CPO 5935 Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics 3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics

Prerequisite: departmental approval.

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CPO 6077 Social Movements in Comparative Perspective 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines major classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to the field of collective action and social movements.

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CPO 6091 Introduction to Comparative Political Analysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to major theoretical and methodological approach to study of comparative politics.

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CPO 6096 Comparative Qualitative and Mixed Methods 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Critically analyzes comparative and mixed methods from concept formation, qualitative measurement, dimensionality, single, comparative, longitudinal-historical and mixed case study approaches from the perspective of multiple causal ontologies and causal assesment.

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CPO 6206 Seminar in African Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Study of African politics in comparative perspective.

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CPO 6307 Latin American Politics I 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Latin American Politics I

Prerequisite: knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese; French may be substituted with consent of instructor.

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CPO 6407 Modern Middle East Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An historical institutionalist approach to the development of the modern Middle East in the move from empire to nation-state, addressing several important themes in 20th and 21st century Middle East politics.  Readings include top-down as well as bottom-up analyses.

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CPO 6719 Comparative Gender Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Addresses gender in "high" and "low" politics, women as subjects and objects of state policies, women as social and political actors, and social constructions of gender around notions of femininity and (to some degree) masculinity in cases around the globe.

Prerequisite: Graduate student status in the Department of Political Science, or permission of instructor.

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CPO 6728 Ethnicity and Nationalism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introducing the main approaches to the study of how ethnic and national identities are formed, and how they are activated in politics. Exploration of various forms of ethnic politics: peace, rioting, and the most extreme forms, genocide and secession.

Prerequisite: CPO 6091

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CPO 6732 Democratization and Regime Transition 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Review of structural, institutional, and cultural dimensions of democratization, with special attention to Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Prerequisite: CPO 6091.

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CPO 6736 Post-Communist politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analysis of problems associated with democratic transition and market reform in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

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CPO 6756 Comparative Elections and Party Systems 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Major issues related to the study of elections and political parties in the comparative context. Specifically, we will discuss the relationship between political parties and electoral institutions in authoritarian, democratic, and transitioning political systems.

Prerequisite: CPO 6091

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CPO 6757 The European Union In Comparative Perspective 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Graduate level introduction to the study of the European Union from a comparative perspective. Assuming familiarity with graduate level comparative politics (CPO 6091), but no previous knowledge of the EU is required. The EU is analyzed as a comparative case through an institutionalist perspective.

Prerequisite: CPO 6091 (B or better)

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CPO 6795 Environmental Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores a variety of social-scientific approaches to the question of how politics (including ideologies, institutions, interests, and power relationships) shape humans' relationship with the natural environment.

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CPO 6796 Water Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interdisciplinary exploration of the political dimensions of human manipulation of water, wetlands and watersheds. Topics include large-scale hydrodevelopment, common-pool resources, community-based water management, marketization, and transboundary waters. Also provides a general introduction to social-scientific theorizing on human-environment relations.

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INR 6036 Globalization, Regionalism, and Governance 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analysis of interplay between globalization and regionalism, and effects on governance.

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INR 6039 International Political Economy 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

International Political Economy

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INR 6208 Advanced International Relations Theory 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examination of contemporary debates about power, sovereignty, anarchy, order and conflict in international relations theory.

Prerequisite: INR 6607

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INR 6305 Politics of American Foreign Policy Making 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interaction between foreign policy and domestic political variables.

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INR 6337 Survey of International Security 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principal problems and issues in the area of international security, considered by examining samples of scholarly literature in the subfield.

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INR 6352 International Environmental Relations 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to theories, processes and results of cooperation among states to deal with environmental issues that cross borders. Designing and implementating international environmental institutions and negotiating treaties that create institutions.

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INR 6409 The Politics of International Law 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Graduate seminar on the sources of international law, the relationships between domestic and international law, the law of recognition, the law of territorial sovereignty, the law of the environment, the international law of business transactions, jurisdiction, nationality, responsibility, the protection of individuals and groups, disputes, and the law of war.

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INR 6507 International Organization 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced reading and research. Special focus on international norms, regimes, formal intergovernmental and supranational organizations, and global constitutions.

Prerequisite: INR 6607.

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INR 6607 International Relations Theory 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Basic forces, problems, and developments in international politics and organization.

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INR 6938 Seminar in Culture and World Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Exploration of the interplay between culture and power in contemporary world politics. Special focus on concepts such as identity, representation and difference and their relation to international conflict and/or order.

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PAD 6108 Public Administration Theory 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Public administration, with emphasis on the units of analysis and contributions of each approach to general understanding of the field.

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PAD 6227 Public Budgeting and Finance 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Decision making; budget planning and formulation.

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PAD 6434 Leadership and Ethics in Public Agencies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examining the complexities and the ways in which new demands are changing the way leadership is exercised and others evaluated.

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PAD 6946 Internship in Government 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Internship in Government

Prerequisite: departmental approval.

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POS 5935 Advanced Topics in Political Science 3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced Topics in Political Science

Prerequisite: departmental approval.

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POS 6045 Seminar in American Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to major conceptual approaches to the American political system and to the history of the study of American politics.

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POS 6127 State Government and Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The bibliography, methodology, and research topics of American state and local governments.

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POS 6146 Urban Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores processes, actors, and institutions in local U.S. politics. Briefly examines significant issue areas including fiscal crisis, racial conflict, and education.

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POS 6157 Community Analysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Development of social, economic, and political profiles in understanding trends, projections, and public policy alternatives.

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POS 6196 Patrons, Clients, Corruption, and Accountability 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examining how communities, associations, organizations, political parties, or states are governed.

Prerequisite: CPO 2001

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POS 6207 Political Behavior 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines participation, political culture, and public opinion including classic and current research.

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POS 6274 Political Campaigning 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of tasks and challenges, including strategy, uses of campaign polls, organization, management, communication, and mobilization.

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POS 6278 Advanced Campaign Strategy 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Strategy implications of media production on campaigns, party management, direct mail, polling, and fundraising.

Prerequisite: POS 6274.

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POS 6279 The Politics of Direct Democracy 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theory and practice of direct democracy in American states, including processes of initiative, referendum, and recall.

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POS 6292 Religion and Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interplay between religion and politics from the perspective of relevant social science approaches.

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POS 6427 Legislative Process 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the role of legislative institutions in American government.

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POS 6455 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the structure and functions of political parties and interest groups in the United States.

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POS 6476 Bureaucratic Politics in the U.S. 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examining how public bureaucracies in the U.S. relate to one another and their political environments. Topics include the growth of the administrative sector, regulatory federalism, representative bureaucracy, and political control of the bureaucracy.

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POS 6707 Qualitative Research Methods for Political Science 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Survey of methods focusing on concept formation, case selection, and data collection suitable for research designs based on small number of case studies.

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POS 6716 Scope and Epistemologies of Political Science 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of development of political science as discipline and pluralistic introduction to epistemological perspectives that characterize field.

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POS 6736 The Conduct of Inquiry 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Empirical research methodology in political science.

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POS 6737 Political Data Analysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to quantitative methods and techniques.

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POS 6747 Topics in Political Research Methodology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Review of recent applications of advanced research methods to different types of political science data.

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POS 6757 Survey Research 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Methods of survey research in context of field investigation: formulating research hypotheses, constructing measurement instruments, and collecting and analyzing data.

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POS 6909 Individual Work 1-4 Credits, Max 12 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual Work

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POS 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

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POS 6933 Special Topics 1-3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special Topics

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POS 6940 Supervised Teaching 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Teaching

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POS 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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POS 7979 Advanced Research 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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POS 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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POT 6016 Ancient Political Thought 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Intensive exploration of Classical Greek and Roman thinkers and texts.

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POT 6056 Modern Political Thought 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Close reading of political theorists and themes from the Renaissance through the 19th century. Emphasizes thinkers regarded as central to the development of republicanism, absolutism, liberalism, democracy, conservatism, and feminism.

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POT 6067 Contemporary Political Theory 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Close reading of one or more twentieth-century contemporary political philosophers whose works have made major impacts on field (e.g. Arendt, Foucault, Habermas).

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POT 6306 Liberalism and Its Critics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Close reading of selected texts by leading defenders of liberalism and influential theoretical standpoints questioning liberal orthodoxy. Communitarianism, multiculturalism, Marxism, democratic theory, feminism, and critical race theory.

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POT 6315 Democratic Theory 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Brief look at some classical theorists and critics of democracy (Plato, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Marx). Focus on contemporary debates in democratic theory. Participation, deliberation, representation, and multiculturalism.

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POT 6505 Politics and Theory 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Investigation of the nature of political theory and normative issues in politics.

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PUP 6006 Policy Evaluation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines methodologies appropriate for analyzing public policies.

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PUP 6007 Policy Process 3 Credits

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General examination of public policy formulation and implementation. Special emphasis upon political and economic determinants and relationship to social theory.

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PUP 6009 Public Policy Analysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analytic approach to understanding economic and political tools used to formulate solutions to public problems such as environmental quality, business regulation, public education, health care, and welfare.

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PUP 6315 Race, Gender, and Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Politics and cultural discrimination, political power, political behavior, and public policy.

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