An overview of the major forces transforming the food system--political, economic, technological, environmental--and the political debates surrounding them.

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    Spring 2023Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: 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
    Fall 2022Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Fall 2022Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Fall 2023Instructor: 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

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.

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    Fall 2022Instructor: Conny KazunguView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Conny KazunguView: Syllabus
    Fall 2023Instructor: Conny KazunguView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Caitlin McCullochView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Jennifer HaddenView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Carla Abdo-KatsipisView: Syllabus
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2022Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2023Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
Course Offerings:
    Spring 2022Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2022Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2023Instructor: 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 2023Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: 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 2023Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

The application of major concepts of political science to the realities of the political process. The course connects internship experiences with larger themes of political science. Students must be admitted to the GVPT Internship Program.

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    Fall 2022Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Candace TurittoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2023Instructor: Victoria WorleyView: Syllabus
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    Spring 2022Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Fall 2022Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus

The rise of global corporations is one of the distinctive features of globalization. What are the origins of the modern global corporation? What is their impact on politics, society and the economy? This course seeks to convey a sophisticated understanding that goes beyond bumper stickers maligning corporations or celebrating unfettered capitalism, to deepen the students understanding of multinationals as complex and powerful organizations, and to learn a variety of perspectives on multinational corporate activity.

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    Spring 2023Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2023Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2022Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

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

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    Spring 2023Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Virginia HauflerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Scott KastnerCo-Instructor: Margaret PearsonView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Shibley TelhamiView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Sarah Croco

In this course, we will examine conflict, peace, and conflict resolution in contemporary international politics. We will interrogate what we mean by concepts such as peace, conflict, and violence, the different forms that these phenomena can take, and how we can measure their occurrence. We will discuss theoretical explanations for why individuals and groups have disputes, why these actors choose to use violence (or not) in these disputes, and ways in which violent disputes can be resolved peacefully.

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    Spring 2023Instructor: David CunninghamView: 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 2023Instructor: Michael SpiveyView: 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

Seminar in Political Philosophy

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    Spring 2022Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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.

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    Fall 2022Instructor: Rithvik YarlagaddaView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Rithvik YarlagaddaView: Syllabus
    Spring 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 2022Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Shannon CarcelliView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

This course surveys the big debates about the nature of democracy and democratization. The course is organized around five broad themes: 1) core concepts and definitions of democracies and non-democratic regimes, 2) the nature and causes of democratization, 3) democratic principles, 4) democratic forms and institutional variation, and 5) contemporary issues in democratic politics, including democratic backsliding.

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    Fall 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Allison BerlandView: Syllabus
    Fall 2023Instructor: Allison BerlandView: Syllabus

India has a well-established reputation for violating social science generalizations" -India After Gandhi, by Ramachandra Guha. Starting with its origins as an independent country and over the following seven decades, there has been speculation about whether India would stay united or would sustain its democratic institutions. Yet, in a relatively short period of time of seventy-five years, India s political system has become an example of a consolidated democracy in Asia.

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    Fall 2022Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Allison BerlandView: Syllabus

Thirty-five years ago protest movements from below led to the world-shattering events known as the revolutions of 1989. What were their causes and consequences? What were the communist regimes and why did they fail? The course will highlight the (re)birth and consolidation of liberal democracies, NATO and EU extensions, the ongoing ideological confrontations, and the rise of populist and nationalist parties and movements.

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    Spring 2023Instructor: Vladimir TismaneanuView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Ernesto CalvoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2017Instructor: Ernesto CalvoView: Syllabus

This course will address four main themes: 1) regime change from a democracy to an autocracy; 2) regime change from an autocracy to a democracy; 3) democracies becoming less democratic; and 4) autocracies becoming less autocratic.

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    Spring 2023Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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 2023Instructor: Richard EngstromView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Richard EngstromView: Syllabus

The purpose of this course is to assist students in gaining an understanding of the relationship of people of African descent in the United States to the political system and other structures of power. We critically engage several themes/topics including Black political philosophies and ideologies, electoral politics, Black and mainstream political institutions, political behavior and psychology, gender politics, and public policy. We will also analyze and discuss the informal political spaces that serve as sites for Black politics including social media, entertainment, and pop culture.

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    Fall 2022Instructor: Chryl LairdView: Syllabus
    Spring 2023Instructor: Chryl LairdView: Syllabus

Introduction to the theoretical and empirical research on political participation, campaigns, and elections. By gaining an understanding of the literature and working with a variety of data sets, including surveys and voter history files, students will be equipped to carry out their own research on these topics.

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    Spring 2023Instructor: Raymond WilliamsView: 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 2023Instructor: Sarah CrocoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: David CunninghamCo-Instructor: William ReedView: Syllabus