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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2003

GOV 391K • 7 - Scope and Methods of Political Science

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36040 M
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BUR 128

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Our weekly meetings in this course will be divided into two parts. First, we'll spend abour half the class talking about the course readings, which will cover a range of topics - both substantive (like American politics, comparative politics, political development) and methodological (like qualitative analysis, experiments, and rational choice). Second, we'll invite faculty members to come in and discuss one of their research projects. In an ideal week, the first and second parts will be directly related.

Grading Policy

Three 3 page papers in direct response to the readings: 45% One 5 page paper outlining a future research project: 20% One 3 page paper on an outside book: 15% Participation and presentation in class seminar: 20%


Katznelson, Ira and Helen V. Milner, eds. Political Science: State of the Discipline, 3rd ed. Course Packet


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