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300 Level

301 Art and the State (SSC, u)
Comparative analysis of issues raised by state intervention in production and distribution of art: censorship, artistic freedom, ideological domination, regulation of artistic marketplace, cultural imperialism.

308 United States Political Thought (t)
Development of United States political thought from the Revolution through the 20th century. Includes writings of Jefferson, Paine, Madison, Tocqueville.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Public Policy and Political Action

310 Roots of Democracy (SSC, t)
Examines modern conceptions of democracy, citizenship, legality, virtue, equality, and political order, which grew out of ideas initially developed in ancient Greek city-states. Special attention given to ideas of active citizenship.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society

311 Sovereignty and Revolution (SSC, t)
Examines contemporary conceptions of politics springing from European debates about the power of kings, law, and the people. Considers key textual moments in the process by which modern conceptions of democracy emerged.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society

312 Shadows of Modernity (SSC, t)
Explores the distinct critiques of modernity offered by John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, and Sigmund Freud. Concepts explored include liberalism, capitalism, power, morality, and the unconscious.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society

320 International Organization (i)
Studies efforts by states to cooperate in an effort to avoid or resolve conflict in the realms of security, trade, human rights, and the environment.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics, Law and Justice

321 Introduction to Political Economy (SSC, t)
Systematic comparison of markets and political processes and their outcomes.

Career Paths: Politics of Business; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

324 European Politics (SSC, IP, m)
Overview of the formation and current dynamics of national politics in Western Europe.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics of Business; Public Policy and Political Action

326 United States Foreign Policy I (SSC, i)
Basic concepts underlying the formulation and implementation of United States foreign policy, relationships between American society and foreign policy, the relationship of the U.S. to its international environment.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Public Policy and Political Action; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

330 Governments and Politics in Latin America (SSC, IC, m)
Social, political, and economic developments in Latin America; causes and consequences of revolutions, democratization, economic politics; examples from Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela. Offered alternate years. Previously offered as PS 463, cannot receive credit for both.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics of Business

337 The Politics of Development (SSC, IC, m)
Presents alternative perspectives on key north-south issues: trade, aid, foreign investment, debt, and the environment. Includes such institutions as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics of Business; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

340 International Political Economy (i)
Links between economics and politics in the international system. Basic concepts include power, dependence, inequality, imperialism, and development. EC 201, 202, and PS 205 recommended preparation.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics of Business; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

342 Politics of China (IC, m)
Survey of the politics of the People’s Republic of China. Emphasis on political sociology and group conflict: elites, ideology, social change, and organization.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics of Business; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

345 Southeast Asian Politics (SSC, IC, m)
Surveys major themes in contemporary Southeast Asian politics, including nation-state building, economic development, authoritarianism and democracy, and religious and ethnic politics.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

346 Terrorism and Weapons Proliferation (i)
Examines causes and control of terrorism, especially preventing terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction; theories and policies of nonproliferation and arms control.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Public Policy and Political Action

347 Political Power, Influence, and Control (SSC, t)
Survey of the use of the concept of power in the social sciences, stressing diverse theoretical perspectives and empirical studies of political institutions.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Politics, Law and Justice

348 Women and Politics (IP, u)
Examines the political role of women and questions of equality in the U.S. from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics may include voting, welfare, reproductive rights, and representation.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Public Policy and Political Action; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

349 Mass Media and American Politics (SSC, u)
The role of the mass media in contemporary American politics; the effect of the media on such institutions as political parties, elections, and the presidency.

Career Paths: Politics, Law and Justice; Politics of Business

350 Politics and Film (u)
Examines the political relevance of films and their role as a medium for illustrating, defending, and challenging political ideas.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

351 Democratic Dilemmas (u)
Core course for the Wayne Morse Scholars Program, exploring significant political and policy challenges confronting our representative democracy.

Career Paths: Politics, Law and Justice; Public Policy and Political Action

352 Political Parties and Elections (SSC, u)
Overview of current developments in political parties and interest groups in the United States.

Career Paths: Politics, Law and Justice; Public Policy and Political Action

355 Oregon Government and Politics (u)
Current political issues in Oregon with particular attention to political races and ballot measures before the Oregon electorate as well as the state’s major political institutions.

Career Paths: Politics, Law and Justice; Public Policy and Political Action

367 Science and Politics of Climate Change (SSC, i)
Understanding the causes, impacts, policies, and politics of global climate change from natural and social science perspectives.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

368 Gender in the Law (IP, u)
Examines the role courts have played in framing and shaping policies where gender is a central feature with a focus on reproductive rights, pregnancy and abortion, domestic violence, rape, family issues, prostitution, and sexual harassment. Offered alternate years.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Politics, Law and Justice; Public Policy and Political Action

369 Southern Politics (SSC, AC, u)
Explores the economic, social, and political aspects of life in the 20th-century US South.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Public Policy and Political Action

374 Politics of Middle East (SSC, IC, m)
Provides an overview of current political developments in the Middle East.

Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics of Business; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

375 Race, Politics, and the Law (SSC, AC, u)
Examines the development and transformation of race-based domination and resistance in the United States by examining the intersection of policy and law.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Politics, Law and Justice; Public Policy and Political Action

377 Gods and Governments (IC, m)
Examines the politics of religion in a contemporary global context.

378 Games in Politics (t)
Politics viewed as strategic interactions among politicians, voters, and countries; focuses on how to model these interactions using tools of game theory.

Career Paths: Politics of Business; Public Policy and Political Action

380 Gender and Politics in Developing Countries (SSC, IP, m)
Examines gender politics in the developing world and efforts to help women. Topics include female genital cutting, violence against women, economic development, microfinance, migration, trafficking. Offered alternate years.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Global Engagement; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

386 United States Social Movements and Political Change (SSC, IP, u)
Causes and consequences of American social movements. Considers theoretical perspectives. Topics may include agrarian populism, labor movement, civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and identity politics.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Public Policy and Political Action

390 American Indian Politics (SSC, AC, t)
Examination of the political and constitutional status of American Indian tribes in the United States, with some comparison to Canada. Focus on history, current policy, and potential futures.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Politics, Law and Justice; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

399 Special Studies: [Topic] (subfield varies by topic) 
Offerings vary from year to year, depending on student needs and faculty interests. R when topic changes.



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