POLI - Politics

POLI 1 Politics: Power, Principle, Process, and Policy

Systematic introduction to the nature of politics and government, organized around the dynamic relationship between power, principle, and process in democratic politics. Provides historic and contemporary overview; explores the interactions among government, laws, and societies at the national and international levels.

Credits

5

Instructor

Daniel Wirls

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

POLI 3 Keywords: Concepts in Politics

Introduces key concepts in political discourse and key debates generated by contested terms such as powers, ideology, and multiculturalism. Students read from canonical texts, feminist scholarship, historical materials, and contemporary cultural and postmodernist writings.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

POLI 4 Citizenship and Action

What does a citizen do? What kind of citizen activity is appropriate to democratic aspirations? Course uses political theory to answer these questions as they relate to current and historical events, primarily in the North American context. Draws on texts ranging from Aristotle, Locke, Thoreau, Ellizon, and Ranciere, as well as present-day debates, to bear on the relationship of citizen action and identity.

Credits

5

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Summer

POLI 17 U.S. and the World Economy

Explores intellectual and empirical trends shaping the U.S. relationship with the global economy. Traces debates about liberalism and interventionism, surveys post-war American foreign economic policy and discusses varieties of capitalism emerging around the world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Sparke

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 20 American Politics

Introduces the study of politics through an analysis of the United States political system and processes. Topics vary, but may include political institutions, public policies, parties and electoral politics, and social forces.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Springer

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

POLI 21 Governing the Golden State

Introduces key principles for understanding state politics in California and how power is mobilized for transformative change. Analyzes distinctive features of California's political development and culture in the governance of enduring social problems and policy dilemmas.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjuli Verma

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 45 Music and Politics in Contemporary Society

Introduces music to the study of politics. Considers the fields of music and identity; music and social movements; and theories of music, art, and revolution.

Credits

5

POLI 46 Africa in Global Perspective

Explores interdisciplinary methods, theories, and practices involved in producing and reproducing knowledges about Africa and the West within global politics. Examines ideas of international relations, international political economy, development, military structures, cultural formations, and the state through the critical use of film, literature, and scholarly texts.

Credits

5

POLI 60 Comparative Politics

Introduces the study of politics through the analysis of national political systems within or across regions from the developing world to post-industrial nations. Typical topics include: authoritarian and democratic regimes; state institutions and capacity; parties and electoral systems; public policies; social movements; ethnic conflict; and globalization.

Credits

5

Instructor

Roger Schoenman

General Education Code

CC

POLI 61 Politics of Social Policy

Introduces social policy around the world. Some countries provide free and good-quality health and education, as well as a minimum income to all citizens. Others, instead, provide meager benefits to few citizens.

Credits

5

Instructor

Sara Niedzwiecki

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 70 Global Politics

Can common global interest prevail against particular sovereign desires? Surveys selected contemporary issues in global politics such as wars of intervention, ethnic conflict, globalization, global environmental protection, and some of the different ways in which they are understood and explained.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ronnie Lipschutz

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 101 Introduction to Research Methods

Overview of research methods and data analytic techniques used in politics. Through hands-on learning, students critically evaluate social research reports, conduct investigations, describe data, assess statistical relationships, and test hypotheses. Prepares students to conduct the in-depth research required in upper-division courses.

Credits

5

Instructor

Joseph Fletcher

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.

General Education Code

SR

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 102 Doing Research

Introduction to conceptualizing and executing qualitative research in the social sciences. Qualitative methods are non-statistical modes of social inquiry, including case studies, interviews, and archival research. Research methods cannot be done in a passive way. Really understanding methodology requires Doing Research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Sara Niedzwiecki

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 103 Feminist Interventions

Situates ongoing debates around feminist theory and practice within the context of political theory, the role of the state, and the position of women in contemporary (predominantly Western) society. Engages with classical political theory, second wave feminism, and the role of the state on matters pertaining to pornography and prostitution.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 105A Ancient Political Thought

Explores tensions between reason and revelation, justice and democracy, and freedom and empire through close readings of ancient texts. Emphasis on Athens, with Hebrew, Roman, and Christian departures and interventions. Includes Sophocles, Thucydides, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, the Bible, and Augustine.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 105A

Instructor

Dean Mathiowetz

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 105B Early Modern Political Thought

Studies republican and liberal traditions of political thought and politics. Authors studied include Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Examination of issues such as authorship, individuality, gender, state, and cultural difference.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 105B

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 105C Modern Political Thought

Studies in 19th- and early 20th-century theory, centering on the themes of capitalism, labor, alienation, culture, freedom, and morality. Authors studied include J. S. Mill, Marx, Nietzsche, Foucault, Hegel, Fanon, and Weber.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 105C

Instructor

Megan Thomas

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

POLI 108 Revolt, Rebellion, Revolution

Examines revolt, rebellion, and revolution as ideas in political theory, and as prisms through which we can analyze historical events. Introduces works of political theory (historical and contemporary), and looks at historical events considered to be revolts and/or revolutions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Thomas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 110 Law and Social Issues

Examines current problems in law as it intersects with politics and society. Readings are drawn from legal and political philosophy, social science, and judicial opinions.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 110

Instructor

Larry Gerston

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment only.

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

POLI 111A Constitutional Law

An introduction to constitutional law, emphasizing equal protection and fundamental rights as defined by common law decisions interpreting the 14th Amendment, and also exploring issues of federalism and separation of powers. Readings are primarily court decisions; special attention given to teaching how to interpret, understand, and write about common law.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 111A

Instructor

K. Beaumont

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during priority enrollment only.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 113 Feminism and the Body

Introduces the literature on the history of the body. Explores the multiple ways in which the body, in the West, has been the site of cultural and political inscription from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Topics may include: pornography, criminality, sexuality, art, race, and medicine.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 114 Thinking Green: Politics, Philosophies, and Practices of Sustainability

A course on the political and philosophical sources of ecological and social sustainability and how they affect and inflect the design, implementation, and practices of sustainability. Asks whether they offer a realistic alternative to liberalism and other political and economic ideologies and practices. (Formerly Thinking Green: Politics, Ethics, Political Economy.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ronnie Lipschutz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 115 Foundations of Political Economy

Examines how ideas about labor, rights, exchange, capital, consumption, the state, production, poverty, luxury, morality, procreation, and markets were woven in political-economic discourse from 1690-1936. Readings include Locke, Mandeville, Smith, Malthus, Mill, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, and Veblen. Particular focus given to theoretical origins of and justifications for poverty and implications of economic interdependence for politics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dean Mathiowetz

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): POLI 105B, POLI 105C, or POLI 120C. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 117 Manufactured Truth and Narratives of Power

Introduction to techniques used to produce power, notably by manufacturing and distorting truth from overt propaganda to public relations or advertising. Each week will focus on one conceptual apparatus used to frame reality, its related techniques and strategies as well as its economic, social or political objectives. Frameworks will include bureaucratic rationality, totalitarian propaganda, colonial mythology, state euphemism, "democratic' story-telling, conspiracy theories, branding, and green-washing. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 118 Critical Political Thought and Critical Theory

Course uses a multidisciplinary approach to the study of politics through significant contemporary authors and approaches in critical theory. Topics include: democracy action, violence, subjectivity, identity, power and resistance, the body, political economy, and post-colonialism. (Formerly Topics in Contemporary Political and Critical Theory.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Thomas Serres

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 120A Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics

Study of political development, behavior, performance, and significance of central governmental institutions of the U.S. Emphasizes the historical development of each branch and their relationship to each other, including changes in relative power and constitutional responsibilities.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 120A

Instructor

Daniel Wirls

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

American History and Institutions

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 120B Society and Democracy in American Political Development

Examines the role of social forces in the development of the American democratic processes and in the changing relationship between citizen and state. Course materials address the ideas, the social tensions, and the economic pressures bearing on social movements, interest groups, and political parties.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 120B

Instructor

Melanie Springer

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

American History and Institutions

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 120C State and Capitalism in American Political Development

Examines the relationship between state and economy in the U.S. from the 1880s to the present, and provides a theoretical and historical introduction to the study of politics and markets. Focus is on moments of crisis and choice in U.S. political economy, with an emphasis on the rise of regulation, the development of the welfare state, and changes in employment policies.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 120C

Instructor

Eva Bertram

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

American History and Institutions

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 122 Politics, Labor, and Markets

Examines political and social dimensions of recent transformations in the U.S. labor market. Includes classical and contemporary theoretical debates over the nature and functions of work under capitalism. Focuses on shifts in the organization and character of work in a globalizing economy. Addresses recent trends in low-wage and contingent work, job mobility and security, and work/family relations. Includes attention to the roles and responses of business, labor, and government. (Formerly Politics, Labor, and Markets in the U.S.)

Credits

5

Instructor

J. Morse

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined major during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 121 Race & Justice in America

Examines how “race” is forged as a distinctive concept and logic of governance in American Politics; Undercurrents of racial reasoning in transcendent notions of “justice” in the U.S. are traced from the nation’s founding into the 21st century.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 121

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 124 Economic Inequalityin America

Examines the sources and implications of economic inequality in the United States. Explores theories of social class and its intersections with race and gender inequalities. Focuses on the role of politics and public policies in diminishing and/or exacerbating income and wealth inequalities.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eva Bertram

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 125 Political Organizations in American Politics

Introduces the literature on interest groups and attempts to answer the question: Do such groups promote or hinder American democracy? Class readings and lectures review and assess the participation of interest groups in the electoral process and in Congress, the executive branch, and the courts. Pays particular attention to the role business and environmental groups play in American politics and policy.

Credits

5

Instructor

Larry Gerston

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 127 Parties and Partisanship in American Politics

Explores several important topics in the study of parties and partisanship in American politics; for example, the development of the party system, parties as organizations, parties in government, parties in the electorate, polarization, partisan identification, and state-level variation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melanie Springer

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 128 American Elections and Voting Behavior

Introduces key concepts pertaining to voting, elections, and political behavior in the United States. Several topics are covered, such as campaigns, electoral institutions, reform, political participation (including but not limited to voting), presidential and congressional elections, partisan identification, and polling.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melanie Springer

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics majors and Latin America and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 129 Policies and Politics of American Defense

Examines the evolution of the policy and politics of American national security, from the Cold War to the present. Content of military policy explored with analytic focus on formation of policy and interactions between military policies and domestic policies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Daniel Wirls

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 132 California Water Law and Policy

Explores the rich history and fundamental legal concepts surrounding water in California. Students identify, evaluate, and debate some critical water policy questions faced by Californians today and in the future.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 132

Instructor

R. Langridge

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 134 Congress: Representation and Legislation

Examines the United States Congress and the nature of the representative and legislative processes. Topics include: districting and elections; bicameralism; party organization; institutional and behavioral influences on legislative action; and the efficacy of Congress as a legislative body. Focuses on the contemporary Congress with comparisons to other legislative and representative institutions. (Formerly Congress: Representation and Legislation in Comparative Perspective.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 134

Instructor

Daniel Wirls

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 135 Immigration Policy and Debate in the U.S.

Course charts the history of immigration policy and debate in the U.S., highlighting the ways economic, social, and geopolitical factors influenced the processes and outcomes of immigration debate and policy making. Focuses on interaction between society and state in formulation and implementation of immigration policy, and the ways policy outcomes may differ from expectations.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 136 Applied Public Policy

Focuses on the application of theory to practice by creating an opportunity for students to explore and analyze the connections between federal, state, and local policies and their impacts on day-to-day programs in the Santa Cruz community and region.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 136F Applied Public Policy Internship

This internship in governmental, public policy, and advocacy organizations and leaders in the Santa Cruz area requires a minimum of 50 hours with an assigned field study organization, a field journal, and limited classroom work.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): POLI 136. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin America and Latino studies majors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

POLI 140A European Politics

Explores the political and economic systems of advanced industrialized societies. In addition to specific comparisons between the countries of western Europe and the United States, covers important themes and challenges, including immigration, globalization, and the crisis of the welfare state. (Formerly Politics of Advanced Industrialized Societies.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Eleonora Pasotti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

POLI 140C Latin American Politics

Overview of major approaches to the study of Latin American politics. Introductory survey of historical and contemporary democratic populist, authoritarian, and revolutionary regimes. Special attention is given to region's recent transitions toward democratic rule, market-based economic models, and decentralized governance. Evaluates institutional arrangements (including presidentialism, electoral rules and party systems), as well as a variety of social movements and strategies of resistance among subaltern social groups and classes.

Credits

5

Instructor

Sara Niedzwiecki

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

POLI 140D Politics of East Asia

Explores the political development of East Asia's primary democracies: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Examines the historical origins of these states, the process through which they emerged from authoritarian roots, and topics such as protest, corruption, and women's political roles.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Read

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 141 Politics of China

Introduces themes of Chinese politics from 1949 to present, including: the establishment and substantial dismantling of socialism; movements and upheavals, such as the Cultural Revolution and 1989; and issues, such as Hong Kong and Tibet. Surveys current institutions, leaders, and policies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Read

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 142 Russian Politics

Historical-political survey of Russia within the U.S.S.R. is followed by examination of the 1991 revolution, the attempt to recover a national identity and establish a unified Russian state. Highlighted in this course are cultural and political factors central to the Russian experience: personalistic modes of political organization, a remote and corrupt state apparatus, collectivist forms of thought and self-defense.

Credits

5

POLI 143 Comparative Post-Communist Politics

Comparative study of revolutionary transformations of East European, Soviet, and former Soviet nations to post-Communist political orders. Focus on reemergence of political society, social and economic problems of transition, and maintenance of many cultural norms and authority patterns associated with previous regime.

Credits

5

Instructor

Roger Schoenman

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 144 Andean Politics

Examines similar political trends in four Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Trends include mobilization of indigenous populations, breakdown of traditional party systems, and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict environments. Students who have taken prior courses in Latin American politics, including course 140C, will be best prepared for this course.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kent Eaton

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 146 The Politics of Africa

Comparative study of contemporary sub-Saharan African states. Selected issues and countries. Internal and external political institutions and processes are studied in order to learn about politics in contemporary Black Africa and to learn more about the nature of politics through the focus on the particular issues and questions raised by the African context.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 147 The Politics of Territorial Conflict

Examines the phenomenon of territorial conflict within countries. Focuses on territorial cleavages that occur when minority groups are geographically concentrated within particular territories, and emphasizes attempts to accommodate these cleavages through measure like autonomy, federalism, and decentralization.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kent Eaton

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 148 Social Movements

Overview of social movements by analysis of specific theories and examples. Course connects the study of theories and movements to larger political processes. Topics may include: New Social Movement theory; gender and social movement; democratic, historical, transnational, global and/or local social movements.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 149 Democratic Transitions

Explores democratization processes from a variety of historical and geographical perspectives. Examines the role of foreign influences, economic development, civil society, elites, and institutions in the transition and consolidation of democratic systems.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eleonora Pasotti

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 151 Politics of Law

Uncovers the important debates in politics and law around the functions of courts, litigation, and rights--and the political nature of law itself. Course is interdisciplinary, and draws from literature in political science, law, and sociology.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 151

Instructor

E. Snickars

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 152 Middle East Politics

Investigates the evolution of the Arab nationalist state, from decolonization to the uprisings of 2010-2011. Examines the changes and continuities in Middle Eastern politics over the past 60 years by focusing on questions of violence, political economy, and culture.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): POLI 60 or POLI 65 or POLI 70. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 153 Urban Politics

Provides an introduction to issues and challenges facing cities in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the policy remedies available to government and the private sector. The first part of the course provides the foundations to the study of urban politics by examining core questions in local government institutions and urban coalitions. The second part of the course examines urban policies in a variety of areas, such as growth, redevelopment, housing, and poverty.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eleonora Pasotti

POLI 154 The Philippines and the World

Introduces students to the histories, societies, and politics of the Philippines. Surveys major historical eras, and treats topics such as the state, revolts and revolution, labor, religion, the environment, martial law.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Thomas

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 160A Theories of International and World Politics

Examination of analytical perspectives on international and world politics, international and global political economy, war and conflict, corporations and civil society. Explores theoretical tools and applications, recurring patterns of global conflict and cooperation, the nexus between domestic politics, foreign policy and international and world politics. This is not a current events course. (Formerly International Politics.)

Credits

5

Instructor

David Gordon

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 160B International Law

Origins and development of international law: international law is examined both as a reflection of the present world order and as a basis for transformation. Topics include state and non-state actors and sovereignty, treaties, the use of force, and human rights. (Formerly course 173.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 160B

Instructor

M. Massoud

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 160C Security, Conflict, Violence, War

Genesis and theories of conflict and war and their avoidance (past, present, future). Relationship between foreign policy and intra- and interstate conflict and violence. National security and the security dilemma. Non-violent conflict as a normal part of politics; violent conflict as anti-political; transformation of conflict into social and interstate violence. Interrelationships among conduct of war, attainment of political objectives, and the end of hostilities. Civil and ethnic wars. Political economy of violence and war.

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Nichols

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 160D International Political Economy

Introduction to the politics of international economic relations. Examines the history of the international political economy, the theories that seek to explain it, and contemporary issues such as trade policy, globalization, and the financial crisis. (Formerly course 176.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Roger Schoenman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

POLI 161 Foreign Relations of China

Explores China's rising international power and the implications thereof. Special emphasis on China's interactions with the United States and related issues (Korea, Taiwan, the South China Sea). Also addresses China's dealings with South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Japan, international organizations, and more.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Read

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and politics/Latin America and Latino studies combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 163 U.S. Foreign Policy

Provides overview of U.S. foreign policy formulation: considers how U.S. political culture shapes foreign policy; examines governmental actors involved: the president, executive branch agencies, and Congress; then considers non-governmental actors: the media, interest groups, and public opinion.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and politics/Latin American and Latino studies combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 165 Global Organization

Addresses whether and how global organizations are changing the international system. Examines multilateral institutions, regional organizations, and nonstate actors. Overriding aim is to discern whether these global organizations are affecting the purported primacy of the state.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shawn Nichols

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 166 Politics of Migration

Examines the magnitude and the political, economic, cultural, environmental, and social impact of today's movement of millions of people within and amongst states.

Credits

5

Instructor

T. Serres

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics majors and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 167 Politics of International Trade

Examines key issues in international trade, including the distribution of gains, fair trading practices, and preferential trade agreements. Focuses on the political dimensions of trade, the rules of the international trade system, and conflicts within countries that international trade generates.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 167

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 168 Topics in International Relations and Global Politics

Examines contemporary issues in international relations, global politics, and global political economy through theoretical and applied frameworks, program assessment, sectoral and structure analysis, and across levels of analysis.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ronnie Lipschutz

Requirements

Prior enrollment in POLI 160A is recommended, but not required. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 169 Politics of Development

Introduces the politics of development. Examines the theories, history, and economics of development. Analyzes several contemporary issues. Readings include contemporary writings in the field and classical works on theoretical approaches.

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Nichols

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 172 Liberalism, the State, and the War on Terror

Examines the relation between the liberal State and perceived challenges to State sovereignty posed by transnational terrorism. How does terrorism as both a symbol and empirical phenomenon fit within the horizon of liberal ideology? What claim to sovereignty does the State make in the face of acts of terror? What political logic is required in/for a War on Terror? Students may not take both course 72 and this course for credit in the major.

Credits

5

Instructor

Thomas Serres

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and politics/Latin America and Latino studies majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 174 Global Political Ecology

Explores the global dimensions of complex environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity, deforestation, and fisheries: how they are produced, how they manifest, and how they are governed in response.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Gordon

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 175 Human Rights

Embraces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human rights. Captures the malleable nature of human rights and the contours of its dual role as both law and discourse.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 175

Instructor

S. Nichols

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and legal studies majors during first and second pass enrollment. Prior coursework in International Law (POLI 160B / LGST 160B) is recommended.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 176 Surveillance Society, Politics, and You

Examines the growing role and presence of surveillance in the United States and around the world; the ways in which data are being collected and analyzed; and the transformation of bodies into binary digits.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ronnie Lipschutz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first- and second-pass enrollment.

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 182 The Power to Punish

Interrogates the presuppositions of punishment as legitimate state power. Decentering crime as punishment's conceptual predicate, wider analysis of the penal state's social-scientific, jurisprudential, and philosophical foundations force us to ask: What is punishment? Why punish? How, and whom, to punish?

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 182

Instructor

Anjuli Verma

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 184 Shariah and Political Thinking: Law and Politics in Modern Islamic Thought

What defines just political rule in Islam? How do modern Muslim thinkers conceive the role of Islamic normative guidelines (Shariah) in the context of secular modern nation-states? Course surveys how major trends in modern Islamic thought try to answer this question.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 184

Instructor

Y. Daifallah

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics majors during the first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 185 Political Psychology

Provides a broad introduction to the growing interdisciplinary field of political psychology. Focuses on and critically analyzes classic and contemporary psychological perspectives, primarily through original sources. Draws upon theoretical ideas and experimental results to understand political actors, events, and processes.

Credits

5

Instructor

J. Fletcher

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and combined politics and Latin America and Latino studies majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 186 Global Health Politics

Examines the politics surrounding both global health problems and policy responses.Traces the evolving interrelationships between these problems and policies from colonial health to the impacts of austerity on postcolonial health systems to today's globally targeted responses.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 186

Instructor

M. Sparke

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 190B Humanity, Sovereignty, and War

Examines how enmity, the state, and war serve as limits for political conceptions of who we are, tensions between commitments to diversity and to peace, and liberal and humanitarian efforts to address these tensions. Students examine works written prior to the liberal period (Hobbes), in response to it (Hegel and Schmitt) and finally a 20th-century liberal revival (Rawls), and discuss rights, conscience, political obligation, war, and the state.

Credits

5

Instructor

Y. Daifallah

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): two of the following: POLI 103, POLI 105A, POLI 105B, POLI 105C, POLI 105D, POLI 107, POLI 109, or POLI 115. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 190C Postcolonial Visions of Liberation

How do postcolonial thinkers conceive of freedom and equality in the wake of a colonialism that irreversibly reshaped their modes of life? Course closely reads central works of postcolonial theory to examine how they address this question. (Formerly Humanitarian Action in World Politics.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and politics/Latin American and Latino studies combined majors.

POLI 190D Early Anarchist and Socialist Thought

Studies in 19th- and early 20th-century anarchist and socialist thought. Themes covered include property, labor, marriage, and the state. Readings drawn from Bakunin, Goldman, Fourier, Kropotkin, Perkins-Gilman, Proudhon, and Stirner.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Thomas

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): two of the following: POLI 103, POLI 105A, POLI 105B, POLI 105C, POLI 105D, POLI 109, or POLI 115; or by permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to senior politics majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 190E Transitions

Explores the role of new media in political protest; whether and how new media technologies such as social networking, text messaging, Twitter, and YouTube have changed the way opposition movements develop. (Formerly Transitions in the Information Age.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Roger Schoenman

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin America and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 190F Topics in Urban Governance

Cities are at the frontlines of complex global issues including climate change, international terrorism, and transnational migration. Course situates cities in the dynamics of world politics, and explores the possibilities and prospects of global urban/urban global governance in the 21st Century.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Gordon

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 190G Issues in International Law

Explores theory and reality of international law; how it determines or governs or modifies policies of government. Emphasis on contemporary political and economic forces and international law in nuclear age, competing areas for new law, law of seas, human rights, new international economic issues, the environment.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior legal studies, politics, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 190H The Substance of Democracy

What is democracy? How can we identify it? How do we understand and identify political participation? What are the factors behind it? What role does protest have in democratic politics? These and similar questions are addressed in this course that focuses on topics of democratic politics in the United States and abroad.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eleonora Pasotti

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and combined politics/Latin American and Latino studies majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 190J Politics and Inequality

Considers causes and consequences of inequality in modern societies. Emphasizes empirical analysis of contemporary forms of class, racial, and gender inequality and examination of normative theories of distributive justice. Major restrictions lifted during open enrollment.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 190L Poverty Politics

Examines theoretical, historical, and contemporary sources of poverty policies in the United States. Explores competing theories of the causes of poverty and the consequences of social provision. Focuses on successive historical reform efforts and contemporary dilemmas of race and urban poverty, gender and family poverty, work, and the politics of welfare reform.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eva Bertram

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 190M Politics in American States

State governments affect the lives of Americans every day. This course examines an array of issues pertaining to state politics, such as the foundations of American federalism, institutional organization, elections, political parties, direct democracy, and policy-making.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melanie Springer

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and combined politics/Latin America and Latino studies majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 190N Problems and Solutions in U.S. Politics

Examines problems and potential solutions to issues in U.S. politics, such as presidential power, partisan polarization, money in elections, foreign and security policy, civil rights and liberties, and taxation and spending.

Credits

5

Instructor

Daniel Wirls

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 190O Constitutional Meanings and Movements: Exploring the Ideas, Laws, and Politics in Social Change

Explores how civic groups and social movements have confronted and shaped constitutional rights, equality, and power. Examines a range of U.S. movements from the 18th Century to the 21st Century-era of Marriage Equality, Tea Party, and Dreamer movements.

Credits

5

Instructor

Katharine Beaumont

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics majors and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 190P Race: History of a Concept

Examines how we came, by the late 19th century, to classify humanity into racial categories. In an effort to trace emergence of this very modern phenomenon, explores historical shifts that informed Europe's representation of cultural difference from the writings of ancient Greeks to the social Darwinism of 19th-century Britain.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 190Q Theorizing Modernity

Introduces central categories and material implications that underwrite discourses on modernity since the late 18th century. Students read across the disciplines in fields such as political theory, postcolonialism, history, science studies, anthropology, and feminist criticism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): any two of the following courses: POLI 105A, POLI 105B, POLI 105C, POLI 105D. Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

POLI 190R Comparative Law and Society

Interdisciplinary investigation into functions of law across political, historical, and cultural contexts. Examines the international and comparative turn in public law scholarship and the role of law-based strategies in state building. Reviews literature in law, political science and legal anthropology.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 190R

Instructor

Mark Massoud

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): POLI 160B. Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 190T Governance and Conflict in East Asia

Students read recent books on East Asian countries that engage the long-standing themes of state power and societal resistance.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Read

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): POLI 141 or POLI 161 or POLI 109, or by permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to senior politics majors.

POLI 190V States in the Global South

Focuses on the causes and consequences of state capacity in the global south, asking why states are much stronger in some countries than others and how their relative strength affects important substantive outcomes, including democracy, development, and security. (Formerly Problems in Latin American Politics.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kent Eaton, Sara Niedzwiecki

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors politics majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 190W Topics in Latin American Politics

Examines how Latin American governments function and what major challenges countries in the region are facing. Focuses on democracy, economic development, gender and indigenous politics, social policies, poverty, and inequality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Sara Niedzwiecki

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics majors.

POLI 190Z International Security

Examination of selected issues, controversies, and theories relevant to security between and among nations. Topics vary, but may include: war, peace, nuclear proliferation, arms control, military and foreign policies, alternative conceptions of security.

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Nichols

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors .

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 193 Field Study in Politics

Individual studies undertaken off campus with direct faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 194 Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Various topics to be announced before each quarter. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 194F Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Various topics to be announced before each quarter. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 195A Senior Thesis

Preparation of a senior thesis over two or three quarters, beginning in any quarter. The grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to each of the previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 195B Senior Thesis

Preparation of a senior thesis over two or three quarters, beginning in any quarter. The grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to each of the previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 195C Senior Thesis

Preparation of a senior thesis over two or three quarters, beginning in any quarter. The grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to each of the previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 198 Independent Field Study

Individual studies undertaken off-campus for which faculty supervision is not in person (e.g. supervision is by correspondence). Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 198F Independent Field Study

Individual studies undertaken off-campus for which faculty supervision is not in person, but by correspondence. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 199 Tutorial

A student normally approaches a member of the staff and proposes to take a course 199 on a subject he or she has chosen which is not offered in other politics courses. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 199F Tutorial

A student normally approaches a member of the faculty and proposes to take a course 199 on a subject he or she has chosen which is not offered in other politics courses. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 200A Political and Social Thought Core Seminar

Draws on history of political thought, contemporary social and critical theory, and the contributions of legal and institutional analysis of various kinds to engage in critical study of political practices that are experienced or understood as in some way limiting, oppressive, or wrong; to transform our understanding of these practices; to see their contingent conditions; and to articulate possibilities of governing ourselves differently. (Formerly Interpretive Problems in Political Theory: Language and Power.)

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Mathiowetz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 200B Social Forces and Political Change Core Seminar

Concerns transformation of social forces into political ones. Focuses on formation, articulation, mobilization, and organization of political interests and identities, their mutual interaction, and their effects on state structures and practices and vice versa. Major themes are 1) social bases of political action: class, gender, race, and other determinants of social division and political identity and 2) relevant forms of political agency and action, including development of political consciousness and representation of interests and identities in the public sphere.

Credits

5

Instructor

Katharine Beaumont

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 200C States and Political Institutions Core Seminar

Introduces study of political institutions as instruments of collective decision making and action. Explores alternative theoretical approaches to development of political institutions, state and political economy, and security dilemmas.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Wirls

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 200D Political Economy Core Seminar

Introduction to the theories and methodologies of political economy. Focuses on the relationship between states and markets and considers the politics of economic choices and institutions germane to both national and global political institutions. Addresses origins and development of markets and capitalism; historical evolution of states and their economies; relationship between labor, capital, production, and consumption; regulation of production; macroeconomics and management of economies; and issues of national and global social welfare.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Sparke

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 201 Logics of Inquiry

Investigates approaches to study of politics and to enterprise of social science in general. Works from positivist, interpretive, historical, and critical approaches provide examples held up to critical and epistemological reflection.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjuli Verma

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 202 Fundamentals of Political Research

Gives students practical tools to transform research questions into viable and well-crafted research designs. Introduces conceptual development, various forms of data, and rules for case selection. The goal is to train students in a range of specific methods, including interviewing, ethnography, and archival work.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Massoud

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 203 Making of the Modern

Introduces, at the graduate level, some of the central conceptual categories and material implications that underwrite the world of the modern. Explores concepts including the individual, historicism, contract, and objectivity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 204 Bodies in History

The human body has been productive of a wide range of varied and competing discourses. Among the themes covered are sexuality, hygiene, the grotesque, and criminality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 205 Critical Perspectives on Classical Political Economy

Explores seminal works in classical political economy, particularly its consolidation at the moment that industrial society emerged from commercial society, as demonstrated in the writings of Bernard Mandeville, Adam Smith, and Thomas Malthus.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dean Mathiowetz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 207 Political Economies of Affect

Explores the potential in philosophical precursors to recent affect theory, alongside classical political economy and its critics, to develop an alternative epistemology for political economy. Readings include: Aristotle, Spinoza, Deleuze, Hume, Negri, Hardt, Smith, Bergson, and Marx.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dean Mathiowetz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 208 Race

Considers the subject of race and racism from a political and historical perspective appealing to literatures from history, anthropology, science, and literary studies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Vanita Seth

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 209 Radical Political Thought

Focuses on early 19th- through early 20th-century socialist and anarchist thought, excluding Marx. Theorists studied include Saint-Simon, Fourier, Proudhon, Stirner, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Perkins Gilman, and Goldman. Some secondary literature and related contemporary theory is also treated.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Thomas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 210 Problems of Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Democracy is an essential political concept, and a fundamentally contested one. Since the 1980s, scholars of comparative politics have attempted to explain why and when countries transition from authoritarianism to democratic institutions. However, regime change at the national level only sets the stage, leaving deeper questions about what democracy means in practice--how it plays out (or is undermined) throughout the state and at subnational levels; whom it includes and excludes; what options it opens; and what possibilities it forecloses. Such questions relate debates about the potential and the limitations of democracy in general.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Read

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 211 Making and Unmaking Sovereignty

Focuses on questions of sovereignty. Of what does sovereignty consist? How is it secured, proclaimed, and perpetuated? How is it insecure, contingent, and subject to contestation? How is the idea of individual sovereignty related to the idea of the sovereignty of the state? Our aim is less to answer these questions definitively than to explore them and understand how theorists (historical and contemporary) have explored them, and how different historical episodes illuminate them.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Thomas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 213 Who Governs the Globe? Exploring Agency and Authority in Contemporary World Politics

Addresses the role of non- and sub-state actors in global governance. Explores the concept of agency in world politics, and the conditions under which these actors acquire global agency in contemporary world politics. Introduces various theoretical perspectives with which to identify and evaluate agency, with a focus on alternative sources of authority, identity, and power.

Credits

5

Instructor

R. Lipschutz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 214 Thinking Green: Politics, Ethics, Political Economy

Green political thought, philosophy, debates, and practices; history of ecological thought and comparative study of competing ideas and proposals. Critical examination of neo-liberal environmentalism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ronnie Lipschutz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 222 Conflict and Change in American Politics and Policy

Explores the dynamic and contested interaction between politics and policy in the U.S. context, through examining the historical development of key contemporary policy debates and political conflicts. Introduces recent scholarship, drawing on history, sociology, and political economy that has challenged traditional behavioralist approaches to understanding American politics and policy development.

Credits

5

Instructor

Daniel Wirls

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 223 Topics in American Political Development

Explores several important topics that have emerged from the renewed interest in political development, and are visible within its scholarship in American Political Development; for example, state-building, institutional change, representation, culture, participation, political identity, and economic and social transformations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melanie Springer

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 232 United States Political History

Covers several important themes and sets of readings from the literature on American political development. Topics include the origins and development of American political institutions, the evolution of democratic mechanisms, the rise and fall of social movements, and debates about the sources of policy regimes and political change, including the role of war.

Credits

5

Instructor

Daniel Wirls

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 243 Comparative Methods

Introduces the comparative method in social science. Trains students in the use of this method by examining how scholars have used it to compare across national governments, subnational units, public policies, organizations, social movements, and transnational collective action.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LALS 243

Instructor

Kent Eaton

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 245 Latin American Politics

Surveys the Latin American political literature by studying: 1) critical moments in political development (e.g., state formation, democratization); 2) important political institutions (e.g., presidentialism, party, and electoral systems); and 3) influential political actors (e.g., unions, business associations, social movements).

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Niedzwiecki

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 247 Comparative Urban Politics

Focuses on local government structures and the relationships with other levels of government. Examines institutions and administration; urban political economy (fiscal strain, poverty, inequality, and the efforts to attract economic investment); political machines; race and ethnicity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eleonora Pasotti

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 249 Politics of Protest

Explores topics related to protest and political participation from theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eleonora Pasotti

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 255 Comparative Anti-Colonialisms

Political thought of anti-colonial movements in comparative, historical perspective, including 18th- to 20th-Century European colonies of America and Asia. Focuses both on the contemporary political thought of these movements as well as on historiographical approaches of secondary literature.

Credits

5

Instructor

Y. Daifallah

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 257 Women Interpret Islam

Examines how prominent female Muslim thinkers have interpreted the Islamic tradition since the early 20th century. It surveys how thinkers who belonged to different intellectual traditions (liberal, Marxist, Islamist, feminist, etc.) engaged Islamic exegetical, legal, philosophical, theological and mystical traditions to find answers to the questions raised by their historical and sociopolitical contexts. These questions included: What is/are the Islamic understanding(s) of the purpose of individual and collective lives? What does freewill mean in Islam, and what is its relationship to responsibility towards oneself and one's community? Is there an Islamic notion of justice, and how does it relate to the way justice is defined by other intellectual traditions? What are the legitimate ways of exercising social and political authority to establish the Islamic vision(s) of the good life? How is establishing that vision related to the notion of jihad (striving in the path of God)? What implications does that vision, and its concomitant notions of justice and freewill, have on developing an Islamic understanding of the relationship between different genders, classes, and human groups?

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 261 Key Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics

Addresses topics ranging from the core institutions of the party-state to local politics, economic governance, and state-society interactions in multiple realms. Considers China in its own terms while evaluating the relevance of theoretical concepts from various fields in the social sciences. Aims to identify opportunities for new research projects.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Read

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 270 Advanced Topics in Global Environmental Governance: Agency Beyond the State

Explores if, how, and under what conditions agency and power are diffusing away from the state to non-state actors such as, NGOs/civil society, corporations, and international organizations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Sikina Jinnah

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 271 Global Politics and Geo-Politics

Explores global politics in relation to geo-political formations that are developing in concert with contemporary crises in capitalist globalization, but which are also shaped by a wide range of intersecting racial, sexual, environmental, national, and neocolonial politics as well.

Credits

5

Instructor

Matthew Sparke

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 272 Critical Interventions in IR Theory and Global Political Economy

Seminar examines selections from the canonical literature in international relations theory and global political economy through a number of critical lenses, including constructivist, feminist, historical materialist, and subaltern approaches.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ronnie Lipschutz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 275 Contemporary Capitalism

Examines genesis of new institutions within the force of social ties and networks. Studies how social and organizational relationships achieve individual or group goals in political and economic life, and influence institutional design. Considers when and what ties contribute to governance and economic performance, and when informal and formal organizations constitute an obstacle. (Formerly New Approaches to the Study of Capitalism.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Roger Schoenman

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 291 Teaching Assistant Seminar

Two-hour weekly seminar required of teaching assistants in which pedagogic and substantive issues will be considered. The experience of performing teaching assistant duties constitutes subject matter for discussion. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

POLI 292 Professional Development

Primarily for first- and second-year graduate students. Students learn the norms and expectations of graduate school and a variety of professional roles. Students develop a plan for their graduate career and for establishing a professional network of mentors and peer audiences for their work.

Credits

2

Instructor

Dean Mathiowetz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

POLI 293 Field Study

Individual study undertaken off campus with direct faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

POLI 295A Research Colloquium

Weekly venue for Ph.D. students to present current research, exchange information on sources and resources, discuss and critique epistemologies and methods, and to formulate topics for QE field statements and the dissertation. There are no assigned readings. May be repeated for credit twice.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

POLI 295B Advanced Research Seminar

Weekly seminar for Ph.D. students in which to develop and write extended research papers on selected topics, to present current work, to discuss methods, data sources, and fieldwork, and to receive critiques and assessments from fellow students. May be repeated for credit twice.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

POLI 297A Indep Study

A student approaches a member of the staff and proposes to take a course 297 on a subject he or she has chosen that is not covered in other politics graduate courses or plans a graduate independent study that includes an undergraduate course. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 297B Indep Study

A student approaches a member of the staff and proposes to take a course 297 on a subject he or she has chosen that is not covered in other politics graduate courses or plans a graduate independent study that includes an undergraduate course. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 297C Indep Study

A student approaches a member of the staff and proposes to take a course 297 on a subject he or she has chosen that is not covered in other politics graduate courses or plans a graduate independent study that includes an undergraduate course. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 299A Thesis Research

Enrollment restricted to graduate students and permission of instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 299B Thesis Research

Enrollment restricted to graduate students and permission of instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 299C Thesis Research

Enrollment restricted to gradaute students and permission of instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring