POLS 111 INTRO TO US POLITICS (SS)
MWF 9:10am-10:05am SIMNS-G40 Haeg, C
TR 9:35am-10:55am SIMNS-330 Lindstrom, M
POLS 121 INTRO TO INT'L RELATIONS (SS) (IC)
MWF 10:20am-11:15am SIMNS-G10 Siver, C
TR 1:05pm-2:25pm MAIN-323 Parikh, M
POLS 211 POLITICS & POLITICAL LIFE (GE)
MWF 11:30am-12:25pm SIMNS-G10 Haeg, C
TR 2:20pm-3:40pm SIMNS-G30 Read, J
Intensive discussion and writing-oriented course that explores perennial issues of political life (such as freedom and justice, race and gender) through literature, drama, film, and essays. Students write a Political Autobiography reflecting upon their own political experiences and the formation of their own political perspective. The course is required for political science majors, and open to students from all other majors.
POLS 221 INTRO TO POLITICAL THEORY (HM)
TR 12:45pm-2:05pm SIMNS-G30 Read, J
POLS 222 ANALYSIS: U.S. POLICY/ELECTION
TR 11:10am-12:30pm SIMNS-G10 Court, W
POLS 223 COMPARATIVE POLITICS
MWF 1:50 pm-2:45 pm Simons G30 Siver, C
POLS 224 COURTS, LAW & POLICY
MWF 12:40pm-1:35pm SIMNS-330 Kronebusch, P
POLS 324 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:LIBERTY/RIGHTS
TR 12:45pm-2:05pm QUAD-252 Kronebusch, P
Examination of the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution with an emphasis on noteworthy Supreme Court cases from the past 50 years. Subjects studied include the guarantees of equal protection and due process, the right to privacy, the doctrines of free expression, and the separation of church and state.
POLS 330 ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS/POLICY
Cross listed with Environmental Studies
T 6:15pm-9:15pm SIMNS-330 Lindstrom, M
This is a course about the politics and policies surrounding environmental issues at all levels of government. Many issues are both local and global. Transportation, electricity, and food are locally experienced but have global as well as local environmental ramifications. Environmental politics and policy are necessarily multi-disciplinary topics so we will draw upon a range of disciplines including economics, history, ecology, and ethics in addition to political science, public policy, and public administration. In covering environmental politics, we focus mostly on the major, albeit shifting, themes of "environmentalism" from white-collar lobbying, legislating and litigating to the direct action protests and the politics of corporate sustainability. The policy focus emphasizes content related to major federal laws governing public lands and other environmental issues, and the federal agencies that oversee environmental policy. The second half of the course concentrates on specific local, national and international issues such as the management of national forests, food politics, and local land use planning. We will study each issue by discussing the players and major debates circulating around the respective ecological issues.
POLS 350D POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY/BEHAVIOR
TR 9:35am-10:55am SIMNS-G40 Court, W
This course will apply psychological theories to the context of politics to help us better understand the political behavior of political elites and the citizenry. We will begin by analyzing how attitudes are formed. Then we will answer questions like, what does it mean to be a part of a particular identity group and how might that shape your political behavior and beliefs? We will examine what motivates people to take part in politics while others appear to sit on the sidelines. This course will investigate how people process and perceive information, and then we will critically examine the effectiveness of different campaign tactics given this knowledge. By the end of this semester students will gain a stronger understanding of how an interdisciplinary research approach can help us better comprehend and predict the political environment.
POLS 351 U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
TR 2:20pm-3:40pm SIMNS-330 Siver, C
Examination of United States foreign policy. The course focuses on key players as well as institutions and unofficial individuals or groups involved in the making of U.S. foreign policy. Case studies will be used to bring a 'real-life' element to the class.
POLS 353 INTERNATIONAL LAW & ORGANIZATION
Cross-listed with PCST 349
TR 11:10am-12:30pm SIMNS-G40 Anderson, J
International law and international organizations are instruments for creating, maintaining, and altering our world. In domestic law, members are able to define the character of their society and design and enforce laws accordingly. But, can this be done in international society? This course explores the potential and limitations of law between sovereign states and those organizations comprised of states to address the challenges our world faces. In addition, we will go beyond the nation‑state to explore the ways in which non‑state actors are playing greater roles in the shaping of global values. Select non‑governmental organizations (NGOs), including multi‑national corporations (MNCs), the Catholic Church, women's organizations, drug trafficking organizations, terrorist organizations, and international development organizations will be examined to augment the traditionally state‑centric focus of many international law and organization courses.
POLS 361 SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR: PUBLIC AFFAIRS
MWF 8:00am-8:55am QUAD-261 Read, J
POLS 395 MODEL UNITED NATIONS SEMINAR
W 8:20am-9:15am MAIN-323 Prevost, G
POLS 399 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM
Monday, Wednesday 3:00pm-4:20pm SIMONS G40 Read, J (A & B Mod only)