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 2019Instructor: Calvert JonesView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Calvert JonesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Todd Allee
    Fall 2014Instructor: Ping-Kuei ChenView: Syllabus

An introduction to empirical research in political science.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: William ReedView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Jóhanna BirnirView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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 2018Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: 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 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 introduction to the comparative study of politics and governance, including the analytical concepts for studies of politics and a survey of the major types of regimes, including democratic and authoritarian/communist regimes.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Catherine Kane AikenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Margaret PearsonView: Syllabus

No description.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus

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.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Piotr Swistak
    Fall 2015Instructor: Piotr Swistak

Seminar in International Relations and World Politics

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Gabriella LloydView: Syllabus

Advanced quantitative methods for political science research.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus

A comprehensive introduction to the quantitative study of international conflict. Students will perform statistical analysis of international conflict data using the R software platform.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus

The study of Marxist thought and an assessment of the critical transformations and reassessments of the theory and practice of Marxism.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2018Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus

Seminar in Political Philosophy

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus

Seminar

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Ernesto CalvoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Ernesto CalvoView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics. This course will cover the primary theories, concepts, and concerns of weak and failing states in the international system. The course material will address these issues at both the international and domestic levels, demonstrating how they interconnect. Using real-world examples such as Somalia and Afghanistan, the class will link readings to reality, and challenge students to analyze cases at both the component-level and the holistic-level.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Jacob LewisView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Ernesto CalvoView: 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: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus

An examination of the U.S. presidency in historical and contemporary perspective: nomination and electoral politics and the president's place in policy-making, administration, and public opinion.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: David KarolView: Syllabus

This is a seminar for students in the GVPT Honors program. A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Latin American countries.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Isabella AlcanizView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Isabella AlcanizView: Syllabus