Course Descriptions

Political Science

POLS 310 The Presidency (3)

CLASS CANCELLED 5/16/18

CLASS CANCELLED 5/16/18

This course focuses on the American presidency as an institution. The class examines the origins of the president’s domestic and international powers, how those powers have grown and changed over time, and how they are both enhanced and limited by other actors in the political system. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 11.

POLS 371/571 American Foreign Policy (3)

David Shirk

dshirk@SanDiego.edu

CRN 11 (371) Limit 25
CRN 12 (571) Limit 5
3-week Pre Session (6/4 - 6/22)
M-Th    
4 - 7:15 p.m.
KIPJ-253

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing American foreign policy in the 21st century. Students examine the historical legacy and internal and external constraints on foreign policy decision making. Students also study theoretical approaches in the discipline of international relations and discuss their relevance to an empirical analysis of American foreign policy. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.

POLS 379 International Political Boundaries and Border Policies (3)

CLASS CANCELLED 5/16/18
CLASS CANCELLED 5/16/18
                                       
This course provides an examination of the theoretical and empirical literature on international boundary dynamics and border policies related to diplomacy, migration, trade, economic development, crime, and terrorism. This course may also consider boundary negotiations over contested interstate borders.  Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled by Monday, May 14.

POLS 436 Washington D.C. Internship in Political Science (3)

Karen Shelby

kshelby@SanDiego.edu

CRN 583 Limit 15

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 6 units of credit, of which 3 units may apply toward the major.

POLS 437 Washington D.C. Class in Political Science (3)

Karen Shelby

kshelby@SanDiego.edu

CRN 584 Limit 15

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.

POLS 444 Politics and Film (3)

Timothy McCarty

tmccarty@SanDiego.edu

CRN 26
3-week Post Session (8/6 - 8/24)
M-Th 
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
KIPJ-218

Special topics courses offer an examination of a topical issue affecting politics in the United States. The course number may be repeated for credit provided the topics of the courses are different. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 23.

POLS 486 Washington D.C. Internship in International Relations (3)

Karen Shelby

kshelby@SanDiego.edu

CRN 578 Limit 15

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 6 units of credit, of which 3 units may apply toward the major.

POLS 487 Washington D.C. Class in International Relations

Karen Shelby

kshelby@SanDiego.edu

CRN 579 Limit 15 

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.