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  • POL 101: World Politics

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: F SBC: GLO; SBS

    Analysis of the basic concepts and issues of international relations in the contemporary international system. The behaviors of states and their decision makers are considered according to various models of national and international conflict. The relationship between the characteristics of nations and their foreign policies is studied on a comparative basis.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16250930Yi-Ta LuFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 26415330TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 102: Intro to American Government

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: F&4 SBC: SBS; USA

    What the informed citizen and specialist should know about the organization of American government, including the Constitution and what it means today, the Congress, political parties, pressure groups, growth of the Presidency, the Supreme Court, judicial review, federalism, separation of powers, and the Bill of Rights. May not be taken for credit in addition to POL 105.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16238530Jason RoseFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 26402730TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 103: Intro to Comparative Politics

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: F SBC: SBS

    Analysis of political institutions and processes in the contemporary world, emphasizing the interaction of political structures and processes in a variety of political settings.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16415130Michelle Io-LowFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 201: Intro to Stat Methin Pol Sci

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of entry skill in mathematics requirement; Advisory Prerequisite: POL 101 or 102 or 103 or 105

    DEC: C SBC: QPS

    Elementary statistical methods in empirical political science, focusing on the analysis of public opinion, survey research designs, sampling, and probability. The course considers the application of descriptive and inferential statistics to testing hypotheses on various political issues. May not be taken for credit after AMS 102, ECO 320, PSY 201, or SOC 202. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16253730Brandon MarshallFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as POL 201 and POL 501

  • POL 214: Modern Latin America

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: J SBC: GLO; SBS

    An introduction to the major themes in the history of modern Latin America, from the early nineteenth century to the present. Students will gain a deeper understanding of some of the central historical themes that have shaped Latin American society and politics since achieving independence, thus providing the basis for making sound observations and judgments about the political, economic, social, and cultural realities affecting Latin America today. The class advances chronologically as well as thematically, covering topics such as nationalism, political economy, U.S.-Latin American relations, revolutionary & counterrevolutionary struggle, and cultural practices. Lectures approach the hemisphere comparatively, drawing similarities and differences between different nation-states and regions. This course is offered as both HIS 214 and POL 214.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26422730Gonzalo Emilio Julio Romero SommerFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as HIS 214 and POL 214 This class meets on line.

  • POL 216: History of US-Latin Am Relatns

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Advisory Prerequisite: One HIS course

    DEC: J SBC: GLO

    An examination of the impact of U.S. economic and political relations with Latin America from the mid-19th century to the present. The course considers changes in American policy toward Latin America, as well as the varying responses of Latin American nations to U.S. intervention and influence. This course is offered as both HIS 216 and POL 216.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16540330Matthew FordFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as HIS 216 and POL 216

  • POL 310: Immigration & Refugee Politics

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing or approval of professor

    DEC: F SBC: DIV; SBS+

    Provides an introduction to the politics of immigration and refugees by considering the impact of the movement and resettlement of foreigners across international borders on states, societies, and international relations. We will address several themes that generate heated debate within the topic of migration including, why people move, the impact of ethnic and religious diversity, state control over its borders, racism and xenophobia, immigrant integration strategies, citizenship policies, refugee movements, globalization, security and human smuggling.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16393330Yangzi ZhaoFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 311: Intro to International Law

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing; Advisory Prerequisite: POL 101

    Casebook approach to standard introductory course in international law, including the following topics: state jurisdiction and responsibility, individuals, international organization, and use of force.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16256330Juliette PasserFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as POL 311 and POL 530

  • POL 313: Problems of Intnat'l Relations

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: POL 101; U3 or U4 standing. Advisory Prerequisite: POL 201 or any other course satisfy ing the major's methodology requirement

    DEC: F SBC: SBS+

    Analysis of the international system, its characteristic forms, and the principal forces making for conflict and adjustment. Examination of some prevalent analytical concepts, of major current problems and developments, and of prospects and alternatives for the future.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26421630Jason RoseFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 322: Presidency in American Pol Sys

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing Advisory Prerequisite: POL 102

    DEC: F SBC: SBS+

    How presidential power developed historically; from what sources the powers of the modern Presidency emanate; how decisions are made in the presidential institution; how and to what degree presidential power may or ought to be controlled.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16580630Matthew DuellFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 328: Criminal Law

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: F SBC: SBS+

    A survey of substantive and procedural criminal law as it applies to traditional and contemporary penal issues, including a review of relevant U.S. and New York constitutional, statutory, and case law provisions.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26540730TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 332: Politics of Criminal Due Proc

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing Advisory Prerequisite: POL 102

    DEC: F SBC: SBS+

    A survey of the procedural steps through which a criminal case passes commencing with the initial investigation of a crime, covering the laws and court rules governing arrest, search and seizure, bail and fair trial, and concluding with the unconditional release of an offender.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16255430Regina GoodFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 344: Amer Pol Ideology & Pub Opinio

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: F SBC: SBS+

    An examination of the nature of contemporary political ideology and public opinion in the United States. The goal is to understand political conflict and debate in the U.S. and the ways in which the public influences that debate. Major topics in public opinion include political tolerance and trust, attitudes toward women and African Americans, the role of the mass media, and the impact of political values and ideology on political campaigns and elections.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16540630TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 346: Political Psychology

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: F SBC: SBS+

    Focus on the application of psychological concepts and measures to political behavior. Course topics include attitude measurement, stability and change, obedience to authority, learning theory, attention and problem solving, personality correlates of political activity, and stress and aggression.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26264130TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 367: Mass Media in American Politic

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: F SBC: SBS+

    Competing theories of the power of the press are tested by examining the literature on mass media effects on what the public thinks and what the public thinks about. Various explanations of why news organizations behave as they do are also assessed. Conflicts between freedom of the press and such values as privacy, national security, and the right to fair trial are discussed. The relationships between freedom of the press and the public's right to know are also explored.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26241530TBAFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 390: Topics in Political Science

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; one POL course announced with topic

    May be repeated as the topic changes.

    Session Class # Section Topic Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26415230Environmental Politics Policy Talbot AndrewsFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as POL 390 and POL 543

  • POL 501: Intro Statistics Public Policy

    Graduate 3 credits

    This course acquaints student with statistics. It begins with the basics of applied statistical analysis, including probability and hypothesis testing, and builds to simple regression analysis. Requires use of computer packages. Prerequisites: Some elementary mathematics/statistics background helpful

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16256430Brandon MarshallFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as POL 201 and POL 501

  • POL 530: Topics in Public Affairs

    Graduate 3 credits

    Specially organized seminars are offered on topics of particular importance to students of public affairs. These courses are led by distinguished experts in those policy areas.

    Session Class # Section Topic Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16253630International Law Juliette PasserFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as POL 311 and POL 530

  • POL 531: Topics Public Affairs: Plannin

    Graduate 3 credits

    This course addresses the planning process as a decision-making tool in the implementation of public policy in housing, land-use, transportation, and environmental management. The course also investigates intergovernmental relations and the impact of citizen participation on policy changes. Offered in Spring, 3 Credits, ABCF Grading

    Session Class # Section Topic Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 264210S30Planning Richard MurdoccoFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • POL 543: Envir Politics & Policy

    Graduate 3 credits

    DEC: SBLS

    Federal environmental policies, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and the Federal Pure Waters Management Act are examined in this course. The policies, politics and administrative activities of federal, state, and local levels are considered. Finally, the interaction of the public sector, the private sector, and citizen groups in the implementation of environmental policy is discussed. This course is offered as both CES 553 and POL 543.

    Session Class # Section Topic Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26431830Environmental Politics & Polic Talbot AndrewsFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open +
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    Note: Offered as POL 390 and POL 543

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