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  • Comparative and International Political economy, Comparative politics, European Union, International Organizations, Democracy in the US and the EU, global corruption, Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet politics, the UN, democratization, FDI, civil society, the politics of aid and development (Africa, Latin America, Asia)

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  • PSCI 2012 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Most countries confront a variety of common political problems, including how to gain popular support, what kinds of political institutions are most appropriate, and how to distribute burdens and benefits to different segments of the population. Concentrates on learning how to compare different political systems and provides illustrative examples from several countries in both the industrialized and nonindustrialized world.
  • PSCI 2223 - Introduction to International Relations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces the field of international relations, with general survey of the theories, histories, and problems of historical and contemporary relations among state and nonstate actors.
  • PSCI 3022 - Russian Politics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers the important and pressing issues in modern Russia politics since 1990. How and why did Communism end? How did Putin come to power, what are his goals, and how long will he stay in power? What is going on with the Russian-Ukrainian conflict? Does the Russian government interfere in the politics of other countries? Come learn about the politics of this major world power.
  • PSCI 3035 - Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Enables students to create and critique qualitative research designs including comparative case studies, process tracing, interviews, archival research, and mixed methods. Includes lectures and in- or out-of-class exercises in which students use ideas discussed in the course to develop their own applied knowledge of these methods. Previously offered as a special topics course.
  • PSCI 3074 - Democracy and Its Citizens in the US and EU
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores the political institutions of the US and the EU and asks questions pertaining to the very citizenship experience in these two places; including policy, rights and liberties, quality of life, national identity, and immigration.
  • PSCI 3092 - Comparative Political Economy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Presents theories on the interaction between policies and economics, economic models of politics, and familiarizes students with an approach that will prove useful in understanding current developments in both economics and politics. Explores relationships between financial markets, currency regimes and politics with some special consideration of the behavioral foundations of political and economic developments. Recommeded prerequisite: PSCI 2012.
  • PSCI 3143 - Current Affairs in International Relations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Analyzes the various theoretical and policy challenges facing the post-Cold War world, with an emphasis on examining alternative conceptions of and approaches to such challenges. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
  • PSCI 3172 - Democracy and Its Citizens in the US and EU
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores the political institutions of the US and the EU and asks questions pertaining to the very citizenship experience in these two places; including policy, rights and liberties, quality of life, national identity, and immigration.
  • PSCI 4028 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Offers subjects not covered by existing courses. Offered when the department approves a special topic. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours for different topics.
  • PSCI 4062 - East European Politics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies developments in the former Soviet satellites and Yugoslavia, their governmental organizations, and their relation to the former Soviet Union and the West.
  • PSCI 4193 - International Political Economy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Analyzes issues at the intersection of international politics and international economics. Utilizes theories and concepts from both economics and political science to understand issues in trade, finance, development and migration. Formerly PSCI 4193. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.

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