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 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

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

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

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

Development of trial advocacy skills through participation in practice trials and intercollegiate mock trial competitions. Student may have an opportunity to represent the university in intercollegiate mock trial tournaments, including the National Mock Trial Championships.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

An overview of careers in the social sector ecosystem. We will discuss common jobs and career tracks in nonprofits, foundations, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, social sector consulting, corporate social responsibility, think tanks, and academia.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

An overview of career in government and politics. We will discuss human resource rules and processes specific to the government along with career tracks in the federal government (executive,legislative, and judicial), state & local government, running for office and working on campaigns and lobbying.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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

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 conflict management 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 Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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

Local, state and federal governments must periodically draw and redraw political boundaries to account for shifts in the population. This course will be an introduction and overview of district drawing and redistricting as an important application of GIS research in political science and public policy. This class will equip students to use convenient GIS tools to create and consider alternative district scenarios to find the best possible solution.

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    Spring 2018Instructor: James GimpelView: 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

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

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

Seminar in International Relations and World Politics.

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

Advanced quantitative methods for political science research.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: 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:
    Spring 2018Instructor: James GimpelView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Lilliana MasonView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: 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:
    Spring 2018Instructor: James GimpelView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Lilliana MasonView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus

This course is an advanced seminar on voters in the American political system. Broadly, we will cover topics ranging from what factors influence how individuals vote to discussions of social groups, partisanship, opinions, and other characteristics that shape Americans as political actors.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Lilliana MasonView: Syllabus

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

Examination of the definition, causes and organization of terrorist activity, along with key domestic and international counter- and anti-terrorism responses. Special emphasis on challenges and opportunities to the scientific study of terrorism.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Kanisha BondView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics of the Middle East

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Calvert JonesView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics; Social Movements

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Kanisha BondView: Syllabus

Seminar in Comparative Politics; Politics of Authoritarian Regimes

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer WallaceView: 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

See restrictions.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus

Seminar in American Politics; Local Politics and Government

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Richard EngstromView: Syllabus

Seminar in American Politics; Political Polarization

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Eric M. UslanerView: Syllabus

Seminar.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Antoine BanksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Antoine BanksView: 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.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2018Instructor: Isabella AlcanizView: Syllabus