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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Government

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Government: GOV

380R. Mathematical Methods for Political Analysis.
An introduction to mathematical concepts essential for quantitative analysis, such as statistics and formal political theory. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

381J. Political Institutions and Processes.
Local, state, and national political institutions and policy processes, and specific areas of public policy. Field core course. Government 381J and 681KA may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

381L. Seminar in American Government and Politics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Parties and Interest Groups.
An empirically oriented inquiry into political parties and interest groups in the political process.

Topic 2: The Legislative Process.
Legislative functions, processes, and behavior, with special reference to representative assemblies in the United States.

Topic 4: State Government and Politics.
Institutions, processes, and problems of the American political system at the state level.

Topic 5: Government and the Economy.
Selected topics on the interrelations between governments and economic systems, with particular reference to American experience.

Topic 6: Ethnic Politics.
An examination of the status and behavior of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the American political system.

Topic 7: The American Presidency.

Topic 8: Congress.

Topic 9: Campaigns and Elections.

Topic 10: American Political Development.

Topic 11: Evolution of American Politics.

Topic 12: Positive Political Economy.

381R. Political Behavior.
Political socialization, political psychology, public opinion, and electoral behavior. Field core course. Government 681KB and 381R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

381S. Seminar in Political Behavior.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Public Opinion and Voting Behavior.
Government 381L (Topic 3: Public Opinion and Voting Behavior) and 381S (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Political Participation.
Government 381L (Topic: Political Participation) and 381S (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

382K. Studies in Political Theory and Philosophy.
Intensive study of selected classical and contemporary theorists and source materials related to political theory and philosophy. Field core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

382M. Seminar in Political Theory and Philosophy.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Contemporary Political Theory.
Analysis of contemporary theoretical problems and detailed study of the works of contemporary Western theorists.

Topic 2: American Political Thought.
Examination of the origins and development of political ideas that have influenced the evolution of the American political system.

Topic 4: Feminist Theory.

Topic 5: Natural Law Modernized.

Topic 6: Postmodernism.
Government 382M (Topic 6) and 382M (Topic: Postmodernism: Ethnicity and Political Relevance) may not both be counted.

Topic 7: Classical Liberalism, Utilitarianism, and Democratic Theory.

Topic 8: Philosophy of History.

Topic 9: Rousseau.
Government 382M (Topic 9) and 382M (Topic: Rousseau as a Rigorous Thinker) may not both be counted.

383K. Problems in the Study of Politics.
Normative orientations in research, theory formation and empirical assessment, various conceptions of explanation, and historical development of the social sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

384L. Seminar: Latin American Politics.
Analysis of selected problems in politics and international relations of the countries of Latin America. Two class hours and one conference hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser. Some reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is recommended.

Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies.
Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies).

Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics.
Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics).

384M. Seminar in Public Policy and Administration.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Policy Evaluation.
Quantitative assessment and analysis of the impact and consequences of public policies.

Topic 2: Policy Analysis.
Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 4: Policy Analysis). Study of the nature and operation of the national policy-making process.

Topic 3: Organizational Theory.
Analysis of the structure and operation of complex public bureaucracies.

Topic 4: Comparative Administration.
Study of administrative theory and practice in comparative perspective.

Topic 5: Public Management.
Analysis of the executive function in the public sector.

Topic 6: Development Policy.
Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 3: Development Policy).

Topic 7: Comparative Public Policy.

Topic 8: Public Policy Clinic.

384N. Seminar in Public Law.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: The Judicial Process.
An exploration of the nature of the judicial function, with emphasis on the roles of law and discretion in the decisional process.

Topic 2: Core Readings in Public Law.

Topic 3: Constitutional Interpretation.
Government 384N (Topic 3) and 384N (Topic: Constitutional Politics) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: State Constitutions and Human Rights.
Government 381L (Topic: State Constitutions and Human Rights) and 384N (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

385K. Foundations of Public Policy.
Introduction to major institutions, values, processes, and problems that shape contemporary public policies. Review and appraisal of current international, national, state, and local policy debates. Sampling of theoretical literature in policy analysis, American politics, institutional and organizational theory, macroeconomic management, democratic theory, policy evaluation, and politics-governance conflicts. Field core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385L. Seminar in Methodology.
Intensive examination of selected issues in the methodology of political inquiry. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Time-Series Analysis.

Topic 2: Introduction to Political Methodology.

Topic 3: Simultaneous Equation Models.

Topic 4: Advanced Regression.

185M. Colloquium in Politics.
Field roundtables, reports of current research, and panel discussions of significant issues in the study of politics. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385N. Introduction to Formal Political Analysis.
Critical, comparative survey of important formal theories of political processes, stressing general approaches rather than mathematical results. Presupposes no technical background. Field core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385R. Seminar in Formal Theory.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Game Theory.

Topic 2: Spatial Theory.
Only one of the following may be counted: Government 381L (Topic: Spatial Theory), 385L (Topic: Spatial Theory), 385R (Topic 2).

388K. The Study of International Relations.
Comparison of various theories of international politics and analysis of basic forces that underlie national policies and condition the nature and concerns of contemporary international relations. Discussion, reading, and research. Field core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

388L. Seminar in International Relations.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

390K. Comparative Study of Political Systems.
Theory and method of comparative political study; varieties of governmental institutions in Western and non-Western countries; comparative examination of political institutions. Field core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

390L. Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 2: Political Systems of Western Europe.
Analysis of Western European politics; may include both particular political systems and comparative study of political institutions, processes, and behavior.

Topic 4: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa.
Same as Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 22: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa). Readings and research on the political systems of the Arab world, Israel, Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan. Precise topics vary.

Topic 7: Authoritarian Political Systems.
Same as Asian Studies 390 (Topic 2: Authoritarian Political Systems). Comparative study of authoritarian and totalitarian patterns of government, past and present, Western and non-Western; special emphasis on Communist and Fascist systems. Asian Studies 380T (Topic 34: Authoritarian Regimes) and Government 390L (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

Topic 9: Political Sociology.

Topic 10: Elites.
Same as Sociology 395K (Topic 13: Elites).

Topic 11: Seminar in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Civilizations and Cultures.

Topic 12: Soldiers and Politics.

Topic 13: Political Transition in Eastern Europe.

Topic 14: Comparative Political Institutions.

Topic 15: Politics and Society in the Third World.
Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 5: Politics and Society in the Third World).

Topic 16: Politics of Mexico.

Topic 17: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia.
Same as Asian Studies 384 (Topic 23: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia). Asian Studies 380T (Topic 24: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia) and Government 390L (Topic 17) may not both be counted.

Topic 18: Comparative Politics: Latin America.
Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 6: Comparative Politics: Latin America).

Topic 19: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics.
Same as Asian Studies 381 (Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics). Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics) and Government 390L (Topic 19) may not both be counted.

Topic 20: Japanese Politics.
Same as Asian Studies 383 (Topic 4: Japanese Politics). Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Japanese Politics) and Government 390L (Topic 20) may not both be counted.

Topic 21: Comparative Ethnic Conflict.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 1: Comparative Ethnic Conflict). Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Comparative Ethnic Conflict) and Government 390L (Topic 21) may not both be counted.

391J. Statistical Analysis in Political Science I.
An introductory course covering estimation theory and hypothesis testing for statistical models in political science and the basic probability theory needed for statistical theory. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

391K. Seminar in Political Science.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

391L. Statistical Analysis in Political Science II.
Multivariate statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science. Field core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, one course in statistics, and consent of the graduate adviser.

391R. Research Colloquium in Political Science.
Forum for development of research projects and dissertation proposals. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Government 391K (Topic: Research Colloquium in Political Science) and 391R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

397K, 697K. Conference Course in Political Science.
Readings in the literature of political science in fields in which the student is preparing for the qualifying examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in government, twelve semester hours of upper-division or graduate coursework in government, six of which must be in the field of the thesis subject, and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Government 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in government and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Government.
Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor; group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Government 399R, 699R, or 999R.


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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