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Courses - Fall 2021
GVPT
Government and Politics Department Site
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.
GVPT202
Politics, Constitutional Policy, and the Institution of the U.S. Supreme Court
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
A thorough examination of the U.S. Supreme Court in the American political system. Focusing on the Court as an institution-the set of norms, rules, and policymaking processes that lead to the Supreme Court's decisions-and how justices' decision-making processes critically determine substantive legal policy and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
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.
GVPT217
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with MLAW217.
Credit only granted for: MLAW217, GVPT217, or GVPT319A.
Formerly: GVPT319A.
Experience the excitement and reward of arguing, and perhaps winning your client's case in court. Mock Trial is designed for students who are interested in learning practical techniques for shaping the evidence, using the law, and exploiting the courtroom to create a coherent and convincing case theory
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.
GVPT280
The Study of Comparative Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to the comparative study of politics and governance, including the analytical concepts for studies of politics and a survey of the major types of regimes, including democratic and authoritarian/communist regimes.
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.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program, Government & Politics: International Relations program, or ENSP: Environmental Politics & Policy program.
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.
Students will be required to download statistical package R onto their own laptops and must bring their laptop to every class meeting beginning on October 5.
GVPT354
International Development and Conflict Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; and must be in one of the following minor programs (International Development and Conflict Management; Global Engineering Leadership; Global Poverty, Global Terrorism Studies) and have permission of the Center for International Development, or must be in the Government and Politics major with permission of the Government and Politics department.
Additional information: Students enrolled in MIDCM are expected to take the course during the Fall semester after admission to the program.
Serves as the gateway course for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Provides an introductory foundation in the theory and practice of international development and conflict management. Introduces the structures, key players, intersections, and main trends in the evolution of the fields. Explores causal factors that drive economic growth, poverty, inequality, and conflict, as well as the resources, methods, and tools available to track and address these issues.
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.
GVPT368B
Special Topics in Government and Politics; The United States and Israel: Likely or Unlikely Allies?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listing with ISRL329N. Credit only granted for ISRL329N or GVPT368B.

An examination of the U.S. - Israel relationship through historical and thematic lenses. Stretching from the pre-state era through the post-Col War alliance and the intensive U.S. role mediating Arab-Israeli peace, which covers nearly a century of U.S. foreign policy. It will include domestic sources that have shaped U.S. policy, including public opinion and conclude by examining scenarios for increased cooperation and managing tension in the relationship.
GVPT368C
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Asian American Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics 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 mulitcultural political landscape.
GVPT368D
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Israel: Politics and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listing with ISRL329C. Credit 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 asthe 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-listing 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.
GVPT368L
Special Topics in Government and Politics; African-American Politics from Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with AASP499P. Credit only granted for AASP499P, GVPT368L, or PLCY388B.
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.
Students interested in registering for this course must have an internship secured and must apply to the GVPT Internship Program.

Required in-person class meetings will take place 6:30pm-9:15pm on the following Tuesdays: September 21st, October 26th, and November 30th.
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.
GVPT388M
(Perm Req)
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.
GVPT392
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Social Science Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: GVPT392, GVPT429A, or GVPT729D.
Formerly: GVPT429A, GVPT729D.
Introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems for conducting research in the social sciences. Overview of spatially embedded nature of many social science phenomena and content of theories common to spatial thinking. Students will obtain hands-on experience with various GIS tools and methods most frequently employed by social scientists.
GVPT396
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Honors Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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
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.
GVPT406H
(Perm Req)
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.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors program.
GVPT407
International Political Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
Introduces the field of international political economy, which analyzes the ways in which economic and political changes produce both economic and political reactions.
GVPT409B
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Race and International Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200 & GVPT201 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.
GVPT409F
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Global Food Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

We will explore the interests, institutions and ideas that shape the global politics of food in an era of transformation.
GVPT409L
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Armed Militias
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 explores the foundations of armed militias domestically and internationally. Through this examination, we discuss how, when, and where these movements form and their definition of success. We will first look internationally at conflicts of rebellion and self-determination and later transition to armed movements within the United States.
GVPT409U
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; The United Nations in World Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program. May not be taken concurrently with GVPT406H.

This course introduces students to the academic study of the United Nations (UN). We examine the history of the UN; its structure and functions, including in-depth investigation of bodies such as the Security Council, General Assembly, specialized agencies, and more; its effectiveness as an organization; and the acute challenges it faces today. During the semester students will develop the necessary background and skills to analyze the central role that the UN system has played in world politics from 1945 to today.
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.
GVPT417
Seminar in Advanced Topics in Environmental Policy Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT273.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Government & Politics; Environmental Sci&Policy-Env Politics & Policy).
Credit only granted for: GVPT419B or GVPT417.
Formerly: GVPT419B.
A series of critical tools and methods used to analyze environmental policy. This class should be of interest to students who are either considering a career or graduate studies in environmental protection.
GVPT423H
(Perm Req)
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.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors Program.
GVPT431
Introduction to Constitutional Law
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) ; and junior standing or higher.
A systematic inquiry into the general principles of the American constitutional system, with special reference to the role of the judiciary in the interpretation and enforcement of the federal constitution.
Jointly offered with MLAW358X. Credit only granted for GVPT431 or MLAW35 8X.
GVPT439B
Seminar in Public Law; First Amendment: Free Speech, Religion, and the Constitution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program. Prerequisite: GVPT431 or GVPT432. Credit only granted for GVPT439B or MLAW358F.

The purpose of this course is to explore the various facets of the First Amendment. Why protect speech and the practice of religion? Are these "special?" What is speech? What is religion? Do rights to speech and religion trump other rights? In this course, we will examine various "types" of speech and their relationship to the First Amendment as well as the religion provisions of the First Amendment: the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause.
GVPT439C
Seminar in Public Law; Current Issues in the Supreme Court
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT431 or GVPT432. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program. Credit only granted for GVPT439C or MLAW358C.

This course will focus on the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution.
GVPT445
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.
GVPT449D
Seminar in Political Philosophy; Individual and Group Decision-Making
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: Inter national Relations program. Credit granted for PHPE400 or GVPT449D.

Foundational issues that arise within the theories of rational choice that underlie the treatments of decision-making found in economics, politics, and the other social sciences. The course is focused on individual decisions (rational choice theory), strategic decisions (game theory) and group decisions (social choice theory). In addition to presenting the formal models of decision making, we also discuss to what extent these mathematical theories explain social interactions. An important aspect of the course is to introduce students to the ways in which economic analysis has been applied to issues in social and political philosophy. Readings will be drawn from the literature in economics, psychology, statistics and political science, as well as philosophy.
GVPT449L
Seminar in Political Philosophy; Liberalism and Its Critics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.
GVPT449P
Seminar in Political Philosophy; The Psychotic Edge of Political Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course in modern political theory will cover critical concepts in political thought: genocide, legitimacy, responsibility resistance, and political ethics.
GVPT454
Seminar in the International Relations of China
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.
Explores the foreign relations behavior of the People's Republic of China, with focus on the contemporary era.
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.
GVPT459B
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Comparative Political Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT280 or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in Government and Politics program.

This course provides a general introduction to Comparative Political Institutions. It explores basic political concepts that relate to issues of representation, elections, and congresses.
GVPT459C
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Race and Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course examines the multiple ways in which race and ethnicity become meaningful categories shaping political behavior. We will examine how race and ethnicity are socially constructed, why peopleaccept (and sometimes reject) the categories imposed on them, and how categories and identities become drivers of political behavior. The course takes a comparative perspective on identity politics, looking at cases from multiple regions around the world.
GVPT459H
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Political Radicalism: Comparing Communism and Fascism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT280 or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in Government and Politics Honors 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.
GVPT460
State Politics and Government
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170.
Recommended: GVPT260.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.
A study of the structure, procedures and policies of state governments with special emphasis on intergovernmental relationships, and with illustrations from Maryland governmental arrangements.
GVPT474
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.
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.
GVPT479G
Seminar in American Politics; Interest Groups and Social Movements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course focuses on interest groups and social movements as important forces in American politics that provide ways for citizens to affect public policy.
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.
GVPT482
Government and Politics of Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.
A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Latin American countries.
This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide virtual opportunities for global engagement. Global Classrooms can range from embedded experiences to immersive, project-based collaboration. Learn more about Global Classrooms: go.umd.edu/gc-umd.
GVPT485
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280).
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
Credit only granted for: GVPT485 or GVPT459E.
Formerly: GVPT459E.
A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of Middle Eastern countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.
This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide virtual opportunities for global engagement. Global Classrooms can range from embedded experiences to immersive, project-based collaboration. Learn more about Global Classrooms: go.umd.edu/gc-umd.
GVPT600
Professionalization Seminar in Political Science
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government and Politics (Doctoral) program.
An introduction to the practices, norms, and expectations of professional political science.
GVPT601
Research Design for Political Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Applied Political Analytics Master of Science program; or permission of department.
A graduate-level introduction to empirical research techniques used in political science. The course covers different approaches to answering empirical research questions and addresses the strengths and limitations of different research decisions. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to conceptualize and design an empirical research project, as well as evaluate the research designs used in the research projects conducted by other social scientists.
GVPT604
(Perm Req)
Introduction to War and Armed Conflict in World Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: GVPT200.
Restriction: Must be in the MA in International Relations program; or permission of Government and Politics department.
Examines major theories of both international and civil wars and reviews major empirical studies that test theories of conflict. The topics include the onset of armed conflict, the duration and outcomes of wars, and the durability of peace in the aftermath of wars. 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.
GVPT622
Quantitative Methods For Political Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduction to quantitiative methods of data analysis, with emphasis on statistical methods and computer usage. Measures of association, probability, correlation, linear regression estimation techniques, introductory analysis of variance, and use of package computer programs.
Course will meet in the LeFrak OASIS lab. For GVPT majors only.
GVPT708A
Seminar in International Relations Theory; International Relations Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GVPT729A
Special Topics in Quantitative Political Analysis; Advanced Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
GVPT770
Seminar in American Political Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This is the core institutions seminar in American politics. The course surveys the primary literature in the field and addresses substantively significant topics related to the study of political institutions in the American context.
GVPT780
Seminar in the Comparative Study of Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An examination of the salient approaches to and conceptual frameworks for the comparative study of politics, followed by the construction of models and typologies of political systems.
GVPT799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT803
Seminar in International Political Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government and Politics PhD program.
An overview and critical analysis of contemporary theory on international organizations and global governance.
GVPT808P
Selected Topics in Functional Problems in International Relations; Domestic Political Institutions in International Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
GVPT828B
Selected Problems in Political Behavior; Race and Ethnic Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
GVPT849
(Perm Req)
Readings in Government and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT888A
Selected Topics in Comparative Governmental Institutions; Authoritarianism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.