A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    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.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Calvert W. JonesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Todd AlleeView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Calvert W. JonesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Calvert W. JonesView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Calvert W. 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.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    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

Experience the excitement and reward of arguing, and perhaps winning your client's case in court. Mock Trial is designed for students who are interested in learning practical techniques for shaping the evidence, using the law, and exploiting the courtroom to create a coherent and convincing case theory.

Also offered as: MLAW217. Credit only granted for: MLAW217, GVPT217, or GVPT319A. Formerly: GVPT319A.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: William Zachariah Mundy
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

Experience the excitement and reward of arguing, and perhaps winning your client's case in court. Mock Trial is designed for students who are interested in learning practical techniques for shaping the evidence, using the law, and exploiting the courtroom to create a coherent and convincing case theory.

Also offered as: MLAW217. Credit only granted for: MLAW217, GVPT217, or GVPT319A. Formerly: GVPT319A.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: William Zachariah Mundy
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

No description.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus

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 Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Caitlin McCullochView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Carla Abdo-KatsipisView: Syllabus

This course will explore international relations in East Asia, focusing mostly on Northeast Asia.
The course will provide some background on the evolution of international politics in the region
over the past several decades, and will examine several contemporary issues—including the
North Korean nuclear issue, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait, and the maritime
disputes in the East and South China Seas—in depth. The last several weeks of the course will

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Scott KastnerView: Syllabus

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

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2019Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Scott KastnerCo-Instructor: Margaret PearsonView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Sarah Croco

This course is an advanced seminar on nationalism and ethnic conflict. Students are expected to gain an understanding of the major causes and consequences of ethnic, nationalist, and separatist conflict.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Kathleen Gallagher CunninghamView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Kathleen Gallagher CunninghamView: Syllabus

This course is an advanced seminar on nonviolent resistance. Students are expected to gain an understanding of the major causes, dynamics, and consequences of nonviolent resistance. Additionally, students will learn how to interpret and evaluate social science research. The course will focus on both theoretical approaches to nonviolence and the scientific study of nonviolence. The course will also explore empirical trends in nonviolent resistance.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Kathleen Gallagher CunninghamView: Syllabus

Despite a flourishing research agenda that increasingly considers complexity and implements theory, foreign aid is often misunderstood by well-meaning policymakers or misconstrued by those with an agenda. This course is designed to provide perspective on the empirical realities of foreign aid. We will dive into the recent research on the causes and effects of aid, especially as they relate to politics and economics. The goal is to understand when foreign aid works and why it sometimes backfires, in order to craft better aid policy as practitioners and better research as scholars.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: 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 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

The purpose of this course is to explore the various facets of the First Amendment. Why protect speech and the practice of religion? Are these “special?” What is speech? What is religion? Do rights to speech and religion trump other rights?

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus

No description.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: 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 2019Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics of the Middle East

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Calvert W. JonesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Calvert W. JonesView: Syllabus

The course will explain the appeals of revolutionary politics and the role of “true believers” in totalitarian mass movements.

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

Seminar.

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

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.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: David CunninghamView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: David CunninghamView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Patrick C. Wohlfarth
    Fall 2014Instructor: David CunninghamView: Syllabus

Major issues in international political economy including such matters as the monetary system, trade, debt, and development.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Todd AlleeView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Todd Allee
    Fall 2014Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus

The course surveys (a selection of) the literatures on identity across types and political outcomes. These literatures, on ethnicity, religion and gender have, by and large, evolved in isolation from each other.1 Furthermore, within each literature scholars have mostly studied separately the role of identity in shaping non-violent and violent political outcomes. The course starts by pondering the conceptualization, measurement and analytical role of ethnicity, religion and gender across identity types, with special emphasis on variance within identity across time and space.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2019Instructor: Jóhanna BirnirView: Syllabus