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Renee Buhr

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison
Office
JRC 408
Phone
(651) 962-5722
Mail
University of Saint Thomas
Department of Political Science
Mail JRC 432
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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Education:

B.S. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison
M.A., University of Chicago

Dr. Buhr joined UST in 2008 with specializations in International Relations and Comparative Politics.   Her research interests include the study of nationalism in East Europe and the effects of European integration on political parties and voting behavior.  In addition to her studies in the United States, Dr. Buhr studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Aix-en Provence, France. She has also worked in a number of organizations outside of academia, including the RAND Corporation and the Central Intelligence Agency. 

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
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 Credit Hours

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 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 Credit Hours

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 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 Credit Hours

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

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location