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GVPT
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07/17/2024 at 10:30 PM
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.
GVPT202
Law or Politics? The U.S. Supreme Court and Individual Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
A thorough examination of the state of individual rights before the U.S. Supreme Court. The course will consider how recent cases the Court has decided and current pending cases have shaped the meaning of the U.S. Constitution. A critical component will involve peer deliberation over the proper roles of law and politics and their impacts on the current state of individual rights in the United States. Students will examine constitutional case studies throughout the semester and contribute to group and classroom discussions of issues being considered by the sitting Court. Students will also learn the foundational concepts of how the Court operates as both a legal and political institution, as well as its place in the larger political system. Special emphasis will be given to the social scientific study of the Supreme Court.
Restricted to students in Carillon Communities. Once registered, students need an electronic stamp from an advisor to drop the course.
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.
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.
GVPT318C
Classroom to Careers
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.

Embarking on a career post-college is both an exhilarating and a challenging journey. This course is designed to demystify the transition from university to professional life for GVPT students. Participants will engage in a structured process to identify their professional interests and navigate through potential career avenues. Weekly sessions will feature in-person meetings with GVPT alumni from diverse sectors, offering students a unique opportunity to gain insights from several real-world professional trajectories. By the course's conclusion, students will not only have a framework for career planning but also firsthand narratives that bridge the gap between academic study and professional endeavor.
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 8.
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.
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.
GVPT368C
Asian American Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with: AAST443, AMST498J.
Credit only granted for: AAST498T, AAST443, GVPT368C or AMST 498J.
Formerly: AAST498T.
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 IRSL329C. 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.
GVPT368F
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Tzahal: The Israeli Military in State, Society, and its Middle Eastern Context
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with ISRL349G. Credit only granted for ISRL349G or GVPT368F

This course offers an introduction to general concepts of civil-militar relations with a strong focus on the Israeli case. Situating Israel within the Middle East context, the course readings and class discussions will include comparative references to major regional players, such as Egypt, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Gulf States. The military is a salient feature of all Middle Eastern states; we will explore how Israel both resembles and differs from other states in the region regarding the role of its military and of civil-military relations.
GVPT368I
Special Topics in Government and Politics; The Right in Israel: A Historical Examination
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ISRL349D and HIST328F. Credit only granted for ISRL349D, HIST328F, or GVPT368I.

Israel has been moving towards the political Right during the last 30 years, as became obvious in its last election in November 2022. This course explores the history of that movement, beginning before Israel became a state, but focusing primarily on 1967 to the present. No previous knowledge of Israeli history required. Contact the instructor for more information.
GVPT368K
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Environmental and Sustainable Development in Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ISRL349Y. Credit only granted for ISRL349Y or GVPT368K.

Relationships between the environment and different communities that share it, specifically in and around Israel, given the negative effects of climate change and environmental degradation throughout the Middle East. We will examine the ecological and environmental challenges Israel has faced over the years, the many innovative ways in which it has worked to overcome these challenges, and the tasks that still lie ahead. Finally, we will look at the nexus between sustainable development and sustainable peace within and between diverse communities.
GVPT368M
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Congressional Investigations and Democratic Governance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with PLCY388M. Credit only granted for PLCY388M or GVPT368M.

The course introduces students to the purpose and practice of congressional investigations. Topics covered include: the reach and limits of Congress's constitutional authority to investigate; tools and tactics used in congressional investigations; congressional authority to investigate the executive and judicial branches of government; what constitutes effective oversight; and current challenges to conducting congressional investigations. Class discussion will frame these issues by focusing on the work of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and other high-profile inquiries, featuring video excerpts and personal perspectives from individuals involved with those efforts. Students will engage in experiential and hands-on learning to understand the subject matter.
GVPT368R
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Introduction to Human Rights in Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ISRL448R. Credit only granted for ISRL448R or GVPT368R.

Provides an overview of how the State of Israel deals with human rights of its citizens, and also non-citizens over which it has control. It will introduce Israel s legal system, human rights record, and its methods of dealing with human rights violations, including those impacting the Arab minority in Israel, women's rights, and those of the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
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 from 6:30pm-9:15pm on the following Wednesdays: September 25th, November 6th, and December 4th.
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.
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.
GVPT409H
(Perm Req)
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; International Law and International Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Must be in Government and Politics Honors Program. Prerequisite: GVPT200

An examination of the role of international law in regulating and influencing the behavior and actions of states and non-state actors in a range of security issue areas. Students will be introduced to theoretical and empirical studies on the role of law in international security affairs based on academic readings and scholarship. Students will apply theories and insights from academic scholarship on international law to contemporary international security issues and to think about the policy relevance of the course readings.
GVPT409W
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Southeast Asia in Contemporary Global Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

Southeast Asia, home to three major religious cultures and various regime types, is one of the most politically and socially diverse regions of the world. While the region is unique for its diversity, its states face challenges that are common in other parts of the world including globalization; adjusting to the new geopolitical landscape of rising global powers; and external pressure to improve the standards of human rights, the environment and democracy. Given this dynamic political context, this course is designed to give students a greater understanding of the problems and prospects of the region, as well as the ability to assess its efforts to adapt to the changing regional and international environment.
GVPT411
Conflict in the International System
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: GVPT409P or GVPT411.
Formerly: GVPT409P.
In this course, we will examine conflict, peace, and conflict resolution in contemporary international politics. We will interrogate what we mean by concepts such as peace, conflict, and violence, the different forms that these phenomena can take, and how we can measure their occurrence. We will discuss theoretical explanations for why individuals and groups have disputes, why these actors choose to use violence (or not) in these disputes, and ways in which violent disputes can be resolved peacefully. We will examine these arguments in a detailed study of conflicts in the Middle East, as well as by evaluating published articles that examine the effectiveness of conflict management strategies such as peacekeeping.
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.
GVPT429J
Problems in Political Behavior; Digital Dictatorships
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT201. Restriction: Must be in Government and Politics program.

This course explores the digital strategies used by dictatorial regimes as well as the digital data and methodology scholars use to understand autocratic politics. Students will pursue a semester-long project of their choosing.
GVPT429K
Problems in Political Behavior; Researching Contentious Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT201. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.

This course will critically assess empirical research on the causes and consequences of contentious political behaviors such strikes, riots, peaceful protests, and insurrections with a particular focus on efforts to address these questions using quantitative methods. Topics we will address throughout the course include: why some protest campaigns succeed while others fail, the role of social media in coordinating demonstrations, and the impact of riots on public opinion and government policy.
GVPT429T
Problems in Political Behavior; Social Media Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT201. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.

This seminar presents students with an integrated view of media politics, combining political psychology, computational social science, and network analysis. The goal is to provide students with the technical know-how to work with social media data and the knowledge to interpret relevant information. In this seminar, students will learn to process social media data, program survey experiments, and identify political narratives in a multiplatform environment. The seminar will introduce students to the computational techniques required for big social media data analyses.
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 MLAW358X.
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.
GVPT439M
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Public Law; Moot Court
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT439L or permission of the instructor. To request permission for this course, contact Professor Michael Spivey at mspivey@umd.edu.

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

This is your chance to argue a case before the Supreme Court. (Well, Not THE Supreme Court but a moot Supreme Court.) In Moot Court, students argue a hypothetical constitutional law case before a panel of experienced lawyers and jurists. Students will learn the skills of written and oral advocacy in anticipation of participation in the American Moot Court Association regional and national competitions. No prior experience in appellate advocacy is necessary.
GVPT439N
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Public Law; Moot Court II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: : GVPT439M and permission of the instructor. To request permission for this course, contact Professor Michael Spivey at mspivey@umd.edu.
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.
GVPT454H
(Perm Req)
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.
GVPT457
American Foreign Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200.
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
The principles and machinery of the conduct of American foreign relations and an analysis of the major foreign policies of the United States.
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 & 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.
GVPT459D
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Democracy and Democratization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT280 or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course surveys the big debates about the nature of democracy and democratization. The course is organized around five broad themes: 1) core concepts and definitions of democracies and non-democratic regimes, 2) the nature and causes of democratization, 3) democratic principles, 4) democratic forms and institutional variation, and 5) contemporary issues in democratic politics, including democratic backsliding. Throughout the course, we will be exploring how these different elements of democracy exist around the world by using cases from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
GVPT459W
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT280 or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course examines revolution as a means of political and social change. In the first part of the course, we will examine competing theories about the causes, processes, actors and outcomes of revolution. In the second part of the course, we will apply these theories and approaches to case studies of contemporary revolutions from the 19th century to thepresent.
GVPT459X
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Political Radicalism: Comparing Communism and Fascism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics 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.
GVPT459Y
Seminar in Comparative Politics; Comparative Political Ideology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended Prerequisites: GVPT280 and GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.

A comparative survey of leading political ideologies, including their origins, core tenets, and implications. Specific attention is given to ideology's relationship to material practice, both western and non-western interpretations, and ramifications for contemporary politics. Includes nationalism, populism, religious fundamentalism, liberalism, socialism, and neoliberalism, among other influential ideologies.
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.
GVPT479K
Seminar in American Politics; Presidential Elections
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170 Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This class will explore American Presidential elections. While noting the current campaign unfolding around us, we are interested in the process, not just the events of 2024. We examine the institutions that structure candidates' and voters' behavior and how they have developed historically. We also look at American Presidential elections in comparative perspective, noting electoral arrangements in other countries.
GVPT479P
Seminar in American Politics; Historical and Demographic Shifts in the U.S. Congress
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170 Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course will examine specific events and activities that have sparked major shifts in the organizational structure, composition, and productivity of the U.S. Congress. In so doing, the course will explore the relationship that the legislative branch has with its partnering governmental branches and agencies while examining various internal organizational changes. This course will survey congressional shifts while also providing tools to better understand the traditional framework of the U.S. Congress.
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.
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.
GVPT628
Advanced Topics in Coding for Political Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GVPT635
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Applied Political Analytics Master of Science program; or permission of department.
Investigate how citizens in a democracy think about politics, form attitudes, and how public opinion shapes and is shaped by the political environment. While being exposed to core debates in public opinion and the study of public opinion, students will use a number of surveys that have been central to advancing our knowledge of public opinion.
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
GVPT729B
Special Topics in Quantitative Political Analysis; Applied Social Data Science
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.
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.
GVPT849
(Perm Req)
Readings in Government and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT870
Interest Groups Politics in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: GVPT770.
The theory and practice of interest group politics in the United States.
GVPT888A
Selected Topics in Comparative Governmental Institutions; Authoritarianism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
GVPT888D
Selected Topics in Comparative Governmental Institutions; Political Economy of Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
GVPT889B
Selected Topics in Area Problems in International Relations; International Relations Theory and East Asia
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.