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POLS 307       POLITICS AND RELIGION (3)

CRN 17
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/21)
M-Th                                     9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                     KIPJ-215
Lewis, V.
This course examines the relationship between religion and politics. The focus is on the dynamic interplay between religion and politics across various faith traditions, and legal and political systems. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 35

POLS 382       INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS (3)

CRN 105
6-week Mid Session (6/24 – 8/1)
M-Th 1 – 2:40 p.m. KIPJ-215
McKenzie, M.
This course examines contending approaches to human rights. The focus is on the role of institutions and organizations in establishing human rights norms, monitoring human rights abuses, and punishing and prosecuting human rights violators. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, May 23. Limit 35

POLS 435       WASHINGTON, D.C.: DIRECTED STUDY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (3)

CRN 197
Gray, G.
This course requires students to complete a research paper while interning in Washington, D.C. The paper addresses an issue in political science that relates to the internship experience. Limit 15

POLS 436       WASHINGTON, D.C.: INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (3)

CRN 198
Gray, G.
Students work 35-40 hours a week in Washington, D.C. at an internship related to political science. The internship must be approved by the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Students receive six units of credit of which three may apply toward the major. Limit 15

POLS 437       WASHINGTON, D.C.: CLASS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (3)

CRN 199
Gray, G.
This political science course is taken in Washington, D.C. during the internship.The course must be approved by the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Limit 15

POLS 485       WASHINGTON, D.C.: DIRECTED STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3)

CRN 200
Gray, G.
This course requires students to complete a research paper while interning in Washington, D.C. The paper addresses an issue in international relations that relates to the internship experience. Limit 15

POLS 486       WASHINGTON, D.C.: INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3)

CRN 201
Gray, G.
Students work 35-40 hours a week in Washington, D.C. at an internship related to international relations. The internship must be approved by the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Students receive six units of credit of which three may apply toward the major. Limit 15

POLS 487       WASHINGTON, D.C.: CLASS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3)

CRN 202
Gray, G.
This international relations course is taken in Washington, D.C. during the internship. The course must be approved by the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Limit 15

POLS 494       CONTESTED POLITICAL BORDERS (3)

CRN 16
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/19)
M-Th                                     9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                     KIPJ-215
Nadkarni, V.
This course is designed to explore the ethical, theoretical, and empirical aspects of contested borders between countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. We will examine boundary narratives, explore the multiple meanings of borders both as sites of contestation and exchange, assess the causes of border conflicts that often spill over into violence, and investigate the conditions for the creation of zones of peace in border areas. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 35

POLS 596-01  RUSSIAN POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY (1.5)

CRN 229
Special Session (6/30 – 7/17)
MWTh                                     5:30 – 8:45 p.m.                                     KIPJ-253
Coyle, J.
This course will introduce the student to the post-Soviet space. Students will examine the origins of the new Russia, continuities with the former Soviet Union, and how Russia uses its instruments of power to conduct foreign policy. There will be special emphasis on how Russia uses its most potent weapon: control over energy resources. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 2. Limit 20

POLS 596-02   GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES (1.5)

CRN 230
Special Session (7/21 – 8/11)
MTh                                     5:30 – 8:45 p.m.                                     KIPJ-253
Kaufmann, R.
This course is a consideration of environmental problems that confront our society today. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of scientific facts, consideration of scientific uncertainty and critical evaluation of how existing information is interpreted and translated into policy. Discussions of different perspectives about specific environmental issues based on the same set of scientific facts will be central to this course, and students will be asked to think critically about issues from multiple perspectives. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 23. Limit 20

POLS 596-03    RESEARCH DESIGN (1.5)

CRN 231
Special Session (8/18 – 9/2)
MWTh                                     5:30 – 8:45 p.m.                                      KIPJ-253
Turner, M.
A brief introduction to the principles of research design and analysis in the discipline of Political Science/International Relations. The mini-course meetings will deal with theory construction, hypothesis testing, operationalizing variables, information collection, measurements, surveys, and observational methods. There will be problem solving exercises where and when appropriate. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday July 21. Limit 20