Course offerings for Spring 2022

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Graduate Student Spring 2022 Course Offerings

POLITSC 7160
Public Opinion
3 credit units, Semester
Intensive analysis of literature on selected topics in public opinion. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 703.

POLITSC 7193.01 
American Politics 

1-10 credit units, Semester 
Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 cr hrs or 36 completions. This course is graded S/U.

POLITSC 7193.02
Comparative Politics

1-10 credit units, Semester
Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 cr hrs or 36 completions. This course is graded S/U.

POLITSC 7193.03
International Politics

1- 10 credit units, Semester
Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 cr hrs or 36 completions. This course is graded S/U.

POLITSC 7193.04
Political Theory

1-10 credit units, Semester
Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 cr hrs or 36 completions. This course is graded S/U.

POLITSC 7193.05
Political Methodology

1-10 credit units, Semester
Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 cr hrs or 36 completions. This course is graded S/U.

POLITSC 7260
Authoritarian Politics

3 credit units, Semester 
Familiarizes students with basic theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of authoritarian politics; introduces classic and cutting edge research.

POLITSC 7334
International Organization: Rationalist Approaches

3 credit units, Semester 
Comprehensive view of international governmental, non-governmental, and business organizations; their roles in solving problems such as poverty, war, pollution; particular attention to the United Nations system. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 759.

POLITSC 7400
Fundamental Concepts in Political Theory

3 credit units, Semester
A graduate survey of the scope, concepts, and methods of political theory, examining important debates throughout political science through works of both canonical and contemporary thinkers. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 763.

POLITSC 7552
Quantitative Political Analysis: II

3 credit units, Semester
Descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on multivariate analysis; additional topics offered as desired and possible: scaling, index construction, sampling, measurement reliability. Prereq: 7551. Not open to students with credit for 686.

POLITSC 7700
Foundations of Political Psychology

3 credit units, Semester
Overview of the field of political psychology; causes, dynamics, and consequences of human thinking and action in politics. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 806.

POLITSC 7780
Political Science Research Methods

3 credit units, Semester
Introduction to political science research with emphasis on survey and experimental designs, data generation techniques, data processing, and computer utilization. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 684.

POLITSC 7781
Text as Data

3 credit units, Semester 
Social interaction and conflict comprises the artful (and sometimes painfully in-artful) use of language. This course explores emerging statistical methods for extracting important signals from language stored as text. Topics include text collection and processing; dictionary methods; topic modeling; document clustering; deep learning; and concomitant computational and mathematical challenges.

POLITSC 7785
Experimental Design

3 credit units, Semester
Experimental methods appropriate for research in political psychology. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 805.

POLITSC 7788
Selected Topics in Political Methodology

3 credit units, Semester 
An intensive examination of special topics in political methodology. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

POLITSC 7905
Political Institutions

3 credit units, Semester 
This class is an entry-level graduate class into the study of political institutions. The class aims to provide an overview of the field and a foundation upon which students can begin to teach themselves additional works in this literature.

POLITSC 7910
Identity Politics

3 credit units, Semester 
Explores origins, reproduction, and effects of social identity from perspectives of self, group, society, and state. Includes examination of nation, ethnicity, gender, and race in identity politics. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 737.

POLITSC 8781
Research in American Politics

3 credit units, Semester 
Development and execution of a research design on a selected topic in American politics; consultation on substantive and methodological problems offered by faculty. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

POLITSC 8999
Dissertation Research in Political Science

1-12 credit units, Semester 
Research for dissertation purposes only. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.