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PSCI 5115 (GIA 5115) - Research Methods

The purposes, problems, and strategies of political science research, emphasizing concept and hypothesis formulation, operationalization, research design, data collection techniques, data processing, and multivariate data analysis.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5116 (GIA 5116) - Research Methods

The purposes, problems, and strategies of political science research, emphasizing concept and hypothesis formulation, operationalization, research design, data collection techniques, data processing, and multivariate data analysis.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 5115, STAT 5654

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5164 - Collaborative Governance and Civil Society

Theoretical foundations of collaborative policy and governance approaches are examined. Strategies and methods for forming and sustaining collaborative coalitions are discussed. Case studies are used to illustrate the effectiveness of collaborative approaches in different policy domains.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s):

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PSCI 5214 (GIA 5214) - Contemporary Political Theory

Selected topics in contemporary political theory, including different models of social science inquiry and the use of basic concepts like power, ideology, rationality, and the state in the study of politics.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5224 - Alternative Perspectives in Political Theory

Analysis of selected perspectives on politics including: rational choice theory, critical theory, neo-marxism, neo-conservatism, post-industrialism, and post-structuralism.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5254 (GIA 5254) - Global Conflicts

Examines theoretical issues in the study of global conflicts. Reviews theories of nationalism, states and territory as factors. Examines dynamics of contemporary conflicts from different regions of globe as case studies illustrting theoretical issues. Reviews role of leaders in conflict processes. Graduate Standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5284 - Transnational Migration

Overview of the dynamics, policies, governance, and citizenship regimes associated with the phenomenon of transnational migration. The course will emphasize local, national, and supranational examples and comparisons to explore these themes. Graduate standing

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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PSCI 5314 - Legislative Branch

The legislative process in American state and federal governments including recruitment of members, organization and functioning of legislative systems, and relations with both constituents and other branches.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5324 - Executive Branch

The executive office and bureaucracy of American state and federal governments including recruitment, organization of executive branches, decision making, leadership styles, and relations with other branches.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5334 - Judicial Branch

The American judicial system including recruitment of personnel, uses of the courts, judicial policy, relations with other branches, judicial behavior, and the impact of court decisions.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5344 - Political Behavior

Approaches to the study of political behavior including political psychology, rational choice, biopolitics, socialization, communication, public opinion, and political participation.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5354 (GIA 5354) - Public Policy Analysis

Approaches to policy analysis and program evaluation including the techniques appropriate to various stages of the policy process.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5364 (GIA 5364) - Public Ecology

Examines policy developments and practices that move beyond the conceptual divisions and policy operations begun during the 1970's, which largely divided the more natural science- based environmental sciences from social science-based environmental based studies. Mixes the insights of life science, physical science, social science, applied humanities, and public policy into a cohesive conceptual and operational approach to environmental protection in the 21st century. Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5374 (GIA 5374) - Electronic Governance

Examines applications of information technology in government from the point of view of governments and citizens. Survey of the relationship between e-government e-democracy and of government management techniques. Explores problematic issues related to e-government, such as privacy, the digital divide, and information security.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 5214, PSCI 5554 OR UAP 5564

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5384 - Identity Migration and Place

Place-based identities and intersectional inequalities. Influence of these interrelated dimensions on the study of forced and voluntary migrations within and across national borders, and such discourses as home, belonging, nationhood, and citizenship.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): WGS 5114

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5414 - Industrial Democracies

Political patterns and processes of development in selected democracies in Europe, North America, and Asia emphasizing the political problems of contemporary industrial societies and their likely evolution in a "post-industrial" era.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5424 - Communist and Post-communist Systems

Political processes and developmental trends in communist and post-communist systems in Russia and other CIS states, Eastern Europe, the People's Republic of China, and the Third World. Current economic, political, and social issues and their likely development.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5434 (GIA 5434) - Politics of Developing Areas

Political structures, economic growth, and cultural frameworks of developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America emphasizing the political and economic challenges of industrial development in a global economy.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5444 (GIA 5444) - International Politics

Theories of international organizations and relations among nations focusing on research in foreign policy formulation and implementation, international integration, conflict resolution, and global political economy.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5454 - Advanced Topics in Information Technology and Public Policy

In-depth study and critical evaluation of selected complex issues related to information technology, society, governance, and public policy. Focused attention is given to theoretical and methodological foundations of the area of inquiry and to specific domains of policymaking and implementation. Topics will be selected from IT-related issues in such areas of concern as: cities, local communities, nonprofit organizations, governments, and global networks. May be repeated on a different topic. Must meet prerequisite or have permission of the instructor.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): UAP 5564

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5464 - Critical Security Studies

Provides an overview of the critical study of security in world politics. Introduces alternative conceptualizations of security to the military-focused, state-centric security/strategic studies. Considers constructivist, post-structuralist and critical theoretic attempts to conceptualize the nature of security. Compares and contrasts these approaches with widely-accepted understandings of security in light of key debates in contemporary security studies.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 5444 OR GIA 5444

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5474 - Global Governance

Examination of the norms, institutions and practices developed by the international community to address systemic global governance problems: genocide, failed states, transnational corruption, displaced persons, AIDS, poverty. Role of United States in World community examined. Power of international organizations versus states. Capacity problems of both. Future of United Nations and global governance considered. Graduate Standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5484 (GIA 5484) - Contemporary American Foreign Policy

Covers U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War, the stalemate with the Soviet Union, armament and arms control, containment and deterrence, detente and Reaganism, and the end of the Cold War. Briefly covers events from 1989 to the present. Designed for students with an interest in foreign policy and global affairs. Prereqs or instructor's permission.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 5214, PSCI 5444

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5504 (GIA 5504) (UAP 5504) - Discourse Analysis

Examines the key theoretical sources and major practical applications of discourse analysis as a contemporary social science methodology. Origins, major variants, and critical uses of discourse analysis in cultural studies, semiotic methods, policy analysis, and organizational communication techniques also are considered. Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5514 - Global Security

Security examined as an essentially contested concept. Traditional national security and emergent global security discourses and agendas explained. Security institutions and organizations analyzed. Questions of power, identity and representation examined as factors delimiting security conceptions, practices and agendas. Graduate Standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): GIA 5444 OR UAP 5264 OR PSCI 5444

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5524 - U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11

Course offers a historical and analytical evaluation of U.S. foreign policy after this epochal change especially with regard to the war on terror, geopolitics in the Middle East, and relations with new global powers after the end of the Cold War.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 5484

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5534 - Regionalism and Political Development

Provides a systematic review of regional organizations, the theories and factors that explain their recent emergence and an analytical framework for studying regional policy objectives such as peace and security, economic growth, environmental protection and the pursuit of human rights. Regional variations between Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East are examined.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): GIA 5444 OR PSCI 5444

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5554 - Culture, Politics and Society in Network Environments

Historical origins, institutional foundations, and theoretical interpretations of cultural, political, and social interaction through computer mediated communication are examined. Particular attention is given to new types of discourse, sources of power, and structures of society at all geographical levels in global computer and communications networks.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5564 - Women and Globalization

Feminist theoretical paradigms the analyze impacts of globaliztion on women and girls. Impacts of globalization on households and families. Relationship between globalizing processes and gender inequalities. Addresses feminist controversies and women's transnational resistance.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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PSCI 5574 - Arts, Culture and Society

Considers the role of the arts in society, including architecture, music companies, or theater productions to heritage sites, science museums, and art galleries. Effective arts policy in revitalizing urban economies also examined. Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5584 - Environmental Politics and Policy

Course provides a broad introduction to the key ideas, actors and institutions related to environmental politics and policy in the United States, with some coverage of global issues. It is intended to provide students with basic interdisciplinary knowledge and an intellectual framework for understanding and thinking critically about environmental politics and policy.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5614 - Understanding The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Critical issues that underlie the conflict and divide Israel and the Palestinians. Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the conflict. Pre: Graduate Standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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PSCI 5644 - Women's Rights as Human Rights

International mechanisms for development and protection of women's human rights and their legal, political and cultural dimensions. Methods of strengthening and improving these mechanisms to prevent and respond to women's human rights violations. Pre: Graduate Standing

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s):

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PSCI 5894 - Final Examination

 

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s):

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PSCI 5974 - Independent Study

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Independent Study, VI

Prerequisite(s):

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PSCI 5984 - Special Study

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s):

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 5994 - Research and Thesis

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s):

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Research, Online Research

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PSCI 6004 - Security, Governance, and Environmental Politics

Application of approaches in political science to critical studies of governance, security, and the environment at subnational, national, and international levels. Advantages and disadvantages of critical approaches to environmental problems. Design of applied research projects in political science and for national and international policymakers.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 5116, PSCI 5214, (PSCI 5474 OR GIA 5474), GRAD 5104

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6114 - Critial Geopolitics

Critical analysis of geopolitics as spatial discourse about world politics. Examines major concepts in critical geopolitics. Critically reads colonial, fascist, Cold War and post-Cold War geopolitical discourses. Discusses geopolitical knowledge in popular culture. Reviews latest research in the field of critical geopolitics. Graduate standing required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 5444 OR PSCI 5444 (UG)

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6124 (GIA 6124) - Topics in Security Studies

Surveys the interface of globalization and security and the changing paradigm of security within global society. Reviews the impact of globalization on traditional understandings of state security and provides an advanced understanding of the emerging challenges and threats to human and state security. May be repeated with a different topic content for a maximum of 12 credits.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): GIA 5444 OR PSCI 5444 OR GIA 5514 OR PSCI 5514

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6144 - Topics in Global Governance

Provides a comprehensive guide to the understanding of contemporary power pressures and responses to global economic and financial change along with its political and social repercussions. Reviews the fields of international political economy, demonstrates the various approaches to adherence and resistance to globalization, and explores the dynamics of the relationship between states and markets.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): GIA 5034 (UG) OR GIA 5034 OR UAP 5034 (UG) OR UAP 5034 OR PSCI 5034 (UG) OR PSCI 5034

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6204 - Theories of Globalization

Examination of past and present eras of globalization through various theoretical perspectives. Addresses colonialism and emergence of western models for development of poor countries. Controversies about impacts of current globalization on the nation-state, cultures, ecosystems, and racial/ethnic/gender inequalities. Explores present trends, such as globalization of agriculture and food systems, industrial production, migration, human rights, and anti-globalization resistance. Pre-requiste may be substituted for any equivalent 5000 level international course.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): UAP 5264 OR GIA 5264

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6214 - Democracy Beyond the Ballot

Forms of ultra or enhanced democracy outside of state institutions, particulary those developing in third sector organizations, theories of democracy and research on functioning deliberative democracies at the grassroots level, in societal or international institutions. Graduate standing required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): GIA 5034 OR UAP 5034 OR PAPA 5034 OR GIA 5164 OR UAP 5164

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6224 - Competing Conceptions of the Third Sector

Competing theories and conceptions of the third sector in relation to the for-profit firm and the state with international perspectives on voluntary grassroots action challenges and societal transformation. Integration of theoretical and research literatures in the field. Graduate Standing required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): GIA 5034 OR UAP 5034 OR PAPA 5034 OR GIA 5164 OR UAP 5164

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6254 - National Security

Application of security analysis tools to national security issues. Domestic and international security contexts, actors, and processes. Contemporary challenges to national security such as cyber-threats, terrorism, proliferation fo weapons of mass destruction, pandemics and environmental threats, organized crime, drug and human trafficking, state failure and state- building, and migration.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): GRAD 5104, PSCI 5116, PSCI 5214, (PSCI 5464 OR ASPT 5464)

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6444 - Topics in Environmental Politics

Contemporary environmental politics. Impact of global climate, economic, and social change on the environment. Political and social repercussions of environmental challenges. Analysis of the dynamic relationships between states and markets in the context of environmental change. May be repeated with different content up to 9 credit hours.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s): (PSCI 5364 OR STS 5364) OR (PSCI 5584 OR UAP 5584 OR STS 5584 OR GIA 5584)

Corequisite(s):

 

PSCI 6544 - Science, Technology, and Labor

Examines issues of work, skill, and power in science and technology. Considers labor issues from a variety of perspectives, including social constructions of expertise; effects of technical change on the organization of work; industrial automation and "deskilling"; race and gender in divisions of labor; "labor-saving" technology in everyday life; "invisible labor" in information systems; and work practices in the production of science. Graduate standing required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s):

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PSCI 6984 - Special Study

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

Prerequisite(s):

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PSCI 7994 - Research and Dissertation

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s):

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Research

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