A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Patrick C. WohlfarthView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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

An introduction to empirical research in political science.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Jóhanna BirnirView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: William ReedView: 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
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    Spring 2022Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus

Examines some of the salient continuities and breaks between the ancient and modern traditions in Western political philosophy.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Summer 2020Instructor: James GlassView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    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

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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Stephen ArvesView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Stephen Arves
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Candace TurittoView: 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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Piotr SwistakView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Piotr Swistak
    Fall 2015Instructor: Piotr Swistak
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

A series of critical tools and methods used to analyze environmental policy. This class should be of interest to students who are either considering a career or graduate studies in environmental protection.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Isabella AlcañizView: 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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus

Seminar in Political Philosophy

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

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

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus

An introduction to local government and politics in the U.S. context. The course explores the evolution of local jurisdictions, particularly cities, and the politics of local level decision making.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Richard EngstromView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Richard EngstromView: Syllabus

This course engages students in experiential learning of the Maryland legislature. The course will involve an exploration of the lawmaking process (i.e. policy analysis), combined with policy advocacy.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus

See restrictions.

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Stella RouseView: Syllabus
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Chryl LairdView: 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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: John McCauleyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: John McCauley
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
Course Offerings:
    Spring 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

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.

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: David CunninghamCo-Instructor: William ReedView: Syllabus
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Paul HuthView: 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:
    Spring 2022Instructor: Jóhanna BirnirView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Jóhanna BirnirView: Syllabus