Skip to Content

Summer 2018

PS 199 Ethics, Identity, Society (4 credits; t); CRN: 42168; Syllabus
In this course we will survey a series of concepts in political theory in order to illuminate key dimensions of social and political reality in the society in which we live. Those four concepts are: capitalism, gender, race and incarceration.

  • Instructor: Associate Professor Chari
  • Session: 2
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (July 23 – August 19)

PS 201 United States Politics (4 credits; SSC, u); CRN: 42162; Syllabus
Theoretical introduction to American institutions, political doctrines, and ideology as these affect the course of politics and public policy in the United States.

  • Instructor: Professor Southwell
  • Session: 1
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (June 25 – July 22)

PS 205 Intro International Relations (4 credits; SSC, i); CRN: 42167; Syllabus
Introduction to theoretical and methodological tools for the analysis of world politics.

  • Instructor: Associate Professor Cramer
  • Session: 2
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (July 23 – August 19)

PS 275 Legal Process (4 credits; SSC, u); CRN: 41833; Syllabus
Overview of the United States legal system. Covers a range of sociolegal writing and provides a context for the legal system under which the U.S. operates.

  • Instructor: Associate Professor Gash
  • Session: 3
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (August 20 – September 16)

PS 330 Governments and Politics in Latin America (4 credits; SSC, IC, m); CRN: 42169; Syllabus
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.

  • Instructor: Assistant Professor Beck
  • Session: 3
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (August 20 – September 16)

PS 350 Politics and Film (4 credits; u); CRN: 41836; Syllabus
Examines the political relevance of films and their role as a medium for illustrating, defending, and challenging political ideas.

  • Instructor: Professor Southwell
  • Session: 1-2
  • Format: WEB Course; 8 weeks (June 25 – August 19)

PS 399 Democracy, Dictators, and Development (4 credits; m); CRN: 42315; Syllabus
This class examines key questions in political science like why some countries are rich while others are poor, why some countries are democratic and others are authoritarian, how these different political systems work, and which are best equipped to address ethno-nationalist conflict and economic development.
Previously offered as PS 204; cannot receive credit for both.

  • Instructor: Assistant Professor Kauffman
  • Session: 1
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (June 25 – July 22)

PS 399 Music and Politics (4 credits; t); CRN: 41839; Syllabus
Examines how the music of any and every kind is involved in the production of subjectivity. Our interest here is in the “micropolitics” of music. Various musical styles and historical periods will be examined.

  • Instructor: Associate Professor Chari
  • Session: 2
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (July 23 – August 19)

PS 399 Political Conspiracy (4 credits; t); CRN: 41838; Syllabus
This course investigates political conspiracies and conspiratorial thinking both historically and theoretically. Most of the readings will be historical works of political theory and recent political science scholarship on conspiracies and conspiratorial political culture. Media and film will be included in course content. Units on specific conspiracies will include the JFK assassination, 9/11, and contemporary conspiratorial politics on the American right. Instructor Steinmetz

  • Instructor: Dr. Steinmetz
  • Session: 1-2
  • Format: WEB Course; 8 weeks (June 25 – August 19)

PS 470 Constitutional Law (4 credits; u) (MTWR 1000 – 1150); CRN: 42170; Syllabus
Surveys how the U.S. Constitution works as a structure for government. Addresses how the federal courts interact within the U.S. system of government.

  • Instructor: Dr. Steinmetz
  • Session: 1
  • Format: UO Campus Course; 4 weeks (June 25 – July 22)

Courses approved to satisfy the university’s group-satisfying and/or multicultural requirements have been designated with the corresponding group requirement code:

  • Arts and Letters (A&L)
  • Social Science (SSC)
  • Science (SC)
  • American Cultures (AC)
  • Identity, Pluralism, and Tolerance (IP)
  • International Cultures (IC)

Courses that count toward a PS subfield requirement are noted with the corresponding subfield code.

  • Comparative Politics (m)
  • International Relations (i)
  • Political Theory (t)
  • US Politics (u)


Subscribe By Email

Please prove that you are not a robot.

Skip to toolbar