Department of Government

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Government: GOV

Lower-Division Courses

GOV 105. Texas Government.

A brief survey of the organization and process of Texas government. Topics include the Constitution, political parties, interest groups, elections, branches of government, taxing and spending. The equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester.

GOV 310L (TCCN: GOVT 2301). American Government.

A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions. Part of a six-semester-hour integrated sequence, the second half of which is Government 312L. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for government.

GOV 312L (TCCN: GOVT 2302). Issues and Policies in American Government.

Analysis of underlying themes concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for government. May be taken for credit only once. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Government 310L.

GOV 312P. Constitutional Principles: Core Texts.

Close readings from primary texts that have shaped or that reflect deeply upon American democracy, including the Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers, and Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for government. Government 312P and 312R may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

GOV 314. Introductory Topics in Political Science.

Introduction to varying topics in government and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Does not fulfill any part of the legislative requirement for government. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 2: American Policy toward Eastern Europe.
Topic 3: Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times. Same as History 306N (Topic 5: Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times) and Middle Eastern Studies 301L. The responses of the societies of the Middle East and North Africa (Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, and the Arab world) to Western cultural and political challenges, primarily since about 1800.
Topic 4: Introduction to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Political Science. Government 314 (Topic 4) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301 may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Asia's Futures. Same as Asian Studies 301M (Topic 6: Asia's Futures). Current issues, visible trends, and projections for Asia's future.
Topic 6: Competing Visions of the Good Life. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 303. Introduces the great rival conceptions of the moral basis and goals of political life as elaborated by revolutionary thinkers throughout the history of political philosophy, including Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, late modern critics of the Enlightenment, and others. Core Texts and Ideas 303 and Government 314 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Race, Politics, and Identity in Asian America. Same as Asian American Studies 310 (Topic 2). An introduction to Asian American politics. Subjects include the American political process, and the historic and contemporary role of Asian Americans within that process. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 310 (Topic: Race, Identity, and Politics in Asian America), 310 (Topic 2), Government 314 (Topic: Race, Identity and Politics in Asian America), 314 (Topic 7).
Topic 8: Big Power Politics: Regional Integration in Southeast Asia. Politics of peace, development, and regional cooperation among the countries of Southeast Asia. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Big Power Politics in Southeast Asia), Government 314 (Topic: Big Power Politics in Southeast Asia), 314 (Topic 8).
Topic 9: Human Rights: Theories and Practices: Government. Competing viewpoints on issues of human rights from multidisciplinary perspectives. Only one of the following may be counted: English 314J (Topic: Human Rights: Theories and Practices), Government 314 (Topic: Human Rights: Theories and Practices), 314 (Topic 9).
Topic 10: Classics of Social and Political Thought. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 302. Explores the origins of social scientific thought in the history of political philosophy and traces the development of one or more of the social sciences in modern times. Focuses on fundamental ideas about human nature, civil society, and politics, explored through reading such authors as Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Freud. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 302, Government 314 (Topic: Classics of Social and Political Thought), 314 (Topic 10).
Topic 11: Introduction to Politics in East Asia. Introduction to politics and political systems of Japan, China, Taiwan, North Korea, and South Korea. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Introduction to Politics in East Asia), Government 314 (Topic: Introduction to Politics in East Asia), 314 (Topic 11).

GOV 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Government.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Government. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

GOV 320K. United States Constitutional Development: Structures.

Primarily for prelaw students and government majors. A survey of the origin and growth of the American constitutional system, with emphasis on political structures and processes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 320L. Arab-Israeli Politics.

Same as Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 5: Arab-Israeli Politics). In-depth study of domestic, regional, and international factors involved in politics in the Middle East, including simulation of diplomatic interaction in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 320L, Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 30: Arab-Israeli Politics), 323K (Topic 1: Arab-Israeli Politics), 341 (Topic 5). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 320N. United States Constitutional Development: Rights.

Primarily for prelaw students and government majors. A survey of the origin and growth of the American constitutional system with an emphasis on the development of civil rights and civil liberties in America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 320N and 357M (Topic: American Constitutional Development II) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 321. American State Politics.

The states as subsystems of the American political system; state political cultures, social-economic environments, federalism, political participation, interest groups, parties, legislatures, executives, courts, and selected public policies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 321M. Politics in Japan.

Same as Asian Studies 321M. Survey of postwar Japanese politics; the occupation, governmental institutions, interest groups, protest movements, industrial policy, the government-business relationship, and political and economic reform. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 321M and Government 321M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 322M. Politics in China.

Same as Asian Studies 322M. Survey of twentieth-century China: historical trends; 1911 revolution; Warlord-Nationalist period; Communist revolution; post-1949 issues; new social and political institutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 322M, 361 (Topic: Politics in China), Government 322M. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 324J. Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe.

Same as European Studies 348 (Topic 1: Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 2: Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic 1), Government 324J, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 324L. Governments and Politics of Western Europe.

Same as European Studies 350. Comparative study of peoples, institutions, parties, interest groups, and bureaucracy in the countries of Western Europe, concentrating on the major political systems of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. European Studies 350 and Government 324L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 325. Political Parties.

Character of the American party system, organization and leadership; pressure politics; the nominating process, campaigns, suffrage, elections, and the expression of public opinion. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 327L. Public Opinion and American Politics.

The nature of and major influences on public attitudes, the measurement of public opinion, and the role of public opinion in government. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 328L. Introduction to Latin American Government and Politics.

Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 5: Introduction to Latin American Government and Politics). An introductory survey of Latin American political systems: governmental organization, political processes, and current problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Government.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Government. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

GOV 330K. The American President.

Development of the power and influence of the president; nomination, election, and responsibility; case studies of presidential problems; comparison of president and other executives. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 331L. Law and Society.

Designed primarily for prelaw students. The role of law in the context of major social issues; legal research and oral argument. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 335M. Topics in Political Thought.

Intensive examination of selected issues in political thought. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 3: Politics and Reality.
Topic 5: Religion in American Political Thought. Same as Religious Studies 346 (Topic 2: Religion in American Political Thought).
Topic 7: Feminist Theory. Government 335M (Topic 7) and Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 4: Feminist Theory) may not both be counted.
Topic 9: Contemporary American Social Theory. Same as Philosophy 365 (Topic 5). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 335M (Topic: Social Theory), 335M (Topic 9), Philosophy 365 (Topic 5), Sociology 352M (Topic 8). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 10: African American Social and Political Thought. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 21), American Studies 321J, and Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic 3). Examines the speeches and writings by major theorists and critics of the prophetic tradition of black political thought. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), 374D (Topic 21), American Studies 321 (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), 321J, Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic 3), 335 (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), Government 335M (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), 335M (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 11: Global Justice. Overview of contemporary theories on core issues of justice across national borders. Government 335M (Topic: Global Justice) and 335M (Topic 11) may not both be counted.
Topic 12: Natural Law Theory. Same as Philosophy 342 (Topic 1). Study of the fundamental moral principles that are built into the design of human nature and lie at the roots of conscience. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 335M (Topic: Natural Law Theory), 335M (Topic 12), and Philosophy 342 (Topic: Natural Law Theory), Philosophy 342 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 13: Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity. An in-depth study of how Hegel identifies the social conditions necessary for personal self-realization but also for freedom by means of political community. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 335 (Topic: Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity), European Studies 348 (Topic: Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity), Government 335M (Topic: Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity), 335M (Topic 13).
Topic 14: Intellectual World of the American Founders. A study of readings about politics, history, economics, ethics, religion, and law and their intellectual influence on founders such as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 335M (Topic: Intellectual World of the American Founders) and 335M (Topic 14) may not both be counted.
Topic 15: Politics and Literature. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 324. Explores the "old battle between the poets and philosophers," in which the two sides battle for recognition as the deepest source of wisdom about politics and ethics. Includes readings from great works of political philosophy and literature. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 324, Government 335M (Topic: Politics and Literature), 335M (Topic 15). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 16: The United States and Third World Feminisms. Explores the variety of feminisms developed by women of color and non-western women to critique the racism and ethnocentrism of white-dominated systems and practices, including feminism. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374 (Topic: The US and Third World Feminisms), Government 335M (Topic: The US and Third World Feminisms), 335M (Topic 16), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The US and Third World Feminisms).
Topic 17: Women in the History of Political Thought. Examines the themes of women, the family, and the private sphere in the history of political theory. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 335 (Topic: Women in Hist of Polit Thought), Government 335M (Topic: Women in History of Political Thought), 335M (Topic 17), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Women in History of Political Thought).

GOV 335N. Topics in American State Government and Politics.

Analysis of varying topics in the study of American state government and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: American State Constitutions.
Topic 2: American State Legislatures.
Topic 3: Texas Political History.
Topic 4: Texas Political Parties and Elections. An examination of the nature of Texas electoral politics.
Topic 5: State Politics and Public Policy. Survey of the revitalization of political institutions in the American states and the implications for the making of public policy.
Topic 6: American State Politics. Examination of the political power, policy responsibilities, and institutional capacities of state governments.
Topic 7: Southern Political History. Covers the colonial period to the present and includes topics such as progressive nationalism, defensive sectionalism, reconstruction, the civil rights movement, and partisan realignment. Government 335N (Topic 7) and 335N (Topic: Texas and the New Southern Politics) may not both be counted.

GOV 336M. Governments and Politics of Russia.

Issues of nationalism and state-building facing Russia and its neighbors. Evaluation of the post-Soviet experience from the perspectives of both domestic and foreign policy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 336M and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 3: Governments and Politics of Russia) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 337M. Topics in Latin American Government and Politics.

In-depth analysis of the governmental process in Latin American countries, and topical treatment of political and administrative patterns across the region. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 2: Parties, Elections, and Democracy in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 3: Politics in South America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 3: Politics in South America).
Topic 6: Politics of Mexico. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 11). Survey of twentieth century politics in Mexico with an emphasis on political and economic development. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics of Mexico), 337M (Topic 6), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of Mexico), 337M (Topic 11).
Topic 7: Law and Democracy in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 12). Explores many of the challenges to the rule of law across Latin America and how they affect the quality of democracy in the region. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Law and Democracy in Latin America), 337M (Topic 7), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Law and Democracy in Latin America), 337M (Topic 12).
Topic 8: International Politics of Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 13). Analysis of Latin America's political and economic relations with respect to external actors since the late twentieth century. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: International Politics of Latin America), 337M (Topic 8), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: International Politics of Latin America), 337M (Topic 13).
Topic 9: Politics, Economy, and Society of Contemporary Brazil. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 14). An introduction to Brazil with a focus on domestic politics; economic development and management; social relations and social policy issues; and foreign policy. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics, Economy, and Society of Contemporary Brazil), 337M (Topic 9), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics, Economy, and Society of Contemporary Brazil), 337M (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite:
Topic 16: Politics of Development in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 16). Examines the struggle for development in Latin America during the last century. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 338L. East Asian International Relations.

Same as Asian Studies 338L. Survey of Russian/Soviet, Japanese, Chinese, and American foreign policies of the twentieth century, emphasizing Pacific-region interests; historical policies; intermittent conflicts, such as China versus Japan, Korean War, Indochina Wars; China's emergence as a nuclear power. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 338L, 361 (Topic: East Asian International Relations), Government 338L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 339L. Research Methods in Government.

An introduction to research design, data collection and analysis, and the use of the computer and related equipment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 340M. Readings in Government.

Individually guided and supervised readings and research in selected topics in government. Schedule and topic of study determined by student in consultation with instructor. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, and written consent of instructor and the undergraduate adviser.

GOV 341M. Decision Theory.

An introduction to the basic concepts and models using decision theory in political science, with particular emphasis on utility analysis, game theory, coalition formation, and voting behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 342N. Public Choice.

The political-economic models that have developed in this area of social science. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 344. American Foreign Relations.

The aims, methods, and accomplishments of United States foreign policy since World War II, by geographic areas and by special problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 344L. Introduction to Comparative Politics.

Introductory survey of basic concepts, perspectives, approaches, and trends in comparative politics, with emphasis on the formal-legal, group, class, elite, political culture, structural-functional, and systems approaches. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 347K. Governments and Politics of South Asia.

Same as Asian Studies 347K. A survey of political developments, governmental organization, and economic and social problems in South Asia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 347L. Introduction to Political Theory.

Study of political theory: what it is; its origins; tradition; political theory today. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 347N. Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia.

A survey of past and present governments and politics of the entire Southeast Asia region. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 347N and 365L (Topic: Governments and Politics in Southeast Asia) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 348. Government and the American Economy.

Relationship of government to the economic system; past trends and present problems in government policy in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Economics 304L and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 350K. Statistical Analysis in Political Science.

Elementary statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 351C. The Classical Quest for Justice.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 320. Introduces students to classical political thought through a study of seminal works of antiquity, focusing on those of Plato and Aristotle. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 320, 335 (Topic: Classical Quest for Justice), Government 335M (Topic: Classical Quest for Justice), 351C. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

GOV 351D. The Theoretical Foundations of Modern Politics.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 321. Examines competing foundations of the ongoing development of political and social modernity. Examines a selection of major authors from Machiavelli to Nietzsche. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 321, 335 (Topic: The Theoretical Foundations of Modern Politics), Government 335M (Topic: The Theoretical Foundations of Modern Politics), 351D, Western Civilization 320 (Topic: The Theoretical Foundations of Modern Politics). Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

GOV 351E. Contemporary Political Theory.

Introduces ongoing debates about identity, power, justice, rights, and democracy that are central to the theories of contemporary thinkers from Arendt to Habermas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 335M (Topic: Contemporary Political Theory) and 351E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

GOV 351G. Critics of Modern Liberalism.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 322. Selected critics of the philosophy of the Enlightenment from both the Left and the Right, and from the time of Rousseau to the present. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 322, Government 335M (Topic: Liberalism and its Critics), 351G. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 351J. Might and Right among Nations.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 323. Major alternative approaches to the question of the moral character of international relations, as elaborated by some of the greatest political thinkers. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 323, 335 (Topic: Might and Right among Nations), Government 335M (Topic: Might and Right among Nations), 351J, Western Civilization 320 (Topic: Might and Right among Nations). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 351L. Morality and Politics.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 325. Interdisciplinary readings from major works exploring issues of ethics and leadership. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 325, Government 335M (Topic: Morality and Politics), 351L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 353D. Darwin and the Politics of Evolution.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 372. A careful reading of Darwin's influential Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, together with an examination of the religious, political, and scientific controversies the book has inspired from its first publication to the present day. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 370 (Topic: The Politics of Evolution), 372, Government 335M (Topic: The Politics of Evolution), 353D. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 355M. Topics in Political Science.

Emphasis on varying topics in government and politics of contemporary interest and concern. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Human Behavior as Rational Action.
Topic 2: Applied Research Methods in Political Science. Introduction to the research process in the social sciences. The primary emphasis is on engaging in research projects, writing research proposals, analyzing data, and presenting research. Government 355M (Topic: Applied Research Methods in Political Science) and 355M (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 355P. Political Sociology.

Same as Sociology 320K. A survey of approaches to the study of the state as a social structure; political power and power systems; ideology; political parties and elites. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 355M (Topic: Political Sociology), 355P, Sociology 320K. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 357L. Judicial Process and Behavior.

Introduction to traditional and modern approaches to the study of the judicial process, with emphasis on the nature and origin of judicial decisions and the factors that affect judicial decision making. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 357M. Topics in Public Law.

Intensive study of various aspects of law and the legal system. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Gender-Based Discrimination. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 6: Gender-Based Discrimination) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 8: Gender-Based Discrimination). Studies the substance of laws that relate to gender-based roles, and the participation of women in the legal process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, a University grade point average of at least 3.50, and consent of department received prior to registering.
Topic 3: Supreme Court and Public Policy. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.
Topic 4: Civil Liberties. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 5: Constitutional Interpretation. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic 1). Designed to improve reasoning and communication skills through constitutional interpretation. Determining what the Constitution means, how to determine what it means, and who should determine what it means. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic: Constitutional Interpretation), 326 (Topic 1), Government 357M (Topic: Constitutional Interpretation), 357M (Topic 5). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 6: Constitutional Politics, Law, and Citizenship. Examination of the development of constitutional order and the debates over citizenship and civic membership. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian American Studies 325 (Topic: Constitutional Politics, Law, and Citizenship) and Government 357M (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Constitutional Structure of Power. Examination of the power of federal and state governments, the emergency power of the executive branch, and the authority of the Supreme Court. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 8: Structure of Individual Liberties. Study of individual rights protected by the Constitution, with an emphasis on the United States Supreme Court. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 9: Asian American Jurisprudence. Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 5: Asian American Jurisprudence) and Asian American Studies 325 (Topic 5: Asian American Jurisprudence). Introduction to the study of Asian Americans and the law. Examines the historical development of United States law and its relationship to Asian Americans, and of Asian American jurisprudence as an independent field of legal scholarship. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Law of Politics. Study of current theoretical and philosophical issues at the intersection of law and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 357M (Topic: Law of Politics) and 357M (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 11: The Face of Justice. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 47). Examination of the inalienable rights: liberty, due process, equality, speech, assembly, security in the home, and practice or nonpractice of religion. Historical overview of women's rights and women's participation in the justice system. Discussion of individuals whose rights are being protected, and those whose rights are being overlooked by the American judicial system. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 357M (Topic: Face of Justice), 357M (Topic 11), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Face of Justice), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Face of Justice), 345 (Topic 47). Prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Constitutional Design. Examines the design and implementation of national constitutions and the problems of creating foundational charters. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 357M (Topic: Constitutional Design), 357M (Topic 12), Tutorial Course 357 (Topic: Constitutional Design).

GOV 358. Introduction to Public Policy.

A survey of American public policy, with emphasis on modern problems and trends. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 360N. Topics in International Relations.

Special studies stressing the theoretical aspects or the substantive policy problems of international politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: America in Decline?.
Topic 2: Causes of War. Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 21). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360N (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Causes of War), 335 (Topic 21).
Topic 4: Understanding the Cold War. Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 15: Understanding the Cold War). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 8: Democracy, War, and Peace.
Topic 9: Force and Politics.
Topic 10: Introduction to International Relations. Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Introduction to International Relations Theory) and Government 360N (Topic 10) may not both be counted.
Topic 11: International Political Economy. Study of the changing relationship between political and economic power in international relations.
Topic 12: International Security. Comprehensive survey of conventional security issues, including causes of war, ethnic conflict, and terrorism.
Topic 13: Global Governance. Examines the forces that shape global stability and instability. Government 360N (Topic: Global Governance) and 360N (Topic 13) may not both be counted.
Topic 14: International Politics of Economic Crisis. Examines the international political causes and consequences of key economic crises in the twentieth century. Government 360N (Topic: International Politics of Economic Crisis) and 360N (Topic 14) may not both be counted.
Topic 16: Civil Wars and Ethnic Violence. Study of the ethnic conflicts and civil wars that pose the greatest threats to international peace and security today. Government 360N (Topic: Civil Wars and Ethnic Violence) and 360N (Topic 16) may not both be counted.
Topic 17: Terrorism and Counterterrorism. Examines the historical origins of terrorist violence, the primary causes of terrorist acts committed both by opposition and government forces, as well as counter terrorist measures taken by states and international organizations. Government 360N (Topic: Terrorism and Counterterrorism) and 360N (Topic 17) may not both be counted.

GOV 362L, 662L. Government Research Internship.

Fieldwork in research and analysis on governmental and political problems. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government and consent of instructor.

GOV 365L. Studies in Asian Politics.

Special studies of political behavior and institutions, problems, or developments in individual countries or in the region. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Politics of Economic Development in East Asia.
Topic 2: Japanese Foreign Policy. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 22: Japanese Foreign Policy). An introduction to the foreign and domestic determinants of Japanese foreign policy.
Topic 3: International Relations of East and Southeast Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 23: International Relations of East and Southeast Asia). An introduction to the international relations of East and Southeast Asia, with particular attention to postwar economic and security issues, the changing political landscape of the post-Cold War period, and the development and functions of regional institutions.
Topic 4: Political Economy of Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 36). Explores the political economies of East Asia with an emphasis on Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Political Economy of Asia), 361 (Topic 36), Government 365L (Topic: Political Economy of Asia), 365L (Topic 4).
Topic 5: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation. Addresses the nature, functional principles, leadership, and policy-making process of contemporary Asian regionalism in comparison to the experiences of European integration. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation), Government 365L (Topic: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation), 365L (Topic 5).
Topic 6: China and the New Asian Region. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 13). Foreign policy issues in China, Asia, and Eastern Russia. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: China and the New Asian Region), 361 (Topic 13), Government 365L (Topic: China and the New Asian Region), 365L (Topic 6).
Topic 7: Rights and the State in South Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 37). A study of states and societies in South Asia and the challenge of creating rights and respecting political orders. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Rights and the State in South Asia), 361 (Topic 37), Government 365L (Topic: Rights and the State in South Asia), 365L (Topic 7).

GOV 365N. Topics in Comparative Politics.

Analysis of varying topics in the comparative study of political processes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Politics in Contemporary Africa. Same as African and African American Studies 365. Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 2: Immigration and Comparative Politics. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 3: The Military in Politics. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 3); Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 9: The Military in Politics); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 10: The Military in Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 4: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 6: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 4), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 6), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 7: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 9: International Environmental Policy. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 10: Australian Society and Politics. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 11: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America. Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 21: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 10: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 11), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 12: Globalization in the Middle East and North Africa. A comparison of economic and political development strategies in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Government 365N (Topic 12), and Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic: Globalization in the Middle East and North Africa) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 13: Politics of New Democracies. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 15) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 22). Examination of the process of democratization and factors related to its success. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 13), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of New Democracies), 337M (Topic 15), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Politics of New Democracies), 335 (Topic 22). Prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Politics of the Welfare State. Introductory survey of trends in welfare state development in North America, Western Europe, and Australia.
Topic 15: Suicide Terrorism. Studies the causes of suicide terrorism at elite, community, and rank-and-file levels. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic: Suicide Terrorism), 365N (Topic 15), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Suicide Terrorism), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Suicide Terrorism), 341 (Topic: Suicide Terrorism).
Topic 16: Israel: Society and Politics. Same as Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 10). Analysis of Israeli politics and society in a comparative perspective with a major focus on the social and political cleavages in Israel. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic: Israel: Society and Politics), 365N (Topic 16), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: Israel: Society and Politics), 365 (Topic: Israel: Society and Politics), 365 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic: Israel: Society and Politics).
Topic 17: Issues in Third World Development. Examines economic, sociological, and political frameworks for understanding some of the major constraints to and opportunities for advancement in developing societies. Government 365N (Topic: Issues in Third World Development) and 365N (Topic 17) may not both be counted.
Topic 18: Comparative Political Institutions. Introduction to the concept and role of political institutions including constitutions, electoral systems, federalism, and the court system. Government 365N (Topic: Comparative Political Institutions) and 365N (Topic 18) may not both be counted.
Topic 19: German Nationalisms. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 22), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361K, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 20). History of diverse views and movements regarding German national identity within their respective contexts, 1800-present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: German Nationalisms), 346 (Topic 22), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361K, Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic 3), Government 365N (Topic 6), 365N (Topic 19), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: German Nationalisms), 335 (Topic 20). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 20: European Environmental Politics. Same as European Studies 348 (Topic 3). The history of environmental politics in both the member states of the European Union and the EU itself, including conceptual treatment of general environmental politics and policies, history of European environmentalism, and institutional responses at important 'traditional' and new EU member states. Also examines EU environmental policies themselves, such as the EU Emissions Trading System, chemicals policy, and GMO policy. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic: European Environmental Politics), 348 (Topic 3), Government 365N (Topic: European Environmental Politics), and 365N (Topic 20). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Comprehensive Notions of European Security. Same as European Studies 348 (Topic 4). Examines the conceptual and practical aspects of European comprehensive security via the institutions charged with implementing it: the European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic: Comprehensive Notions of European Security), 348 (Topic 4), Government 365N (Topic: Comprehensive Notions of European Security), 365N (Topic 21). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: Comparative Legal Systems. Comparative study of the nature of courts and law, their position in political systems, and their potential impact on society. Government 365N (Topic: Comparative Legal Systems) and 365N (Topic 23) may not both be counted.
Topic 24: Human Rights and World Politics. Introduction to the political and policy dimensions of human rights. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic: Human Rights and World Politics), 365N (Topic 24), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Human Rights and World Politics). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 25: The European Union and Regional Integration. Designed to provide a detailed introduction to the European Union, one of America's major economic and political partners and one of the major actors in contemporary international relations. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic: European Union and Regional Integration), Government 365N (Topic: European Union and Regional Integration), 365N (Topic 25). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 365P. The Politics of Oil.

The national and international political complexities of petroleum; relationship of trends in petroleum economics to international political alignments. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365P and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 7: The Politics of Oil) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370K. Racial and Ethnic Politics.

An examination of the role of racial and ethnic minorities in politics and of the impact of politics on these minorities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 2: Latino Politics. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 15: Latino Politics) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 8: Latino Politics).
Topic 3: African American Politics. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 13). The evolution and role of African American politics within the American political system. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: African American Politics), 374D (Topic 13), Government 370K (Topic 3).
Topic 4: The Black Church in African American Politics. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 14) and Religious Studies 346 (Topic 7). Examination of the political role of the black church and its leaders in the development of African American political behavior. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Black Church in African American Politics), 374D (Topic 14), Government 370K (Topic 4), Religious Studies 346 (Topic: Black Church in African American Politics), 346 (Topic 7).
Topic 5: Race and Democracy. Examination of multicultural and multiracial influences on democratic societies. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374 (Topic: Race and Democracy), 374D (Topic: Race and Democracy), Government 370K (Topic 5).

GOV 370L. Topics in American Government and Politics.

Analysis of varying topics in the study of American government and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Election Campaigns.
Topic 2: Leadership in America. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 10: Leadership in America) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 34: Leadership in America). Introduction to the concepts of leadership and the application of those concepts in public and political leadership. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, a University grade point average of at least 3.50, and consent of department received prior to registering.
Topic 3: Bureaucracy in America.
Topic 5: Parties and Electoral Politics in the United States.
Topic 6: Politics of Hollywood.
Topic 7: The United States Congress.
Topic 8: Congress and the Executive Branch.
Topic 9: Social Movements: Theory and Practice.
Topic 10: Congress and the Presidency.
Topic 11: Urban Politics. Same as Urban Studies 350 (Topic 1: Urban Politics).
Topic 12: Congressional Elections. Examination of congressional campaigns and election outcomes from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Topic 13: Leaders and Followers in American Politics. Examination of the relationship between elected officials and voters.
Topic 14: The News Media as a Political Institution. Analysis of the role of the news media in American politics and the operation of national government. Government 370L (Topic 14) and Urban Studies 350 (Topic: News Media as a Political Institution) may not both be counted.
Topic 15: Political Communication. Introduction to the impact of modern forms of communication on American governance.
Topic 16: Political Psychology. Study of the role of psychological theories in understanding politics and forming political views.
Topic 17: Money in United States Politics. Study of the nature and consequences of campaign finance on American politics. Government 370L (Topic 17) and 379S (Topic: Money in Politics--Honors) may not both be counted.
Topic 18: Politics and the Economy. Survey of the relationship between politics and market behavior in democracies.
Topic 19: The United States as a Territorial Nation. Examination of the history, public policy, law, and political philosophy behind United States territories and land acquisitions.
Topic 20: Campaigns and Elections. Introduction to American political campaigns and elections with a focus on federal elections. Government 370L (Topic: Campaigns and Elections) and 370L (Topic 20) may not both be counted.
Topic 21: Politics of Food in America. Examines the political history, current law and practices, and ethics and philosophy of how food is produced and consumed in the United States. Government 370L (Topic: Politics of Food in America) and 370L (Topic 21) may not both be counted.
Topic 22: President, Congress, and the Supreme Court. An examination of the political relationship of the President, Congress and the Supreme Court in the American constitutional order. Government 370L (Topic: President, Congress, and Court) and 370L (Topic 22) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite:
Topic 23: The Politics of Health Care. The role of political institutions and the public in the development of the American health care system. Government 370L (Topic: The Politics of Health Care) and 370L (Topic 23) may not both be counted.
Topic 26: The Presidency in the Constitutional Order. Explores the thought that national politics has become more prone to institutional and partisan conflict, policy gridlock and that national institutions do not function as intended. Government 370L (Topic: The Presidency in the Constitutional Order) and 370L (Topic 26) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 27: American Political Development. Examines a number of subjects and methods used in the application of political science to American history. Government 370L (Topic: American Political Development) and 370L (Topic 27) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 370M. Research on the United States Congress.

Independent research on lawmaking in the modern United States Congress. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370P. Policy-Making Process.

Focus on the role of Congress and the President in the policy-making process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic: Policy-Making Process) and 370P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 371N, 671N. Administrative Internship.

Students perform research and related activities in a national, state, or local administrative agency. Written reports required. The equivalent of three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in government and consent of instructor.

GOV 372N, 672N. Campaigns and Elections Internship.

Students perform research and related activities in political campaigns and polling. Written reports required. The equivalent of three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in government and consent of instructor.

GOV 373N, 673N. Legislative Internship.

Students perform research and related activities in a national, state, or local legislature. Written reports required. The equivalent of three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in government and consent of instructor.

GOV 374N. Political Internship.

Students perform research and related activities for an entity directly related to government and politics. Written reports required. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in government.

GOV 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Lectures and supervised individual research and the writing of a substantial paper on a special topic in the field of government. No grade is awarded until the student has completed the two-semester sequence. Three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing, admission to the Government Honors Program, and written consent of the Government Honors Program adviser; for 679HB, Government 679HA.

GOV 379S. Honors Seminar.

Substantive focus varies each semester. Topics include but are not limited to constitutional interpretation, political thought, the evolution of American politics, and comparative politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of thirty semester hours of coursework, including at least six hours of government.

Topic 2: Politics in Fiction. Examination of perspectives on American politics and government through works of fiction. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 379S (Topic: Politics in Fiction), 379S (Topic 2), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Politics in Fiction).
Topic 3: Regime Perspectives on American Politics. Seminar on American politics and culture which examines how the parts of America fit together to become a whole polity. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic: Regime Perspectives on America Politics), 335 (Topic: Regime Perspectives on America Politics), Government 379S (Topic: Regime Perspectives on American Politics), 379S (Topic 3), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Regime Perspectives on America Politics).
Topic 4: Jerusalem and Athens. Examines the age-old confrontation between the teaching of the Bible and the politics and philosophy of the ancient Greeks. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 335 (Topic: Jerusalem and Athens), Government 379S (Topic: Jerusalem and Athens), 379S (Topic 4), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Jerusalem and Athens).