Courses Offered in Spring 2015

GVPT101: Introduction to Political Science
A study of the basic principles and concepts of political science.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Karol Soltan View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Karol Soltan View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Karol Soltan View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Karol Soltan View Syllabus
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
GVPT221: Introduction to Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics
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 2018 Instructor: Piotr Swistak View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Piotr Swistak View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Piotr Swistak View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Piotr Swistak
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Piotr Swistak
GVPT289L: Special Topics in Government and Politics; Religions, Beliefs, and World Affairs
No description available.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: John McCauley View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: John McCauley
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 2018 Instructor: Jennifer Wallace View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Jennifer Wallace View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Jennifer Hadden View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Carla Abdo-Katsipis View Syllabus
GVPT356: Capstone in International Development
Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international development and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.
Course Offering
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko View Syllabus
    Spring 2014 Instructor: Stacy J. Kosko 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
GVPT441: History of Political Theory: Ancient and Medieval
A survey of the principal political theories set forth in the works of writers before Machiavelli.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 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
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
GVPT479D: Seminar in American Politics; Minority Politics
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Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Stella Rouse View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Stella Rouse View Syllabus
GVPT722: Advanced Quantitative Methods For Political Science
Introduction to multivariate analysis. Elementary matrix algebra, multiple linear and curvilinear correlation and regression, analysis of variance, canonical correlation and regression, discriminant analysis, and several types of factor analysis.
Course Offering
    Spring 2015 Instructor: David Cunningham Co-Instructor: William Reed View Syllabus
GVPT884: Field Methods in Comparative Politics
A practical designed for graduate students interested in field research. Research design, case selection, developing surveys and experiments, analysis of original data, and some qualitative methods will be emphasized, with the aim that students develop the practical skills to conduct their own field research.
Course Offering
    Spring 2015 Instructor: John McCauley