PS 817 Empirical Methods of Political Inquiry

Political science, like all mature academic fields, advances by scholarly research. This course introduces graduate students to the issues that commonly arise in qualitative and quantitative empirical political science research designs and their execution. Because …

PS 701 American Foreign Policy

The purpose of this class is to undertake a historical and analytical examination of U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II.  The course is divided into three main topics.  First, we will discuss the history …

PS 683 Senior Honors Thesis Seminar

This semester, you will settle on a topic for your senior thesis, learn the basics of research design, develop a research design, a working bibliography, a timeline for the second semester, write a thesis proposal, …

PS 663 Russian Politics

A historic transition is underway in Russia.  Breaking with its authoritarian past, Russia is making an effort to become a market democracy.  During the upcoming semester, we will assess the progress to date and try …