PSCI247 - Campaigns and Elections

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Campaigns and Elections
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
001
Section ID
PSCI247001
Course number integer
247
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Andrew Gooch
Description
This lecture course will teach students about American campaigns and elections, from the local level to the presidential level. We will cover as many topics as possible including: the nominating process, the general campaign, campaign strategy, turnout, campaign finance, the role of issues, the importance of the economy, the power of party identification, and the role of data analysis used by campaign professionals. We will also consider how these factors matter in terms of who wins the election. In addition to the literature on campaigns and election, this lecture will put minor focus on the most recent 2016 presidential election relative to what the literature would have predicted. After the first part of the course about presidential elections, the second part will focus on Congressional elections (and a bit about state and local elections). Lastly, the third part of the course will examine how data analytics that originated in political science are now being used by campaign practitioners to win elections.
Course number only
247
Use local description
No

PSCI498 - Humanizing War

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
302
Title (text only)
Humanizing War
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
302
Section ID
PSCI498302
Course number integer
498
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Jonathan Art Chu
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. Recent topics include: Globalization; Race & Criminal Justice; Democracy & Markets in Postcommunist Europe.
Course number only
498
Use local description
No

PSCI243 - Dilemmas of Immigration

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Dilemmas of Immigration
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
001
Section ID
PSCI243001
Course number integer
243
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Michael A Jones-Correa
Description
Beneath the daily headlines about refugees blocked entry, and undocumented migrants deported there is a set of hard questions which deserve closer attention: Should countries have borders? If countries have borders, how should they decide who is kept out and who is allowed in? How many immigrants is 'enough'? Are immigrants equally desirable? What kinds of obligations do immigrants have to their receiving society? What kinds of obligations do host societies have to immigrants? Should there be 'pathways' to citizenship? Should citizenship be automatic? Can citizenship be earned? This course explores these and other dilemmas raised by immigration.
Course number only
243
Use local description
No

PSCI805 - Analysis Election Data

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Analysis Election Data
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
401
Section ID
PSCI805401
Course number integer
805
Meeting times
T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Diana C Mutz
Description
This course is intended to serve as a workshop for students interested in the empirical analysis of elections, public opinion and political communication more generally. The centerpiece of the course will be an original research paper produced by each student on a topic of his or her own choosing. The requirements for these papers are fairly open, but demanding: the research papers must a) involve empirical analysis of a major election data set, b) be oriented toward answering an original research question selected with the guidance of the instructor, and c) aim to be of publishable quality. There are no formal prerequisites for the course. However, if you have less than two semesters of statistical training, and/or no formal background in the study of elections, public opinion or political communication, then this is probably not the right course for you. In order to be able to formulate an original research question, you need some background in the literature, which is provided by other courses, but is not a formal part of this course.
Course number only
805
Cross listings
COMM706401
Use local description
No

PSCI798 - Frontiers of Compar. Pol

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
302
Title (text only)
Frontiers of Compar. Pol
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
302
Section ID
PSCI798302
Course number integer
798
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
F 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Dawn L Teele
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one section may be given in a semester. Recent titles have included: Interpreting the Canon; State, Self, & Society; U.S. Policy in Europe; and Dissertation Writing.
Course number only
798
Use local description
No

PSCI798 - Pol Theory: Prob & Concepts

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Pol Theory: Prob & Concepts
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
301
Section ID
PSCI798301
Course number integer
798
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
W 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Jeffrey E. Green
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one section may be given in a semester. Recent titles have included: Interpreting the Canon; State, Self, & Society; U.S. Policy in Europe; and Dissertation Writing.
Course number only
798
Use local description
No

PSCI697 - Stat Analy For Psci 2

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Stat Analy For Psci 2
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
301
Section ID
PSCI697301
Course number integer
697
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Marc N. Meredith
Course number only
697
Use local description
No

PSCI638 - Race & Criminal Justice

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Race & Criminal Justice
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
401
Section ID
PSCI638401
Course number integer
638
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Marie Gottschalk
Course number only
638
Cross listings
AFRC437401, AFRC638401, PSCI437401
Use local description
No

PSCI619 - Strategic Studies Sem

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Strategic Studies Sem
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
301
Section ID
PSCI619301
Course number integer
619
Level
graduate
Description
This seminar offers graduate students an introduction to the subfield of international relations labeled strategic studies (or security studies). In addition to exploring key theoretical issues, we consider their usefulness for understanding relevant events in international politics since World War II. Although the course emphasizes the distinctive features of great power strategy in the nuclear age, we also look at the continuing role of conventional forces, the strategic choices of lesser powers, and selected security problems in the post-Cold War world (e.g., proliferation, terrorism).
Course number only
619
Use local description
No

PSCI598 - Citizenship in Theory and Law

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
303
Title (text only)
Citizenship in Theory and Law
Term
2020A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
303
Section ID
PSCI598303
Course number integer
598
Meeting times
T 03:00 PM-06:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Rogers M Smith
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