POLS 111 INTRO TO US POLITICS (SS)
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 9:35am-10:55am SIMNS-G30-Whitney Court
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 1:50pm-2:45pm SIMNS-330-Seth Greenfest
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 10:20am-11:15am SIMNS-G10-Phil Kronebusch
POLS 121 INTRO TO INT'L RELATIONS (SS & IC)
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 11:10am-12:30pm SIMNS-360-Gary Prevost
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 1:50pm-2:45pm SIMNS-G30-STAFF
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 10:20am-11:15am SIMNS-G40-Christi Siver
POLS 114 PUB POLICY ANALYSIS
*time adjusted to fit individual student schedule - Dr. Jim Read
POLS 211 POLITICS & POLITICAL LIFE (GE)
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 12:45pm-2:05pm QUAD-360-Gary Prevost
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 9:10am-10:05am QUAD-447-STAFF
POLS 221 INTRO TO POLITICAL THEORY (HM)
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 11:10am-12:30pm SIMNS-G10-Scott Johnson
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 12:45pm-2:05pm SIMNS-G10-Scott Johnson
POLS 323 CONSTIT LAW: STRUC/POWER
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 12:45pm-2:05pm SIMNS-330 Dr. Seth Greenfest
Wondering why Obamacare was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court? Interested in why some U.S. states can choose to legalize marijuana or forbid same-sex marriage? Questioning where "We the People" fit in? Figure out the answers to these and other questions through an introduction to the U.S. Constitution, constitutional interpretation and development, separation-of-powers, federalism, and the structure of the federal judiciary (including the Supreme Court). For those interested in the direction our country is going, as well as those interested in law school, this course is for you!
POLS 331 US POL PARTIES/ELECTIONS
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 11:10am-12:30p SIMNS-G40 Dr. Claire Haeg
Ever wonder why Obama won so handily in 2008 and then the Democrats lost so badly in 2010, and then won again in 2012? Ever wondered if presidential debates can really change an election outcome, or if all those political commercials actually convince people to change their votes? And why do people vote the way they do, anyway?
Figure out the answers to these questions and impress your friends and family with your insights and accurate predictions about the elections in November. This course examines the impact of media, campaigns, political parties, and elections on the US Political system.
POLS 347 LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 9:35am-10:55am Quad 360 Dr. Gary Prevost
Comparative analysis of Latin American politics focusing on the themes of colonialim and neocolonialism, indigenous rights, gender roles, economic dependency, social movements and political change, democracy and authoritarianism, and relations between the United States and Latin America. Case studies include Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba.
POLS 336 LOCAL/REGIONAL GOVERNANCE
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 9:10am-10:05am Quad-341 Dr. Whitney Court
You may be asking yourself, "Why should I care about state and local government?" Well, do you wish you could take affordable and efficient public transportation from Saint Cloud to the Minneapolis Airport? Do you wonder why Minnesota allows gay marriage while Wisconsin banned it? Have you ever asked yourself if it is legal to drive your vehicle with an uncaged bear in the state of Missouri?
State and local governments greatly impact our everyday lives. Understanding how these more accessible levels of government operate and how we might be able to influence them is critical. This course examines subnational political structures, processes, and policies such as marriage, education, public assistance, environment, health care, transportation, and if time allows, policies on bears riding in cars.
POLS 295 PUBLIC POLICY DEBATE (2 credits)
TUESDAY NIGHT 6:15pm-8:00pm SIMNS-330 Dr. Christi Siver
This course will enable students to engage in debates on current events and public policy topics. Students will research current events and construct arguments on a variety of domestic and international issues. Students will learn the different structures of debate cases (policy, value and fact) and numerous opposition arguments (disadvantages, counterplans, critiques, procedurals) used in competitive parliamentary debate. Students will develop their listening, questioning, and refutation skills. Students will also develop research skills as they prepare briefs on particular issues.
POLS 352 GLOBAL GENDER ISSUES
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 1:05pm-2:25pm MAIN-323 Dr. Manju Parikh
Study of gender as a fundamental variable in social, political and economic developments around the world. In this course, the focus is to identify the significance of gender at a global level. Examination of gendered division of labor in industrialized and developing societies, in particular, gendered discourses in development policies and gender-based economic strategies of modernization and restructuring. Beyond the economic realm, the course will also deal with other issues, such as wars, peace movements and concerns over military spending, which show remarkably similar patterns in terms of gender differences over policies.
POLS 395 MODEL UNITED NATIONS SEMINAR
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS 8:20am-9:15am Dr. Gary Prevost