Fall 2018 Courses

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

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)

J-Term 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - 01 Government and Politics - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10240 (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)

Spring 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - W01 Government and Politics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 326

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

20476 (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 Government and Politics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

21697 (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 - W03 Government and Politics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

20477 (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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 307

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

20239 (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 - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 308

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

20240 (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 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

22571 (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 302 - 01 Women and Politics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

22569 (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 305 - 01 Congress and the Presidency M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 313

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

22572 (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 312 - 01 Judicial Process - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

22573 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

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 328 - 01 International Security M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

22568 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

This course allows students to develop a deeper understanding of theories, cases and concepts in security studies. Students examine “traditional” security topics such as IR theory, regime security, and WMD technology/proliferation. Students will also examine a number of topics that have been added to this subfield in the post-Cold War era, including ethnic conflict, democratic peace theory, terrorism and human security. A better understanding of all of the topics included in security studies, both traditional and contemporary, will allow students to be better consumers of U.S. security policy and will set the stage for those students who choose to study national security at the graduate level. Prerequisite: POLS 225 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 398 - 01 Econ Politics Brexit in N Ire M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 481

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

22567 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

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 398 - 02 Comp Pol of Asia China Ind Jap M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 308

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

22570 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arijit Mazumdar

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 414 - D01 Seminar in Judicial Politics M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 481

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

22574 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Caleb T. Goltz

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)