Graduate Courses for Government and Politics (GVPT)

Schedule of Classes: Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer
(Only current and next semester available)

GVPT 402 International Law (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
A study of the basic character, general principles and specific rules of international law, with emphasis on recent and contemporary trends in the field and its relation to other aspects of international affairs.

GVPT 403 Law, Morality, War and Terrorism (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
An exploration of the political and moral concerns involved in the use or threat of use of force in modern international affairs and diplomacy. Topics of intensive study include, among others, comparative and international laws governing terrorism and counter-terrorism, jus ad bellum, jus en bello, preemptive war, institutional legal processes for promoting the use of and enforcing international conflict resolution and arbitrary procedures to prevent or control international violence, and the roles of international courts in trials of war criminals and terrorists.

GVPT 404 Private International Law (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Recommended: GVPT402. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
An introduction to private international law, defined as those substantive laws that a nation or nations have applied to private transactions involving transnational relationships. Private international law is often called the "conflict of laws" because it almost always arises to deal with the existence of a number of separate legal systems in the various states, each practicing their own 'municipal law' in ways that invariably raise real and potential conflicts requiring accommodation and cooperation.

GVPT 405 Defense Policy and Arms Control (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
Contemporary issues of military strategy and international security are covered, including: nuclear war, conventional (limited war), guerrilla insurgency, arms control, disarmament, moderation of war, defense policy processes, and defense economics.

GVPT 406 International Organizations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
A basic introduction to the full range of international organizations that have come into being over the past century and one-half, including those that aspire to be universal or global, those with a geopolitical or regional focus, and those that address specific structural or functional areas of human endeavor or issue areas.

GVPT 407 International Political Economy (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
Introduces the field of international political economy, which analyzes the ways in which economic and political changes produce both economic and political reactions.

GVPT 409 Seminar in International Relations and World Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
Reading, writing, and research on topics in international relations and world politics. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 419 Seminar in Public Policy (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT270. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
Reading, writing, and research on topics in public policy. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 422 Quantitative Political Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GVPT422, PSYC200, or SOCY201.
Introduction to quantitative methods of data analysis, including selected statistical methods, block analysis, content analysis, and scale construction.

GVPT 423 Elections and Electoral Behavior (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
An examination of various topics relating to elections; the focus includes the legal structure under which elections are conducted, the selection and nomination process, the conduct of election campaigns, and patterns of political participation and voting choice in different types of elections.

GVPT 424 Topics in Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT221. Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Government & Politics department.
The focus of this course will vary both by its theoretical core and its applications. The theories are likely to be those of games, social choice, and voting. The applications will usually be to problems of distributive and social justice, community organizing, responsive public policy, institutional design, alliance and coalition formation, etc. Some of the topics will involve research projects.

GVPT 426 Public Opinion (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
An examination of public opinion and its effect on political action, with emphasis on opinion formation and measurement, propaganda and pressure groups.

GVPT 427 Political Sociology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A study of the societal aspects of political life including selected aspects of the sociology of group formation and group dynamics, political association, community integration, and political behavior.

GVPT 428 Topics in Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT221. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
An evaluation of theories of political behavior such as game, social choice and voting theory, and their applications to problems of distribution and social justice, community organizing, responsive public policy, institutional design, and alliance and coalition formation.

GVPT 429 Problems in Political Behavior (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
The problem approach to political behavior with emphasis on theoretical and empirical studies on selected aspects of the political process.

GVPT 431 Introduction to Constitutional Law (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
A systematic inquiry into the general principles of the American constitutional system, with special reference to the role of the judiciary in the interpretation and enforcement of the federal constitution.

GVPT 432 Civil Rights and the Constitution (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT331. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A study of civil rights in the American constitutional context, emphasizing freedom of religion, freedom of expression, minority discrimination, and the rights of defendants.

GVPT 433 The Judicial Process (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT331. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
An examination of judicial organization in the United States at all levels of government, with some emphasis on legal reasoning, legal research and court procedures.

GVPT 439 Seminar in Public Law (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT331. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
Reading, writing, and research on topics in public law. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 441 History of Political Theory: Ancient and Medieval (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
A survey of the principal political theories set forth in the works of writers before Machiavelli.

GVPT 442 History of Political Theory--Medieval to Recent (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A survey of the principal theories set forth in the works of writers from Machiavelli to Nietzsche.

GVPT 443 Contemporary Political Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A survey of the principal political theories and ideologies set forth in the works of writers from Karl Marx to the present.

GVPT 444 American Political Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must not be in Government & Politics program.
A study of the development and growth of American political concepts from the Colonial period to the present.

GVPT 445 Marxism and Postmarxism (3 credits)
Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Government & Politics department.
The study of Marxist thought and an assessment of the critical transformations and reassessments of the theory and practice of Marxism.

GVPT 448 Non-Western Political Thought (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Additional information: Permission of department required for repeat.
Examination of works by major authors and general themes of political thought originating in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. This is not a survey of all non-Western political thought, but a course to be limited by the professor with each offering.

GVPT 449 Seminar in Political Philosophy (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
Reading, writing, and research on topics in political philosophy. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 453 Recent East Asian Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
The background and interpretation of recent political events in East Asia and their influence on world politics.

GVPT 454 Seminar in the International Relations of China (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
Explores the foreign relations behavior of the People's Republic of China, with focus on the contemporary era.

GVPT 455 Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A survey of contemporary development in the international politics of the Middle East nations in the world affairs.

GVPT 456 The Politics of Terrorism (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Credit only granted for: GVPT456 or GVPT459T. Formerly: GVPT459T.
Examination of the definition, causes and organization of terrorist activity, along with key domestic and international counter- and anti-terrorism responses. Special emphasis on challanges and opportunities to the scientific study of terrorism.

GVPT 457 American Foreign Relations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
The principles and machinery of the conduct of American foreign relations, with emphasis on the Departments of State and Defense, and an analysis of the major foreign policies of the United States.

GVPT 459 Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
Reading, writing, and research on topics in comparative politics. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 460 Problems in State and Local Government (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT260. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A study of the structure, procedures and policies of state and local governments with special emphasis on the state level and on intergovernmental relationships, and with illustrations from Maryland governmental arrangements.

GVPT 461 Metropolitan Government (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
An examination of administrative problems relating to public services, planning and coordination in a metropolitan environment.

GVPT 462 Urban Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT260.
Urban political process and institutions considered in the light of changing social and economic conditions.

GVPT 473 The U.S. Congress (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
A detailed survey of lawmaking and the legislative process, emphasizing the U.S. Congress and its members.

GVPT 474 Political Parties (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A descriptive and analytical examination of American political parties, nominations, elections, and political leadership.

GVPT 475 The Presidency and the Executive Branch (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher.
An examination of the U.S. presidency in historical and contemporary perspective: nomination and electoral politics and the president's place in policy-making, administration, and public opinion.

GVPT 476 The Business Government Relationship (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT270. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
Examines the structures, process, and outcomes of business and government and the politics and products of their cooperative-adversarial relationships in the United States. The design integrates interest group and administrative politics and the public policy process.

GVPT 477 Voting and Participation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT170 and GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A study of the factors that influence individual vote choice and voter participation in the U.S. The course will introduce political science research pertaining to both topics and will engage current controversies over such things as political campaign laws and the various state and federal rules that govern election administration.

GVPT 479 Seminar in American Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
Reading, writing, and research on topics in American politics. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 480 Comparative Political Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A study, along functional lines, of major political institutions, such as legislatures, executives, courts, bureaucracies, public organizations, and political parties.

GVPT 481 Government and Administration of Russia and the States of the Former Soviet Union (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the states of the former Soviet Union.

GVPT 482 Government and Politics of Latin America (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Latin American countries.

GVPT 484 Government and Politics of Africa (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT282 or GVPT280. Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Government & Politics department.
A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the African countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.

GVPT 485 Government and Politics of the Middle East (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the African countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.

GVPT 486 Comparative Studies in European Politics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.
A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Middle Eastern countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.

GVPT 487 Government and Politics of China (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Recommended: GVPT280; or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: GVPT359A or GVPT487. Formerly: GVPT359A.
Discussion of major issues in the study of the domestic politics of the People's Republic of China.

GVPT 492 The Comparative Politics of Race Relations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Recommended: GVPT280; or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Accounting; Government & Politics).
Impact of government and politics on race relations in various parts of the world. The origins, problems, and manifestations of such racial policies as segregation, apartheid, integration, assimilation, partnership, and non-racialism will be analyzed.

GVPT 599 Teaching Political Science (1 credits)
Problems in teaching political science. Topics covered include lecture and discussion strategies, creation of an active learning environment, construction and evaluation of examinations, department and university policies, and dealing with various types of teaching problems. This course does not carry credit towards any degree at the University.

GVPT 622 Quantitative Methods For Political Science (3 credits)
Introduction to quantitiative methods of data analysis, with emphasis on statistical methods and computer usage. Measures of association, probability, correlation, linear regression estimation techniques, introductory analysis of variance, and use of package computer programs.

GVPT 629 Seminar in Research Design (1 credits)
This is designed to extend and deepen graduate students understanding of research design in empirical political science. Focus is placed on major issues in planning a research project: developing strong theories, formulating clear hypotheses, and crafting strategies to test theories and rule out rival, alternative explanations. Also, issues of effective communication of research will be considered. To get beyond abstractions, examples of research in American politics will be considered and evaluated. Technical issues of statistical analysis or broader epistemological questions in social science will not be covered.

GVPT 700 Scope and Method of Political Science (3 credits)
Required of all Ph.D. candidates. A seminar in the methodologies of political science, and their respective applications to different research fields. Interdisciplinary approaches and bibliographical techniques are also reviewed.

GVPT 708 Seminar in International Relations Theory (3 credits)
Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
An examination of the major approaches, concepts, and theories in the study of world politics with special emphasis on contemporary literature.

GVPT 722 Advanced Quantitative Methods For Political Science (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT622; or permission of instructor.
Introduction to multivariate analysis. Elementary matrix algebra, multiple linear and curvilinear correlation and regression, analysis of variance, canonical correlation and regression, discriminant analysis, and several types of factor analysis.

GVPT 729 Special Topics in Quantitative Political Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT622; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
An intensive examination of special topics in quantitative methods of political analysis in such areas as survey research methods, exploratory data analysis, advanced data management techniques, or advanced methods of policy analysis.

GVPT 730 Methods of Formal Political Theory (3 credits)
An introduction to the methods of formal theory, with emphasis on selected aspects of philosophy of science and on propositional and quantified logic. The limitations and potentialities of formal theory in both normative and empirical political science.

GVPT 741 Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy (3 credits)
Major writings from the tradition of ancient and medieval political philosophy are studied. The goal is to identify and critically analyze the perennial or persistent questions about political life posed by philosophers in divers times and places.

GVPT 742 Modern Political Theory (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT741. Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department.
The influence of the Enlightenment on political thought, beginning with Machiavelli and ending around the time of Mill and Marx, in which the Enlightenment worked itself out in the hopes and fears of these and other authors.

GVPT 743 Contemporary Political Theory (3 credits)
Restriction: Must have graduate standing.
Theorists from Nietzsche (1884-1900) to the present will be covered with a focus on the apparent failure of the Enlightenment to usher in an age of peace and reason.

GVPT 761 International Political Economy (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT708.
Major issues in international political economy including such matters as the monetary system, trade, debt, and development.

GVPT 770 Seminar in American Political Institutions (3 credits)
This is the core institutions seminar in American politics. The course surveys the primary literature in the field and addresses substantively significant topics related to the study of political institutions in the American context.

GVPT 771 Seminar in American Political Behavior (3 credits)
This is the core seminar in American political behavior. The course will deal with prominent theoretical and empirical issues in the areas of voting, public opinion, political participation and other aspects of political behavior in the American context.

GVPT 772 American Political Thought and Development (3 credits)
A survey of major American political thinkers, ongoing themes in American political thought, and fundamental questions about American political development.

GVPT 780 Seminar in the Comparative Study of Politics (3 credits)
An examination of the salient approaches to and conceptual frameworks for the comparative study of politics, followed by the construction of models and typologies of political systems.

GVPT 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6 credits)

GVPT 802 Seminar in International Law (3 credits)
Reports on selected topics assigned for individual study and reading in substantive and procedural international law.

GVPT 803 Seminar in International Political Organization (3 credits)
A study of the forms and functions of various international organizations.

GVPT 805 Theories of International Conflict (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT708.
Major topics in the study of international conflict.

GVPT 807 Comparative Studies in International Relations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT780 or GVPT708; or permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department.
Studies in the historical, areal, structural, social and economic contexts of international relations and the influences of international relations on domestic politics, social relations and economics.

GVPT 808 Selected Topics in Functional Problems in International Relations (3 credits)
An examination of the major substantive issues in contemporary international relations.

GVPT 827 Seminar in Political Sociology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT427; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Inquiries into the conceptual and theoretical foundations of and empirical data in the field of political sociology. Individual readings and research problems will be assigned, dealing with the social contexts of politics and the political aspects of social relationships.

GVPT 828 Selected Problems in Political Behavior (3 credits)
Individual reading and research reports on selected problems in the study of political behavior.

GVPT 831 Formal Theories of Politics I (3 credits)
Survey of major formal theories of politics, with emphasis on those theories based on the assumptions of rationality. The theory of public goods, game theory, coalition theory, and the theoretical properties of voting systems.

GVPT 832 Formal Theories of Politics II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT831.
Theories of justice, the voters paradox, the liberal paradox, the effects of costly information, and theories of regulation.

GVPT 838 Topics in Formal Political Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT831; or permission of instructor.
An examination of selected topics in formal theory.

GVPT 841 Great Political Thinkers (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT441.
Intensive study of one or more political thinkers each semester.

GVPT 842 Man and the State (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT442.
Individual reading and reports on such recurring concepts in political theory as liberty, equality, justice, natural law and natural rights, private property, sovereignty, nationalism and the organic state.

GVPT 843 Psychoanalytic Applications to Political Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT741.
Freudian, object relations and Lacanian traditions in psychoanalysis as they illustrate traditional questions and authors of political theory.

GVPT 844 American Political Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT444.
Analytical and historical examination of selected topics in American political thought.

GVPT 845 Marxist Political Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT443; or permission of instructor.
Intensive study and analysis of the leading ideas of Marx and Engels and their development in the different forms of social democracy and of communism.

GVPT 846 Theories of Democracy (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT442.
A survey and analysis of the leading theories of democratic government, with attention to such topics as freedom, equality, representation, dissent, and critics of democracy.

GVPT 847 Seminar in Non-Western Political Theory (3 credits)
Intensive study of selected segments of political theory outside of the Western European tradition.

GVPT 848 Current Problems in Political Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GVPT443.
Intensive examination of the development of political theory since the Second World War.

GVPT 849 Readings in Government and Politics (3 credits)
Guided readings and discussions on selected topics in political science.

GVPT 856 International Human Rights (3 credits)
International law and politics of human rights viewed as a set of global issues involving civil and political as well as economic, cultural and social rights.

GVPT 857 Seminar in American Foreign Relations (3 credits)
Reports on selected topics assigned for individual study and reading in American foreign policy and the conduct of American foreign relations.

GVPT 859 Selected Topics in Public Policy (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
An examination of selected topics in public policy, such as judicial education, health, welfare, and resources policy.

GVPT 865 Do Institutions Make a Difference? (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT770.
Examines the issue of the extent to which institutional design affects the functioning of a polity.

GVPT 868 Problems of State and Local Government (3 credits)
Report of topics assigned for individual study in the field of state local government throughout the United States.

GVPT 869 Seminar in Urban Administration (3 credits)
Selected topics are examined by the team research method with students responsible for planning, field investigation, and report writing.

GVPT 870 Interest Groups Politics in the United States (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT770.
The theory and practice of interest group politics in the United States.

GVPT 871 Seminar in Public Law (3 credits)
Reports on topics for individual study and reading in the fields of constitutional and administrative law.

GVPT 872 Judicial Process and Behavior (3 credits)
An examination and assessment of the various social scientific approaches to the study of judicial behavior and process. The "behavioral" public law, featuring the application of social science research techniques to the study of the legal process.

GVPT 873 Seminar in Legislatures and Legislation (3 credits)
Reports on topics assigned for individual study and reading about the composition and organization of legislatures and about the legislative process.

GVPT 874 Seminar in Political Parties and Politics (3 credits)
Reports on topics assigned for individual study and reading in the fields of political organization and action.

GVPT 875 Seminar in Judicial Policy Development (3 credits)
The role of courts in policy development, the extent and limitations of judicial power, the division of labor among courts in creating policy, and the politics of litigation.

GVPT 876 Seminar in National Security Policy (3 credits)
An examination of the components of United States security policy. Factors, both internal and external, affecting national security will be considered. Individual reporting as assigned.

GVPT 877 The Politics of the Presidency (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT770.
The major research topics and issues pertaining to the United States presidency.

GVPT 878 Problems in American Government and Politics (3 credits)
An examination of contemporary problems in various fields of government and politics in the United States, with reports on topics assigned for individual study.

GVPT 879 Topics on International Security (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT876. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
A detailed and advanced analysis of particular regional problems on defense policy and arms control.

GVPT 880 Civil Conflict: Theory and Research (3 credits)
Recommended: GVPT780.
An overview of historical, theoretical, and empirical analyses of conflict within states. Surveys major approaches to the study of conflict, then examines representative theories and evidence on the causes, dynamics, and outcomes of revolution, protest movements, ethnopolitical conflict, and state repression.

GVPT 883 Comparative Governmental Institutions: China (3 credits)
An examination of governments and politics within Asia.

GVPT 884 Field Methods in Comparative Politics (3 credits)
A practical designed for graduate students interested in field research. Research design, case selection, developing surveys and experiments, analysis of original data, and some qualitative methods will be emphasized, with the aim that students develop the practical skills to conduct their own field research.

GVPT 887 Seminar in the Politics of Developing Nations (3 credits)
An examination of the programs of political development in the emerging nations with special references to the newly independent nations of Asia and Africa, and the less developed countries of Latin America. Individual reporting as assigned.

GVPT 888 Selected Topics in Comparative Governmental Institutions (3 credits)
An examination of special topics in comparative politics.

GVPT 889 Selected Topics in Area Problems in International Relations (3 credits)
Special topics concerning regional problems in the relations of states.

GVPT 898 Pre-Candidacy Research (1-8 credits)
Guided readings and discussions on selected topics in political science.

GVPT 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8 credits)

 

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