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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.

Spring 2017

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
POL 1001American Democracy in a Changing WorldSections [1]
POL 1001HHonors Course: American Democracy in a Changing WorldSections [1]
POL 1019Indigenous Peoples: A Global PerspectiveSections [1]
POL 1025Global PoliticsSections [1]
POL 1026U.S. Foreign PolicySections [1]
POL 1054Puzzles in World PoliticsSections [1]
POL 1201Political Ideas and IdeologiesSections [2]
POL 3065Political Engagement Careers: Planning and Preparing For Your FutureSections [1]
POL 3070Distinguished Undergraduate Research InternshipSections [1]
POL 3080Faculty-Supervised Individual InternshipsSections [1]
POL 3085Quantitative Analysis in Political ScienceSections [3]
POL 3108HHonors Tutorial: Thesis Preparation and Political Science InquirySections [1]
POL 3110HHonors Thesis CreditsSections [1]
POL 3210Topics in Political TheorySections [1]
POL 3235WDemocracy and CitizenshipSections [1]
POL 3251WPower, Virtue, and Vice: Ancient and Early Modern Political TheorySections [1]
POL 3252WRevolution, Democracy, and Empire: Modern Political ThoughtSections [1]
POL 3308Congressional Politics and InstitutionsSections [1]
POL 3309Justice in AmericaSections [1]
POL 3310HTopics in American PoliticsSections [1]
POL 3317Food Politics: Actors, Arenas, and AgendasSections [1]
POL 3319Education and the American DreamSections [1]
POL 3323Political Tolerance in the United StatesSections [1]
POL 3327Suburbs, Stadiums, and Scandals: The Politics of American CitiesSections [1]
POL 3431Politics of IndiaSections [1]
POL 3474Russian Politics: From Soviet Empire to Post-Soviet StateSections [1]
POL 3475Islamist PoliticsSections [1]
POL 3477Political Economy of DevelopmentSections [1]
POL 3766Political Psychology of Mass BehaviorSections [1]
POL 3785Persuasion and Political PropagandaSections [1]
POL 3833The United States and the Global EconomySections [1]
POL 3835International RelationsSections [1]
POL 4010Topics in MethodsSections [2]
POL 4317Becoming Stupid: Anti-Science in American PoliticsSections [1]
POL 4403WConstitutions, Democracy, and Rights: Comparative PerspectivesSections [1]
POL 4410Topics in Comparative PoliticsSections [1]
POL 4478WContemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial LegacySections [1]
POL 4481Governments and MarketsSections [1]
POL 4487The Struggle for Democratization and CitizenshipSections [1]
POL 4492Law and (In)Justice in Latin AmericaSections [1]
POL 4502WThe Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil RightsSections [1]
POL 4773WAdvocacy Organizations, Social Movements, and the Politics of IdentitySections [1]
POL 4810Topics in International Politics and Foreign PolicySections [1]
POL 4885WInternational Conflict and SecuritySections [1]
POL 4887Thinking Strategically in International PoliticsSections [1]
POL 4900VHonors: Senior PaperSections [1]
POL 4900WSenior PaperSections [1]
POL 4970Individual Reading and ResearchSections [1]

Fall 2017

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
POL 1001American Democracy in a Changing WorldSections [2]
POL 1025Global PoliticsSections [1]
POL 1054Puzzles in World PoliticsSections [1]
POL 1201Political Ideas and IdeologiesSections [2]
POL 3070Distinguished Undergraduate Research InternshipSections [1]
POL 3080Faculty-Supervised Individual InternshipsSections [1]
POL 3085HHonors Course: Quantitative Analysis in Political ScienceSections [2]
POL 3110HHonors Thesis CreditsSections [1]
POL 3225American Political ThoughtSections [1]
POL 3235WDemocracy and CitizenshipSections [1]
POL 3319Education and the American DreamSections [1]
POL 3325U.S. Campaigns and ElectionsSections [2]
POL 3451WPolitics and Society in the New EuropeSections [1]
POL 3474Russian Politics: From Soviet Empire to Post-Soviet StateSections [1]
POL 3489WCitizens, Consumers, and CorporationsSections [1]
POL 3701American Indian Tribal Governments and PoliticsSections [1]
POL 3739Politics of Race, Class, and EthnicitySections [1]
POL 3752Chicana/o PoliticsSections [1]
POL 3766Political Psychology of Mass BehaviorSections [1]
POL 3769Public Opinion and Voting BehaviorSections [1]
POL 3833The United States and the Global EconomySections [1]
POL 3835International RelationsSections [1]
POL 4463The Cuban Revolution Through the Words of Cuban RevolutionariesSections [1]
POL 4465Democracy and Dictatorship in Southeast AsiaSections [1]
POL 4485Human Rights Policy: Issues and ActorsSections [1]
POL 4495Politics of Family, Sex, and ChildrenSections [1]
POL 4501WThe Supreme Court and Constitutional InterpretationSections [1]
POL 4525WFederal Indian PolicySections [1]
POL 4900VHonors: Senior PaperSections [1]
POL 4900WSenior PaperSections [1]
POL 4970Individual Reading and ResearchSections [1]