A study of the basic principles and concepts of political science.
Courses Offered in Spring 2015
A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.
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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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.
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.
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.
A survey of the principal political theories set forth in the works of writers before Machiavelli.
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.
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.