Course offerings for Spring 2023

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Graduate Student Spring 2023 Course Offerings

POLITSC 7095.02
Prospectus and Professional Development
3 credit units, Semester
Advanced course to prepare graduate students to write dissertation prospectus.

POLITSC 7140
Race and Ethnicity
3 credit units, Semester
An examination of the role of race and ethnicity in American politics, including public opinion, political incorporation, electoral behavior, and minority representation. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 707.01 or 707.02.

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 7200
Basic theories in the Study of Comparative Politics 

3 credit units, Semester 
Examination of such concepts and theories as structural-functional analysis, general systems theory, and sociocultural systems as determinants of governmental structures. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 725.

POLITSC 7208
State-Building

3 credit units, Semester 
Where do national states come from? How strong are they? Course surveys contemporary answers to both questions, examining political, military-strategic, ecological, and cultural explanations for formation and development of national states in Europe. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 726.

POLITSC 7300
Theories of International Relations

3 credit units, Semester
Examination of such basic concepts and theories as equilibrium models, balance of power, national interest, geopolitical configurations. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 745.

POLITSC 7320
Foreign Policy Design

3 credit units, Semester
Problems of designing foreign policy, including organizational, contextual, economic, and public opinion constraints; how to create an information retrieval system to aid decision-making. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 756.

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 7499
Selected Topics in Political Theory

3 credit units, Semester
Intensive joint readings and discussions concentrating upon one of the major themes, problems, or movements in political theory; topic information available from instructor. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 766.

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 7560
Inferential Network Analysis 

3 credit units, Semester 
This course presents inferential statistical models for network data in detail. The course will integrate theoretical discussions with practical examples and software code to perform analyses.

POLITSC 7681
Formal Theories of Politics I

3 credit units, Semester
Major approaches used in modeling politics, including social choice, game theory, and probability models. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 680.

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
Writing and Publishing in Political Science

3 credit units, Semester 
Students work on a pre-existing draft of a paper and develop a polished piece of research suitable for journal submission.

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.