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Spring 2017 Class Schedule - updated April 28, 2016 at 06:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
POLI 120-01  International Politics
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm STAFF
POLI 140-01  Comparative Politics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Paul Dosh
POLI 160-01  Foundations of Political Theory
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Charmaine Chua
POLI 204-01  Urban Politics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Lesley Lavery
POLI 212-01  Rights and Wrongs: Litigation and Public Policy
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Patrick Schmidt
POLI 215-01  Environmental Politics/Policy
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Margot Higgins
*Cross-listed with ENVI 215-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with permssion of the instructor*

POLI 216-01  Legislative Politics
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Julie Dolan
POLI 222-01  Regional Conflict/Security
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Andrew Latham
POLI 245-01  Latin American Politics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with LATI 245-01*

POLI 261-01  Feminist Political Theory
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Zornitsa Keremidchieva
*Cross-listed with WGSS 261-01*

POLI 269-01  Empirical Research Methods
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Lesley Lavery
POLI 294-01  The Politics of Fear and Hope:Africa from Colonial Times
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Lisa Mueller
POLI 294-02  Authoritarian Regimes
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Lisa Mueller
POLI 294-03  Conservative and Liberal Political Thought
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Andrew Latham
POLI 300-01  American Government Institutions
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Julie Dolan
POLI 305-01  Women's Voices in Politics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm STAFF
POLI 320-01  Global Political Economy
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Charmaine Chua
POLI 352-01  Transitional Justice
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Nadya Nedelsky
*Cross-listed with INTL 352-01*

POLI 390-01  Chuck Green Civic Engagement Fellowship
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Patrick Schmidt
POLI 394-01  Policymaking in the 4th Branch
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Julie Dolan
POLI 394-02  Imigrants and Refugees:Research Praticum
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Zornitsa Keremidchieva
POLI 394-03  U.S. Government and Medicine
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Michael Zis
POLI 394-04  Political Theory Approaches to Humans, Animals, and Cyborgs
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Althea Sircar
POLI 404-01  Honors Colloquium
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am Patrick Schmidt
*2 credit course*

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Fall 2016 Class Schedule - updated April 28, 2016 at 06:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
POLI 100-01  US Politics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 401 Michael Zis
POLI 120-01  International Politics
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 206 Charmaine Chua
POLI 140-01  Comparative Politics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 204 Lisa Mueller
POLI 140-02  Comparative Politics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 402 Lisa Mueller
POLI 141-01  Latin America Through Women's Eyes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 214 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with LATI 141-01 and WGSS 141-01*

POLI 160-01  Foundations of Political Theory
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 204 Althea Sircar
POLI 202-01  Political Participation: Politics and Mathematics of Elections
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 06A Dolan, Saxe
*Cross-listed with MATH 194-02; ACTC students may register on April 29th with permission of the instructor* It’s almost fall 2016 and the presidential election is looking an exciting one! Who else is up for election? How do elections work in the U.S. and in other democracies? What is meant by a ‘representative’ democracy? How is it decided how many Congressional representatives each state has? What are the costs and benefits of political participation? This course will focus on the various ways in which mathematics and political science interact. Topics covered will include the role of elections and representative government in the United States, comparison of electoral systems used around the world, the apportionment problem, redistricting and gerrymandering, weighted voting systems and voting power, the costs and benefits associated with political participation, and predicting electoral outcomes. Work during the semester will include some ‘math’ problems (associated, for example, with weighted voting); student presentations on Congressional races that we will follow leading up to election day; and several short written assignments. NOTE: Course counts as social science general distribution if registered for as POLI 202 and math/natural science general distribution if registered for as MATH 194-02.

POLI 205-01  Politics and Policymaking
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 215 Lesley Lavery
*First Year Course only*

POLI 205-02  Politics and Policymaking
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 404 Lesley Lavery
POLI 221-01  Global Governance
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 204 Wendy Weber
POLI 242-01  Political Economy of Development
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 204 Lisa Mueller
POLI 265-01  Work, Wealth, Well-Being
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 06A David Blaney
POLI 269-01  Empirical Research Methods
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 206 Julie Dolan
POLI 270-01  Rhetoric of Campaigns and Election
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 208 Adrienne Christiansen
*First Year Course only*

POLI 272-01  Researching Political Communication
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 206 Zornitsa Keremidchieva
POLI 294-03  Asian Capitalisms
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 226 Charmaine Chua
In 2014, with very little fanfare, China took over the United States as the world’s largest economic power. Even though its economic performance has been erratic ever since, China’s rise has prompted many in the West to fear the possibility of a new global hegemony. Indeed, today the global center of economic and geopolitical gravity seems to be rapidly shifting towards countries like China and India, which just three decades ago were near the bottom of the economic heap. Does the dramatic ascent of China and India as global economic powers signal a turning point in the structure of the modern world economy? What, precisely, is 'miracular' about Asia’s success, and does it come, as Donald Trump and others so vociferously insist, at the expense of the well-being of the U.S. economy? Does China’s claim to be a “socialist” economy suggest an alternative model of economic development? Does it alter our conceptions of capitalism and market economies? Do we indeed live, as Margaret Thatcher insisted, in a world where “there is no alternative,” or do China and India’s models of growth suggest that another world is indeed possible? Yet, Asia’s spectacular rise is not without its own tensions and contradictions: its growth trajectories have been accompanied by sharp inequalities in human wellbeing and access to resources, economic stagnation and debt bubbles, depopulated ghost towns, its own forms of imperialism, and rising worker unrest and suicides accompanied by violent state efforts to neutralize dissent. By all these accounts, then, Asia’s place in the world economic system is anything but settled. This course will tackle some of these issues and questions that arise from Asia’s meteoric economic growth. We will read widely in political economy, world-systems theory and development theory, placing our theoretical questions alongside recent empirical research on China and India’s manufacturing industries and their roles in global supply chains, Foxconn and Indian farmer suicides, China’s imperialism in Africa, agro-industrialization, urban-rural migration, and much more.

POLI 294-04  Contemporary Politics of Race and Racialization in North America
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 107 Althea Sircar
How and why does race matter politically in Canada, Mexico, and the United States? What are the historical, ideological, and cultural roots of the racial politics we observe today? Which political theories and interpretive frameworks help us to best understand the many ways race matters? How does race intersect with other internal or external markers of identity? In addressing these questions, our objects of study will be the philosophical and empirical origins of what David Theo Goldberg has called “The Racial State.” Starting from the settler-colonial context in North America but with an emphasis on twentieth and twenty-first century race politics, the course will examine theoretical approaches to the intersections of race, ethnicity, and gender. The course will include readings from writers concerned with Blackness, Chicanx/Mestizo/Latino/a identities, Indigeneity, and queer and feminist theory and practice. Students will be required to complete weekly ungraded writing assignments which will be used to generate class discussion, practice critical questioning, and clarify students’ ideas in preparation for longer essays.

POLI 301-01  Law, Economy, and Identity
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 208 Patrick Schmidt
POLI 322-01  Advanced International Theory
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm CARN 204 David Blaney
POLI 323-01  Humanitarianism in World Politics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 111 Wendy Weber
POLI 333-01  Power and Development in Africa
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 411 Ahmed Samatar
*Cross-listed with INTL 301-01*

POLI 341-01  Comparative Social Movements
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 214 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with LATI 341-01* Can the evolution of Occupy Wall Street help us anticipate the trajectory of Black Lives Matter? How did the Arab Spring and Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement deploy a similar tactical repertoire, yet provoke different outcomes? Did partisanship lead the peace movement to resist Bush’s “War on Terror” but shrug at Obama’s drone war? And does mobilization of identity explain how indigenous Bolivians ejected U.S. corporations and trounced the white power structure? This advanced research seminar engages theories that explain the origins and development of movements struggling for subsistence rights, labor rights, gender and sexuality rights, social rights, and racial and ethnic rights. Students planning to conduct social movements research while studying away may write a major research prospectus to launch that field research project.

POLI 400-01  Senior Research Seminar
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 404 Wendy Weber
POLI 400-02  Senior Research Seminar
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MARKIM 303 Paul Dosh
POLI 400-03  Senior Research Seminar
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 404 Lesley Lavery
POLI 404-01  Honors Colloquium
R 08:00 am-09:30 am CARN 204 Patrick Schmidt
*2 credit course*

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