PSCI598 - Mla Proseminar: Globalization, Development and the Brics

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
941
Title (text only)
Mla Proseminar: Globalization, Development and the Brics
Term session
1
Term
2020B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
941
Section ID
PSCI598941
Course number integer
598
Meeting times
MW 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Rudra Sil
Eileen Doherty-Sil
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one course may be taken in a given semester. Recent titles have included: Race Development and American International Relations, Hegel and Marx, and Logic of the West.
Course number only
598
Use local description
No

PSCI236 - Public Policy Process

Activity
REC
Section number integer
414
Title (text only)
Public Policy Process
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
414
Section ID
PSCI236414
Course number integer
236
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
R 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 215
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Amber Gabrielle Mackey
Description
This course introduces students to the theories and practice of the policy-making process. There are four primary learning objectives. First, understanding how the structure of political institutions matter for the policies that they produce. Second, recognizing the constraints that policy makers face when making decisions on behalf of the public. Third, identifying the strategies that can be used to overcome these constraints. Fourth, knowing the toolbox that is available to ticipants in the policy-making process to help get their preferred strategies implemented. While our focus will primarily be on American political institutions, many of the ideas and topics discussed in the class apply broadly to other democratic systems of government.
Course number only
236
Cross listings
PPE312414
Use local description
No

PSCI150 - Introduction To International Relations

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Introduction To International Relations
Term session
2
Term
2020B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
920
Section ID
PSCI150920
Course number integer
150
Meeting times
MW 01:15 PM-05:05 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Nicholas Jacob Bell
Description
This course is an introduction to the major theories and issues in international politics. The goals of the course are to give students a broad familiarity with the field of international relations, and to help them develop the analytical skills necessary to think critically about international politics. The course is divided into four parts: 1) Concepts and Theories of International Relations; 2) War and Security; 3) The Global Economy; and 4) Emerging Issues in International Relations.
Course number only
150
Fulfills
Society Sector
Use local description
No

PSCI130 - Intro American Politics

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Intro American Politics
Term session
2
Term
2020B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
920
Section ID
PSCI130920
Course number integer
130
Meeting times
MW 04:30 PM-08:20 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Katherine Lee Rader
Description
This course is intended to introduce students to the national institutions and political processes of American government. What are the historical and philosophical foundations of the American Republic? How does American public policy get made, who makes it, and who benefits? Is a constitutional fabric woven in 1787 good enough for today? How, if at all, should American government be changed, and why? What is politics and why bother to study it? If these sorts of questions interest you, then this course will be a congenial home. It is designed to explore such questions while teaching students the basics of American politics and government.
Course number only
130
Fulfills
Society Sector
Use local description
No

PSCI130 - Introduction To American Politics

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
900
Title (text only)
Introduction To American Politics
Term
2020B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
900
Section ID
PSCI130900
Course number integer
130
Registration notes
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
W 05:00 PM-08:50 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Catherine E.M. Bartch
Description
This course is intended to introduce students to the national institutions and political processes of American government. What are the historical and philosophical foundations of the American Republic? How does American public policy get made, who makes it, and who benefits? Is a constitutional fabric woven in 1787 good enough for today? How, if at all, should American government be changed, and why? What is politics and why bother to study it? If these sorts of questions interest you, then this course will be a congenial home. It is designed to explore such questions while teaching students the basics of American politics and government.
Course number only
130
Fulfills
Society Sector
Use local description
No

PSCI110 - Comparative Politics

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Comparative Politics
Term session
2
Term
2020B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
920
Section ID
PSCI110920
Course number integer
110
Meeting times
MW 09:00 AM-12:50 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Zachary R Smith
Description
This course is designed to introduce students to comparative political analysis. How can the political behavior, circumstances, institutions, and dynamic patterns of change that people experience in very different societies be analyzed using the same set of concepts and theories? Key themes include nationalism, political culture, democratization, authoritarianism, and the nature of protracted conflict.
Course number only
110
Fulfills
Society Sector
Use local description
No

PSCI107 - Intro To Data Science

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
900
Title (text only)
Intro To Data Science
Term
2020B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
900
Section ID
PSCI107900
Course number integer
107
Meeting times
MW 05:30 PM-07:25 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Nicholas Jacob Bell
Description
Understanding and interpreting large, quantitative data sets is increasingly central in political and social science. Whether one seeks to understand political communication, international trade, inter-group conflict, or other issues, the availability of large quantities of digital data has revolutionized the study of politics. Nonetheless, most data-related courses focus on statistical estimation, rather than on the related but distinctive problems of data acquisition, management and visualization--in a term, data science. This course addresses that imbalance by focusing squarely on data science. Leaving this course, students will be able to acquire, format, analyze, and visualize various types of political data using the statistical programming language R. This course is not a statistics class, but it will increase the capacity of students to thrive in future statistics classes. While no background in statistics or political science is required, students are expected to be generally familiar with contemporary computing environments (e.g. know how to use a computer) and have a willingness to learn a variety of data science tools. You are encouraged (but certainly not required) to register for both this course and PSCI 338 at the same time, as the courses cover distinct, but complimentary material.
Course number only
107
Use local description
No

PSCI995 - Dissertation

Activity
DIS
Section number integer
46
Title (text only)
Dissertation
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
046
Section ID
PSCI995046
Course number integer
995
Level
graduate
Instructors
Beth Ann Simmons
Course number only
995
Use local description
No

PSCI183 - American Polit Thought

Activity
REC
Section number integer
209
Title (text only)
American Polit Thought
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
209
Section ID
PSCI183209
Course number integer
183
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
F 02:00 PM-03:00 PM
Meeting location
PCPE 225
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Audrey Perry Steven Jaquiss
Description
Whether America begins with the Puritans and the Mayflower Compact, or with the Declaration of Independence and the Revolution, it is founded in resistance to empire. In the generations between, Americans have desired, dreaded and debated empire. This course will focus on empire and imperialism in American political thought. We will read primary texts addressing empire: from the departure and dissent of the Puritans, and Burke's Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies, to twentieth and twenty-first century debates over America's role in the world. These texts will include political pamphlets and speeches, poetry, novels, policy papers and film.
Course number only
183
Use local description
No

PSCI183 - American Polit Thought

Activity
REC
Section number integer
208
Title (text only)
American Polit Thought
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
208
Section ID
PSCI183208
Course number integer
183
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
R 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 320
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Carter P. Maguire
Description
Whether America begins with the Puritans and the Mayflower Compact, or with the Declaration of Independence and the Revolution, it is founded in resistance to empire. In the generations between, Americans have desired, dreaded and debated empire. This course will focus on empire and imperialism in American political thought. We will read primary texts addressing empire: from the departure and dissent of the Puritans, and Burke's Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies, to twentieth and twenty-first century debates over America's role in the world. These texts will include political pamphlets and speeches, poetry, novels, policy papers and film.
Course number only
183
Use local description
No