Government Courses

Government: GOV

Lower-Division Courses

GOV 303D. Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times.

Same as History 306J 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 303D, 314 (Topic 3), History 306J, 306N (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 301L.

GOV 106C, 306C (TCCN: GOVT 2306). Politics and Government in Contemporary Texas.

Develop an understanding of the Texas constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 105, 106C and 306C. May be paired with Government 310L to satisfy the legislative Core requirement for government. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

GOV 307. Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Same as History 307Q and Jewish Studies 307. Examine interdisciplinary perspectives (including historical, political, socio-psychological, and cultural methods and insights) on genocide as a global phenomenon. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 307, History 307Q, Jewish Studies 307.

GOV 310L. 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. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. May be paired with Government 306C, 312L, or 312P to satisfy the legislative Core requirement for government. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

GOV 312L. 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. May be paired with Government 310L to satisfy the legislative Core requirement for government. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

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. May be paired with Government 310L to satisfy the legislative Core requirement for government. 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 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 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 11: Introduction to Politics in East Asia. Same as Asian Studies 301M (Topic 17). 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), 301M (Topic 17), Government 314 (Topic: Introduction to Politics in East Asia), 314 (Topic 11).

GOV 314C. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 303, Government 314 (Topic 6), 314C.

GOV 314D. Human Rights Theories and Practices.

Competing viewpoints on issues of human rights from multidisciplinary perspectives. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 314J (Topic: Human Rights: Theories and Practices), Government 314 (Topic: Human Rights: Theories/Pracs), 314 (Topic 9), 314D.

GOV 314E. 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), 314E.

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). 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. Government 320L and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 5) may not both be counted. 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 335C. Religion in American Political Thought.

Same as Religious Studies 346P. Explore religion and politics in the United States through reading of mostly primary sources addressing religious arguments taking positions on historical and contemporary issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 335C, 335M (Topic 5), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 2), 346P. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 335D. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 335D, 335M (Topic: Natural Law Theory), 335M (Topic 12), and Philosophy 342 (Topic: Natural Law Theory), Philosophy 342 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 335E. Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 335E and European Studies 348 (Topic 6). 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 335 (Topic: Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity), 335 (Topic 3), 335E, European Studies 348 (Topic: Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity), 348 (Topic 6), Government 335E, 335M (Topic: Hegel and the Formation of Modern European Identity), 335M (Topic 13). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 335F. Women in the History of Political Thought.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 335W and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 32). Examines the themes of women, the family, and the private sphere in the history of political theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 335 (Topic: Women in Hist of Polit Thought), 335 (Topic 5), 335W, Government 335F, 335M (Topic: Women in History of Political Thought), 335M (Topic 17), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Women in History of Political Thought), 345 (Topic 32). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 335G. African American Social and Political Thought.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 351M, American Studies 321J, and Core Texts and Ideas 326J. 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 351M, 374D (Topic 21), American Studies 321J, Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic 3), 326J, Government 335G, 335M (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and 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.

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.

GOV 335O. 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), 335O. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 335P. Classics of Social Scientific Thought.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 365. Studies a selection of foundational modern classics in economics, psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology, drawn mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 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 365, Government 335M (Topic: Classics of Social Scientific Thought), 335P. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 335Q. Global Justice.

Overview of contemporary theories on core issues of justice across national borders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 335M (Topic: Global Justice), 335M (Topic 11), 335Q. Prerequisite: Upper division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 335R. 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. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 335M (Topic: Intellectual World of the American Founders), 335M (Topic 14), 335R. Prerequisite: Upper division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

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 337C. The Politics of Mexico.

Same as Latin American Studies 337T. Explore Mexico's political and economic development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337C, 337M (Topic 6), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 11), 337T. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 337D. Law and Democracy in Latin America.

Same as Latin American Studies 337O. Explore many of the challenges to the rule of law across Latin America and how they affect the quality of democracy in the region. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337D, 337M (Topic 7), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 12), 337O. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 337E. International Politics of Latin America.

Same as Latin American Studies 337P. Analyze Latin America's political and economic relations with respect to external actors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337E, 337M (Topic 8), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 13), 337P. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 337F. Politics, Economy, and Society of Contemporary Brazil.

Same as Latin American Studies 337Q. Examine major economic, political, and sociological developments in Brazil. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337F, 337M (Topic 9), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 14), 337Q. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 337G. The Politics of Development in Latin America.

Same as Latin American Studies 337R. Examine the struggle for development in Latin America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337G, 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16), 337R. 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.

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 348C. The European Union and Regional Integration.

Same as European Studies 348 (Topic 5). 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic: European Union and Regional Integration), 348 (Topic 5), Government 348C, 365N (Topic: European Union and Regional Integration), 365N (Topic 25). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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 355C. Applied Research Methods I.

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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 355C, 355M (Topic: Applied Research Methods in Political Science), 355M (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 355D. Applied Research Methods II.

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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Only one of the following may be counted: Government 355D, 355M (Topic: Applied Research Methods in Political Science), 355M (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Government 355C.

GOV 355J. Human Behavior as Rational Action.

An economic approach in studying rational action. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 355J and 355M (Topic 1) may not both be counted. 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.

GOV 355N. World War I in Real Time.

Follows the timeline of World War I events as they happened. Using the tools of political science, engages modern, cutting edge theories and evidence about the origins and conduct of war to address why the seminal tragedy of modern times occurred when it did, and what we can learn from it in the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 355M (Topic: World War I in Real Time) and 355N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

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 357C. Constitutional Interpretation.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 326C. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic: Constitutional Interpretation), 326 (Topic 1), 326C, Government 357C, 357M (Topic 5). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 357D. Civil Liberties.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 326L. Explore the United States constitution and Supreme Court with a focus on civil rights and liberties. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic: Civil Liberties), 326L, Government 357D, 357M (Topic 4). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 357E. Supreme Court and Public Policy.

Explore the effects of American politics and culture on the Supreme Court and vice versa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 357E and 357M (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 357F. Constitutional Structure of Power.

Explore the structures of power in a constitutional democracy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 357F, 357M (Topic: Constitutnl Struct of Power), 357M (Topic 7). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 357G. Structure of Individual Liberties.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 326S. Explore the ways in which the Constitution protects individual rights while accommodating the often competing claims of state, groups, and communities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic: Structure of Indiv Liberties), 326S, Government 357G, 357M (Topic 8). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 357I. Constitutional Design.

Explore the design and implementation of national constitutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 357I, 357M (Topic: Constitutional Design), 357M (Topic 12), Tutorial Course 357 (Topic: Constitutional Design). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 357J. Law of Politics.

Explore theoretical and philosophical issues at the intersection of law and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 357J, 357M (Topic: Law of Politics), 357M (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

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.

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 360C. Introduction to International Relations.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 360C and 360N (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 360D. International Security.

Explore the conditions and motivations behind the use of military force in world politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 360D and 360N (Topic 12) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 360E. International Political Economy.

Study of the changing relationship between political and economic power in international relations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 360E and 360N (Topic 11) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 360F. Global Governance.

Explore the forces that shape global stability and instability with a focus on international agreements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360F, 360N (Topic: Global Governance), 360N (Topic 13). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 360G. Causes of War.

Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 21). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360G, 360N (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Causes of War), 335 (Topic 21).

GOV 360I. The Politics of International Trade.

Examine the relationship between international trade, and domestic and international politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Business, Government, and Society 370 (Topic: Pol of International Trade), Government 360I, 360N (Topic: Pol of International Trade). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 360J. Globalization and the Nation State.

Explore the evolution of the global economy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 360J and 360N (Topic: Globalzatn/The Nation State) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 360P. International Organization.

In-depth introduction to the theory and practice of international organizations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360N (Topic: International Organizations), 360N (Topic 3), 360P. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 360R. Civil Wars and Ethnic Violence.

Study of the ethnic conflicts and civil wars that pose the greatest threats to international peace and security today. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360N (Topic: Civil Wars and Ethnic Violence), 360N (Topic 16), 360R. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 360S. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360N (Topic: Terrorism and Counterterrorism), 360N (Topic 17), 360S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

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 662N. Archer Center Washington Internship.

Fieldwork in research and analysis on governmental and political problems. The equivalent of six lecture hours and twenty fieldwork hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Thirty semester hours of coursework and consent of instructor.

GOV 364C. Islam and Politics.

Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 9), and Religious Studies 358C. An introduction to Islamic political thought. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 364C, 365N (Topic: Islam and Politics), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Islam and Politics), 373 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Islam and Politics), 341 (Topic 9), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islam and Politics), 358C. Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

GOV 364V. Political Warfare and Propaganda.

Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 24). Examine the phenomenon of political warfare in a contemporary global context, focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe. Explore the evolution of techniques of political warfare, including psychological warfare and propaganda. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360N (Topic: Political Warfare/Propaganda), 364V, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Political Warfare/Propaganda), 335 (Topic 24). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365C. Japanese Foreign Policy.

Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 22). An introduction to the foreign and domestic determinants of Japanese foreign policy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 22), Government 365C, 365L (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365D. International Relations of East and Southeast Asia.

Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 23). 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 23), Government 365D, 365L (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365E. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Political Economy of Asia), 361 (Topic 36), Government 365E, 365L (Topic: Political Economy of Asia), 365L (Topic 4). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365F. Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation.

Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 40). Addresses the nature, functional principles, leadership, and policy-making process of contemporary Asian regionalism in comparison to the experiences of European integration. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation), 361 (Topic 40), Government 365F, 365L (Topic: Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation), 365L (Topic 5). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365G. The Military in Politics.

Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 9) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 10). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365G, 365N (Topic 3); Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 9); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365I. Authoritarianism.

Explore the history and political science explanations of authoritarian governments. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365I, 365N (Topic: Authoritarianism), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Authoritarianism). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365J. Australian Society and Politics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365J and 365N (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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.

GOV 365O. State Building in China and Taiwan.

Same as Asian Studies 361G. Compare and contrast the state building process in mainland China and Taiwan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: State Build in China/Taiwan), 361G, Government 365L (Topic: State Build in China/Taiwan), 365O. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 365Q. Comparative Political Parties.

Analysis of varying topics in the comparative study of political processes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365N (Topic: Comparative Political Parties) and 365Q may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365R. Institutions and Comparative Political Economic Development.

Comparative study of political processes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365N (Topic: Institutions & Comp Pol-Ec Dev) and 365R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365S. Comparative Legal Systems.

Comparative study of the nature of courts and law, their position in political systems, and their potential impact on society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic: Comparative Legal Systems), 365N (Topic 23), 365S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365T. Suicide Terrorism.

Studies the causes of suicide terrorism at elite, community, and rank-and-file levels. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 15), 365T, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Suicide Terrorism), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Suicide Terrorism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365U. 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), 365N (Topic 20) 365U. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365V. 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). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. 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), 365V. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 365W. Human Rights and World Politics.

Same as Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 76). Introduction to the political and policy dimensions of human rights. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic: Human Rights and World Politics), 365N (Topic 24), 365W, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Human Rights and World Politics), 340 (Topic 76). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 366C. The Ethics of Foreign Intervention.

Explore questions related to an outside power intervening in another country, such as whether foreign military intervention is ever justified and whether outside powers have a responsibility to protect vulnerable populations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365N (Topic: Ethics of Foreign Intervention) and 366C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366D. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy.

Explore tensions between capitalism, socialism, and democracy and investigate the interdependence of economics and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365N (Topic: Capitalism, Socialism, Democ) and 366D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366E. Immigration and Comparative Politics.

Explore key issues in the study of migration policy and immigration politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365N (Topic 2) and 366E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366F. Issues in Third World Development.

Same as Latin American Studies 337L. Explore important issues in the politics of developing countries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 17), 366F, Latin American Studies 337L, 337M (Topic: Iss in Third-World Development). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366G. British Politics and Government.

Explore key aspects of British politics and government. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365N (Topic: British Politics and Govt) and 366G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366I. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 16), 366I, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366J. Ethnic Politics in Taiwan and Asia.

Same as Asian Studies 361F. Explore ethnic politics in Taiwan including some comparison with ethnic politics in neighboring countries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Ethnic Polit in Taiwan/Asia), 361F, Government 365L (Topic: Ethnic Polit in Taiwan/Asia), 366J. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366L. International Development and Global Justice.

Explore global development including patterns of development, variation in development, and the impact of development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 365N (Topic: Intl Dev and Global Justice) and 366L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 366O. Rule of Law in the Middle East.

Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 25), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 11), and Religious Studies 358L. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 366O, Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 373 (Topic 25), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 341 (Topic 11), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 358L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 368T. 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 22), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361K, Government 365N (Topic 6), 365N (Topic 19), 368T, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 20). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 368U. Politics of Memory: Germany and the United States.

Same as American Studies 321R, European Studies 348 (Topic 9), and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361U. Examine the role that narratives of the past play in politics and policies in both Germany and the United States, by engaging with key theoretical and empirical debates. Focus on the role of memory in German and US immigration politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: Politics Of Memory: GER/US), 321R, European Studies 348 (Topic: Politics Of Memory: GER/US), 348 (Topic 9), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic: Politics Of Memory: GER/US), 361U, Government 365N (Topic: Politics Of Memory: GER/US), 368U. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 368V. Nazi Culture and Politics.

Same as European Studies 348 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361V, and History 361R. Explore fundamental questions about the unique role of culture in modern democracies and dictatorships by taking an overview of culture and politics in the Third Reich. Examine questions about the relationship between political propaganda and modern entertainment, mass media and authoritarianism, political aesthetics and ideology, and the dynamics of oppression, resistance, and consent. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic: Nazi Culture and Politics), 348 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic: Nazi Culture and Politics), 361V, Government 365N (Topic: Nazi Culture and Politics), 368V, History 361R, 362G (Topic: Nazi Culture and Politics). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GOV 370C. Election Campaigns.

The study of contemporary American election campaigns. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370C and 370L (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370E. Congressional Elections.

Examination of congressional campaigns and election outcomes from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370E and 370L (Topic 12) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370F. Public Opinion and Representation.

Examine the relationship between the public and elected officials in representative democracy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370F and 370L (Topic: Public Opinion/Representation) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 370G. Congress and the Presidency.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370G and 370L (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370I. The Politics of Food in America.

Examine politics and political history of food production and consumption in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 370I, 370L (Topic: Politics of Food in America), 370L (Topic 21). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 370J. Campaigns and Elections.

Introduction to American political campaigns and elections with a focus on federal elections. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 370J, 370L (Topic: Campaigns and Elections), 370L (Topic 20). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and 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.

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.

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 370N. Research on the United States Congress II.

Continuation of independent research on lawmaking in the modern United States Congress. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Government 370M.

GOV 370O. The Politics of Title IX.

Examine how the passage of Title IX has affected the educational and career opportunities of women in the United States, with a particular emphasis on collegiate athletics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic: The Politics of Title IX) and 370O may not both be counted. 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 370Q. Political Psychology.

Study of the role of psychological theories in understanding politics and forming political views. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic 16) and 370Q may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370R. Money in United States Politics.

Study of the nature and consequences of campaign finance on American politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following maybe counted: Government 370L (Topic 17), 370R, 379S (Topic: Money in Politics-Honors), Humanities 350 (Topic: Money in Politics-Honors), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Money in Politics). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370S. Social Movements: Theory and Practice.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic 9) and 370S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370T. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 370L (Topic: The Presidency in the Constitutional Order), 370L (Topic 26), 370T. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 370U. Urban Politics.

Same as Urban Studies 355U. Examine politics in American cities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 370L (Topic: Urban Politics), 370L (Topic 11), 370U, Urban Studies 350 (Topic 1), 355U. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 370V. The Politics of Health Care.

The role of political institutions and the public in the development of the American health care system. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 370L (Topic: The Politics of Health Care), 370L (Topic 23), 370V. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing including six semester hours of coursework in Government.

GOV 371C. Problems in United States Politics.

Examine potential problems in United States politics, seeking to conceptualize and measure them, and explore their causes, effects, and possible solutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic: Problems in US Politics) and 371C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 371D. Race, Policing, and Incarceration.

Explore inequalities between black Americans and white Americans considering origins of inequalities, and their social and political consequences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370K (Topic: Race/Policing/Incarceration) and 371D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 371E. Policy Formulation and Implementation.

Examine the policy-making process in the United States. Focus on the actors and institutions involved in the formulation and implementation of public policy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic: Policy Formatn/Implementatn) and 371E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 371F. The Black Church in African American Politics.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 350S and Religious Studies 346K. Explore the political role of the Black church in the African American experience. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 350S, 374D (Topic 14), Government 370K (Topic 4), 371F, Religious Studies 346 (Topic 7), 346K. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 371G. African-American Politics.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 350Q. Explore the evolution, nature, and role of African-American politics within the American political system. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 350Q, 374D (Topic 13), Government 370K (Topic 3), 371G. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 371I. The United States Congress.

Examine the modern Congress and analyze various factors influencing the legislative process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic 7) and 371I may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

GOV 371L. Latino Politics.

Same as Latin American Studies 337S and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 15). Explore the political experiences of the United States Latino populations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 370K (Topic 2), 371L, Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 8), 337S, Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 15). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

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 371R. Politics and Religion in the United States.

Analysis of the key topics in religion and politics in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic: Politics and Religion in the United States) and 371R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

GOV 371U. Politics and Film.

Explore the importance of political life as it has been captured on screen and examine the role of film in important political events. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic: Politics and Film) and 371U may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

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 379C. Regime Perspectives on American Politics.

Same as Liberal Arts Honors 351J. Explore American politics and culture and examine how the parts of America fit together as a whole. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic: Regime Persp on Amer Polit-Hon), 335 (Topic: Regime Persp on Amer Politics), 335 (Topic: Regime Persp Amer Poltc-Honors), Government 379C, 379S (Topic: Regime Persp on Amer Pol-Hon-W), 379S (Topic 3), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Regime Persp on Amer Politics), 350 (Topic: Regime Persp on Amer Polit-W), 351J. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of government coursework, and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

GOV 379D. Citizenship in Democratic Politics.

Same as Liberal Arts Honors 351K. Examine the role of ordinary citizens in democratic politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 379D, 379S (Topic: Citizens in Democratic Pol-Hon), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Citizens in Democratic Pol), 351K. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of coursework in Government, and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

GOV 379E. Homer and Plato.

Same as Liberal Arts Honors 351L. Examine the works of Homer and Plato. Explore the ideas of human nature, existence, leadership, courage, honor, ambition, justice, necessity, fate, divine power, human freedom, and moral responsibility. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 379E, 379S (Topic: Homer and Plato-Honors), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Homer and Plato), 351L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

GOV 379F. Politics in Fiction.

Examine perspectives on American politics and government through works of fiction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 379F, 379S (Topic 2), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Politics in Fiction). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government and upper-division standing.

GOV 379G. Jerusalem and Athens.

Same as Liberal Arts Honors 351M. Examine the age-old confrontation between the teaching of the Bible and the politics and philosophy of the ancient Greeks. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 335 (Topic: Jerusalem and Athens-Honors), Government 379G, 379S (Topic: Jerusalem and Athens-Honors), 379S (Topic 4), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Jerusalem and Athens), 351M. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of coursework in government, and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

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.

Graduate Courses

GOV 380R. Mathematical Methods for Political Analysis.

An introduction to mathematical concepts essential for quantitative analysis, such as statistics and formal political theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 381J. Political Institutions and Processes.

Local, state, and national political institutions and policy processes, and specific areas of public policy. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 381L. Seminar in American Government and Politics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Parties and Interest Groups. An empirically oriented inquiry into political parties and interest groups in the political process.
Topic 2: The Legislative Process. Legislative functions, processes, and behavior, with special reference to representative assemblies in the United States.
Topic 3: Money in United States Politics. Explores the role, nature, and consequences of money in American politics.
Topic 4: State Government and Politics. Institutions, processes, and problems of the American political system at the state level.
Topic 5: Government and the Economy. Selected topics on the interrelations between governments and economic systems, with particular reference to American experience.
Topic 6: Ethnic Politics. An examination of the status and behavior of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the American political system.
Topic 7: The American Presidency.
Topic 8: Congress.
Topic 9: Campaigns and Elections.
Topic 10: American Political Development.
Topic 11: Evolution of American Politics.
Topic 12: Positive Political Economy.

GOV 381R. Political Behavior.

Political socialization, political psychology, public opinion, and electoral behavior. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 381S. Seminar in Political Behavior.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Public Opinion and Voting Behavior.
Topic 2: Political Participation.

GOV 382K. Studies in Political Theory and Philosophy.

Intensive study of selected classical and contemporary theorists and source materials related to political theory and philosophy. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 382M. Seminar in Political Theory and Philosophy.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Contemporary Political Theory. Analysis of contemporary theoretical problems and detailed study of the works of contemporary Western theorists.
Topic 2: American Political Thought. Examination of the origins and development of political ideas that have influenced the evolution of the American political system.
Topic 4: Feminist Theory.
Topic 5: Natural Law Modernized.
Topic 6: Postmodernism.
Topic 7: Classical Liberalism, Utilitarianism, and Democratic Theory.
Topic 8: Philosophy of History.
Topic 9: Rousseau.

GOV 383K. Problems in the Study of Politics.

Normative orientations in research, theory formation and empirical assessment, various conceptions of explanation, and historical development of the social sciences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 384L. Seminar: Latin American Politics.

Analysis of selected problems in politics and international relations of the countries of Latin America. Two class hours and one conference hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser. Some reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is recommended.

Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies. Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies). Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics. Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics). Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

GOV 384M. Seminar in Public Policy and Administration.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Policy Evaluation. Quantitative assessment and analysis of the impact and consequences of public policies.
Topic 2: Policy Analysis. Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 4: Policy Analysis). Study of the nature and operation of the national policymaking process.
Topic 3: Organizational Theory. Analysis of the structure and operation of complex public bureaucracies.
Topic 4: Comparative Administration. Study of administrative theory and practice in comparative perspective.
Topic 5: Public Management. Analysis of the executive function in the public sector.
Topic 6: Development Policy. Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 3: Development Policy).
Topic 7: Comparative Public Policy.
Topic 8: Public Policy Clinic.

GOV 384N. Seminar in Public Law.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: The Judicial Process. An exploration of the nature of the judicial function, with emphasis on the roles of law and discretion in the decisional process.
Topic 2: Core Readings in Public Law.
Topic 3: Constitutional Interpretation.
Topic 4: State Constitutions and Human Rights.

GOV 385K. Foundations of Public Policy.

Introduction to major institutions, values, processes, and problems that shape contemporary public policies. Review and appraisal of current international, national, state, and local policy debates. Sampling of theoretical literature in policy analysis, American politics, institutional and organizational theory, macroeconomic management, democratic theory, policy evaluation, and politics-governance conflicts. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 385L. Seminar in Methodology.

Intensive examination of selected issues in the methodology of political inquiry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Time-Series Analysis.
Topic 2: Introduction to Political Methodology.
Topic 3: Simultaneous Equation Models.
Topic 4: Advanced Regression.
Topic 5: Bayesian Statistics. Bayesian statistics with a focus on social science (especially political science) examples and applications.

GOV 185M. Colloquium in Politics.

Field roundtables, reports of current research, and panel discussions of significant issues in the study of politics. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 385N. Introduction to Formal Political Analysis.

Critical, comparative survey of important formal theories of political processes, stressing general approaches rather than mathematical results. Presupposes no technical background. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 385R. Seminar in Formal Theory.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Game Theory.
Topic 2: Spatial Theory. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 381L (Topic: Spatial Theory), 385L (Topic: Spatial Theory), 385R (Topic 2).

GOV 386J. Social Science Research for Political Professionals.

Restricted to students in the option III master's program in applied politics. A survey of research methods focused on applications for policy, legislative, and advocacy purposes. Covers quantitative and qualitative methods including basic statistical analysis as well as legal and public source research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

GOV 386L. Survey Methods for Campaigns and Advocacy.

Restricted to students in the option III master's program in applied politics. An introduction to the use of statistical methods in political practice, including an overview of statistical concepts; special attention is paid to survey design, analysis, and use of common statistical applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

GOV 388K. The Study of International Relations.

Comparison of various theories of international politics and analysis of basic forces that underlie national policies and condition the nature and concerns of contemporary international relations. Discussion, reading, and research. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 388L. Seminar in International Relations.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Study of International Conflict. Studies of the determinants of foreign policy in selected countries, with consideration of both domestic and international factors.
Topic 2: American Foreign Policy. Topics in the study of American foreign policy, including the problems and instruments of American diplomacy, and the process by which policy is made.
Topic 3: International Security. Study of the political determinants and the substantive issues of national security policy with particular emphasis upon the United States.
Topic 4: Contemporary Issues in International Relations. An analysis of major current developments and issues in international politics and military relations.
Topic 5: International Law and Organization. An analysis of the forms and functions of international law and organization, with particular emphasis on the case method as means of adjusting interstate relations.
Topic 6: International Political Economy.
Topic 7: Theory and International Relations.
Topic 8: Competing Approaches to World Politics.

GOV 390K. Comparative Study of Political Systems.

Theory and method of comparative political study; varieties of governmental institutions in Western and non-Western countries; comparative examination of political institutions. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 390L. Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 2: Political Systems of Western Europe. Analysis of Western European politics; may include both particular political systems and comparative study of political institutions, processes, and behavior.
Topic 4: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 22: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa). Readings and research on the political systems of the Arab world, Israel, Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan. Precise topics vary.
Topic 7: Authoritarian Political Systems. Same as Asian Studies 390 (Topic 2). Comparative study of authoritarian and totalitarian patterns of government, past and present, Western and non-Western; special emphasis on Communist and Fascist systems.
Topic 9: Political Sociology.
Topic 10: Elites. Same as Sociology 396P (Topic 6: Elites). May be counted toward the political sociology specialization in the sociology degree program.
Topic 11: Seminar in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Civilizations and Cultures.
Topic 12: Soldiers and Politics.
Topic 13: Political Transition in Eastern Europe.
Topic 14: Comparative Political Institutions.
Topic 15: Politics and Society in the Third World. Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 5: Politics and Society in the Third World).
Topic 16: Politics of Mexico.
Topic 17: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia. Same as Asian Studies 384 (Topic 3: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia).
Topic 18: Comparative Politics: Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 384L (Topic 6: Comparative Politics: Latin America).
Topic 19: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics. Same as Asian Studies 381 (Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics).
Topic 20: Japanese Politics. Same as Asian Studies 383 (Topic 4: Japanese Politics).
Topic 21: Comparative Ethnic Conflict. Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 1: Comparative Ethnic Conflict).
Topic 22: Analytical Issues in Latin American Politics. Designed to provide theoretical and analytical tools to engage in cross-national study and research of political processes in Latin America. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 390L (Topic: Analytcl Iss in Lat Amer Polit), 390L (Topic 22), Latin American Studies 384L (Topic: Analytcl Iss in Lat Amer Polit)

GOV 391J. Statistical Analysis in Political Science I.

An introductory course covering estimation theory and hypothesis testing for statistical models in political science and the basic probability theory needed for statistical theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 391K. Seminar in Political Science.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 7: Scope and Methods of Political Science. History, scope, and methods of political science as a discipline; major paradigms and current subfields; conceptions of explanation in the social sciences; concept formation, theory construction, and empirical assessment; problems of interpretation, comparison, measurement, and experimentation; designs for research; normative orientations in research.

GOV 391L. Statistical Analysis in Political Science II.

Multivariate statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science. Field core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, one course in statistics, and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 391R. Research Colloquium in Political Science.

Forum for development of research projects and dissertation proposals. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 397K, 697K. Conference Course in Political Science.

Readings in the literature of political science in fields in which the student is preparing for the qualifying examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in government, twelve semester hours of upper-division or graduate coursework in government, six of which must be in the field of the thesis subject, and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Government 698A.

GOV 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in government and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 398T. Supervised Teaching in Government.

Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor; group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of the graduate adviser.

GOV 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

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