Summer 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

30293 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

This course focuses on American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on what both citizens and governments do, why they do it, and what difference it makes. It examines aspects of the policy process, such as agenda-setting and issue attention cycles, before covering substantive public policy issues such as education, civil rights, health care, energy and the environment, defense, and immigration. The ways in which citizens influence the public policy process through elections, interest groups, and measures of public opinion will also be considered. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor.

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Fall 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

40617 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

An introduction to the concepts basic to an understanding of politics and government with an emphasis on the political systems of the United States. A comparative examination of political processes, decision making institutions and policy issues relevant to the contemporary world. An introduction to basic research methods used in the discipline. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

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POLS 104 - W02 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 326

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

40619 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

An introduction to the concepts basic to an understanding of politics and government with an emphasis on the political systems of the United States. A comparative examination of political processes, decision making institutions and policy issues relevant to the contemporary world. An introduction to basic research methods used in the discipline. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

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Location Time Day(s)
POLS 104 - W03 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

42702 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

An introduction to the concepts basic to an understanding of politics and government with an emphasis on the political systems of the United States. A comparative examination of political processes, decision making institutions and policy issues relevant to the contemporary world. An introduction to basic research methods used in the discipline. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

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Location Time Day(s)
POLS 104 - W04 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43341 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

An introduction to the concepts basic to an understanding of politics and government with an emphasis on the political systems of the United States. A comparative examination of political processes, decision making institutions and policy issues relevant to the contemporary world. An introduction to basic research methods used in the discipline. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

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Location Time Day(s)
POLS 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 327

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

40251 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course focuses on American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on what both citizens and governments do, why they do it, and what difference it makes. It examines aspects of the policy process, such as agenda-setting and issue attention cycles, before covering substantive public policy issues such as education, civil rights, health care, energy and the environment, defense, and immigration. The ways in which citizens influence the public policy process through elections, interest groups, and measures of public opinion will also be considered. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor.

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POLS 225 - 01 World Politics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

40252 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

This course serves as an introduction to the political science sub-fields of comparative politics and international relations. It introduces a range of divergent theories and perspectives concerning world politics and the nature of the contemporary global political system. It also focuses on the interactions between states and the impact of both states and non-state actors (such as international organizations and multinational corporations) on domestic and international outcomes. Themes include globalization and international trade, international security, foreign policy, international law and organizations, developing world, and European politics. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor.

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POLS 275 - L01 American Political Thought M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCB 327

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

40253 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven D. Maloney

The course offers a survey of important American political themes, essays, and writers. Critical foundational documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as debates and speeches central to American political thought, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Gettysburg Address, and great political speeches of the 20th century, are examined. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor.

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POLS 302 - 01 Women and Politics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

42697 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

An examination of the political involvement of women in the United States, including the representation of women, feminism as a social movement, the campaign strategies and styles of women candidates, the election of women to local, state, and national office, and the impact that women make in public office. Differences between women’s and men’s political lives and differences among women will also be explored. Potential explanations for the political underrepresentation of women will be evaluated. Prerequisite: POLS 205 or permission of the instructor.

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POLS 312 - L01 Judicial Process M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

42703 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven D. Maloney

This course delves into both criminal and civil judicial process, and also considers the politics of law and justice. Concepts relating to achieving legal justice are emphasized throughout this course. Additionally, many different players in the process, such as lawyers, judges, juries, and witnesses, and their influence on a case’s outcome, are considered. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor.

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POLS 352 - 01 Politics of Developing World M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCB 326

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

41933 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

A survey of the politics and economy of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Focuses on issues such as colonialism, democratization, human rights, gender, population, poverty, environment, political leadership, economic development and relations between developed and developing countries. Prerequisites: POLS 225 or permission of the instructor.

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POLS 354 - 01 Politics of Post-Soviet States M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

42698 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of political change in general and of the history of the Soviet Union and the fifteen post-Soviet states. General topics include revolution, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, and problems of democratic transition experienced by many states both in and outside of the post-Soviet space. These topics are illustrated with case studies from the former Soviet Union, including Russia, East European and Central Asian states. Prerequisite: POLS 225 or permission of the instructor.

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POLS 424 - D01 Seminar in Int'l Relations - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 326

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

42699 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

Seminars in political science provide an opportunity for students to synthesize and further develop knowledge gained in previous courses and enhance their critical and analytical skills. Students will engage in reading and discussion and undertake a major research project pertinent to the seminar's topic. Specific topics or themes of each seminar will vary. Seminars are offered in each of the sub-fields of the discipline. Prerequisite: Juniors and seniors may enroll in a seminar once they have completed at 300-level course within that subfield, or with permission of the instructor.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10079 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

An introduction to the concepts basic to an understanding of politics and government with an emphasis on the political systems of the United States. A comparative examination of political processes, decision making institutions and policy issues relevant to the contemporary world. An introduction to basic research methods used in the discipline. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

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