The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005; 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.
380R. Mathematical Methods for Political Analysis.
381J. Political Institutions and Processes.
381L. Seminar in American Government and Politics.
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.
381S. Seminar in Political Behavior.
Topic 1: Public Opinion and Voting Behavior.
Topic 2: Political Participation.
382K. Studies in Political Theory and Philosophy.
382M. Seminar in Political Theory and Philosophy.
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.
384L. Seminar: Latin American Politics.
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.
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.
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.
385L. Seminar in Methodology.
Topic 1: Time-Series Analysis.
Topic 2: Introduction to Political Methodology.
Topic 3: Simultaneous Equation Models.
Topic 4: Advanced Regression.
185M. Colloquium in Politics.
385N. Introduction to Formal Political Analysis.
385R. Seminar in Formal Theory.
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.
388L. Seminar in International Relations.
Topic 1: Study of International Conflict. Studies of the determinants of foreign policy in selected countries, with consideration of both domestic and international factors.
Topic 2: American Foreign Policy. Topics in the study of American foreign policy, including the problems and instruments of American diplomacy, and the process by which policy is made.
Topic 3: International Security. Study of the political determinants and the substantive issues of national security policy with particular emphasis upon the United States.
Topic 4: Contemporary Issues in International Relations. An analysis of major current developments and issues in international politics and military relations.
Topic 5: International Law and Organization. An analysis of the forms and functions of international law and organization, with particular emphasis on the case method as means of adjusting interstate relations.
Topic 6: International Political Economy.
Topic 7: Theory and International Relations.
Topic 8: Competing Approaches to World Politics.
390K. Comparative Study of Political Systems.
390L. Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics.
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.
Topic 9: Political Sociology.
Topic 10: Elites. Same as Sociology 396P (Topic 6: Elites). Government 390L (Topic 10) and Sociology 395K (Topic 13: Elites) may not both be counted.
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 3: 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.
391K. Seminar in Political Science.
Topic 7: Scope and Methods of Political Science. History, scope, and methods of political science as a discipline; major paradigms and current subfields; conceptions of explanation in the social sciences; concept formation, theory construction, and empirical assessment; problems of interpretation, comparison, measurement, and experimentation; designs for research; normative orientations in research.
391L. Statistical Analysis in Political Science II.
391R. Research Colloquium in Political Science.
397K, 697K. Conference Course in Political Science.
398R. Master's Report.
398T. Supervised Teaching in Government.
399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
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