Courses Offered in Fall 2016

GVPT170: American Government
A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Patrick C. Wohlfarth View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Kris Miler View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Stella Rouse View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Kris Miler
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Patrick C. Wohlfarth 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.
Course Offering
    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.
Course Offering
    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
GVPT273: Introduction to Environmental Politics
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Jennifer Hadden View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Stephen Arves View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Stephen Arves
GVPT306: Global Environmental Politics
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Jennifer Wallace View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Jennifer Hadden View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Carla Abdo-Katsipis View Syllabus
GVPT423: Elections and Electoral Behavior
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 Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: James Gimpel View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: James Gimpel View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Eric M. Uslaner View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Lilliana Mason
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Eric M. Uslaner View Syllabus
GVPT423H: Elections and Electoral Behavior
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 Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Eric M. Uslaner View Syllabus
GVPT431: Introduction to Constitutional Law
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.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Michael Spivey View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Michael Spivey View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
GVPT432: Civil Rights and the Constitution
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 Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Michael Spivey View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Michael Spivey View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
GVPT449K: Seminar in Political Philosophy; Politics Through Popular Fiction and Short Stories
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Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: C. Fred Alford View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: C. Fred Alford View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: C. Fred Alford View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: C. Fred Alford View Syllabus
GVPT459W: Seminar in Comparative Politics; Civil Wars
This class exploreS the politics of civil war (and civil war studies).
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Kanisha Bond View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Kanisha Bond View Syllabus
GVPT473: The U.S. Congress
A detailed survey of lawmaking and the legislative process, emphasizing the U.S. Congress, and its members.
Course Offering
    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
GVPT487: Topics in Comparative Politics
Discussion of major issues in the study of the domestic politics of the People's Republic of China.
Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Margaret Pearson View Syllabus
GVPT708A: Seminar in International Relations Theory; International Relations Theory
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Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Scott Kastner View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Paul Huth