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FIRST SESSION, 2017

PWAD 101 Making Public Policy (PLCY 101) (3). MAYMESTER. Overview of the policy-making process and of major public policy issues.  Study of policy and political challenges in areas such as economic and tax policy, the social safety net, income support and the minimum wage, health care, education, environment and energy, foreign policy and national security, and homeland security.

PWAD 150 International Relations and World Politics (POLI 150) (3). MAYMESTER. The analysis of politics among nations.

PWAD 220 The Politics of Public Policy (PLCY 220) (3). Examines approaches to American politics and public policy and analyzes why government responds to problems in predictable ways.

PWAD 272 The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense (PHIL 272, POLI 272) (3). An analysis of ethical issues that arise in peace, war, and defense, e.g., the legitimacy of states, just war theory, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction.

PWAD 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine (ASIA 277, HIST 277) (3). MAYMESTER. Explores the conflict over Palestine during the last 100 years. Surveys the development of competing nationalisms, the contest for resources and political control that led to the partition of the region, the way that established a Jewish state, and the subsequent struggles between conflicting groups for land and independence. Course flyer.

SECOND SESSION, 2017

PWAD 150 International Relations and World Politics (POLI 150). (3) The analysis of politics among nations.

PWAD 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine (ASIA 277, HIST 277) (3). Explores the conflict over Palestine during the last 100 years. Surveys the development of competing nationalisms, the contest for resources and political control that led to the partition of the region, the way that established a Jewish state, and the subsequent struggles between conflicting groups for land and independence.

PWAD 460 International Economics (ECON 460, EURO 460) (3).  Prerequisites, ECON 400 and 410.  An introduction to international trade, the balance of payments, and related issues of foreign economic policy.