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Courses

The Department of Political Science offers about 40 different courses each fall and spring semester. A smaller number of courses are also offered during the May term and summer session.

Our department offers a multitude of classes in the subfields of political theory, international relations, American politics, and comparative government each semester. Students have the option to focus on one or two of these subfields or they may take classes in all four subfields and complete a more general major.  Whatever your area of interest, you will find several courses that match your interests and work well with your class schedule.

Faculty member Kathryn Pearson speaks on the breath of course material taught in political science.

Fall 2016 Courses

  • POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World
    • 002 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1025 - Global Politics
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1054 - Puzzles in World Politics
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1201 - Political Ideas and Ideologies
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1201 - Political Ideas and Ideologies
    • 002 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 4 Credits
  • POL 1903 - Freshman Seminar
    • Discussion and Deliberation in the 2016 Election
      001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 1905 - Freshman Seminar
    • College, Sex, and Society
      001 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 05:00 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 1905 - Freshman Seminar
    • The U.S. Role in the World
      003 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 03:45 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3070 - Distinguished Undergraduate Research Internship
    • 001 IND 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 2 Credits
  • POL 3080 - Faculty-Supervised Individual Internships
    • 001 FWK 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 3-13 Credits
  • POL 3085H - Honors Course: Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. ,
  • POL 3085H - Honors Course: Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
    • 002 LAB 02:30 P.M. - 03:20 P.M.
  • POL 3110H - Honors Thesis Credits
    • 001 IND 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1-4 Credits
  • POL 3225 - American Political Thought
    • 001 LEC 09:05 A.M. - 09:55 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3235W - Democracy and Citizenship
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3319 - Education and the American Dream
    • 001 LEC 04:00 P.M. - 05:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3325 - U.S. Campaigns and Elections
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3325 - U.S. Campaigns and Elections
    • 002 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3410 - Topics in Comparative Politics
    • Politics of Disruption: Violence & Alternatives
      001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3410 - Topics in Comparative Politics
    • Conflict, Compromise & Israeli Politics
      002 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3451W - Politics and Society in the New Europe
    • 001 LEC 04:00 P.M. - 05:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3474 - Russian Politics: From Soviet to Post-Soviet Regimes
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3489W - Citizens, Consumers, and Corporations
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3701 - American Indian Tribal Governments and Politics
    • 001 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 05:00 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3739 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3752 - Chicana/o Politics
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3766 - Political Psychology of Mass Behavior
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3769 - Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3810 - Topics in International Relations and Foreign Policy
    • International Law
      001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3833 - The United States and the Global Economy
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3835 - International Relations
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4210 - Topics in Political Theory
    • Imperialism & Modern Political Thought
      001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4463 - The Cuban Revolution Through the Words of Cuban Revolutionaries
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 4465 - Democracy and Dictatorship in Southeast Asia
    • 001 LEC 04:00 P.M. - 05:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4485 - Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 4495 - Politics of Family, Sex, and Children
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4501W - The Supreme Court and Constitutional Interpretation
    • 001 LEC 08:15 A.M. - 09:30 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4525W - Federal Indian Policy
    • 001 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 05:00 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 4900V - Honors: Senior Paper
    • 001 LEC 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1 Credit
  • POL 4900W - Senior Paper
    • 001 LEC 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1 Credit
  • POL 4970 - Individual Reading and Research
    • 001 IND 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1-4 Credits

Spring 2017 Courses

  • POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1001H - Honors Course: American Democracy in a Changing World
    • 001 DIS 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1019 - Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective
    • 001 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 03:45 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 1025 - Global Politics
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:05 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1026 - We and They: U.S. Foreign Policy
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 1054 - Puzzles in World Politics
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1201 - Political Ideas and Ideologies
    • 001 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 03:45 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 1201 - Political Ideas and Ideologies
    • 002 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 4 Credits
  • POL 3070 - Distinguished Undergraduate Research Internship
    • 001 IND 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 2 Credits
  • POL 3080 - Faculty-Supervised Individual Internships
    • 001 FWK 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 3-13 Credits
  • POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. ,
  • POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
    • 002 DIS 02:30 P.M. - 03:20 P.M.
  • POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
    • 003 DIS 03:35 P.M. - 04:25 P.M.
  • POL 3108H - Honors Tutorial: Thesis Preparation and Political Science Inquiry
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 03:25 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3110H - Honors Thesis Credits
    • 001 IND 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1-4 Credits
  • POL 3210 - Topics in Political Theory
    • What Makes Political Community?
      001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3235W - Democracy and Citizenship
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3251W - Power, Virtue, and Vice: Ancient and Early Modern Political Theory
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3252W - Revolution, Democracy, and Empire: Modern Political Thought
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3308 - Congressional Politics and Institutions
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3309 - Justice in America
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3310H - Topics in American Politics
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3317 - Food Politics: Actors, Arenas, and Agendas
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3319 - Education and the American Dream
    • 001 LEC 04:00 P.M. - 05:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3323 - Political Tolerance in the United States
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3-4 Credits
  • POL 3327 - Suburbs, Stadiums, and Scandals: The Politics of American Cities
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3431 - Politics of India
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 3474 - Russian Politics: From Soviet to Post-Soviet Regimes
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3475 - Islamist Politics
    • 001 LEC 09:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3766 - Political Psychology of Mass Behavior
    • 001 LEC 10:10 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3785 - Persuasion and Political Propaganda
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 3833 - The United States and the Global Economy
    • 001 LEC 08:15 A.M. - 09:30 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 3835 - International Relations
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4010 - Topics in Methods
    • 001 DIS 09:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. , 4 Credits
  • POL 4010 - Topics in Methods
    • 002 DIS 4 Credits
  • POL 4317 - Becoming Stupid: Anti-Science in American Politics
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4403W - Constitutions, Democracy, and Rights: Comparative Perspectives
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4410 - Topics in Comparative Politics
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 3 Credits
  • POL 4478W - Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 4 Credits
  • POL 4481 - Governments and Markets
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3-4 Credits
  • POL 4487 - The Struggle for Democratization and Citizenship
    • 001 LEC 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 4 Credits
  • POL 4492 - Law and (In)Justice in Latin America
    • 001 LEC 11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4502W - The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights
    • 001 LEC 08:15 A.M. - 09:30 A.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4773W - Advocacy Organizations, Social Movements, and the Politics of Identity
    • 001 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 03:45 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4810 - Topics in International Politics and Foreign Policy
    • 001 LEC 02:30 P.M. - 03:45 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4885W - International Conflict and Security
    • 001 DIS 06:20 P.M. - 08:50 P.M. 4 Credits
  • POL 4887 - Thinking Strategically in International Politics
    • 001 LEC 01:00 P.M. - 02:15 P.M. , 3 Credits
  • POL 4900V - Honors: Senior Paper
    • 001 LEC 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1 Credit
  • POL 4900W - Senior Paper
    • 001 LEC 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1 Credit
  • POL 4970 - Individual Reading and Research
    • 001 IND 12:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. 1-4 Credits