Fall 2014

POLS 111 INTRO TO US POLITICS (SS)

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                                9:35am-10:55am           SIMNS-G30-Whitney Court

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS       1:50pm-2:45pm            SIMNS-330-Seth Greenfest

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS       10:20am-11:15am        SIMNS-G10-Phil Kronebusch

 

POLS 121 INTRO TO INT'L RELATIONS (SS & IC)

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                             11:10am-12:30pm          SIMNS-360-Gary Prevost

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS        1:50pm-2:45pm           SIMNS-G30-STAFF

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS      10:20am-11:15am         SIMNS-G40-Christi Siver

 

POLS 114 PUB POLICY ANALYSIS          

 *time adjusted to fit individual student schedule - Dr. Jim Read

 

POLS 211 POLITICS & POLITICAL LIFE (GE)

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                            12:45pm-2:05pm          QUAD-360-Gary Prevost

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS      9:10am-10:05am         QUAD-447-STAFF

 

POLS 221 INTRO TO POLITICAL THEORY (HM)

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                           11:10am-12:30pm         SIMNS-G10-Scott Johnson

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                           12:45pm-2:05pm            SIMNS-G10-Scott Johnson

 

  

POLS 323 CONSTIT LAW: STRUC/POWER

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                           12:45pm-2:05pm           SIMNS-330 Dr. Seth Greenfest

Wondering why Obamacare was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court? Interested in why some U.S. states can choose to legalize marijuana or forbid same-sex marriage? Questioning where "We the People" fit in? Figure out the answers to these and other questions through an introduction to the U.S. Constitution, constitutional interpretation and development, separation-of-powers, federalism, and the structure of the federal judiciary (including the Supreme Court).    For those interested in the direction our country is going, as well as those interested in law school, this course is for you!

 

POLS 331 US POL PARTIES/ELECTIONS

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                            11:10am-12:30p            SIMNS-G40 Dr. Claire Haeg

Ever wonder why Obama won so handily in 2008 and then the Democrats lost so badly in 2010, and then won again in 2012? Ever wondered if presidential debates can really change an election outcome, or if all those political commercials actually convince people to change their votes? And why do people vote the way they do, anyway?  

Figure out the answers to these questions and impress your friends and family with your insights and accurate predictions about the elections in November. This course examines the impact of media, campaigns, political parties, and elections on the US Political system.

 

POLS 347 LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                            9:35am-10:55am           Quad 360 Dr. Gary Prevost

Comparative analysis of Latin American politics focusing on the themes of colonialim and neocolonialism, indigenous rights, gender roles, economic dependency, social movements and political change, democracy and authoritarianism, and relations between the United States and Latin America. Case studies include Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba.

 

POLS 336 LOCAL/REGIONAL GOVERNANCE

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS     9:10am-10:05am           Quad-341 Dr. Whitney Court

 

POLS 295 PUBLIC POLICY DEBATE (2 credits)

TUESDAY NIGHT                                            6:15pm-8:00pm             SIMNS-330 Dr. Christi Siver

This course will enable students to engage in debates on current events and public policy topics.  Students will research current events and construct arguments on a variety of domestic and international issues. Students will learn the different structures of debate cases (policy, value and fact) and numerous opposition arguments (disadvantages, counterplans, critiques, procedurals) used in competitive parliamentary debate. Students will develop their listening, questioning, and refutation skills. Students will also develop research skills as they prepare briefs on particular issues.

 

POLS 352 GLOBAL GENDER ISSUES

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS                              1:05pm-2:25pm             MAIN-323 Dr. Manju Parikh

Study of gender as a fundamental variable in social, political and economic developments around the world. In this course, the focus is to identify the significance of gender at a global level. Examination of gendered division of labor in industrialized and developing societies, in particular, gendered discourses in development policies and gender-based economic strategies of modernization and restructuring. Beyond the economic realm, the course will also deal with other issues, such as wars, peace movements and concerns over military spending, which show remarkably similar patterns in terms of gender differences over policies.

 

POLS 395   MODEL UNITED NATIONS SEMINAR

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS                              8:20am-9:15am              Dr. Gary Prevost