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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 104 - W02 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 204

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

40619 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

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

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:

Daniel Habchi

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

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 104 - W04 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 327

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

43341 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Daniel Habchi

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

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC LL19

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC LL19

Course Registration Number:

40251 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

JRC 414

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

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20520 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven D. Maloney

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

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 104 - W02 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22451 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 104 - W03 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20521 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20258 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 225 - 01 World Politics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20259 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 298 - 01 Topics: POLS Research Methods M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22457 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 301 - W01 Pol. Identity & Participation - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22452 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

This course focuses on how and why people participate in politics in the United States, with an emphasis on how intersecting identities of citizens affect measures of political behavior, including partisanship, voting, and other forms of political involvement. Relevant identities include those rooted in race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Prerequisite: POLS 205 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 313 - W01 Constitutional Powers of Gov't M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22456 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven D. Maloney

This course uses Supreme Court decisions primarily involving the first three articles of the Constitution to learn about the powers of both the federal and state governments in the United States. Questions of power, authority, and legitimacy are addressed throughout the course, both with respect to individual branches of government as well as interactions between the branches. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor. Junior or senior standing strongly recommended.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 321 - 01 Comparative Foreign Policy M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22454 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

Examines the various theoretical approaches and frameworks that inform foreign policy decisions and behavior. Emphasis is placed upon the analysis of the domestic and external determinants of foreign policy in a comparative context. The theoretical approaches and frameworks are applied to the study of foreign policy of countries like Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, and South Africa. Prerequisites: POLS 225 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 326 - 01 Intl Law & Organization - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22453 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

This course examines the ways in which state behavior is affected by international norms, international legal documents, and international organizations like the United Nations. It also looks closely at the ways in which states, individuals, and power relations shape the nature and objectives of international law and organizations. International law and organizations can be a force for good in the world; however, there is also the potential for “pathological behavior” to emerge in international organizations and their member states. This course aims to look beyond the simple explanations for IO pathologies and into the deeper causes and potential remedies for those pathologies. Prerequisite: POLS 225 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 404 - D01 Seminar in American Poltics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22455 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)