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GVPT170
American Government
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.
GVPT200
International Political Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
GVPT206
Appetite for Change: Politics and the Globalization of Food
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: GVPT206 or GVPT289A.
Formerly: GVPT289A.
An overview of the major forces transforming the food system--political, economic, technological, environmental--and the political debates surrounding them.
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.
GVPT282
The Politics of Global Development
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 lower-income countries around the world.
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.
Open to all majors for summer term.
GVPT309J
Topics in International Relations; International Law and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to and examination of various forms of international law and institutions that implement such laws. Students will investigate topics such as why and how states form international law, what aspects of international relations are impacted by international law, and how to assess the effectiveness of international law and justice institutions.
GVPT309R
Topics in International Relations; From Declarations to Actions: The United Nations and Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines the historical foundations and evolution of UN human rights treaties and the bodies that uphold them. With an eye to modern crises, this course critically evaluates the impact and effectiveness of international human rights law, providing students an enhanced understanding of the complexities involved in protecting and promoting human rights globally.
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) or 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.
Course is open to all majors in summer.
GVPT359J
Topics in Comparative Politics; Regime Types: Democracies and Nondemocracies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended Prerequisites: GVPT200 and GVPT280

This course will address four main themes: 1) regime change from a democracy to an autocracy; 2) regime change from an autocracy to a democracy; 3) democracies becoming less democratic; and 4) autocracies becoming less autocratic.

Not open to students who have completed GVPT459J.
GVPT379M
Topics in American Politics; American Social and Protest Movements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In this course we will discuss the basics of political social and protest movements. Students will learn the details, basic characteristics, techniques and strategies that have been used by American social movements. There will also be a touch of American history in this class in order to provide proper context for past American social movements.
GVPT898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.