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FIRST SESSION, 2017

POLI 100 Introduction to Government in the United States (3). MAYMESTER.  An introductory course designed to explain the basic processes and issues of the American political system.

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

POLI 209 Analyzing Public Opinion (3).  A study of forces affecting public opinion and its expression in various political activities. Extensive use of laptop computer in class.

POLI 254 International Environmental Politics (ENEC 254) (3). Covers the politics of environmental issues, with a focus on issues that have become internationalized. It focuses on the special problems that arise in creating rules for environmental management and regulation when no single government has authority to enforce those rules.

POLI 270 Classical Political Thought (3). MAYMESTER.  Survey designed to introduce students to major political thinkers and ideas of the ancient world and of the medieval period.

POLI 272 The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense (PHIL 272, PWAD 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.

POLI 281 Quantitative Research in Political Science (3). An introduction to 1) conceptual foundations of scientific study of politics, 2) research design, 3) descriptive statistics, and 4) inferential statistics. To accomplish these goals, the course employs class lectures, readings, and problem set assignments.

POLI 432 Tolerance in Liberal States (3). MAYMESTER.  This course will compare the theory and practice of tolerance in the United States and Europe, with particular attention to Great Britain and France.

POLI 890 Directed Readings in Political Science (Var.).

POLI 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.).

POLI 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.)

SECOND SESSION, 2017

POLI 100 Introduction to Government in the United States (3). An introductory course designed to explain the basic processes and issues of the American political system.

POLI 101 State and Local Government in the United States (3). An introductory course on the government, politics, and policies at the state and local levels of the United States federal system.

POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3). This course highlights the comparative method by seeking to understand differences among diverse states on several continents.

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

POLI 208 Political Parties and Elections (3). An analysis of the dynamics of party alignment and realignment and of nomination and election to public office in American national government.

POLI 209 Analyzing Public Opinion (3).  A study of forces affecting public opinion and its expression in various political activities. Extensive use of laptop computer in class.

POLI 236 Politics of East-Central Europe (3).  Examines contemporary politics in east-central Europe by looking at the communist period, the 1989 revolutions, and the political, economic, and social transformations underway in the area.

POLI 433 Politics of the European Union (3). ONLINE.  Examines the politics and political economy of institutional change and policy making in the European Union in comparative perspective.

POLI 890 Directed Readings in Political Science (Var.).

POLI 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.).

POLI 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.).