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Summer 2019

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Political Science offers online courses that count toward your university and major requirements, while allowing you the flexibility to complete coursework from anywhere in the world.


PS 111 Introduction to Political Science (4 credits; SSC); CRN: 42433; Syllabus
Offers students the tools to think for themselves about politics: multiple ideological and analytical viewpoints on varying political arrangements around the world. Previously offered as PS 199 Intro Poli Sci; cannot receive credit for both.

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Session: 2
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (July 22 – August 16)

PS 205 Intro International Relations (4 credits; SSC); CRN: 42053; Syllabus
Introduction to theoretical and methodological tools for the analysis of world politics.

  • Instructor: Associate Professor Cramer
  • Session: 1
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (June 24 – July 19)
  • Gateway course for Career Path: Public Policy and Political Action

PS 275 Legal Process (4 credits; SSC); CRN: 42054; 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 19 – September 13)
  • Gateway course for Career Path: Politics, Law, and Justice

PS 304 Democracy, Dictators, and Development (4 credits; SSC); CRN: 42055; 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: Associate Professor Kauffman
  • Session: 1
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (June 24 – July 19)
  • Career Paths: Public Policy and Political Action; Global Engagement

PS 330 Governments and Politics in Latin America (4 credits; SSC, IC); CRN: 42056; 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: Associate Professor Beck
  • Session: 3
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (August 19 – September 13)
  • Career Paths: Global Engagement; Politics of Business

PS 350 Politics and Film (4 credits); CRN: 42057; 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
  • Format: WEB Course; 4 weeks (June 24 – July 19)
  • Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

PS 399 Music and Politics (4 credits; t); CRN: 42059; 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 22 – August 16)
  • Political Theory
  • Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Global Engagement

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)


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