Courses

PSC 1100 American Government
Description: Constitutional development; national institutions, federalism, civil rights and liberties; instruments of popular control. Pre-requisite for 2100 and 5100-level courses and PSC 6900.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science, Social Science Elective
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 1200 International Relations
Description: Theories and concepts in the study of international relations; important and enduring questions in world affairs; trends and changes in the post-Cold War and and post-9/11 world. Prerequisite for 2200 and 5200-level courses and PSC 6900.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science, Social Science Elective
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 1300 Comparative Politics
Description: Political dynamics of various countries and regions. Regime types and political institutions. Politics of inclusion and exclusion. Sources of political change and continuity. Pre-requisite for 2300 and 5300-level courses and PSC 6900.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: C&F Social/Natural Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 1400 Political Theory
Description: A survey of early and modern political thought and its relevance to contemporary politics. Prereqisite for 2400 and 5400-level courses and PSC 6900.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 1900 Research Seminar
Description: Covers elements required for writing research paper on a problem in political science, including using the library, evaluating and properly citing sources, understanding appropriate research methods, and writing and redrafting a research paper. Prerequisite for PSC 6900.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science, A&S Research Requirement
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Political Science


PSC 2110 U.S. State and Local Government
Description: Constitutions, institutions, instruments of popular control, and intergovernmental relations.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2120 U.S. Congress
Description: Congressional functions, structures, and procedures; distribution of power; elections, representation, parties, committees, and the legislative process. Relations with the President, executive bureaucracy, judiciary, and interest groups. Congress's role in the economy, budgeting, domestic policy, and national security policy.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2125 U.S. Presidency
Description: The nature, functions, and development of the American presidency, including relations between the president and other Washington actors, the public and the press.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2130 U.S. Judiciary
Description: Historical overview of the Supreme Court; competing perspectives on judicial behavior; and patterns in the relationship between the Court and other branches of the federal government.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2140 U.S. Constitutional Law I: Powers and Structures
Description: Major Supreme Court cases concerning the powers of Congress and the president, federalism, commerce taxing, and voting.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2145 U.S. Constitutional Law II: Rights and Liberties
Description: Major Supreme Court decisions, 1789 to the present, concerning provisions of the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment; emphasis on constitutional "literacy," or the ability to read Court decisions and write about them.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2150 U.S. Political Parties and Elections
Description: The place of parties in national politics; the nature, organization, and functions of political parties; suffrage requirements and election methods; the activities of organized interests.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2180 U.S. National Security Policy
Description: Development of strategic thought in the United States, arms control and disarmament, intelligence, technology, alliance policy, role of civilian and military branches of government, and related topics.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2190 U.S. Public Opinion and Political Behavior
Description: The normative and empirical roles of public opinion and civic involvement in American democrary; conceptual and measurement issues, individual-level and societal factors influencing public opinion and political behavior.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 2210 Globalization
Description: Transformation of international politics through diffusion of ideas, technology, migration, capital and markets. Globalization, diffusion, and interactions of ideas, technology and capital. Effects on domestic and international politics, economics, society.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1200


PSC 2220 International Law
Description: The rules and principles of international law based on a study of treaties, diplomatic practice, and cases dealt with by international and national courts.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1200


PSC 2230 International Organization
Description: The development of international organization, the U.N., its principles, structure, and accomplishments; regional organizations; prospects for the future.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1200


PSC 2240 International Political Economy
Description: Interactions between domestic, comparative and international politics and economics. Institutions, ideas and power dynamics in trade, finance, and development. The movement of labor, goods, services, and capital across national boundaries.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1200


PSC 2260 War and Conflict
Description: Causes of interstate war, laws and norms of war, nuclear proliferation and deterrence, terrorism, civil war, territorial disputes, religion and conflict, and humanitarian and military intervention and peacekeeping.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1200


PSC 2310 Nationalism
Description: National identity and consciousness, origin and development of nations and states. Role and effects of nationalism in modern politics, culture, society, and economy.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2320 Russian Politics
Description: An introduction to the contemporary Russian political system emphasizing its transformation from the Communist system which preceded it.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science, Russian Area Studies Req
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2330 East Asian Politics
Description: Northeast Asian countries' political and economic development after World War II.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2340 Politics of the Arab World
Description: Political change in the principal Arab States with emphasis on the diverse forms of rule and political movements. The impact of colonial rule and socioeconomic changes on political life, leadership, social structure, political culture, and modernization.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2350 African Politics
Description: Politics and societies of contemporary Africa. Colonialism and its legacies. Postcolonial regimes; authoritarianism, neo-patrimonialism and "big man" rule; political reform and democratization. Theories of conflict and conflict resolution. Economic development: International and domestic explanations of poverty and underdevelopment; the HIV crisis, foreign aid, debt and debt relief, and economic reform and renewed growth.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2360 Latin American Politics
Description: Politics and societies of contemporary Latin America. Legacies of social revolution and authoritarian rule; democratic transition and consolidation; market reforms and their consequences. Democratic representation; the resurgence of the political left; identity politics (race/ethnicity, inclusion and exclusion). US-Latin American relations: immigration, trade, energy, and security policies.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2370 Third World Politics
Description: Political systems of the developing world, including ideologies, the role of the military, nation building, gender issues, religion, ethnic conflict and additional topics.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2380 European Politics
Description: European political institutions, changes in party systems, and impact of European integration/globalization on domestic economies.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2390 Indian and South Asian Politics
Description: The historical development of India and Pakistan; their contemporary problems and conduct of foreign relations with the great powers.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 2410 Early Political Theories
Description: The relevance of the classics of political thought for understanding modern politics from the Greeks to the modern era.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1400


PSC 2420 Modern Political Theories
Description: The structure of modern political thought and developments of twentieth century political thought as an aid to understanding our age.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1400


PSC 3110 Politics of Immigration (U.S.)
Description: This course explores the varied perspectives of public, private, and nonprofit leaders on the nature of American citizenship from the founding era to the 21st century. It examines how the meaning of American citizenship continues to shape political life in multiple ways - from legislation, to advocacy, to social service provision in the United States.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3120 Political Communication (U.S.)
Description: The role, behavior and influence of communications in American politics.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3130 Women and Politics in the U.S.
Description: Why women traditionally have been marginal to political life; the efforts of women in the past and today to change that fact; the problems that must be solved before women can translate their numerical strength into political power.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Diversity Requirement 2, Gender and Women's Studies, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3140 Race, Ethnicity and Politics in the U.S.
Description: The importance of race and ethnicity in American politics, and the politics (historical, legal, attitudinal, and behavioral) of four of the United States' principal racial and ethnic minority groups-blacks (African-Americans), Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3150 Political Psychology
Description: The interplay between politics and psychology; principles, terminology, and methods of psychological theories to understand how people think and feel about politics and how politics affects their thinking.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3210 American Foreign Policy
Description: The institutions, processes, and ideas which shape contemporary American foreign policy; the major problem areas.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3220 Middle East International Relations
Description: Intra-regional and international problems facing the Middle East: the struggle for independence; the impact of the Cold War; the protracted conflict between Israelis and Arabs; and the tensions in the oil-rich Persian Gulf.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3230 Development and Aid
Description: Development and the role of official development assistance. Includes aid effectiveness, modalities, impact of globalization, conflation of aid with strategic purpose, and rising influence of non-traditional donors, such as China and oil-exporting countries.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3240 East Asian Political Economy
Description: Interactions between domestic and international actors in Asia; role of political regimes, institutions and firms; dynamic processes of trade and financial sector liberalization and economic crisis. Pre-requisite: PSC 1200 or junior standing.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3250 Genocide and Mass Killing
Description: Definitions of genocide and mass killing, causes of genocide and mass killing, contexts in which violence occurs, dynamics of violence, variations in violence, individual motivations of perpetrators, rescue and resistance, obstacles and opportunities for intervention and prevention, tribunals and truth commissions. Prerequisite: PSC 1200 or junior standing.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3410 Theories of War and Peace
Description: The relevance of the classics of political thought for understanding modern politics from the Greeks to the modern era.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3420 American Political Thought
Description: The founding of the American Republic; nature of the federal union, factions, popular sovereignty, the extended republic, representation, separation of powers, and checks and balances. Subsequent issues and controversies about these and related matters.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 3440 Politics and Religion
Description: The nature of religious and political identity; the possibility and desirability of keeping them apart; the relationship between religion and politics in a free society; religious pluralism, its requirements and consequences; the prospects for "civil religion."  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 4175 Topics in American Government and Politics
Description: Topical courses in American Government and Politics offered on occasional basis.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 4275 Topics in International Relations
Description: Topical courses in International Relations offered on occasional basis.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 4375 Topics in Comparative Politics
Description: Topical courses in comparative politics offered on occasional basis.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 4475 Topics in Political Theory
Description: Topical courses in political theory offered on an occasional basis.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 5110 Independent Study in American Government and Politics
Description: Readings, research, and writing on topics in American government and politics under faculty supervision. Pre-requisite: permission of instructor and department chair.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1100


PSC 5210 Independent Study in International Relations
Description: Readings, research, and writing on topics in international relations under faculty supervision. Pre-requisite: permission of instructor and department chair.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1200


PSC 5310 Independent Study in Comparative Politics
Description: Readings, research, and writing on topics in comparative politics under faculty supervision. Pre-requisite: permission of instructor and department chair.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1300


PSC 5410 Independent Study in Political Theory
Description: Readings, research, and writing on topics in political theory under faculty supervision. Pre-requisite; permission of instructor and department chair.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PSC 1400


PSC 6160 Washington Minimester
Description: A three week series of seminars in Washington, D.C. with public officials, staff members, party leaders, and interest group representatives. See and study the workings of our government at first hand. Permission of instructor required.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Core Social Science, Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate. Permission of the instructor required.


PSC 6503 Internship Elective
Description: Internship.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate


PSC 6900 Political Science Senior Seminar
Description: Individual research and report on contemporary problems in political science.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science, Writing Intensive Requirement
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Political Science
Prerequisites: PSC 1100 and PSC 1200 and PSC 1300 and PSC 1400 and PSC 1900


PSC 7000 Research Concepts & Approaches
Description: Tools needed to think critically about questions of political science; various research methods employed by political scientists; skills necessary to write cogent essays and conduct original research. .  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: C&F Social/Natural Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 7400 American Political Behavior
Description: Theories of Political Behavior with special emphasis on voting behavior are tested by employing elementary quantitative techniques. Changing demographic, atttudinal and personality roots of voting and other forms of participatory behavior.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: C&F Social/Natural Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 7800 History of Political Thought
Description: Classical, medieval, and modern political philosophy; the influence of various political philosophers on the development of western civilization and American democracy; emphasis on regime analysis and evaluation of ideas.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8000 Special Topics in Political Science
Description: Special topics of special interest in political science.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8010 Geneva Internship
Description: Work with an international organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8100 U.S. Congress
Description: The contemporary House and Senate. Elections, structures, functions, procedures, theories, and controversies examined through current scholarship. Relations with the President and executive branch. Readings, student presentations, and research.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8150 The Presidency
Description: Nature, functions, and evolution of the American Presidency; competing defintions and interpretations of the power of the office; special attention to recent presidents.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8200 Judicial Branch
Description: The Federal Court System of the United States, focusing on the Supreme Court and its role in U.S. Constitutional development.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8240 National Security Policy
Description: How and why the United States defended itself with chosen conventional, covert, and nuclear strategies during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8300 American Party Politics
Description: Organization and function of the American political party as contestant for political power, as broker for interest groups, and as architect of public policy; the national convention and the role of the party in the professional campaign.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8350 Political Communications
Description: Role, behavior, and influence of communications in American politics.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8375 Cyberpolitics
Description: The Internet as a political tool. How the Internet functions as a political medium by enabling individuals to build virtual and real-world communities, shape media narratives, and bring about political outcomes.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8600 Constitutional Problems
Description: Selected groups of problems in the area of constitutional development; selection determined by the contemporary importance of the problem to be analyzed.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8700 Globalization
Description: Explores link between globalization and anti-Americanism, new security threats, income inequality, rise in NGOs, immigration, retrenchment in welfare policies.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8775 Global Inequality
Description: Theories and trends, regional variation, importance of economic growth, democracy, culture, state role, political mobilization, and structural constraints in explaining inequality across countries; multi-disciplinary; comparative and aggregate quantitative analysis; in-depth selected country studies.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions:


PSC 8825 Middle East Politics
Description: Ways in which political patterns and crosscutting influences affect the fundamental concepts of political identity in the Arab world, Israel and Iran. The interaction of secular nationalism and political Islam, ideas of political thinkers and political movements.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8850 South Asian Political Institutions
Description: Political institutions and theories governing the relations of the state and citizens in ancient, medieval, and modern India-Pakistan.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8875 Latin American Comparative Politics
Description: Politically important groups, movements, institutions, and ideologies in Latin American nations. Competing theories about the political roles of the military, church, bureaucracy, parties, union, economic elites, and branches of government.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8901 Dynamics of Russian Politics
Description: Russian political system in transition from authoritarian rule; the historical and ideological roots of the Soviet system; initial efforts to reform it; the collapse of the communist system in Russia and the emergence of a new one.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 8950 Subsahara African Politics
Description: Patterns of political change in Africa south of the Sahara with reference to problems of political and economic development, national integration, interregional cooperation, linkages between internal and external affairs.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9000 International Relations
Description: Development of major theoretical approaches to international relations.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9025 International Political Economy
Description: Mercantilism, classical liberalism, imperialism, world systems theory, international trade and finance, multinational corporations, foreign aid, development, and integration.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9050 Internatlonal Organization
Description: Institutions, processes, and politics of the United Nations and regional international organizations.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9075 European Politics
Description: The impact of European integration and globalization on domestic political economies (e.g. labor relations, welfare spending and Keynesianism); the rise of Green parties and right-wing populists; and long-term political development (e.g. causes of interwar fascism, social democracy and liberalism).  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9078 Thesis Research Problems
Description: Required for students on research track. Objectives are to address problems of research and question formulation and conceptualization; apply foundational research skills, techniques, broad survey of methodological and data techniques and appropriate applications; development of thesis proposal and research design.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9079 Thesis Direction
Description: Directed thesis research.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Political Science
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences
Prerequisites: PSC 9078


PSC 9080 Thesis Continuation
Description: .00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9100 Diplomacy and Negotiations
Description: Theories and techniques of diplomatic decision-making, international negotiations during crisis and non-crisis events; computer diagnoses of conflict resolution.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9150 Recent American Foreign Policy
Description: Cultural and governmental forces influencing Presidential decisions, congressional activity and contemporary issues in the Post-Cold War period; theory and methodology of bureaucratic policy formation.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9200 Middle East International Relations
Description: Importance of the Middle East; Big Powers historical, strategic, political and economic interest and rivalries, as well as their policies and actions, in the area; major interarea problems and conflicts, with special stress on the arab-Israeli conflict.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9231 Russia and the World
Description: Evolution of Russian foreign policy in the post-Soviet period in its relations with the United States, Europe, and Asia and with its neighbors among the former Soviet republics; the historical roots of Russian policies; Russian foreign policy as a case study in theories of international relations.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9250 Nationalism and Internationalism
Description: Classical theory of nationalism; Marxist interpretation of nationalism; current national upsurge in Asia and Africa; possibilities of regionalism in Western Europe as the aftermath of World War II.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9300 American Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Description: American Foreign Policy in the Middle East toward: (1) confrontation states, including Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon; (2) smaller Gulf states in the Arabian Peninsula; (3) Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9301 Nature of Political Science
Description: The ways in which politics are studied, considering historical, topical, and policy viewpoints as well as such approaches as positivism, functionalism, and behavioralism, examining their underlying assumptions, methods, and value orientations.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9375 The American Founding
Description: Issues about the nature of the federal union, sovereignty, majority faction, the extended republic, representation, the branches of government, separation of powers, checks and balances, slavery, popular government and civic responsibility during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the Ratification Debates over the Constitution.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9450 Lincoln/Douglas Debates
Description: Examination of the theoretical and practical political concerns of political leadership in a free society, with emphasis on the political understanding and statemanship of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Attention to the issues of equality, sovereignty, liberty, and justice.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9800 Reading/Research in Political Science
Description: An individual student with a specific interest which cannot be satisfied by a regular course is allowed to work on a tutorial basis with a particular professor.  3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences


PSC 9801 Reading/Research in Political Science
Description: 3.00credit(s)
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Arts and Sciences