Summer 2020 Term B 7/7/20–8/7/20
PSCI 3011: The American President - Hybrid Eve
Examines the constitutional, institutional and historical development of the presidency and the federal bureaucracy. Explores the changing role of the executive branch in the U.S. political system over time and competing views of executive power.
Instructor: Michael Kanner
PSCI 3062: Revolution & Political Violence
Studies and evaluates alternative theoretical frameworks for the analysis of revolution and political violence. Theoretical material is firmly couched in case situations, such as ethnic, class, colonial, urban, racial, and religious conflicts.
Instructor: Jordan Hale
PSCI 2223: Intro to International Relations
Introduces the field of international relations, with general survey of the theories, histories, and problems of historical and contemporary relations among state and nonstate actors.
Instructor: Ayegul Aydin
PSCI 3143: Current Affairs in IR
Analyzes the various theoretical and policy challenges facing the post-Cold War world, with an emphasis on examining alternative conceptions of and approaches to such challenges.
Instructor: Mathias Delori
PSCI 3213: International Political Economy
Analyzes issues at the intersection of international politics and international economics. Utilizes theories and concepts from both economics and political science to understand issues in trade, finance, development and migration. (formerly PSCI 4193)
Instructor: Brendan Connell
PSCI 2075: Quantitative Methods
Introduces quantitative research methods used in political science. Focuses on basic tools of analysis: data collection, processing, and evaluation, with special attention to survey techniques. Includes elite and case study analysis; aggregate, cluster, and content analysis; and the use of computers in political research.
Instructor: Courtney Johnson
PSCI/ENVS 3064: Environmental Political Theory
Examines environmental discourses as conceptual means for theorizing environmental politics, and applies normative political theories to contemporary environmental policy issues. Considers the roles of political actors (individuals, groups, the state) in defining and addressing environmental problems on local, national, and global levels.
Instructor: Steve Vanderheiden
PSCI 2004: Western Political Thought
Studies main political philosophies and political issues of Western culture, from antiquity to 20th century.
Instructor: Kimberly Killen
PSCI 2106: Intro Public Policy Analysis
Studies policymaking processes in American government, factors shaping public decision, and issues and questions relevant to political inquiry.
Instructor: Srinivas Parinandi