Spring 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 309

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 309

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 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 206

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 MHC 202

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 202

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 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 247

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 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 207

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 MCH 233

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 233

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 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 247

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 OEC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 209

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 OEC 308

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 308

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 MHC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 209

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 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 310

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)

Summer 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 OEC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

30506 (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)

Fall 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

40620 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela High-Pippert

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 - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 106

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

40622 (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 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 305

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

42109 (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 - W04 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

42265 (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 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

40289 (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 OEC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

40290 (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 Topic: Campaigns and Elections - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 313

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

42636 (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 314 - 01 Constit Rights & Liberties - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 305

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

42634 (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 320 - 01 American Foreign Policy M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 310

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

42633 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

This course will examine both the history and politics of U.S. foreign policy. As the United States developed from a small post-colonial government to a world power, its foreign policy philosophies, goals, and behaviors changed markedly. By outlining important periods in U.S. history, then examining the role of certain political actors such as the President, Congress, the bureaucracy, and the American public, we can gain a better understanding of the forces that have shaped U.S. foreign policy in the past and will continue to shape it into the distant future. Prerequisite: POLS 225 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 352 - 01 Politics of Developing World M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 305

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

41685 (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 - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 230

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 230

Course Registration Number:

43112 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven D. Maloney

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 401

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 454 - D01 Sem in Comparative Politics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 101

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

42635 (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 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)