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Course ID:INTL 1100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Global Issues
Course
Description:
A problem-solving approach which shows how international and comparative analyses contribute to a better understanding of global security, prosperity, and community issues.
Athena Title:Introduction to Global Issues
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 1100H or INTL 1100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 1100H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Global Issues (Honors)
Course
Description:
A problem-solving approach which shows how international and comparative analysis contribute to a better understanding of global security, prosperity, and community issues.
Athena Title:Introduction Global Issues Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 1100 or INTL 1100E
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 1100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Global Issues
Course
Description:
A problem-solving approach which shows how international and comparative analyses contribute to a better understanding of global security, prosperity, and community issues.
Athena Title:Introduction to Global Issues
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 1100, INTL 1100H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 3200E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to International Relations
Course
Description:
Practices and problems of international politics in a global context, e.g., power, ideology, diplomacy, war, international organization and law, international economics, and the nature of independence in an interdependent world.
Athena Title:Intro to Intl Relations
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 3200
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:INTL 1100 or INTL 1100H or INTL 1100E
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 3200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to International Relations
Course
Description:
Practices and problems of international politics in a global context, e.g., power, ideology, diplomacy, war, international organization and law, international economics, and the nature of independence in an interdependent world.
Athena Title:Intro to Intl Relations
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 3200E
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or INTL 1100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Comparative Politics
Course
Description:
Comparative political themes in political science. The transition from feudalism to capitalism, state building, democracy, and interaction between political institutions and cultures in various politics. Examples will be drawn from developed, communist/post-communist and developing political systems.
Athena Title:INTRO TO COMP POL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3300
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or INTL 1100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Design and Quantitative Analysis in International Affairs
Course
Description:
Introduces students to research design and basic quantitative analysis, with substantive examples geared towards comparative and international politics. Topics include how to construct theories in social science, causality, inference, descriptive statistics, measures of bivariate association, and multivariate linear regression.
Athena Title:Research Design and Analysis
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 and INTL 3300
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4207H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Political Simulations (Honors)
Course
Description:
American domestic politics and the role of the United States in the world, focusing on specific policy areas. The course also contains an advanced simulation in which students are assigned to play various individuals in the government. The purpose of the simulation is to provide a “real world” feel for policymaking in Washington, D.C.
Athena Title:ADV POL SIMULATIONS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4207H
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4210. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Law
Course
Description:
Legal structures in the international system.
Athena Title:INTL LAW
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4210
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4220. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Conflict
Course
Description:
The major approaches to the study of international conflict, with special emphasis on the logical and empirical foundations for key hypotheses regarding war and peace. These subjects are addressed by considering the incentives and constraints on decision making that arise from systemic, coalitional, national, and individual factors.
Athena Title:INTL CONFLICT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4220
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4230. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Political Economy
Course
Description:
The political foundations in international economic relations, including foreign investment, international monetary relations, trade issues, and economic sanctions.
Athena Title:INTL POL ECONOMY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4230
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4240. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Organization
Course
Description:
The role of international institutions in overcoming obstacles to international cooperation, with emphasis on international regimes, formal as well as informal, and their capacity to induce international cooperation.
Athena Title:INTL ORGANIZATION
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4240
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4250. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Foreign Policy
Course
Description:
The history and content of American foreign policy as well as the foreign policy-making process. The role of individuals and nongovernmental organizations in making foreign policy in a mature democracy.
Athena Title:AMER FOREIGN POLICY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4250
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Decision Making in International Relations
Course
Description:
The processes by which decision makers select choices and foreign policy strategies. Rational, cognitive, and cultural explanations will be explored.
Athena Title:DEC MAKING INTL REL
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(LACS) 4270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Inter-American Relations
Course
Description:
Introduction to and analysis of changes in Latin American and United States foreign policy.
Athena Title:INT-AMER RELATIONS
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(AFST) 4280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Course
Description:
The emergence of nationalist politics, its consequences for sovereignty, and its effect on maintaining peace.
Athena Title:NATLSM & ETHNC CONF
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4420
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modern Warfare: Terrorism, Ideology, and Identity
Course
Description:
Terrorism from the evolution of warfare perspective. Through readings and movies, we will explore the questions investigating whether the causes and methods of warfare have experienced fundamental changes in recent times.
Athena Title:Modern Warfare Terr Ideol Iden
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4290H
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4290H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modern Warfare: Terrorism, Ideology, and Identity (Honors)
Course
Description:
Terrorism from the evolution of warfare perspective. Through readings, movies, and discussion, exploration of extent to which the causes and methods of warfare have experienced fundamental changes in recent times.
Athena Title:MOD WAR TER IDE IDN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4480 or INTL 4290
Prerequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Political Institutions
Course
Description:
The historical, political, and cultural origins and consequences of political institutions, with emphasis on societal outcomes.
Athena Title:COMP POL INST
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4305. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Public Opinion and Participation
Course
Description:
Comparison of the formation of attitudes and beliefs in democratic societies, as well as the varieties of political participation and representation.
Athena Title:COMP PUBLIC OPINION
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4670
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Political Economy
Course
Description:
The relationship between economics and politics from a comparative perspective, emphasizing variations in political culture, competing definitions of democracy, and institutional variety.
Athena Title:COMP POL ECONOMY
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of Development
Course
Description:
How democracy, free markets, and other competing political and economic models can be applied to the specific development needs of nations around the world.
Athena Title:Politics of Development
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4320S, SOCI 4320S
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(SOCI) 4320S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of Development
Course
Description:
How democracy, free markets, and other competing political and economic models can be applied to the specific development needs of nations around the world.
Athena Title:Politics of Development
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4320
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or SOCI 3750 or SOCI 3850 or SOCI 3950 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4330. 3 hours.
Course Title:Post-Industrial Democracies
Course
Description:
The political economy, institutions, and cultures of the major capitalist countries in Europe, East Asia, and North America. State-society relations and formal and informal political institutions, such as political parties, interest groups, electoral systems, and democratic representation.
Athena Title:POST-INDUS DEMOC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4370/6370 or POLS 4370H or INTL 4330H
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4330H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Post-Industrial Democracies (Honors)
Course
Description:
The political economy, institutions, and cultures of the major capitalist countries in Europe, East Asia, and North America. State-society relations and formal and informal political institutions, such as political parties, interest groups, electoral systems, and democratic representation.
Athena Title:POST-INDUS DEMOC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4370/6370 or POLS 4370H or INTL 4330
Pre or Corequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Post-Communist Political Systems
Course
Description:
Domestic and international politics in Russia and other selected post-communist states.
Athena Title:POST-COMMUN POL SYS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3350H or POLS 4380 or INTL 4340H
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4340H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Post-Communist Political Systems (Honors)
Course
Description:
Domestic and international politics in Russia and other selected post-communist states.
Athena Title:POST-COMMUN POL SYS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3350H or POLS 4380 or INTL 4340
Prerequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4360. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Asian Political Systems
Course
Description:
The social, cultural, economic, and political processes in East Asian political systems, including Japan, China, and Korea.
Athena Title:E ASIAN POL SYS
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4370. 3 hours.
Course Title:Middle Eastern Political Systems
Course
Description:
Traditional and modern Middle Eastern political systems, cultures, and values. The impact of religion, natural resources, and external influences.
Athena Title:MID EAST POL SYS
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(LACS) 4380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Latin American Political Systems
Course
Description:
The factors leading to democratic transitions in the region and the problems associated with the consolidation of democratic rule.
Athena Title:LATIN AMER POL SYS
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4390. 3 hours.
Course Title:Southern and Eastern European Political Systems
Course
Description:
Southern and Eastern European political development, democratization, and integration with the West.
Athena Title:S & E EUR POL SYS
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Terrorism
Course
Description:
The political, social, and economic roots of terrorism, and efforts to counter the threat.
Athena Title:TERRORISM
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4430. 3 hours.
Course Title:United States National Security Policy
Course
Description:
The domestic sources of security policy, including the President; the National Security Council; the Departments of State, Defense, and Treasury; and the Congress. The nature of cooperation with allies to advance mutual security interests.
Athena Title:US NATL SEC POLICY
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4440. 3 hours.
Course Title:Strategic Intelligence
Course
Description:
How the Central Intelligence Agency and other agencies gather and assess information, how this information is used by policymakers, the role of such agencies in clandestine operations, and the safeguards against the abuse of this secret power.
Athena Title:Strategic Intelligence
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4440H
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4440H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Strategic Intelligence (Honors)
Course
Description:
How the Central Intelligence Agency and other agencies gather and assess information, how this information is used by policymakers, the role of such agencies in clandestine operations, and the safeguards against the abuse of this secret power.
Athena Title:STRATEGIC INTELL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4440
Pre or Corequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4450. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Security Policy
Course
Description:
The effectiveness of the United Nations and regional institutions created to promote global security.
Athena Title:GLOBAL SEC POLICY
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Arms Control and Disarmament
Course
Description:
Efforts to reduce the dangers that weapons pose, including conventional, nuclear, chemical, and biological.
Athena Title:ARMS CONTR & DISARM
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4470. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of Weapons Development and Proliferation
Course
Description:
The politics of weapons production and the spread of weapons and related technology, emphasizing the influence of the military- industrial complex, interest groups, and other actors.
Athena Title:POL WEAPONS DEV
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4490. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Foreign Policy and the Middle East
Course
Description:
A discussion and evaluation of American foreign policy theories, an overview of United States diplomatic history regarding the Middle East, and current controversies in Middle East policy in light of theory and history.
Athena Title:AM FOR POL MID EAST
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of International Trade and Finance
Course
Description:
The conduct of trade and finance in the global economy, emphasizing the interaction between domestic and international politics.
Athena Title:POL INTL TRADE/FIN
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Regulation of the Global Economy
Course
Description:
The role of global and regional institutions in managing the international economy.
Athena Title:REGULAT GLOBAL ECON
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Globalization and Distributive Justice
Course
Description:
Definition and origin of globalization and its distributional consequences. The domestic and international factors that affect the process.
Athena Title:GLOBAL DIST JUSTICE
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Labor, Class, and Politics
Course
Description:
Comparative and historical analysis of labor movements, social class, and politics in developed and developing countries.
Athena Title:LABOR, CLASS, & POL
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Government and Business
Course
Description:
Economic, social, and political justifications for intervention in market economies. Emphasis on regulatory policies, the theoretical debate surrounding government regulations, and alternatives to regulation.
Athena Title:GOVT & BUSINESS
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4560. 3 hours.
Course Title:Globalization and Work
Course
Description:
The impact of globalization (the spread of economic policies and practices across national boundaries) on work, jobs, and careers in different countries.
Athena Title:Globalization and Work
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4560S, INTL 4560S
Prerequisite:SOCI 3750 or SOCI 3850 or SOCI 3950 or INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4560S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Globalization and Work
Course
Description:
The impact of globalization (the spread of economic policies and practices across national boundaries) on businesses, jobs, and workers in different countries.
Athena Title:Globalization and Work
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SOCI 4560, INTL 4560
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:SOCI 3750 or SOCI 3850 or SOCI 3950 or INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4570S. 3 hours.
Course Title:South African Society
Course
Description:
Social problems and issues in post-apartheid South Africa and how these have been addressed by government and civil society.
Athena Title:SOUTH AFRICAN SOC
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or INTL 1100 or INTL 1100H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Politics
Course
Description:
Topics include global warming, deforestation, and pollution of air, water, and noise. Regional and global policy responses will be examined.
Athena Title:ENVIRON POLITICS
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Rights
Course
Description:
Definitions of human rights, comparing universal and culturally contingent perspectives. Sources of violation of human rights, the role of international law and non-governmental organizations.
Athena Title:Human Rights
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4620H
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4620H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Rights (Honors)
Course
Description:
Definitions of human rights, comparing universal and culturally contingent perspectives. Sources of violation of human rights, the role of international law, and non-governmental organizations.
Athena Title:HUM RIGHTS HON
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4620
Prerequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Population, Immigration, and Politics
Course
Description:
The migration of people, especially workers, across national borders, with an emphasis on political responses and the impact of globalization.
Athena Title:IMMIGRATION & POL
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4640. 3 hours.
Course Title:European Union
Course
Description:
The historical origins, development, and current challenges of the European Union. The impact on national sovereignty, external relations, and internal democracy.
Athena Title:EUROPEAN UNION
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(CMLT) 4660. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics, Film, and Literature
Course
Description:
Analysis of comparative politics through the prism of film, literature, and essays/articles. Among the themes covered are: Reason, Modernity, and Political Development; Revolution; Totalitarianism; The Glory of War; Women/Children and Poverty in the Developing World; Labor Relations; and Political Corruption.
Athena Title:POLITICS-FILM-LIT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4350
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2270H or CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2280H or CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2250H or CMLT 2260H or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(AFST) 4680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Peace Studies
Course
Description:
Examines the premise that peace is more than the absence of conflict. The threats to peace, conflict resolution, and peacemaking.
Athena Title:PEACE STUDIES
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(INTL) 4700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Terrorism
Course
Description:
Terrorism and its control from a sociological perspective. Topics include the definition of terrorism, history and contemporary patterns of terrorism, reasons for joining terrorist groups, social conditions under which terrorist violence occurs, whether terrorism works, and the effectiveness of counterterrorist strategies.
Athena Title:Global Terrorism
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4710. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:United Nations Practicum
Course
Description:
Issues coming before the United Nations organization in the upcoming session from the standpoint of assigned countries, culminating in participation in the national Model United Nations in New York in early spring. Research papers and practicum at United Nations headquarters in New York.
Athena Title:UNITED NATIONS PRAC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4300
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4720. 4 hours.
Course Title:International Affairs Internship
Course
Description:
Internships for public or private sector organizations engaged in international affairs.
Athena Title:INTL AFF INTERNSHIP
Nontraditional Format:Students are responsible for identifying internships and will be expected to work full time over the course of the period (with exceptions for holidays and dates to complete academic work).
Prerequisite:INTL 1100
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300
Corequisite:INTL 4721 or INTL 4722
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:INTL 4770. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in International Relations
Course
Description:
Theoretical, analytical, and empirical approaches to international relations.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS INTL REL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4480
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4780. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Course
Description:
Theoretical, analytical, and empirical approaches to comparative politics.
Athena Title:Special Topics in Compar Pol
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4780H
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4780H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Special Topics in Comparative Politics (Honors)
Course
Description:
Theoretical, analytical, and empirical approaches to comparative politics.
Athena Title:SP TOP COMPARA POL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4780 or POLS 4490 or POLS 4490H
Prerequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4960. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings and/or Projects
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECT READ OR PROJ
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4960H
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4960H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR READ/PROJ H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4960
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester with project director to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major or a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Thesis course.
Prerequisite:(INTL 3200 or INTL 3300) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of International Policy
Course
Description:
Examination of the foundations of policy formation, policy-making, and implementation. How political, economic, and social forces affect key areas of national and international policy, e.g., foreign and security policy, trade and development policy, etc. Also examined are how individuals, groups, and governmental bodies participate in these processes.
Athena Title:FOUNDNS INTL POLICY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 6010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in International Policy
Course
Description:
An introduction to the application of research methods and techniques in order to understand and analyze international policy. The focus of the course is to familiarize the students with the proper way to ask and answer policy-oriented questions from a social science perspective. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be addressed.
Athena Title:INTL POL METHODS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Pre-Seminar in International Relations
Course
Description:
Realist, idealist, and institutionalist approaches to the study of International Relations. Special emphasis on applications to both historical and contemporary cases.
Athena Title:PRESEM INTERL REL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6200
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Analysis and Method
Course
Description:
Comparative approaches to political science. The transition from feudalism to capitalism, state building, and the interaction between political institutions and cultures in various polities. Methods and approaches investigated include structuralism, functionalism, culturalist perspectives, rational choice, institutionalist frameworks, and the perennial issue of what constitutes the "state."
Athena Title:Comparative Analysis Method
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6350
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in International Relations
Course
Description:
The substance and method of selected topics in international relations with an emphasis on theory, analysis, and praxis. Topics selected by the instructor vary from semester to semester.
Athena Title:SPECIAL TOPICS IR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8200
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8205. 3 hours.
Course Title:Decision Making in International Relations
Course
Description:
Examines the role of decision making in the formation of foreign policy and international relations.
Athena Title:DECISION MAKNG IR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 8410
Prerequisite:INTL 6200 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8210. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Organization
Course
Description:
The role of international institutions to overcome obstacles of international cooperation. International regimes, formal as well as informal, and their capacity to induce cooperation. International regimes are understood as political institutions designed to solve collective action problems and reduce transaction costs among states to such degrees that international cooperation becomes possible.
Athena Title:INTERNTL ORGANIZATN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6210
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8220. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Law
Course
Description:
Functioning of the legal structures in the international system with special emphasis on the relation between law and politics.
Athena Title:INTERNATIONAL LAW
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6220
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8230. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Conflict
Course
Description:
Major theories of international conflict. The objective is to explore the logical and empirical foundations for the key hypotheses linking systemic, structural, coalitional, and individual factors to decisions regarding war and peace. Also, introduces the different types of methodologies currently used in the quantitative study of international relations.
Athena Title:INTERNATL CONFLICT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6230
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8240. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Political Economy
Course
Description:
Various aspects of the international economy, both theoretical and practical, essential to an understanding of modern diplomacy and the conduct of foreign affairs.
Athena Title:INTL POLITICAL ECON
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6240
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8250. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Foreign Policy
Course
Description:
History and content of American foreign policy as well as the foreign policy making process. Special emphasis on the role of individuals and nongovernment organizations in making foreign policy in a mature democracy.
Athena Title:AMER FOREIGN POLICY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6250
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of Trade and Security Policy
Course
Description:
Domestic and international politics of trade and security of selected countries, including the United States.
Athena Title:POL TRADE & SEC POL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8270
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Course
Description:
Examination of theoretical aspects of ethnicity, inter-ethnic conflict, conflict management policies, and examples of ethnic crises. Analyzes causes of and proposed solutions to inter-ethnic strife.
Athena Title:NATLISM ETHN CONFL
Prerequisite:INTL 6200 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Strategic Intelligence
Course
Description:
Examines the use of intelligence agencies to gather, assess, and disseminate information to US foreign policymakers and explores the use of intelligence for covert action and for counterintelligence. Compares and contrasts US intelligence with practices in regimes throughout the world.
Athena Title:STRATEGIC INTEL
Prerequisite:INTL 6200 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Selected Topics in Comparative Politics
Course
Description:
Research oriented seminar of both the substance and method of selected topics in comparative politics, with an emphasis on theory, analysis, and praxis. Topics selected by the instructor vary from semester to semester.
Athena Title:TOPICS COMP POL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8300
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8305. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Political Theories
Course
Description:
Examination of the tradition of grand theory in the social sciences. By grand theory we mean those large, overarching explanations of social and political behavior that give coherence to the discipline and provide the foundations for the study of comparative politics.
Athena Title:COMP POL THEORIES
Prerequisite:INTL 6300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8310. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Politics of Industrialized Democracies
Course
Description:
Political economy and institutions of the major capitalist countries in Europe, East Asia, and North America. Comparative analysis of both country-specific and function-specific criteria, such as state-society relations and formal and informal political institutions.
Athena Title:POL INDUST DEMOC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8310
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of the European Union
Course
Description:
The history, organization, and policies of the European Union (EU). Emphasis on theoretical analysis, with attention to the main competing theories regarding the internal politics of the EU as well as the interaction between the EU and other states, including prospective members.
Athena Title:POLITICS OF EU
Prerequisite:INTL 6300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Developing Political Systems
Course
Description:
Theory of creating integrated, viable, modernizing political systems in a world of economic inequalities. The focus is on the kinds of political institutions that can help manage the social stress of racial, ethnic, cultural, social, economic, technological, and ideological diversity.
Athena Title:DEVELOPING POL SYS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8340
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Government and Business
Course
Description:
Economic, social, and political bases for government intervention in market economies, comparative and/or American. Evolution of and justification for regulatory policies, the theoretical debate surrounding government regulations, case studies of specific regulatory programs, and alternatives to regulation.
Athena Title:GOVERNMENT AND BUS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7660
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Russian and East European Politics
Course
Description:
Domestic and international politics in Russia and selected East European states (e.g., Belarus and Ukraine).
Athena Title:RUSS EAST EUR POL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6380
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8390. 3 hours.
Course Title:East Asian Political Systems
Course
Description:
Social, cultural, and political processes in contrasting East Asian nations, including China, Japan, and Korea. Both domestic and international issues will be examined.
Athena Title:E ASIAN POL SYS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8405. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Politics and Digital Media
Course
Description:
Compares media systems in democratic and non-democratic political systems and examines the role of media as an institution in various socio-political settings across the world.
Athena Title:COMP POL DIGI MEDIA
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Game Theory in International Affairs
Course
Description:
Introduction to the basic concepts of game theory, with emphasis on applications to international relations and comparative politics research. Core concepts like preferences and expected utility will be covered. Two-player, non- cooperative games and the basic solution concept for these games, the Nash equilibrium, will also be discussed. A series of more complex models and the refinements to the Nash equilibrium needed to solve them will be covered.
Athena Title:INTL/GAME THY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Qualitative Research Methods in International Affairs
Course
Description:
Study of a wide variety of research methods and styles used by students of political phenomena, concentrating on those approaches that are essentially non-quantitative in orientation. A variety of approaches, some positivist in orientation, some non-positivist, but all involving an empirical emphasis will be covered.
Athena Title:QUAL METHODS INTL
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL 8505. 3 hours.
Course Title:Qualitative Methods in International Policy
Course
Description:
Introduction to the use of qualitative methods in the area of international policy research. The focus is on case-section, data-gathering, and various analytical techniques (process tracing, content analysis, etc.) useful for students interested in developing effective policy prescriptions in their specialty area.
Athena Title:Qual Methods Internat Policy
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 8500
Prerequisite:INTL 6010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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