Fall 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Government and Politics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 309

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

40527 (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 - W02 Government and Politics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

40529 (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 Government and Politics M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 327

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

41748 (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)
POLS 104 - W04 Government and Politics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

41828 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

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 - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 309

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

40227 (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 205 - L02 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 305

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

42662 (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 OEC 308

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

40228 (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 301 - 01 Pol. Identity & Participation - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 105

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 105

Course Registration Number:

42664 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy P. Collins

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 - 01 Constitutional Powers of Gov't M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 229

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

42661 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

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 352 - 01 Politics of Developing World M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

41476 (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 370 - 01 Exploration in Poli Theory M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

42224 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

POLS 370: Explorations in Political Theory This course explores the central role of political theory in determining the meaning of concepts such as democracy, citizenship, justice, power, equality, and identity. Themes and topics may vary. Emphasis on methods of analysis and critique, through the development of skills in reading, critical thinking, and writing. Prerequisite: POLS 104

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 424 - D01 Seminar in Int'l Relations - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

42663 (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 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Government and Politics - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10172 (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 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Government and Politics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20449 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

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 Government and Politics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21353 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

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 Government and Politics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20450 (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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20223 (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.

Schedule Details

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20224 (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 240 - 01 Research Methods Poli Sci M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21805 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

POLS 240: Research Methods in Political Science This course provides an introduction to empirical research methods in political science. Central topics include logic of the scientific method, measurement of political concepts, research design and methods of data collection, statistical techniques for describing data, and principles of statistical inference. Particular attention will be paid to methods for analyzing quantitative data and the use of SPSS. Prerequisite: POLS 104

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 305 - 01 Congress and the Presidency M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21806 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

The institutions of Congress and the Presidency will be examined in this course, both independently and in the larger policymaking context of repeated interactions. Concepts such as representation, elections, cooperation, and what “success” looks like will be discussed, both in the contemporary context and with an eye towards the institution’s historical development. Prerequisite: POLS 205 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 309 - 01 Environmental Policy - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22720 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Eric D. Wojchik

An examination of environmental policy outcomes generated by institutions and organizations, including legislation, court decisions and administrative decisions. Additional focus is on the nature of the decision-making process and those methods commonly used to assess public policy. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 314 - 01 Constit Rights & Liberties - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22723 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

This course examines individual freedoms protected in the U.S. Constitution through the lens of Supreme Court precedent. While many political hot button issues are discussed throughout the semester, understanding and analysis of the varying interpretations of the Constitution and Supreme Court precedents are emphasized. 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 - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22721 (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 350 - 01 Comparative Politics of Europe - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22722 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

This course provides a deeper understanding of both the international relations and comparative politics aspects of politics in Europe. Topics include the evolution and role of the EU in European economics, governance, and reactions to crises. Additional topics focus on domestic politics and challenges faced by European states such as issues of national identity and discrimination, state “fragility” and persistent macroeconomic problems. Students will have ample opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, acquire the knowledge needed to be an informed consumer of news about Europe, and develop advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge that would prove useful for graduate-level study. Prerequisite: POLS 225 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 404 - D01 Seminar in American Poltics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22724 (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)