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

An introduction to empirical research in political science.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: William ReedView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Jóhanna Birnir
    Fall 2017Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Irwin MorrisView: Syllabus
    Fall 2012Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    Spring 2012Instructor: David CunninghamView: Syllabus

An introduction to the theories of rational choice including theories of negotiation and bargaining, elections and voting in democracies, community organizing and the contrast between the roles and performances of government and market.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Piotr Swistak
    Spring 2015Instructor: Piotr Swistak

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 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

No description available.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: John McCauley

Introduction to game theory with applications to political science, economics and sociology. Topics include preference theory, expected utility theory, Nash equilibria, subgame perfection, repeated games, folk theorems, and evolutionary stability.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Piotr Swistak
    Fall 2015Instructor: Piotr Swistak

The rise of global corporations is one of the distinctive features of globalization. What are the origins of the modern global corporation? What is their impact on politics, society and the economy? This course seeks to convey a sophisticated understanding that goes beyond bumper stickers maligning corporations or celebrating unfettered capitalism, to deepen the students understanding of multinationals as complex and powerful organizations, and to learn a variety of perspectives on multinational corporate activity.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

Seminar for students in the GVPT Honors program. Topics vary.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Scott KastnerCo-Instructor: Margaret PearsonView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Sarah Croco

No description.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: David CunninghamView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: David CunninghamView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: David CunninghamView: Syllabus

A series of critical tools and methods used to analyze environmental policy. This class should be of interest to students who are either considering a career or graduate studies in environmental protection.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: Isabella AlcanizView: Syllabus

Introduction to concepts and practices used for measuring political behavior. Political analysis is an increasingly quantitative field, It is crucial for students of political behavior to learn how to define concepts in concrete ways, examine different methods of measuring concepts, learn how to test the quality of chosen measures, learn how to construct richer measures out of multiple questions, and finally how to examine the relationship between multiple measures of similar concepts. Common pitfalls, errors, bias, and ethics will be examined along the way.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: Lilliana MasonView: 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.

Course Offerings:
    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

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

The principles and machinery of the conduct of American foreign relations, with emphasis on the Departments of State and Defense, and an analysis of the major foreign policies of the United States.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Ernesto CalvoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Ernesto CalvoView: Syllabus

Seminar.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus

A study of the structure, procedures and policies of state and local governments with special emphasis on the state level and on intergovernmental relationships, and with illustrations from Maryland governmental arrangements.

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    Fall 2017Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus

A study of the structure, procedures and policies of state and local governments with special emphasis on the state level and on intergovernmental relationships, and with illustrations from Maryland governmental arrangements.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus

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

Course Offerings:
    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

Seminar

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Frances LeeView: Syllabus

Seminar.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Antoine BanksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Antoine BanksView: Syllabus

A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Latin American countries.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Isabella AlcanizView: Syllabus

A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the African countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: John McCauley