PSCI598 - Mla Proseminar: Globalization, Development and the Brics

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
941
Title (text only)
Mla Proseminar: Globalization, Development and the Brics
Term session
1
Term
2021B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
941
Section ID
PSCI598941
Course number integer
598
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
MW 05:30 PM-08:30 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

PSCI150 - Introduction To International Relations

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Introduction To International Relations
Term session
2
Term
2021B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
920
Section ID
PSCI150920
Course number integer
150
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
W 01:15 PM-03:05 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rachel Xian
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

PSCI110 - Comparative Politics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Comparative Politics
Term session
2
Term
2021B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
920
Section ID
PSCI110920
Course number integer
110
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
MW 09:00 AM-12:50 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Deborah L. Harrold
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 Data Science

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
900
Title (text only)
Intro Data Science
Term
2021B
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
900
Section ID
PSCI107900
Course number integer
107
Registration notes
Course Online: Asynchronous Format
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Richard Mcalexander
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
Fulfills
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
Use local description
No

PSCI131 - American Foreign Policy

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
789
Title (text only)
American Foreign Policy
Term
2021A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
789
Section ID
PSCI131789
Course number integer
131
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Level
undergraduate
Description
This course analyzes the formation and conduct of foreign policy in the United State. The course combines three elements: a study of the history of American foreign relations; an analysis of the causes of American foreign policy such sa the international system, public opinion, and the media; and a discussion of the major policy issues in contemporary U.S. foreign policy, including terrorism, civil wars, and economic policy.
Course number only
131
Use local description
No

PSCI181 - Modern Political Thought

Status
C
Activity
REC
Section number integer
210
Title (text only)
Modern Political Thought
Term
2021A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
210
Section ID
PSCI181210
Course number integer
181
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Yara Damaj
Description
This course will provide an overview of major figures and themes of modern political thought. We will focus on themes and questions pertinent to political theory in the modern era, particularly focusing on the relationship of the individual to community, society, and state. Although the emergence of the individual as a central moral, political, and conceptual category arguably began in earlier eras, it is in the seventeenth century that it takes firm hold in defining the state, political institutions, moral thinking, and social relations. The centrality of "the individual" has created difficulties, even paradoxes, for community and social relations, and political theorists have struggled to reconicle those throughout the modern era. We will consider the political forms that emerged out of those struggles, as well as the changed and distinctly "modern" conceptualizations of political theory such as freedom, responsibilty, justice, rights and obligations, as central categories for organizing moral and political life.
Course number only
181
Use local description
No

PSCI272 - Amer Con Law II

Status
C
Activity
REC
Section number integer
204
Title (text only)
Amer Con Law II
Term
2021A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
204
Section ID
PSCI272204
Course number integer
272
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
M 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Heather Ann Swadley
Description
This course examines American constitutional development from the eve of WWI through the second Obama administration. Topics include the growth of the New Deal and a Great Society regulatory and redistributive state, struggles for equal rights for racial and ethnic minorities, women and GLBT Americans, contests over freedoms of religion and expression, criminal justice issues, the Reagan Revolution and the revival of federalism and property rights, and issues of nationalsecurity powers after September 11, 2001.
Course number only
272
Use local description
No

PSCI260 - Ethics & Ir

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
204
Title (text only)
Ethics & Ir
Term
2021A
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
204
Section ID
PSCI260204
Course number integer
260
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
R 08:00 AM-09:00 AM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Clara Yen Yin Lee
Course number only
260
Use local description
No

PSCI298 - The Political Economy of Inequality

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
150
Title (text only)
The Political Economy of Inequality
Term
2020C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
150
Section ID
PSCI298150
Course number integer
298
Level
undergraduate
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one course may be taken in a given semester. Recent titles have included: Leadership & Democracy; Conservative Regimes.
Course number only
298
Use local description
No

PSCI298 - Gender & Development in the Global South

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
149
Title (text only)
Gender & Development in the Global South
Term
2020C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
149
Section ID
PSCI298149
Course number integer
298
Level
undergraduate
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one course may be taken in a given semester. Recent titles have included: Leadership & Democracy; Conservative Regimes.
Course number only
298
Use local description
No