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Courses - Spring 2021
GVPT
Government and Politics Department Site
GVPT105S
Introduction to Political Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars program; and must be in International Studies program or Public Leadership program.
An examination of major theories of political life and politics as they pertain to international politics, conflict, and culture. Emphasis will be given to theories of ethics and morality that pertain to international studies, such as human rights.
GVPT170
American Government
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.
GVPT200
International Political Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the causes of conflict and cooperation among international actors, the role of international institutions, the interactions of domestic and foreign policies, and major issues in security, economy and the environment.
GVPT201
Scope and Methods for Political Science Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: GVPT100 or GVPT201.
Formerly: GVPT100.
An introduction to empirical research in political science.
GVPT203
The Challenge of Authoritarianism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
An introduction to the persistent challenge of authoritarianism. The course explores the nature of authoritarianism and its evolution from ancient through modern times. Students will study how authoritarian regimes vary, why citizens sometimes comply with them, and when and how citizens rebel. The course concludes with a review of contemporary authoritarianism, focusing on its resilience in the Middle East and East Asia and its potential for a resurgence in the US and Europe.
GVPT204
Uncertain Partners: US and China in a Changing World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: GVPT204 or GVPT289J.
Formerly: GVPT289J.
The rapid ascent of the People's Republic of China (PRC) as a major political and economic power has meant that its relationship with the United States has become central in contemporary international politics. To an increasing extent, some of the biggest global challenges--ranging from nuclear proliferation, to climate change, to economic growth--require U.S.-China cooperation if they are to be managed effectively. Yet the U.S.-China relationship is at times turbulent, and its future remains highly uncertain. Will the U.S. and China be able to forge a closer partnership that will enable them to cooperate in dealing with some of the vexing challenges facing the international community? Or are they more likely to drift toward a more adversarial relationship, as China's growing power--and the US reaction--generate a vicious cycle of mutual mistrust? In this class, students will grapple with these questions as they learn about the history of U.S.-China relations, and about many of the current issues facing the relationship.
GVPT221
Introduction to Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170.
An introduction to the theories of rational choice including theories of negotiation and bargaining, elections and voting in democracies, community organizing and the contrast between the roles and performances of government and market.
GVPT241
The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Examines some of the salient continuities and breaks between the ancient and modern traditions in Western political philosophy.
GVPT273
Introduction to Environmental Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
An overview of modern environmental philosophy, politics, and policy, exploring environmental politics in the US by way of comparison with other developed and developing countries.
GVPT282
Politics and the Developing World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
A study of the domestic governmental institutions; processes and problems such as conflict and economic development; and the socio-economic environments that are common to developing countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
GVPT306
Global Environmental Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Government & Politics; Government & Politics: International Relations) ; or permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department.
Focus on three processes of international environmental policy development- identifying problems, negotiating solutions, and implementing agreements- through a range of case studies, including global climate change.
GVPT309C
Topics in International Relations; Advances in the Study of Conflict
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course will bring together faculty from several top schools around the country to share the latest research on international conflict and related topics. Lectures will be pre-recorded, so you can watch them at your convenience. On the week that each instructor's lecture is aired, he or she will also host an evening Zoom meeting from 7:00-7:50pm EST every Wednesday to discuss the lecture and the readings with you. Rather than ask for a paper or midterm/final, grading will be via short multiple-choice quizzes, taken at the time of your choosing at the end of each week. In addition to quizzes, students must attend the zoom session, and complete several other short assignments every week. Students who took GVPT309C in Fall 2020 are not eligible to take this course.
GVPT317
(Perm Req)
Mock Trial II: Advanced Trial Advocacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT217.
Credit only granted for: GVPT317 or GVPT319B.
Formerly: GVPT319B.
Development of trial advocacy skills through participation in practice trials and intercollegiate mock trial competitions. Student may have an opportunity to represent the university in intercollegiate mock trial tournaments, including the National Mock Trial Championships.
GVPT320
Advanced Empirical Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT201.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Allows students to build on the knowledge of statistical inference they gained from GVPT201. Topics include data collection, data cleaning, data analysis, and data visualization. By the time students complete this class, they will be able to do basic statistical modeling using OLS regression independently.
GVPT331
Courts, Law and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170.
An introductory course to the study of law with emphasis on how lawyers and judges think and argue. Topics include, contract law, property, family law, torts, and criminal procedure.
Cross-listed with MLAW358W. Credit only granted for GVPT331 or MLAW358W.
GVPT355
(Perm Req)
Capstone in International Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT354.
Restriction: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management; and sophomore standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department.
Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international conflict management and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.
GVPT356
(Perm Req)
Capstone in International Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: GVPT354.
Restriction: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management; and sophomore standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department.
Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international development and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.

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GVPT368C
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Asian American Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

Credit only granted for: AAST443 or GVPT368C.

Students will gain a greater understanding of 1) the role of Asian Americans in US politics, 2) the political attitudes and behaviors of Asian Americans and 3) how to conduct research on Asian American politics. Though the class will concentrate on Asian Americans, issues related to Asian American politics will be examined within the larger context of America's multicultural political landscape.
GVPT368D
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Israel: Politics and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: ISRL329C. Credit only granted for ISRL329C or GVPT368D.

This course will address the main issues in Israeli politics and society by focusing on the role of Zionism in the Jewish state, the institutional foundations of Israeli democracy, the main political parties and blocs and their different ideological principles and visions, as well as the main social groups, movements, and institutions that comprise Israeli civil society.
GVPT368E
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Israeli Foreign and Security Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: ISRL329P. Credit only granted for: ISRL329P or GVPT368E.

This course will provide an overview of Israeli foreign and security policy from 1948 to the present. We will examine how Israel's foreign and security policies reflect its Jewish origins, Zionist ideology, its relations with its neighbors and world powers, and its regional quest for recognition and legitimacy.
GVPT368N
Special Topics in Government and Politics; American Jewry and Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with GVPT368N.

Credit only granted for JWST429M or GVPT368N.

An examination of the contours of American Jewry and its engagement in public policy. Focus will be on historical development, Jewish political thought, organizational and representation structures. Areas of specific concern include Israel and foreign policy, as well as domestic topics, including electoral politics. A number of in- depth case studies will be examined.
GVPT377
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning: Government and Politics Internship Program
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170.
Credit only granted for: GVPT377 or GVPT388W.
Formerly: GVPT388W.
The application of major concepts of political science to the realities of the political process. The course connects internship experiences with larger themes of political science. Students must be admitted to the GVPT Internship Program.
GVPT388
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Permission of Director of Undergraduate Studies required.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT388B
Topical Investigations; Innovation in the Public Sector
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100, GVPT100 or ECON200. Cross-listed with GVPT388B. Credit will be granted for BSOS388f or GVPT 388B.

Restricted to GVPT majors.
GVPT388M
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations; Mock Trial Independent Study
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
GVPT388R
Topical Investigations; Race Relations in the US and France
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The goal of the course is to contrast the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities in the US with those in France. It is designed to explore how racial and ethnic groups shape and are shaped by the American and French political systems. Among the topics to be covered include the meaning and measurement of race and ethnicity, immigration politics, prejudice, and political representation.
GVPT390
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must not have completed ECON414.
Credit only granted for: GVPT399A, GVPT390, CMSC474 or ECON414.
Formerly: GVPT399A.
Introduction to game theory with applications to political science, economics and sociology. Topics include preference theory, expected utility theory, Nash equilibria, subgame perfection, repeated games, folk theorems, and evolutionary stability.
GVPT396
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Honors Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors Program; and must have permission of the Government & Politics Honors Program.
A required course for all honors students designed to emphasize library research, methodology, and writing skills in political science and political philosophy. A written proposal, bibliography and research design for an honors paper required of all students as a final project.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT397
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: GVPT396.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors Program.
Individual reading and research. Preparation of an original paper.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT406
International Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program; and junior standing or higher.
A basic introduction to the full range of international organizations that have come into being over the past century and one-half, including those that aspire to be universal or global, those with a geopolitical or regional focus, and those that address specific structural or functional areas of human endeavor or issue areas.
GVPT409B
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Race and International Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course is designed to rethink the academic field of international relations and the theoretical thinking that has shaped it. It explores the field's major schools of thought, issues, concepts, and debates, but takes a particular focus on theories and research from the perspective of global race relations. It challenges assumptions of the global world order and examines some of the important implications for policy. Particularly, it looks at the causes of conflict and cooperation among international actors, the role of international institutions, the interaction of domestic and foreign policies, and major issues in security, economy and the environment from many different global perspectives.
GVPT409G
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Corporations and the Global Political Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

The course will examine corporations as political actors in global politics, analyzing power, norms and governance in different issue areas.
GVPT409H
(Perm Req)
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; International Relations of the Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors program.

This seminar will evaluate major issues of the international relations of the Middle East and the American role and responses to these issues. The seminar will focus on several post-Cold War cases in American foreign policy, including the 1991 and 2003 Gulf wars, policy toward Iran, American mediation in the Arab-Israeli conflict, responses to the Arab Uprisings, re-emerging competition with Russia, and broader issues such as regional reform and nuclear non-proliferation.
GVPT409O
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; The Politics of Climate Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This seminar surveys the political and normative challenges posed by climate change, drawing on scholarly research, policy texts, and popular media accounts. We will pay particular attention to the multi-level nature of climate policy-making, examining the interaction between political processes in sub-national, national, and international arenas.
GVPT414
International Relations of East Asia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Credit only granted for: GVPT409E or GVPT414.
Formerly: GVPT409E.
An examination of international relations in East Asia, focusing mostly on Northeast Asia. The course will provide some background on the evolution of international politics in the region over the past several decades, and will examine several contemporary issues--including the North Korean nuclear issue, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait, and maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas--in depth.
GVPT420
The Logic and Practice of Measuring Political Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT201.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Introduction to concepts and practices used for measuring political behavior. Political analysis is an increasingly quantitative field. It is crucial for students of political behavior to learn how to define concepts in concrete ways, examine different methods of measuring concepts, learn how to test the quality of chosen measures, learn how to construct richer measures out of multiple questions, and finally how to examine the relationship between multiple measures of similar concepts. Common pitfalls, errors, bias, and ethics will be examined along the way.
GVPT423
Elections and Electoral Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
An examination of various topics relating to elections; the focus includes the legal structure under which elections are conducted, the selection and nomination process, the conduct of election campaigns, and patterns of political participation and voting choice in different types of elections.
GVPT429E
Problems in Political Behavior; Public Opinion & Partisanship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course is an advanced seminar on voters in the American political system. Broadly, we will cover topics ranging from what factors influence how individuals vote to discussions of social groups, partisanship, opinions, and other characteristics that shape Americans as political actors.
GVPT432
Civil Rights and the Constitution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170 and GVPT331.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Government & Politics; Government & Politics: International Relations).
A study of civil rights in the American constitutional context, emphasizing freedom of religion, freedom of expression, minority discrimination, and the rights of defendants.
Credit only graned for GVPT432 or MLAW358Y.
GVPT439A
Seminar in Public Law; Comparative Constitutional Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT280 or GVPT282

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.

Introduction to basic issues of constitutional law in a global and comparative perspective. Topics: constitution making and amending, enforcing,suspending, and reasoning with constitutions. Federalism and separation of powers. Fundamental rights. Constitutionalism outside the West. Constitutions beyond states. In this course the US Constitution will not be discussed.
GVPT439F
Seminar in Public Law; Constitutional Issues in Law Enforcement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GVPT445H
(Perm Req)
Marxism and Postmarxism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Government & Politics department.
The study of Marxist thought and an assessment of the critical transformations and reassessments of the theory and practice of Marxism.
Restriction: Must be in the Government & Politics Honors program.
GVPT449E
Seminar in Political Philosophy; Social Philosophy and Political Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as PHPE401. Credit only granted for PHPE401 or GVPT449E.

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course examines capitalism and socialism as differing modes of economic production through several different theoretical lenses. We begin by examining capitalism and socialism as they developed historically, by looking primarily at the work of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Then, we turn our attention to one of the most important debates 20th century economics: to what extent rational economic calculation is possible in a socialist commonwealth. After this we turn our attention to how capitalist and socialist modes of production functioned in practice. We end by turning our attention to the ethics of capitalism and socialism: which mode of economic production is most just?
GVPT449G
Seminar in Political Philosophy; Global Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.

The course begins by laying the foundation for the debate over the scope and limits of global justice, and then examines some topics that arise when thinking globally about justice, such as poverty, the environment and waging war. The course ends by considering the possibility of creating a cosmopolitan framework within which to adjudicate between competing interests in the globalized world.
GVPT449P
Seminar in Political Philosophy; The Psychotic Edge of Political Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

Prerequisite: GVPT241

This course in modern political theory will cover critical concepts in political thought: genocide, legitimacy, responsibility resistance, and political ethics.
GVPT456
The Politics of Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Credit only granted for: GVPT456 or GVPT459T.
Formerly: GVPT459T.
Examination of the definition, causes and organization of terrorist activity, along with key domestic and international counter- and anti-terrorism responses. Special emphasis on challanges and opportunities to the scientific study of terrorism.
GVPT459I
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Thinking Like a Citizen: Civic Ideals and Civic Practices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200 or GVPT280. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program. This course is an introduction to the emerging field of civic studies. It takes as a starting point the idea of citizens as co-creators of their many worlds, their various communities, their countries, and of course the literal world. We will look into what knowledge and what ways of thinking are most helpful to such co-creators. Topics will include: civic work in the small (human interaction, politics, power resources), finding and building shared ground, impediments to civic action (problem of collective action, limited human brain, the power of the status quo), and venues of civic action (including communities, social movements, countries, and the world).
GVPT459M
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Social Movements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

Prerequisite: GVPT200 or GVPT280

Discussion-intensive advanced seminar exploring the ways that social movements mobilize, the role of governments and bystanders in shaping that process, and the outcomes that they produce through connecting history, theory, and scholarship to contemporary politics. Special topics include youth movements and campus activism, transnationalism, and violent vs. non-violent strategies.
GVPT459X
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Political Radicalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course will examine the main similarities and distinctions between communist and fascist radical ideologies, movements, and political systems. The course will highlight the centrality of ideology in totalitarian experiments and the relationship between ideology and terror as underpinnings of the ideocratic despotisms. We will explore contemporary implications of totalitarianism.
GVPT461
Local Politics and Government
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Credit only granted for: GVPT461 or GVPT479L.
Formerly: GVPT479L.
An introduction to local government and politics in the U.S. context. The course explores the evolution of local jurisdictions, particularly cities, and the politics of local level decision making.
GVPT473
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher. And must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.
A detailed survey of lawmaking and the legislative process, emphasizing the U.S. Congress, and its members.
GVPT474H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A descriptive and analytical examination of American political parties, nominations, elections, and political leadership.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors Program.
GVPT475
The Presidency and the Executive Branch
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
An examination of the U.S. presidency in historical and contemporary perspective: nomination and electoral politics and the president's place in policy-making, administration, and public opinion.
GVPT479D
Seminar in American Politics; Minority Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

A comprehensive examination of how minority groups operate within the U.S. political system. The substantive focus of the course will be on the historical position of minorities in the U.S. political system, on different concepts of representation, on minority group identity, and on political participation and policy issues that are of particular importance to minorities.
GVPT479M
Seminar in American Politics; Political Science Survey Methods and Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisites: GVPT170 and GVPT201. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

Surveys help us understand social problems, assess support for public policies, and explain political outcomes. Students will experience from beginning to the end the process of conducting survey research. This includes question wording, question placement, mechanisms for testing response time and survey length, and issues related to survey execution in the field. Students will then evaluate and analyze the survey data.
GVPT487
Government and Politics of China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Government & Politics; Government & Politics: International Relations) ; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: GVPT359A or GVPT487.
Formerly: GVPT359A.
Discussion of major issues in the study of the domestic politics of the People's Republic of China.
GVPT605
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Conflict and Cooperation in the World Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT604.
Restriction: Must be in the International Relations Master's program; or permission of Government and Politics department.
This seminar examines major theoretical approaches and empirical studies of international political economy, contemporary dynamics of globalization, the role of domestic politics in the formation of foreign economic policies of states, the dynamics of international trade and investment disputes, and role of international institutions in multi-lateral governance of the world economy. The focus is on developing an understanding of central debates in the literature and primary empirical findings from quantitative and cross-national analyses that are of policy relevance.
GVPT606
(Perm Req)
Introduction to International Institutions and International Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT604.
Restriction: Must be in the International Relations Master's program; or permission of Government and Politics department.
This seminar examines major theoretical approaches and empirical studies of international law and institutions relating to international political economy and international security. Topics to be covered include the sources of international law and the development of core legal principles in the post-WWII ear, the role of international economic institutions such as WTO, IMF, and World Bank in the global economy, and the influence of international institutions such as the UN Security Council, World Court, and International Criminal Court in addressing international security issues. Larger questions about the effectiveness of the WTO, Laws of War, and International Human Rights Law will be considered. The focus is on developing an understanding of central debates in the literature and primary empirical findings from quantitative and cross-national analyses that are of policy relevance.
GVPT722
Advanced Quantitative Methods For Political Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT622; or permission of instructor.
Introduction to multivariate analysis. Elementary matrix algebra, multiple linear and curvilinear correlation and regression, analysis of variance, canonical correlation and regression, discriminant analysis, and several types of factor analysis.
GVPT761
International Political Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: GVPT708.
Major issues in international political economy including such matters as the monetary system, trade, debt, and development.
GVPT799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT808B
Selected Topics in Functional Problems in International Relations; Conflict and World Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GVPT808C
Selected Topics in Functional Problems in International Relations; Prospectus Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GVPT831
Formal Theories of Politics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Survey of major formal theories of politics, with emphasis on those theories based on the assumptions of rationality. The theory of public goods, game theory, coalition theory, and the theoretical properties of voting systems.
GVPT849
(Perm Req)
Readings in Government and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT888P
Selected Topics in Comparative Governmental Institutions; Political Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Must be in Government and Politics PhD program.
GVPT898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.