An umbrella course for variable credit topic courses, such as summer forum, intensive summer courses, half-semester courses, etc.
Month: October 2017
PS 377 Nuclear Weapons and Politics
Covers the origins of nuclear weapons, the reasons states seek them, the strategies developed for their use, the consequences of their development, and efforts to control and reverse their spread.
PS 373 Introduction to Survey Research
Theory and practice of survey research; planning, sampling, questionnaire construction, interviewing, content analysis, machine tabulation, analysis of data; two hours lecture; two hours lab or field work.
PS 363 Literature and Politics
Interactions between literature and politics, and the role of literature more generally in the functioning of the political systems.
PS 355 Labor in the Americas: US & Mexico in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Provides a critical examination of the history of labor and working people in the Americas, from the colonial era to the present. It focuses on the experience of the United States and Mexico, offering a …
PS 348 Analysis of International Relations
Focuses on how to analyze problems in international politics by the use of game theory. Examples include governments making choices about the size of their military forces, barriers to trade, or international agreements on environmental …
PS 346 China in World Politics
Chinese foreign policy as seen from Beijing–the need for national security, the desire for revolution; and the impact of China on the rest of the world.
PS 334 Russian Politics
Theory and practice of Russian States, emphasis on politics, economic and institutional developments since 1991.
PS 329 African Politics
Process of rapid political change in contemporary Africa with special emphasis on the emergence of new states
PS 322 Politics of Southeast Asia
Comparative analysis of such issues as state formation, state-society relations, the politics of economic development, tensions between authoritarianism and democracy, and the politics of identity, with particular attention to a select number of major countries …