Government (GOVT)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

GOVT 1111

A policy-centered approach to the study of government in the American experience.  Considers the American Founding and how it influenced the structure of government;  how national institutions operate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1115

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7258GOVT 1111  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kriner, D

  •  7752GOVT 1111  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  •  7753GOVT 1111  DIS 202

    • M
    • Staff

  •  7754GOVT 1111  DIS 203

    • M
    • Staff

  •  7755GOVT 1111  DIS 204

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7756GOVT 1111  DIS 205

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7757GOVT 1111  DIS 206

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7758GOVT 1111  DIS 207

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7759GOVT 1111  DIS 208

    • R
    • Staff

  •  8226GOVT 1111  DIS 209

    • R
    • Staff

  •  8401GOVT 1111  DIS 210

    • R
    • Staff

  •  8826GOVT 1111  DIS 211

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8827GOVT 1111  DIS 212

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 1503

This course offers an introduction to the study of Africa, the U.S., the Caribbean and other diasporas.  This course will examine, through a range of disciplines, among them literature, history, politics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 1500ASRC 1500

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7842GOVT 1503  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Grovogui, S

GOVT 1817

An introduction to the basic concepts and practice of international politics with an emphasis on learning critical thinking.  The course is divided into two parts. In the first half, we will learn about ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7135GOVT 1817  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kreps, S

  •  7764GOVT 1817  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  •  7765GOVT 1817  DIS 202

    • M
    • Staff

  •  7766GOVT 1817  DIS 203

    • M
    • Staff

  •  7767GOVT 1817  DIS 204

    • T
    • Staff

  •  7768GOVT 1817  DIS 205

    • T
    • Staff

  •  7769GOVT 1817  DIS 206

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7770GOVT 1817  DIS 207

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7771GOVT 1817  DIS 208

    • R
    • Staff

  •  7772GOVT 1817  DIS 209

    • F
    • Staff

  •  7773GOVT 1817  DIS 210

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 1901

This course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, controversies over immigration, economic inequality, American nationalism, the government's role in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8234GOVT 1901  SEM 101

    • W
    • Appel, A

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8311GOVT 1901  SEM 102

    • M
    • Gounot, Q

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8312GOVT 1901  SEM 103

    • W
    • Southgate, E

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

GOVT 2225

In recent years, poverty and inequality have become increasingly common topics of public debate, as academics, journalists, and politicians attempt to come to terms with growing income inequality, with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7620GOVT 2225  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Young, C

  •  8331GOVT 2225  DIS 201

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8332GOVT 2225  DIS 202

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8333GOVT 2225  DIS 203

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8334GOVT 2225  DIS 204

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8335GOVT 2225  DIS 205

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8336GOVT 2225  DIS 206

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8337GOVT 2225  DIS 207

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8338GOVT 2225  DIS 208

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8626GOVT 2225  DIS 209

    • F
    • Young, C

  •  8627GOVT 2225  DIS 210

    • F
    • Young, C

GOVT 2264

This course explores the causes and consequences of modern day civil wars. The first part of the course looks at individual, group, and state level factors that might cause civil wars to break out. The ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16479GOVT 2264  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Karim, S

  • 16484GOVT 2264  DIS 201

    • M
    • Karim, S

  • 16485GOVT 2264  DIS 202

    • W
    • Karim, S

  • 17882GOVT 2264  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 2432

The course concerns the principles and philosophical arguments underlying conflicts and moral dilemmas of central and ongoing concern to society as they arise within legal contexts. We consider questions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17170GOVT 2432  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Marmor, A

  • 17171GOVT 2432  DIS 201

    • T
    • Sep 10, 2019
    • Staff

    • T
    • Sep 24, 2019
    • T
    • Oct 8, 2019
    • T
    • Oct 22, 2019
    • T
    • Nov 5, 2019
    • T
    • Nov 19, 2019
    • T
    • Dec 3, 2019
  • 17172GOVT 2432  DIS 202

    • W
    • Sep 11, 2019
    • Staff

    • W
    • Sep 25, 2019
    • W
    • Oct 9, 2019
    • W
    • Oct 23, 2019
    • W
    • Nov 6, 2019
    • W
    • Nov 20, 2019
    • W
    • Dec 4, 2019

GOVT 2523

Islamophobia and Judeophobia are ideas and like all ideas they have a history of their own. Although today many might think of Islamophobia or Judeophobia as unchangeable---fear of and hatred for Islam ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COML 2523JWST 2523NES 2523RELST 2523

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16492GOVT 2523  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Brann, R

  • 16496GOVT 2523  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16497GOVT 2523  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16498GOVT 2523  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16499GOVT 2523  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 2553

This course will cover current events in Europe as they unfold during the semester. Each week the two meetings will features a "topic" day in which students learn about a current issue of importance for ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8433GOVT 2553  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Way, C

  •  9282GOVT 2553  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  •  9283GOVT 2553  DIS 202

    • W
    • Staff

  •  9284GOVT 2553  DIS 203

    • T
    • Staff

  •  9756GOVT 2553  DIS 204

    • M
    • Staff

GOVT 2605

This course will examine key issues in social and political philosophy. Topics may include the legitimacy of the state, political obligation, the nature and demands of justice, equality, liberty, and autonomy. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 2420

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17149GOVT 2605  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Yost, B

GOVT 2817

Donald Trump and Barack Obama give us two visions of America and of the world: xenophobic nationalism and pragmatic cosmopolitanism.  America and the world are thus constituted by great diversity. The ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2817

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16404GOVT 2817  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Katzenstein, P

  • 16405GOVT 2817  DIS 201

    • T
    • Katzenstein, P

  • 16406GOVT 2817  DIS 202

    • T
    • Katzenstein, P

  • 16407GOVT 2817  DIS 203

    • R
    • Katzenstein, P

  • 16408GOVT 2817  DIS 204

    • R
    • Katzenstein, P

GOVT 3032

Public policies are political outcomes determined by processes that are complex, convoluted and often controversial. The aim of this course is to equip students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3033

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16474GOVT 3032  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Michener, J

  • 17106GOVT 3032  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  • 17107GOVT 3032  DIS 202

    • M
    • Staff

  • 17108GOVT 3032  DIS 203

    • M
    • Staff

  • 17109GOVT 3032  DIS 204

    • W
    • Staff

  • 17110GOVT 3032  DIS 205

    • W
    • Staff

  • 17111GOVT 3032  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

  • 17112GOVT 3032  DIS 207

    • F
    • Staff

  • 17113GOVT 3032  DIS 208

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 3071

The US and the global community face a number of complex, interconnected and enduring issues that pose challenges for our political and policy governance institutions and society at large.  Exploring how ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9663GOVT 3071  LEC 001

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

GOVT 3082

This course focuses on political campaigns, a central feature of American democracy. We will examine how they work and the conditions under which they affect citizens' decisions. The course looks at campaign ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3082

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16461GOVT 3082  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Levine, A

  • 16462GOVT 3082  DIS 201

    • R
    • Levine, A

  • 16463GOVT 3082  DIS 202

    • R
    • Levine, A

  • 16464GOVT 3082  DIS 203

    • F
    • Levine, A

  • 16465GOVT 3082  DIS 204

    • F
    • Levine, A

GOVT 3091

This course reviews the changing political relations between science, technology, and the state in America from 1960 to the present. It focuses on policy choices involving science and technology in different ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3911STS 3911

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17147GOVT 3091  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hilgartner, S

GOVT 3152

Prisons are social and political institutions governed by local, state and national policies. They have a profound influence on American society, especially on our political community.  They amplify inequality ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3155

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16527GOVT 3152  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Michener, J

  • 17114GOVT 3152  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  • 17115GOVT 3152  DIS 202

    • W
    • Staff

  • 17116GOVT 3152  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  • 17117GOVT 3152  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

  • 17118GOVT 3152  DIS 205

    • F
    • Staff

  • 17119GOVT 3152  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 3161

This course will explore and seek explanations for the performance of the 20-21st century presidency, focusing on its institutional and political development, recruitment process (nominations and elections), ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3161

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9187GOVT 3161  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kriner, D

  •  9335GOVT 3161  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  •  9336GOVT 3161  DIS 202

    • W
    • Staff

GOVT 3281

This course investigates the United States Supreme Court and its role in politics and government. It traces the development of constitutional doctrine, the growth of the Court's institutional power, and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3281LAW 3281

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17472GOVT 3281  LEC 001

GOVT 3303

From a perspective based on comparative political economy, this course examines pressing contemporary issues such as the politics of growing inequality.  We consider conflicts around markets, democracy, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 4330

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16623GOVT 3303  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Turner, L

GOVT 3353

This is an introductory course on the politics of Sub-Saharan Africa.  The goal is to provide students with historical background and theoretical tools to understand present-day politics on the continent.  ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9196GOVT 3353  LEC 001

    • MW
    • van de Walle, N

  •  9252GOVT 3353  DIS 201

    • T
    • Staff

  •  9253GOVT 3353  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  • 16529GOVT 3353  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16530GOVT 3353  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 3354

Three decades from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have gained broad perspective on the challenges of societal transformations away from socialism.  This course explores the process and social consequences ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 3430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16658GOVT 3354  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Young, P

GOVT 3494

This course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of regional development and globalization. Topics vary each semester. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3854CRP 3854

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Growth and Development

  •  7456GOVT 3494  LEC 080

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

GOVT 3547

Do you want to learn the discussion-based case method as taught at the Harvard Business School? Do you want to learn how to write a long research paper? Do you not want to take a final examination? If ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AEM 3547DSOC 3547ILRIC 3547

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16651GOVT 3547  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Katzenstein, P

  • 16652GOVT 3547  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  • 16653GOVT 3547  DIS 202

    • M
    • Staff

  • 16654GOVT 3547  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  • 16655GOVT 3547  DIS 204

    • W
    • Staff

GOVT 3595

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16618GOVT 3595  SEM 101

    • W
    • Cosar, H

GOVT 3636

Shortly after the last election, The New Yorker published an article entitled "The Frankfurt School Knew Trump was Coming." This course examines what the Frankfurt School knew by introducing students to ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: COML 3541ENGL 3920GERST 3620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16133GOVT 3636  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Fleming, P

  • 16134GOVT 3636  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16135GOVT 3636  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 3683

Corruption, and the perception of corruption, pervades many aspects of society and has become a source of political protest around the world. This course focuses on the similarities and differences between ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 3680

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17445GOVT 3683  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Young, P

GOVT 3715

This seminar overviews political theories of colonialism and empire, and in doing so, allows us to pose questions about the constitutive elements of our modernity, such as slavery, racism, dependency, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9277GOVT 3715  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Adalet, B

  •  9386GOVT 3715  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  •  9387GOVT 3715  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 3736

Ancient political debates about democracy, empire, and justice appear in late fifth-century BCE Athenian dramatic, historical, and philosophical literatures composed against the backdrop of the 27-year ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 3676

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16709GOVT 3736  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Frank, J

      Rusten, J

GOVT 3786

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3780FREN 3780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17216GOVT 3786  SEM 101

    • MW
    • McNulty, T

GOVT 3805

We are all the living dead – alive but bound to die, and know it. In this course we will learn how existential fears and anxieties shape our politics, partly through moral meaning-making. While the politics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3805NES 3805

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17066GOVT 3805  SEM 101

    • M
    • Staff

  • New faculty member, Urial Abulof (from Univ. Tel Aviv), will be teaching this class.

GOVT 3867

The possibility of major war – on the Korean Peninsula, in the Persian Gulf, in Eastern Europe, in the South China Sea – is higher today than it has been at any point since the end of the Cold War. This ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9197GOVT 3867  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Ward, S

  •  9326GOVT 3867  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  •  9327GOVT 3867  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 3967

China is often thought of as being isolated from the outside world.  It is imagined as existing in historic seclusion, and, following the establishment of the People's Republic, as pursuing a path of autarky. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3395CAPS 3967

  • 0 Credits

  • 16720GOVT 3967  DIS 201

    • M
    • Carlson, A

  • 16721GOVT 3967  DIS 202

    • M
    • Carlson, A

GOVT 4000

Major seminars in the Government department are small, advanced courses that cover an important theme or topic in contemporary politics in depth. Courses place particular emphasis on careful reading and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Representation

  •  8065GOVT 4000  SEM 101

    • R
    • Bateman, D

  • Preference given to Government Seniors and Juniors. Fulfills government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4019

The goal of this course is to introduce probability and statistics as fundamental building blocks for quantitative political analysis, with regression modeling as a focal application. We will begin with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 6019

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7779GOVT 4019  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Corrigan, B

  • This class does not fulfill the government senior seminar requirement. Co-meets with GOVT 6019.

  •  8822GOVT 4019  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 4021

American conservative thought rests on assumptions that are strikingly different from those made by mainstream American liberals.  However, conservative thinkers are themselves committed to principles ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4021

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8211GOVT 4021  SEM 101

    • F
    • Bensel, R

  • Preference given to Government Seniors and Juniors. Fulfills government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4283

This class will examine the history and contemporary role of Latinos as a minority group in the U.S. political system. This course is intended as an overview of the political position of Latinos y Latinas ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4283LSP 4283

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16610GOVT 4283  SEM 101

    • M
    • Garcia-Rios, S

  • Government Seniors and Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4293

For the first time in history, more than half of the world's people reside in cities. Why do people congregate in cities? How do states address urbanization, and how does urbanization affect states? This ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6293

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16622GOVT 4293  SEM 101

    • W
    • Wallace, J

  • Government Seniors and Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4365

Throughout human history, and its modern incarnation, communities have clashed just as often as states. This course sheds light on ethnic communities and conflicts, explicating their historical dynamics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 4365NES 4365

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16611GOVT 4365  SEM 101

    • M
    • Staff

  • This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement. Government Seniors and Juniors given preference.

GOVT 4403

The goal of the course is to introduce students to the study of the nexus between violence and the creation of the modern state. It is intended to familiarize students with the role that war and other ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9198GOVT 4403  SEM 101

    • W
    • Flores-Macias, G

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4543

This course a offers comparative political sociology of democratic and non-democratic institutions in the United States and beyond. Topics will include nationalism, fascism and populism. My focus will ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 4540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17444GOVT 4543  SEM 101

    • T
    • Berezin, M

GOVT 4735

This is an introduction to the three 'master thinkers' who have helped determine the discourses of modernity and post-modernity. We consider basic aspects of their work: (a) specific critical and historical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4250GERST 4250

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16199GOVT 4735  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Waite, G

GOVT 4827

Seminar intended to examine the increasingly complex relationship that has evolved between China and the rest of the international system, with particular focus on the rise of Chinese nationalism and the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4448CAPS 4827GOVT 6827

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16745GOVT 4827  SEM 101

    • W
    • Carlson, A

  • Government Seniors and Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4949

This seminar creates a structured environment in which honors students will examine different  research approaches and methods and construct a research design for their own theses—a thesis proposal that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7139GOVT 4949  SEM 101

    • M
    • Garcia-Rios, S

  • This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4999

One-on-one tutorial arranged by the student with a faculty member of his or her choosing. Open to government majors doing superior work, and it is the responsibility of the student to establish the research ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6320GOVT 4999  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bensel, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6334GOVT 4999  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Kreps, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6336GOVT 4999  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Corrigan, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6337GOVT 4999  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Mettler, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6347GOVT 4999  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Frank, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6348GOVT 4999  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Michener, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6350GOVT 4999  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Roberts, K

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6351GOVT 4999  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Rubenstein, D

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6352GOVT 4999  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Sanders, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6353GOVT 4999  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Ward, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6355GOVT 4999  IND 631

    • TBA
    • van de Walle, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6356GOVT 4999  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Way, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6358GOVT 4999  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Margulies, J

GOVT 6019

The goal of this course is to introduce probability and statistics as fundamental building blocks for quantitative political analysis, with regression modeling as a focal application. We will begin with ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 4019

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7259GOVT 6019  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Corrigan, B

  • Co-meets with GOVT 4019.

  •  8823GOVT 6019  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

GOVT 6031

The major issues, approaches, and institutions of American government and the various subfields of American politics are introduced. The focus is on both substantive information and theoretical analysis, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16736GOVT 6031  SEM 101

    • F
    • Bateman, D

GOVT 6049

This course continues the path of 6019 and 6029 in offering a hybrid of applied social statistics and econometric modeling for graduate students, with a focus on the analysis of categorical and count data ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16744GOVT 6049  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Aug 29 - Oct 18, 2019
    • Corrigan, B

GOVT 6059

This course continues the path of 6019 and 6029 in offering a hybrid of applied social statistics and econometric modeling for graduate students, with a focus on panel, time-series cross-section, and multilevel ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16740GOVT 6059  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Oct 21 - Dec 10, 2019
    • Corrigan, B

GOVT 6202

This course will explore the relationship between popular belief, political action, and the institutional deployment of social power. The class will be roughly divided in three parts, opening with a discussion ... view course details

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  • 16775GOVT 6202  SEM 101

    • M
    • Bensel, R

GOVT 6293

For the first time in history, more than half of the world's people reside in cities. Why do people congregate in cities? How do states address urbanization, and how does urbanization affect states? This ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4293

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17236GOVT 6293  SEM 101

    • W
    • Wallace, J

GOVT 6353

This course provides a graduate-level survey of the field of comparative politics, introducing students to classic works as well as recent contributions that build upon those works. Readings will draw ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6445GOVT 6353  SEM 101

    • R
    • Pepinsky, T

GOVT 6426

Contemporaries Read Ancients has twin pedagogic goals. The first is to deepen the understanding of antique thought and build upon prior study of canonical texts (Phaedrus, Republic, Nicomachean Ethics); ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16788GOVT 6426  SEM 101

    • W
    • Frank, J

GOVT 6525

What is the relationship of history to the practice of contemporary political theory? What role does attention to history—or its neglect—play in the reproduction and contestation of theoretical authority? ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16791GOVT 6525  SEM 101

    • T
    • Markell, P

GOVT 6619

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 6610SOC 6610

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16113GOVT 6619  SEM 101

    • W
    • Sep 3 - Dec 10, 2019
    • Hobbs, W

GOVT 6779

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6970ENGL 6970

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17737GOVT 6779  SEM 101

    • T
    • Saccamano, N

GOVT 6827

This seminar is intended to examine the increasingly complex relationship that has evolved between China and the rest of the international system, with particular focus on the rise of Chinese nationalism ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4448CAPS 4827GOVT 4827

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16743GOVT 6827  SEM 101

    • W
    • Carlson, A

GOVT 6897

This course will examine a variety of international relations theories in studying a broad range of security issues, including the causes of war, alliance formation, balance-of-power politics, security ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16763GOVT 6897  SEM 101

    • W
    • Ward, S

GOVT 6946

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  • 16907GOVT 6946  SEM 101

    • R
    • Diabate, N

  • This course explores the philosophical concept of biopolitics and its diverse translations and/or adaptations across multiple disciplines and across the globe. We will trace the concept of biopolitics and its attendant notions—Sovereignty, Governmentality, Neoliberalism— as they emerge in the work of Michel Foucault. Relatedly, we will analyze the multiple disciplinary and geographical directions in which the concepts have travelled. Throughout the semester, we shall also examine negative/ affirmative, biopolitics, necropolitics, digital biopolitics, and postcoloniality, race, gender, and sexuality and their intersection with biopolitics.

GOVT 6987

How do states make foreign policy decisions? What factors influence states' international behavior and prospects for war and peace? This seminar has two main goals: to familiarize students with the burgeoning ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16766GOVT 6987  SEM 101

    • F
    • Weiss, J

GOVT 7073

Game theory provides a scientific approach to the study of social, political, and economic interactions that focuses on the strategic aspects of decision-making between two or more individuals or groups. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9290GOVT 7073  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Cirone, A

  • 17245GOVT 7073  DIS 201

    • F
    • Cirone, A

GOVT 7937

The Proseminar in Peace Studies offers a multidisciplinary review of issues related to peace and conflict at the graduate level. The course is led by the director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 7937STS 7937

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16767GOVT 7937  SEM 101

    • R
    • Slayton, R

GOVT 7999

Individualized readings and research for graduate students. Topics, readings, and writing requirements are designed through consultation between the student and the instructor. Graduate students in government ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6392GOVT 7999  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bensel, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6394GOVT 7999  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Bunce, V

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6396GOVT 7999  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Enns, P

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6404GOVT 7999  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Kreps, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6405GOVT 7999  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Frank, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6407GOVT 7999  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Mettler, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6408GOVT 7999  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Michener, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6410GOVT 7999  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Roberts, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6411GOVT 7999  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Rubenstein, D

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6414GOVT 7999  IND 631

    • TBA
    • van de Walle, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6415GOVT 7999  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Way, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6416GOVT 7999  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Ward, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6458GOVT 7999  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Flores-Macias, G