POLS800
Research MethodsCrosslisted with SRAM 800

Description: Basic techniques used in quantitative political science research. The general linear model. Basic probability theory, ordinary least squares regression, and how to solve problems often encountered when conducting quantitative analyses in political science.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS801
Scope and Methods of Political Science

Description: The character of political science as a form of inquiry-what it seeks to know it and how it seeks to know it. The discipline of political science as a science; the meaning of concepts, generalizations, laws, theories and explanations; and concept formation and theory building as embodied in major studies of politics. Alternative understandings of the character and possibility of a science of politics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS802
Professional Development in Political Science

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Professional development topics, teaching methods, grant writing and article writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS820
Core Seminar in American Government

Description: Literature in American governmental institutions, processes, policies, and law. Students required to do extensive reading in these areas. Introduces the beginning graduate student to the field of American government.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS825
Congress and Public PolicyCrosslisted with POLS 425

Description: The policy making role of the Congress including the institutionalization of the House and the Senate, an analysis of congressional behavior, the committee process, and the policy responsiveness of Congress.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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POLS826
Topics in American Public PolicyCrosslisted with POLS 426

Description: A significant public policy in American politics. Topics: science, technology, and public policy; or health politics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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POLS830
Political CommunicationCrosslisted with COMM 430, POLS 430, COMM 830

Prerequisites: 12 hrs communication studies, or permission.

Description: Role of communication in the political process, with emphasis on communication strategies in political campaigns. Includes communication variables important in the political process, an application of communication theory and principles to political rhetoric, and analysis and criticism of selected political communication events.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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POLS831
Core Seminar in Public Policy and Process

Description: Intended for graduate students interested in a review of the field.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS836
Public Policy Analysis: Methods and Models

Description: Qualitative and quantitative approaches to public policy analysis. Nature of politics and policy, formation of public policy, analysis of policy content, methodological triangulation, participatory policy making designs, and the role of the analyst. Construct and implement a multi-method policy analysis for a local community agency.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS841
Constitutional LawCrosslisted with POLS 441

Description: Supreme Court doctrine determining the distribution of powers within the national government and between the national government and the state governments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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POLS842
Civil Liberties: Freedom of Expression and ConvictionCrosslisted with POLS 442

Description: Supreme Court doctrine interpreting the First Amendment, covering freedom of speech, assembly, and association; freedom of the press; and freedom of religion.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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POLS843
Civil Liberties: Issues of Fairness and EqualityCrosslisted with POLS 443

Description: Supreme Court doctrine covering the rights of the accused, the right to privacy and the right to racial and sexual equality.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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POLS850
Core Seminar in Biology and Politics

Description: Introduction to the relationship between the fields of biology and politics. The political implication of genetics, physiology, neuro-imaging, and evolutionary psychology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS859
International Political EconomyCrosslisted with POLS 459

Description: Interface of politics and economics in the international arena. Political dimension of international economic issues emphasized. Includes: liberal, mercantile, and radical approaches; theories of imperialism; dependency and interdependency; distribution of the global product; the global division of labor; the political aspects of markets; the politics of trade, aid, investment, multinational corporations, food, and energy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

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POLS860
Core Seminar in International Politics

Description: Extensive reading required. Rigorous survey of the literature in international relations, including international law and international organization. Intended to introduce the beginning graduate student to the field of international relations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS863
American Foreign Policy and the Use of the MilitaryCrosslisted with POLS 463

Description: Military action as an instrument of American foreign policy. Constitutional basis of the president's and Congress's war powers; assessments of the role of the White House, Congress, CIA, senior pentagon officials, the American public, and military alliances - NATO and coalitions of the willing - in supporting and directing the use of military action abroad; and the political and strategic consequences of various American applications of military force.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

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POLS866
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with ECON 466, AECN 467, ANTH 479, GEOG 448, HIST 479, POLS 466, SOCI 466, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 879, SOCI 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Open to students with an interest in international relations.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar Integrative Courses, Research Human-Economic Geography Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt Variable group based on topic

Credit Hours:3

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POLS867
Pro-seminar in International Relations IICrosslisted with ECON 467, ECON 867, POLS 467

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Open to students with an interest in international relations. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

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POLS869
International LawCrosslisted with POLS 469

Description: Rules and principles accepted by the members of the community of nations as defining their rights and duties, and the procedure employed in protecting their rights and performing their duties.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:1-4

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POLS870
International Human RightsCrosslisted with POLS 470

Description: Development of international norms on human rights and attempts to implement those standards. Emphasis on political process, with attention to law, philosophy, economics, and culture. Coverage of the United Nations, regional organizations, private agencies, and national foreign policies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

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POLS873
Problems in International Law and OrganizationCrosslisted with POLS 473

Prerequisites: POLS 361 or 469 highly recommended.

Description: Selected issues in international law and organization. Content varies. Includes: US Senate's treatment of treaties, use of customary law by US courts, current cases before the World Court, leading legal issues handled by the UN Security Council and General Assembly, etc.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

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Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission.

Capstone course.

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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POLS876
Ethnic Conflict and IdentityCrosslisted with JUDS 476, POLS 476

Description: Theories of natinalism and ethnic conflict. Case studies of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The post-Cold War era as multi-polar and multi-cilizational. The states and different cultures that compete for influence and authority to dominate the "New World order." The division of the world along ethnic, religious, and class lines rather than by ideology. The future of international politics and the reassessment of the causes of "conflicts of culture" and their containment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

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POLS877
Israel and the Middle EastCrosslisted with JUDS 477, POLS 477

Description: Israeli politics, society, and relations with its neighbors, particularly the Palestinians. Rise of Zionism and the Palestinian response to it; wars between Israel and Arab neighbors, and the eventual peace agreements between the two; the internal dynamics of Israeli political life; and state of Zionism today.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

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POLS878

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.

Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

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POLS879
Core Seminar in Comparative Politics

Description: POLS 879 is intended to introduce the beginning graduate student to the field of comparative politics. Survey of the field of comparative politics. General theory and methodology; issues and crises in a number of functional areas; participation and socialization; and the special problems confronting the area specialist.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS880
Core Seminar in Political Theory

Description: Students required to read extensively and to take a final examination. Rigorous survey of some of the major areas of concern in empirical and normative political theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS891
Individual Readings

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

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POLS895
Internship

Description: Internship in government agencies, quasi public agencies, private firms (profit and nonprofit), and other organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

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POLS898
Special TopicsCrosslisted with POLS 498
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

POLS901
Dissertation Prospectus

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS920
Seminar in American Government

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS931
Seminar in Public Policy

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS941
Seminar in Methods

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS950
Research Seminar in Biology and Politics

Description: Advanced research in the relationship between biology and politics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS960
Seminar in International Relations

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS965
Seminar in International Human Rights

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS979
Research Seminar in Comparative Politics
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS987
Readings and Problems in 20th-Century International HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 987

Description: Provides a foundational understanding of major developments in the 20th century, including colonialism and decolonization, great-power conflicts, world economy, and role of ideology. Incorporates perspectives of international relations, world history, and transnational history. Letter grade only.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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POLS991
Minor Research Problems

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

POLS999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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