A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: Patrick C. WohlfarthView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Kris MilerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Kris Miler
    Spring 2015Instructor: Patrick C. WohlfarthView: Syllabus

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 2018Instructor: Calvert JonesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Todd AlleeView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Calvert JonesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Todd Allee
    Fall 2014Instructor: Ping-Kuei ChenView: Syllabus

Examines some of the salient continuities and breaks between the ancient and modern traditions in Western political philosophy.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: James GlassView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Brandon IvesView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: James GlassView: Syllabus
    Winter 2016Instructor: James GlassView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2014Instructor: James GlassView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus

An overview of modern environmental philosophy, politics, and policy, exploring environmental politics in the US by way of comparison with other developed and developing countries.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Stephen ArvesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Stephen Arves

Focus on three processes of international environmental policy development- identifying problems, negotiating solutions, and implementing agreements- through a range of case studies, including global climate change.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Carla Abdo-KatsipisView: Syllabus

An examination of various topics relating to elections; the focus includes the legal structure under which elections are conducted, the selection and nomination process, the conduct of election campaigns, and patterns of political participation and voting choice in different types of elections.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: James GimpelView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: James GimpelView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Lilliana Mason
    Spring 2015Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: James Gimpel

An examination of various topics relating to elections; the focus includes the legal structure under which elections are conducted, the selection and nomination process, the conduct of election campaigns, and patterns of political participation and voting choice in different types of elections.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: James GimpelView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Lilliana MasonView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus

A systematic inquiry into the general principles of the American constitutional system, with special reference to the role of the judiciary in the interpretation and enforcement of the federal constitution.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

A study of civil rights in the American constitutional context, emphasizing freedom of religion, freedom of expression, minority discrimination, and the rights of defendants.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

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Course Offerings:
    Fall 2016Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus

This class exploreS the politics of civil war (and civil war studies).

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    Spring 2017Instructor: Kanisha BondView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Kanisha BondView: Syllabus

A detailed survey of lawmaking and the legislative process, emphasizing the U.S. Congress, and its members.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Frances LeeView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus

Discussion of major issues in the study of the domestic politics of the People's Republic of China.

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    Fall 2016Instructor: Margaret PearsonView: Syllabus

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    Fall 2016Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Paul Huth