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Course Offerings in Political Science

Political Science offers a challenging and engaging program of courses. Check out our current offerings, and our tentative schedule for upcoming semesters.

Current Course Offerings

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See all of our course offerings as listed in the political science section of the course catalogue.

Political Science Courses – Fall 2016

POSC 150: America as a Democracy
POSC 151: Politics and Moral Vision (2 sections)
POSC 152: Global Peace and War (2 sections)
POSC 153: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POSC 208A: Comparative Democracies
POSC 208B: Comparative Democracies--writing intensive
POSC 210: Congress
POSC 211: The Presidency & Executive Leadership (2 sections)
POSC 232: Fundamentals of IR (3 sections)
POSC/MIST 304: Islam and Politics
POSC 307: The Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of China
POSC 321: Political Parties and Electoral Process
POSC 323: American Elections and Party Power
POSC 331: Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
POSC 354: Capitalism, the State, and Development in Latin America
POSC 360: Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy
POSC 366: Contemporary American Foreign Policy (2 sections)
POSC 373: Public Policy Process
POSC 374: International Law
POSC 380: Reason, Faith, & Politics
POSC 389: Constitutional law: Structures and Powers
POSC 416: Seminar: Democratic Transitions and Consolidation
POSC 450: Seminar: Theory, Knowledge, and Prediction
POSC 455: Seminar: American Foreign Policy
POSC 456: Seminar: War--Theories and Practices
POSC 464: Seminar: Freedom and Authority in Modern Political Philosophy
POSC 498: Honors Colloquium
Core 151: Legacies of Ancient World: Good Society (4 sections)
FSEM: Foundations of Political Thought (counts as POSC 260)

Tentative Political Science Courses – Spring 2017

POSC 150: America as a Democracy (2 sections)
POSC 151: Politics and Moral Vision (2 sections)
POSC 153: Introduction to Comparative Politics (2 sections)
POSC/ALST 212: The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
POSC/MIST 215:  Comparative Politics: Middle East (2 sections)
POSC 232: Fundamentals of IR (2 sections)
POSC 260: Foundations of Political Thought
POSC 305: The Political Economy of East and Southeast Asia
POSC 315: Government and the Economy
POSC 320: States, Markets, and Global Change
POSC 330: Post-Mao China and the World
POSC 346: Beneath the Black Robes: Courts as Political Institutions
POSC 349: International Political Economy (2 sections)
POSC 353: National Security
POSC 357: International Institutions (2 sections)
POSC/PCON 358: Transnational Politics
POSC 361: Humanitarian Interventions (2 sections)
POSC 366: Contemporary American Foreign Policy
POSC 368: American Policy Toward China
POSC 382: American Political Thought
POSC 390: Silent Warfare: Intelligence Analysis and State Craft
POSC 434: Seminar: Global Desi: Beyond IT Guys, Doctors, and Beauty Queens
POSC 437: Seminar: Democratization and Prospects for Peace and Prosperity
POSC 451: Seminar: Africa in World Politics
POSC 469: Seminar: Constitutional Theory
POSC 499: Honors Colloquium
Core: West Africa (2 sections)
Note: 2 IR courses will be added and 2 theory courses will be added

For course descriptions, please see the information in the political science catalogue listing.