Spring 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - 01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 235

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 235

Course Registration Number:

20610 (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 - 02 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

20611 (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 Intro Amer Publ Pol Process M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 118

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

20301 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven D. Maloney

A survey of the way public policy is made in the American political system including agenda-setting, formulation of alternative policy choices, representation of interests and selection and implementation of policy options. Public policy case studies will be used as illustrations. Students also will be introduced to data analysis as a tool for policy evaluation. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 225 - 01 Intro to World Politics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 231

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

20302 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

An overview of the contemporary international political system that examines the nature of power in global politics, particularly the transition from a bipolar to a post-cold war world. Emphasis is given to the changing relationships among the great powers, such as the United States and Russia, and to the interaction between the industrialized democracies of the North and the less-developed states of the South. Issues that cut across international politics - arms proliferation, the debt crisis, terrorism, resurgent nationalism - are examined. The course also analyzes the role and impact of non-state actors, such as the United Nations and multi-national corporations, on the international system. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 302 - 01 Women and Politics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 329

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

21430 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

An examination of the political involvement of women. Topics include: 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 differences that women make in public office. Emphasis is on women in the United States, but comparisons will be made with women in other countries. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 312 - 01 Judicial Process - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

22303 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathleen H. Winters

An examination of the relationship of law and judicial policy-making to American political culture. The selection, powers and operation of American courts - trial and appellate, federal and state; the evolution of the judiciary in American constitutional history with emphasis on the decision-making process; relations with law enforcement agencies, the legal profession, interest groups, executive and legislative institutions. Prerequisite: POLS 104, or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 321 - 01 Comparative Foreign Policy M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 231

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

21432 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

Analysis of the domestic and external determinants of foreign-policy behavior. The general processes discovered by analysis will be examined on a comparative basis in the foreign policies of the major powers. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 350 - 01 Comparative Politics of Europe M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

22304 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

Provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct comparative analysis of governmental structures, political culture, political economy, and political behavior in European states. The course covers West and East European states as diverse as Britain, France, Czech Republic and Poland, and also addresses the development and political/economic impact of regional organizations such as the European Union and NATO. Prerequisites: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 404 - D01 Seminar in American Poltics M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 481

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

22305 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

Seminars in political science provide an opportunity for students to synthesize and further develop knowledge gained in earlier courses and enhance their critical and analytical skills. Students in the seminars 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: POLS 104 and Senior status or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 424 - D01 Seminar in Int'l Politics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

20451 (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 earlier courses and enhance their critical and analytical skills. Students in the seminars 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: POLS 104 and Senior status or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - 01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 326

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

40676 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathleen H. Winters

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 - 03 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 109

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 109

Course Registration Number:

40679 (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 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

40677 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathleen H. Winters

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 Intro Amer Publ Pol Process - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

40270 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

A survey of the way public policy is made in the American political system including agenda-setting, formulation of alternative policy choices, representation of interests and selection and implementation of policy options. Public policy case studies will be used as illustrations. Students also will be introduced to data analysis as a tool for policy evaluation. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 225 - 01 Intro to World Politics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 326

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

40271 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

An overview of the contemporary international political system that examines the nature of power in global politics, particularly the transition from a bipolar to a post-cold war world. Emphasis is given to the changing relationships among the great powers, such as the United States and Russia, and to the interaction between the industrialized democracies of the North and the less-developed states of the South. Issues that cut across international politics - arms proliferation, the debt crisis, terrorism, resurgent nationalism - are examined. The course also analyzes the role and impact of non-state actors, such as the United Nations and multi-national corporations, on the international system. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 275 - 01 Intro Amer. Political Thought M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 233

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

40272 (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. Mainstream writers such as Jefferson, Thoreau, Dewey, Debs, Mencken, and Walzer are reviewed as well as generally overlooked women and minority writers such as Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady-Stanton. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 301 - 01 American Political Behavior M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

41898 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

An examination of the political attitudes and behavior of the public, as well as the linkages between the public and their government. Topics include: public opinion; political psychology; political participation; voting; elections; political parties; interest groups; and the mass media. The emphasis is on the American system, but comparisons will be made with other democratic systems. Attention also will be paid to survey research as a principal method by which these topics are studied. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 313 - 01 Constitutional Law/Politics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

42548 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kathleen H. Winters

The Supreme Court as a legal and political institution; leading cases and related materials on the presidency, Congress, the judiciary, federalism and national emergency. Prerequisite: POLS 104, or permission of 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:

42550 (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 104 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 454 - D01 Sem in Comparative Politics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 211

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

42551 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

Seminars in political science provide an opportunity for students to synthesize and further develop knowledge gained in earlier courses and enhance their critical and analytical skills. Students in the seminars 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: POLS 104 and Senior status or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)