Study of political issues that involve science and technology such as arms control, energy resources, environmental pollution, public health, occupational safety, and technology transfer. Prerequisite: 21:790:201 or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the technology course requirement in the teacher certification program.
Examine the colonial history, economic and socio-political development of the Caribbean, through a critical comparative politics lens, to contextualize present-day circumstances of the region.
Selected writers and doctrines in the tradition of Western thought on politics and society, from Greece through the Reformation. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors, and to others with instructor's permission.
A historical approach to theories and practice of world politics, focusing on nation-states, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, global corporations, war, trade, globalization, human rights, and transnational terrorism.
Aims and methods of Russian foreign policy and its ideological and practical determinants as applied to the Western world, underdeveloped countries, former Soviet republics and communist bloc, and international organizations.
Explores challenges to and benefits of migration policies that affect and change societies, with a focus on Europe and the U.S.
Survey different images of the Middle Eastern Woman with special attention to how constructed images are used to justify political projects and discourses and the role that women have played in either shaping or challenging these images. The course facilitates making bridges between academic theory and everyday life.
Basic principles and practices governing legal relations among states; relations of law to politics explored to highlight the strengths and shortcomings of international law in dealing with contemporary world problems.
This course focuses on the struggle for the protection of human rights both within the United States and across the globe. The course examines how human rights are enforced and considers whether human rights are universal or culturally relative. Specific human rights cases and abuses will be studied in order to ascertain how effective international actors, states, communities, and individuals have been at punishing and preventing human rights abuses.
Analysis of multilateral institutions, issues concerning developing countries and explore conceptual frameworks for analyzing North-South relations.
Resistance movements struggle for many things: policy change, social change, fundamental changes in the structures of government. In this course, we will focus on how struggles to achieve justice interact with efforts to strengthen the accountability of states and the rule of law. The course will examine several case studies in the United States, transnationally, and globally.
Analysis of the formulation and administration of American foreign policy; political, economic, and social forces influencing the decision-making process; the background, alternatives, and principal issues since World War II.
Problems encountered by developing nations as they seek to become viable, independent societies; problems of political and social modernization. Open only to juniors and seniors.
Focus on specific issues in global politics of current interest and importance.
Individual study and research on selected problems in political science. Prerequisites: Permission of department chair and instructor.