PS 616 Comparative Politics of Sport

This course is an experiment, as any political science course devoted to the “trivial” and the“nonpolitical” inevitably must be. It will explore the tentative theoretical proposition that, in certain contexts and cultures, political scientists should …

PS 506 Is Inequality Good?

Is economic inequality good? In contemporary America, it seems odd to phrase a question about any kind of inequality this way, as the answer seems obvious: no! How could inequality seem appropriate in a democratic …

PS 505 Challenges of Democratization

Understanding the causes of regime change is a long-­‐standing, central concern of comparative political science. But as the above quotation demonstrates, it is also a major concern of policy makers in the US government and …

PS 427 Legislative Internship

This course brings together academia, your internship, and your professional future. Our goal is to develop your professional skill set, gain expertise in policy analysis, and better understand the political and policy job market.  Unlike …

PS 426 The U.S. Congress

This course introduces students to analysis of the United States Congress. The subject matter covers many aspects of Congress – from political parties to redistricting to roll call voting to the committee system. The course …