Courses Offered in Fall 2014

GVPT105S: Introduction to Political Ethics
An examination of major theories of political life and politics as they pertain to international politics, conflict, and culture. Emphasis will be given to theories of ethics and morality that pertain to international studies, such as human rights.
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: James Glass
    Fall 2014 Instructor: James Glass View Syllabus
GVPT200: International Political Relations
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the causes of conflict and cooperation among international actors, the role of international institutions, the interactions of domestic and foreign policies, and major issues in security, economy and the environment.
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    Spring 2017 Instructor: Calvert Jones View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Piotr Swistak View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Todd Allee
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Ping-Kuei Chen View Syllabus
GVPT241: The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern
Examines some of the salient continuities and breaks between the ancient and modern traditions in Western political philosophy.
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Brandon Ives View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: James Glass View Syllabus
    Winter 2016 Instructor: James Glass View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: C. Fred Alford View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
GVPT354: International Development and Conflict Management
Serves as the gateway course for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Provides an introductory foundation in the theory and practice of international development and conflict management. Introduces the structures, key players, intersections, and main trends in the evolution of the fields. Explores causal factors that drive economic growth, poverty, inequality, and conflict, as well as the resources, methods, and tools available to track and address these issues.
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
GVPT356: Capstone in International Development
Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international development and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
    Spring 2014 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
GVPT459C: East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy
This class will take place in a seminar-like format.
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    Fall 2014 Instructor: Vladimir Tismaneanu View Syllabus
GVPT473: The U.S. Congress
A detailed survey of lawmaking and the legislative process, emphasizing the U.S. Congress, and its members.
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Eric M. Uslaner View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Frances Lee View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Eric M. Uslaner View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Eric M. Uslaner View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Eric M. Uslaner View Syllabus
GVPT622: Quantitative Methods For Political Science
Introduction to quantitiative methods of data analysis, with emphasis on statistical methods and computer usage. Measures of association, probability, correlation, linear regression estimation techniques, introductory analysis of variance, and use of package computer programs.
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: David Cunningham View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Patrick C. Wohlfarth
    Fall 2014 Instructor: David Cunningham View Syllabus
GVPT700: Scope and Method of Political Science
A seminar in the methodologies of political science, and their respective applications to different research fields. Interdisciplinary approaches and bibliographical techniques are also reviewed.
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Kanisha Bond
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Sarah Croco
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Mark Lichbach View Syllabus
GVPT761: International Political Economy
Major issues in international political economy including such matters as the monetary system, trade, debt, and development.
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    Fall 2015 Instructor: Todd Allee
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Virginia Haufler View Syllabus