A study of the basic principles and concepts of political science.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Karol SoltanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Karol SoltanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Karol SoltanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Karol SoltanView: Syllabus

A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.

Course Offerings:
    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 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.

Course Offerings:
    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

A thorough examination of the U.S. Supreme Court in the American political system. Focusing on the Court as an institution-the set of norms, rules, and policymaking processes that lead to the Supreme Court's decisions-and how justices' decision-making processes critically determine substantive legal policy and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: Patrick C. WohlfarthView: 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.

Course Offerings:
    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.

Course Offerings:
    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

This course is an introduction to subnational government in the U.S. context, with some attention paid to state and local government in Maryland.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: Richard EngstromView: Syllabus

An overview of modern environmental philosophy, politics, and policy, exploring environmental politics in the US by way of comparison with other developed and developing countries.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Stephen ArvesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Stephen Arves

A study of the domestic governmental institutions; processes and problems such as conflict and economic development; and the socio-economic environments that are common to developing countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: John McCauley

No description.

Course Offerings:
    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

An examination of identity as a source of civil conflict. The course explores how identity is embedded in context, how identity is manipulated for political ends, and how identity conflict may be resolved.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jóhanna BirnirView: 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:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Carla Abdo-KatsipisView: Syllabus

An introductory course to the study of law with emphasis on how lawyers and judges think and argue. Topics include, contract law, property, family law, torts, and criminal procedure.
This course is a duplication of GVPT331, Law and Society.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus

A study of the complexities of international negotiation and cross-cultural decision-making. Students will apply advanced computer technology in an interactive simulation involving actual negotiations.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: Syllabus

This course will examine Maryland's political history, its present, and potential future. Attention will be focused on the legislative process and the legislative institution. We will discuss current policy issues before the General Assembly and the State as well as methods by which to approach issues, develop possible solutions, and negotiate agreements. The course will be led by an individual with extensive experience in the Maryland legislative branch.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Karl AroView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Karl AroView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus

Students interested in registering for this course must have an internship secured and must apply to the CAPC Internship Program.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Casey BurgatView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Casey Burgat

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

A basic introduction to the full range of international organizations that have come into being over the past century and one-half, including those that aspire to be universal or global, those with a geopolitical or regional focus, and those that address specific structural or functional areas of human endeavor or issue areas.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: Todd AlleeView: Syllabus

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

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

Seminar in International Relations and World Politics.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus

No description.

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

Introduction to quantitative methods of data analysis, including selected statistical methods, scale construction, multivariate regression, and statistical software instruction.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 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 study of civil rights in the American constitutional context, emphasizing freedom of religion, freedom of expression, minority discrimination, and the rights of defendants.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

Seminar in Public Law.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Karol SoltanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Karol SoltanView: Syllabus

A survey of the principal political theories set forth in the works of writers before Machiavelli.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: C. Fred AlfordView: Syllabus

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

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

The goal of this class is to give you an introduction to the relationship between politics and economics in the developing world.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics.

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

The goal of this course is to give you an introduction to the relationship between politics and economics.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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
    Spring 2017Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus

This class exploreS the politics of civil war (and civil war studies).

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: Kanisha BondView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Kanisha BondView: 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

A descriptive and analytical examination of American political parties, nominations, elections, and political leadership.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: David KarolView: 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.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2017Instructor: David KarolView: 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