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  • POLI 1305 American Foreign Policy 

    Cristol, Jonathan (2021-01)
    (Unofficial) Course Description: This course analyzes the content and formulation of US foreign policy. The course will begin by looking at the concept of “American exceptionalism.” Then we will look at the mechanics of ...
  • POLI 1101 -J Introduction to American Politics 

    Luders, Joseph E. (2021-01)
    Why is the United States the only rich democracy without universal health care? Why is economic inequality so much greater than in United States compared to other rich democracies? Why does the United States have two to ...
  • POLI 1201-B Introduction to Comparative Politics 

    Perelló, Lucas (2021-01)
    1. Course Description This course is an introduction to essential topics of comparative politics. The course will start by examining conceptual, theoretical, and methodological approaches in the study of comparative politics. ...
  • POLI 1401/PHIL3200 Modern Political Thought 

    Holbreich, Matthew (2021-01)
    COURSE DESCRIPTION This course examines political philosophy through the lens of classic texts in the ancient and modern period. The course will focus on readings that contrast ancient and modern political thought. The ...
  • POLI 2160 / SOC 1436 Social Movements and Political Change 

    Luders, Joseph E. (2021-01)
    “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor… it must be demanded by the oppressed.” As this quotation from Martin Luther King Jr. implies, citizens must sometimes resort to protests, strikes, sit-ins, strikes, and ...
  • POLI 2215 C Latin American Politics 

    Perelló, Lucas (2021-01)
    1. Course Description How did colonialism influence Latin America's lasting affair with authoritarianism? What role does economic development play in consolidating democracy? Why have some Latin American countries been ...
  • POLI 2175 Race and Religion in American Politics 

    Luders, Joseph E. (2021-01)
    This course begins with the proposition that race and religion must be placed at the center of any analysis of the historical and contemporary dynamics of American politics. Over the semester, students will consider the ...
  • POLI 1291 / PUB 4930 A Topics: Healthcare Policy 

    Leibowitz, Neil (2021-01)
    Course Description: An overview of healthcare policy in the U.S. Topics include The U.S. Healthcare System, Insurance, Government Entitlements, Payment Mechanisms This course provides an introduction to the social, ...
  • POLI 2392-L WMDs: Old Challenges and New Problems 

    Zaitseva, Maria (2021-01)
    Course Description and Objectives: The course introduces students to the challenges posed by the invention and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and asks students to think critically and creatively about ...
  • POLI 2399 -D1 Contemporary International Conflict 

    Phua, Joanna (2021-01)
    Course Description & Objectives: This course will examine the conditions that make for war and peace in world politics, as well as the range of possible solutions that might help to prevent war in the future. The course ...
  • PHIL 3402 - D1 Philosophy of Law ; POLI 2491 - D1 Topics: Philosophy of Law 

    Shatz, David C. (2021-09)
    This course will critically explore fundamental questions about: • the duty to obey law • the nature of law, and in particular the relationship between law and morality • constitutional interpretation (a hot and vital ...
  • PHIL 3620 - C Environmental Ethics; POLI 2499 - C Topics: Environmental Ethics 

    Leventer, Herb (2021-09)
    PHIL 3620 - Environmental Ethics This course analyzes the ethical bases for the preservation and conservation of non-human and even non-living things (like the everglades) not just for mans benefit, but also for their ...
  • POLI 1105 - K Issues: American Public Policy 

    Luders, Joseph E. (2021-09)
    A pandemic has swept across the globe threatening economic calamity and killing nearly 4.5 million people, including more than almost 650,000 Americans. Wildfires caused by extreme heat now rage across the western US and ...
  • POLI 1301 - B Introduction to International Relations 

    Cristol, Jonathan Levi (2021-09)
    COURSE DESCRIPTION: Is war between the US and China inevitable? Could the spread of nuclear weapons to countries such as Iran and North Korea make the world less dangerous? Does a separate peace hold between democracies? ...
  • POLI 1501: Fundamentals of Political Science 

    Luders, Joseph E. (2021-09)
    The discipline of Political Science explores some of the most enduring and vexing problems of the human experience. In this introductory course, students are furnished with a set of analytical tools and use them explicate ...
  • POLI 2330 - A Terrorism 

    Cristol, Jonathan Levi (2021-09)
    COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces students to the study of modern terrorism and other types of asymmetric violent conflict. It explores terrorism’s definitions, history and typology with a particular focus on ...
  • POLI 2192: Essentials of the United States Legal System (Section GHM) 

    Strauss, Joel B. (2021-09)
    Course Description: Through this survey course students will be introduced to the fundamentals of our legal system including the derivation of law (common law and statutory) and the role of the judiciary in interpreting ...
  • PSYC 4928L / POLI 2193 Topics: Political Psychology 

    Luders, Joseph (2021-09)
    What does it mean to say that someone is ideologically liberal or conservative? Why do certain people self-identify as conservative and others as liberal? Do innate personality traits cause political ideology or does ...
  • POLI 2290 - C Topics: Authoritarianism & Populism 

    Panzarelli, Dinolis Alexandra (2021-09)
    1. Course Description What explains the global rise of populism? What is the historical relationship between authoritarianism and populism? Why are populist leaders viewed as threat for liberal democracy? Is populism the ...