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Courses

CourseSubjectHours
4553Twentieth Century Political Thought

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of political science.

An analysis of recent trends in political thought.

3(3-0)
4653International Political Economy

Prerequisite(s): Three hours of economics and six hours of political science.

An examination of the interaction of economics and politics with specific attention to issues in international trade, international finance, and international economic and political development.

3(3-0)
4901Problems in Government and Politics

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of political science and consent of the department chair.

Supervised reading and research in the field of government and politics.

1(0-0)
4902Problems in Government and Politics

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of political science and consent of the department chair.

Supervised reading and research in the field of government and politics.

2(0-0)
4903Problems in Government and Politics

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of political science and consent of the department chair.

Supervised reading and research in the field of government and politics. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

3(0-0)
4933Issues in World Politics

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of political science.

Analyses of contemporary problems in international politics.

3(3-0)
5003Research in Political Science

Completion of a project of directed reading and research. May be repeated for credit.

3(0-0)
5013Scope and Methods of Political Science

Intensive examination of bibliography, scope, methods, and concepts of political science. Includes study of the philosophy of social science and quantitative analysis through applied research topics.

3(3-0)
5043Congress

A study of the role of Congress in the American System.

3(3-0)
5153Quantitative Methods

Examines theory building and testing, statistical modeling, multivariate analysis, and applications for general social science research.

3(3-0)
5173Organizational Behavior and Decision Making

Examines individual, interpersonal and group behavior in the organizational context utilizing both theoretical and quantitative approaches in the study of these concepts.

3(3-0)
5233American Constitutional Law

The development of the Constitution through the interpretations of the Supreme Court.

3(3-0)
5243Civil Rights and Liberties

A continuation of Political Science 5233. Additional cases in constitutional development. A study of civil rights and civil liberties.

3(3-0)
5333International Law

The role of the law of nations in world politics, with emphasis on the history, theories, sources, and enforcement of international law.

3(3-0)
5453Political Protest and Revolutions

An advanced study of political protest concentrating on the dynamics of the interactions between the regime and the dissidents. This course provides students with both a factual background of modern political revolutions and protest movements as well as examining such theoretical issues as the collective action problem, relative depravation and resource mobilization theory.

3(3-0)
5523

Feminist Political Theory

This course is a graduate course in feminist political thought, which uses the lens of feminist theory to explore and critique political thought, but it also examines the intersection of systems of inequality in the lives of women and the feminist project.  It uses feminist theories to explore the complexity of patriarchy and the application of feminist theories to conceptions of equality and the dismantling of systems of discrimination and oppression.  Students will engage with the literature of the field to develop their own critical lenses through which to explore feminist theories in their particular areas of research.

5533Government and Politics of Western Europe

A comparative study of political institutions and processes, with particular attention to the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

3(3-0)
5553Government and Politics of Central Eurasia

A comparative study of modern political institutions and processes of the former Soviet republics with particular attention to the Russian Federation.

3(3-0)
5573African Politics

This course introduces students to African politics and society by depicting in broad strokes the complexities and diversities of the African world since independence, and investigates new paths of understanding into intricate dynamics.

3(3-0)
5583Government and Politics of Latin America

An advanced study of the political institutions and processes of eight Latin American countries. Special attention is given to contemporary topics that affect the region such as populism, bureaucratic authoritarianism, drug trafficking, human rights, and neo-Liberal reform.

3(3-0)
5593

Asian Politics

This course examines the political institutions and structures of China, India, and Southeast Asia. a series of contemporary topics will be examined including intrastate conflicts, dictatorships, economic booms and recessions, corruption, and regime transitions

3(3-0)
5653International Relations

A study of the nation-state system; critical analysis of principles, problems, and factors involved in the foreign policies and relations of the various states.

3(3-0)
5773

International Conflict

Major theories behind the study of interstate and intrastate war, terrorism, and other non-state conflict.

3(3-0)
5853Contemporary American Foreign Policy

A study of politics and problems in United States foreign relations since World War II.

3(3-0)
6013Seminar in American Government

Topics vary. May be repeated with different topic.

3(3-0)
6023Seminar in Comparative Government

Topics vary. May be repeated with different topic.

3(3-0)
6043Seminar in International Relations

Topics vary. May be repeated with different topic.

3(3-0)
6063Seminar in Public Law

Topics vary. May be repeated with different topic.

3(3-0)
6983Thesis3(0-0)
6993Thesis3(0-0)