the state of OhioSemester | 3 credit units

Examination of state politics with special reference to Ohio.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 506.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 506


4127

City Politics

Michael B. ColemanSemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to the governance of urban communities in the United States.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 505.


4130

Law and Politics

scale and gavelSemester | 3 credit units

Analysis of the roles of judges and lawyers as participants in the American political process; analysis of courts as political institutions.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 516.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 516


4132H

Supreme Court Decision Making

Supreme Court JusticesSemester | 3 credit units

Study of explanations for Supreme Court decisions; use of those explanations and independent research to predict justices' positions in current cases.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 521H.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 521


4135

American Constitutional Law

American ConstitutionSemester | 3 credit units

Assessment of the contemporary realities of U.S. governmental authority as interpreted by the judiciary; emphasis on judicial review, case and controversy requirements, and legislative and executive power.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 520.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 520


4136

Civil Liberties

Flags waving in front of the Capital BuildingSemester | 3 credit units

An examination of the civil liberties decisions by American courts, their legal and political bases, and their effects on government and society.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 519.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 519


4137

The Politics of Legal Decision Making

gavel on booksSemester | 3 credit units

An examination of the literature relating social-science theories and research to the law, focusing on the criminal justice system.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 515.


4138

Women and the Law

Woman on a poster saying "We can do it"Semester | 3 credit units

An examination of the legal status of women and the ways in which law affects the situation of women in American society.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 514.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 514


4139

Gun Politics

a gun an bullets sitting on an American FlagSemester | 3 credit units

Examination of the arguments and issues surrounding gun control in the United States.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 518.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 518


4140

Black Politics

on the left Pres. Obama in front of the White House, on the left Martin Luther King Jr. pointing.Semester | 3 credit units

Economic, political, and social constraints on the development of black political power; the efforts made by black people in recent times to organize for effective political action.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 504 or AfAmASt 4504 (504). Cross-listed in AfAmSt.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 504


4145

Asian American Politics

Asian American holding both the Chineese and American FlagsSemester | 3 credit units

An examination of the experiences of Asian Americans in the political process, including public opinion, mass political behavior, elite politics, and contemporary policy debates.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 508. GE diversity soc div in the US course.


4150

American Political Parties

An elephant and Donkey in a ringSemester | 3 credit units

Theories of political parties, party organization, individual voting behavior, nomination and electoral politics, the party in government.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 575. GE soc sci orgs and polities course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 575


4152

Campaign Politics

balloons, and a vote button in front of the American Flag.Semester | 3 credit units

The organization and strategy of American political campaigns; practical politics seen in the light of knowledge about political behavior and public opinion.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 502.


4160

Public Opinion

Public Opinion ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Origins and nature of political attitudes; the content of public opinion; the public's influence on policy-making.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 503.


4162

Religion and American Politics

Religion and American Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Investigates the relationship between politics and religion in America, considering historical context and influence of religion on political culture, coalitions and political behavior.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 576.


4164

Political Participation and Voting Behavior

Political Participation and Voting Behavior ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A study of political participation and its correlates, determinants of the vote decision, and analysis of recent American elections.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 574.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 574


4165

The Mass Media and American Politics

The Mass Media and American Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

An overview of the influence of the mass media on contemporary American politics; primary focus on news media with consideration of entertainment programming.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 509.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 509


4170

Gender and Politics

Gender and Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

An examination of women's participation in political activity, including changes over time in women's political roles and comparison with the roles of men.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 512.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 512


4175

Women, Government, and Public Policy

Women, Government, and Public Policy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

An examination of policymaking on gender-related issues and the impact of women in government.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 513 or WGSSt 4513 (513). Cross-listed in WGSSt.


4190

Political Decision Making and Public Policy

Political Decision Making and Public Policy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Analysis of decision-making processes considering welfare, education, economic, and environmental policy.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 679.


4191

Internship

Internship ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Combines experience in political institutions or policy processes with analysis of that experience in light of relevant scholarly literature.

Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions.


4192

Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis ImageSemester | 3 credit units

An analysis of the policy process emphasizing the determinants of public policy, theories of public choice, and the implementation, impact, and evaluation of policy decisions.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 679.


4200

Politics of Modern Democracies

Politics of Modern Democracies ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A survey of the basic institutions and politics of modern democracies, with emphasis on representativeness and democratic stability.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 535.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 535


4210

Politics of European Integration

Politics of European Integration ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A survey of the politics of European integration since the Second World War; topics include theories of political integration, institutions of the EU, its policies and decision making, common currency, and internal and external relations.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 528.


4212

Southern European Politics

Southern European Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Survey of the emergence and distinguishing characteristics of stable democracies and modern societies in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 532. GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity global studies course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 532


4214

Northern European Politics

Northern European Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Survey of politics in selected countries of Northern Europe, including Britain, France, Germany, and the smaller European democracies; themes include social welfare, corporatism, parties, and party systems.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 534. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


4216

East European Politics

East European Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Systematic comparison of the sources, dynamics, and outcomes of political, economic, and social transformations in the former Communist countries of Eastern Europe.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 530.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 530


4218

Russian Politics

Russian Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Survey of the politics of Russia and the former soviet states with emphasis on democratization, economic reform, institutional development, elites, mass behavior, and ideology.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 533.

Archived Syllabus - Semester Course Fall 2013


4219

European Political Development

European Political Development ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Uses experience of France, Germany, Great Britain, and Italy as foundation for understanding the emergence, functioning, and sustainability of different types of political regimes over time.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 529.


4225H

Democracy in Muslim Majority Countries

Democracy in Muslin Majority Countries ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A seminar on democracy in Muslim majority nations, concentrating on such issues as ethnicity, economic development, and colonialism, and their effects on these countries' political development.

Prereq: Honors and Jr standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 531H.


4230

Chinese Political System

Chinese Political System ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A study of the contemporary political process of Communist China; considerable time will be spent on an analysis of recent political change in China and the process of revolution.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 537.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 537


4231

China: State and Society

China: State and Society ImageSemester | 3 credit units

The 21st-century rise of China and its effects on Chinese politics and society.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 536.


4232

Contemporary Politics of South Asia

Contemporary Politics of South Asia ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A survey of the politics of South Asia since 1947; topics include the development and consolidation of democracy, the role of social cleavages in politics, and economic development and reform.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 539.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 539


4235

Japanese Politics

Japanese Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

The government and politics of Japan, with special emphasis given to the impact of cultural and social patterns on the processes of government with imported political institutions.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 635.


4236

Southeast Asian Politics

Southeast Asian Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Government and politics in the Philippines, Indonesia, Indo-China, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma; problems of this region in relation to world politics.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 636.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 636


4240

Latin American Politics

Latin American Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A study of political processes, institutions, and groups in Latin America, with emphasis on constitutional, geographical, social, and economic environments in which they operate.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 540.01.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 540


4241

Special Topics in Latin American Politics

Special Topics in Latin American Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examination of contemporary political challenges confronting Latin America in the twenty-first century, including globalization, poverty, inequality, and democratic consolidation.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 540.02. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


4242

Incomplete Democracies

Incomplete Democracies ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Explores various forms of violence including electoral violence and political assassination, organized crime, police brutality, and other human rights abuses in Latin America.

Prereq: Soph standing or above. Not open to students with credit for 542 or IntStds 4242 (542). Cross-listed in IntStds.


4249

Domestic Politics of International Conflict

Domestic Politics of International Cooperation ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examination of war and the impact of domestic politics on the war-making decision; influence of domestic institutions and public opinion on leaders' ability/willingness to wage war.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 579.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 579


4262

The New Religious Politics

The New Religious Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

How religious beliefs and practices affect politics in a variety of countries: variation in "church-state" relations; religiously-based political divisions; democracy and religion.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 526.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 526


4270

The Canadian Political System

The Canadian Political System ImageSemester | 3 credit units

The Canadian political system, including institutional, behavioral, socio-economic, cultural, and ideological components, often in comparison with the United States' political system.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 527.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 527


4280

State and Economy

State and Economy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to comparative political economy; relations between the state and the economy, politics and markets, and democracy and capitalism; the consequences of state intervention.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 580.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 580


4282

The Politics of Income Inequality

The Politics of Income Inequality ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Introduces fundamental politics of income inequality and redistribution, including social policy development, redistributional policy differences between countries, and popularity of differing welfare programs.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 582.


4285

The Comparative Politics of the Welfare State

The Comparative Politics of the Welfare State ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Analyzes different kinds of welfare capitalism including social, economic, and political considerations shaping welfare policy; and contemporary welfare reform as an exercise in reallocation, reogranization, and budget-cutting.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 578.


4300

Theories of International Relations

Theories of International Relations ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Various theories of world politics, such as realism, liberalism, long cycles, domestic and bureaucratic politics, and decision-making level theory.

Prereq: 1300 (145). Not open to students with credit for 550.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 550


4310

Security Policy

Security Policy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

National security and military policy issues and trends since 1945; covers containment, deterrence, Vietnam, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and globalization.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 552.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 552


4315

International Security and the Causes of War

International Security and the Causes of War ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examines various issues regarding international conflict and cooperation, including theories of strategic interaction and the causes of war.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 544.


4318

The Politics of International Terrorism

The Politics of International Terrorism ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examines international terrorism's concepts and actors, the motivations and causes of terrorism, the experience of the United States, and tensions between freedoms and security.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 548.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 548


4320

Strategies for War and Peace

Strategies of War and Peace ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examination of how political leaders make decisions, emphasizing such issues as leaders' reasoning processes and the impact of public opinion and foreign policy bureaucracies.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 545.


4326

Russian Foreign Policy

Russian Foreign Policy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Basic concepts about, and choices in, Russian foreign policy; development and presentation of patterns of relations with key nations; major problems in future relationships.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 555.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 555


4327

Politics in the Middle East

Politics in the Middle East ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Politics of Arab-Israeli relations, Perisan Gulf, Islamic fundamentalism, and oil; processes of change and their effects on governments and international relations.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 546.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 546


4330

Global Governance

Global Governance ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examination of emergence and form of global governance, including questions of legitimation, democratization, and enforcement; as well as collective security, humanitarian intervention, and proliferation.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 556.


4331

The United Nations System

The United Nations System ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Activities and potential of the United Nations system in promoting economic well-being, environmental management, resource sharing, social justice, and control of violence.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 551.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 551


4332

Politics of Globalization

Politics of Globalization ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examines globalization's origins, impacts on human welfare, and political conflicts that arise from it, including actions of governments, multinational corporations, and the anti-globalization movement.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 557.


4335

International Environmental Politics

International Environmental Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Theories and debates over sustainable development, environment, and security, and effectiveness of international regimes with a focus on international fisheries management and global climate change.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 559.


4380

Political Analysis of International Economic Relations

a globe sitting on currency from multiple countriesSemester | 3 credit units

Examines the relationship between political and economic events in the international system; topics include global interdependence, inequality, scarce resources, and periphery nation strategies.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 553 or 553H.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 553


4380H

Political Analysis of International Economic Relations

currency from different countriesSemester | 3 credit units

Examines the relationship between political and economic events in the international system; topics include global interdependence, inequality, scarce resources, periphery nation strategies.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 553 or 553H.


4381

Comparative International Political Economy

Comparative International Political Economy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

A survey of foreign economic policies followed by European and other advanced industrial economies since the Napoleonic Wars, with a special emphasis on Britain, France, Germany, the United states, and Japan.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 554.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 554


4411

Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

Ancient and Medieval Political Thought ImageSemester | 3 credit units

The study of major works in ancient and medieval political thought, including texts by Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and others.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 470 or 6411 (670).


4412

Early Modern Political Thought

Early Modern Political Thought ImageSemester | 3 credit units

The study of major works in early modern political thought including texts by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and others.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 471 or 6412 (671).

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 471


4413

Modern Political Thought

Modern Political Thought ImageSemester | 3 credit units

The study of major works in 19th-century political thought, including texts by Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, and others.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 6413 (672) or 472.


4414

Contemporary Political Thought

Contemporary Political Thought ImageSemester | 3 credit units

An advanced undergraduate-level survey of significant debates in contemporary political theory.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 6414 (673) or 473.


4420H

Debating Democracy

Debating Democracy ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Intensive examination of theories of democracy, focusing on normative and descriptive dilemmas such as participation versus liberty in democratic societies.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 565H.


4450H

Politics and Ethics

Politics and Ethics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Explores the relationship between ethical action and political reality, including the problem of "dirty hands" in political theory and the conflicts among ethical frameworks that appear to give rise to it.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 567H.


4455

Human Rights

Human Rights ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Examines human rights, including the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights; coercive enforcement of rights; as well as hunger, violence, persecution, and economic rights.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 564.


4460

American Political Ideas

American Political Ideas ImageSemester | 3 credit units

An analysis of American ideas on law and government, authority and liberty, oligarchy and democracy.

Prereq: 2400 (210). Not open to students with credit for 573.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 573


4553

Game Theory for Political Scientists

Game Theory for Political Scientists ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Provides entry-level understanding of the basic concepts of game theory and how these concepts are applied to the study of political phenomena.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 587.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 587


4597.01

International Cooperation and Conflict

UN delegates in sessionSemester | 3 credit units

An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.

Prereq: Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.01 or 597.01H. GE cross-disciplinary seminar.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 597.01


4597.01H

International Cooperation and Conflict

a U.S. soldier walking with children in a forgein countrySemester | 3 credit units

An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.

Prereq: Honors and Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.01 or 597.01H. GE cross-disciplinary seminar.


4597.02

Political Problems of the Contemporary World

group of malnourishe children Semester | 3 credit units

Critical problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.

Prereq: Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.02, 597.02E, or 597.02H. GE cross-disciplinary seminar.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 597.02


4597.02E

Political Problems of the Contemporary World

wrists crossed with a lugage tag binding them.Semester | 3 credit units

Critical problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.

Prereq: Jr or Sr standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 597.02, 597.02E, or 597.02H. GE cross-disciplinary seminar.


4597.02H

Government and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

globe with the central European countries highlightedSemester | 3 credit units

Critical problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor; and Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.02, 597.02H, or 597.02E. GE cross-disciplinary seminar.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 597.02


4597.03

Gender and Democracy in the Contemporary World

Gender and Democracy in the Contemporary World ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Highlighting perspectives from various contexts across the globe, this course explores issues of gender and democracy in the contemporary world.

Prereq: Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.02, 597.02E, or 597.02H. GE cross-disciplinary seminar.


4781

Techniques of Political Analysis

graphes and stock chartsSemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to research design, nature of data, its generation and analysis; analysis of political variables.

Prereq: One course in political science at the 300 level or above. Not open to students with credit for 485, 485H, 585, or 585H. GE data anly course.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 485


4781H

Techniques of Political Analysis

3-D stock graphSemester | 3 credit units

Introduction to research design, nature of data, its generation and analysis; analysis of political variables.

Prereq: Honors standing. One course in political science at the 300 level or above, and Math 150. Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 485, 485H, 585, or 585H. GE data anly course.


4782

Research Methods in Political Science

Research Methods in Political Science ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Research methods for a variety of political science applications, ranging from data presentation and analysis to legal research.

Prereq: 4551 (485). Not open to students with credit for 586.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 586


4891

Topics in American Politics

Topics in American Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Selected topics in American politics; topics vary by section and instructor.

Prereq: Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


4891H

Honors Seminar in American Politics

Honors Seminar in American Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Intensive study of selected political science topics and issues in a seminar format; topics vary.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: H596


4892

Topics in Comparative Politics

Topics in Comparative Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Selected topics in comparative politics; vary by section and instructor.

Prereq: Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


4892H

Honors Seminar in Comparative Politics

Honors Seminar in Comparative Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Intensive study of selected political science topics and issues in a seminar format; topics vary.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.


4893

Topics in International Politics

Topics in International Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Selected topics in international politics; topics vary by section and instructor.

Prereq: Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


4893H

Honors Seminar in International Politics

Honors Seminar in International Politics ImageSemester | 3 credit units

Intensive study of selected political science topics and issues in a seminar format; topics vary.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.


4894

Topics in Political Theory

booksSemester | 3 credit units

Selected topics in international politics; topics vary by section and instructor.

Prereq: Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


4894H

Honors Seminar in Political Theory

man playing with puppetsSemester | 3 credit units

Intensive study of selected political science topics and issues in a seminar format; topics vary.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.


4895

Topics in Public Policy

the globe in the shape of an appleSemester | 3 credit units

Selected topics in international politics; topics vary by section and instructor.

Prereq: Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


4895H

Honors Seminar in Public Policy

image of a world map with the words such as capacity, health, policy writen across itSemester | 3 credit units

Intensive study of selected political science topics and issues in a seminar format; topics vary.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.


4910

Business-Government Relations

waitress with the image of the Capital Building dome in front of herSemester | 3 credit units

Explores the relationships between business and government, including topics ranging from regulatory politics and legislative lobbying, to trade poliitics and multinational corporations, to business ethics.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 511.


4910H

Business-Government Relations

man wearing blue suit with red and white strip cuffs shaking hands with a man in a buisness suite.Semester | 3 credit units

Explores the relationships between business and government, including topics ranging from regulatory politics and legislative lobbying, to trade poliitics and multinational corporations, to business ethics.

Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 511 or 511H.


4940

The Politics of Immigration

Immigration SignsSemester | 3 credit units

Provides overview of international migration phenomenon: patterns of international migration, reasons for immigration, acceptance of immigrants by governments and public, dynamics of anti-immigrant sentiment.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 543.

Archived Syllabus - Quarter Course: 543


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