Government (GOVT)Arts and Sciences

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GOVT 1101

This First-Year Writing Seminar is devoted to the study of political power and the interaction of citizens and governments and provides the opportunity to write extensively about these issues. Topics vary ... view course details

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    FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

GOVT 1313

This course will introduce students to comparative politics—the study of the political institutions, identities, and organized interests in countries around the world. Emphasis is on how to make meaningful ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5954GOVT 1313  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in partnership with the French and Spanish Language Programs. Students enrolled in GOVT 1313 may enroll in an optional one credit course, FREN 3020 or SPAN 3020. Interested students should contact the instructor.

GOVT 1615

This course offers a survey of modern political theory in the West.  We will examine some of the persistent dilemmas of political modernity and the attempts of several canonical political theorists to ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 1920

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 1901

Weekly informal discussion of urgent public issues posed by a central theme, such as inequality, foreign policy and immigration, or challenges to liberty and democracy. Recent public lectures organized ... view course details

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    Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 10100GOVT 1901  SEM 101

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

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    Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 17230GOVT 1901  SEM 102

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

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    Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 17231GOVT 1901  SEM 103

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

GOVT 2604

The election of Barack Obama to the presidency has raised new questions in the American debate on race, politics, and social science. Has America entered a post-racial society in which racism and inequality ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 2504ASRC 2504SOC 2520

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 2673

This lecture class will explore the socio-cultural history of modern Egypt from the late 18th century to the 21st century "Arab Spring." We will explore Egyptian history under the Ottomans and the Mamluks, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASRC 2670HIST 2672NES 2670

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9533GOVT 2673  LEC 001

  • For students interested in an optional 1-credit section taught in Arabic, please enroll in NES 3366.

GOVT 3002

This course presents an overview of the law regarding civil rights and civil liberties. But the law is only part of our focus. Rights do not spring into existence simply because a judge pounded a gavel ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3002

  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 3041

In the U.S. Presidential election of 2000, a Supreme Court ruling ultimately cleared the way for Florida's Secretary of State to certify electors pledged to the Republican party. Yet thousands of mis-marked ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: AMST 3911STS 3911

  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 3112

The course will be a lecture course on Congress, introducing them to the political science literature on the topic and the major research questions and approaches. We will examine the development of the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 3131

A general-education course to acquaint students with how our legal system pursues the goals of society. The course introduces students to various perspectives on the nature of law, what functions it ought ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3131LAW 4131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3142

This class is intended to provoke some hard thinking about the relationship of committed "outsiders" and advocates of change to the experience of crime, punishment, and incarceration and to the men we ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3142

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18417GOVT 3142  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: participation as a Teaching Assistant in the CPEP program in Auburn or Cayuga or work in a juvenile or other correctional facility.

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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3155

  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 3223

Questions have arisen recently about the wisdom of the 2011 Western intervention in Libya, which resulted in the removal and assassination of Colonel Gaddafi, that country's long-time ruler. The question ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASRC 3220NES 3223

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3333

One key question about China's rise as an economic power has been what it does or is doing around the world. In this regard, China observers have taken note of emergence as the largest investors of late ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASRC 3330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3401

"We're undone by each other. And if we're not, we're missing something," writes Judith Butler in Precarious Life. Can our mutual vulnerability serve as the basis for political intervention and social justice? ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3420FGSS 3400LSP 3401

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3403

This course provides a broad overview of the evolution of Chinese politics from the early part of the 20th century to the present. It is roughly divided into two sections. The first traces the formation ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 3321CAPS 3403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16496GOVT 3403  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in partnership with the Mandarin Language Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 3403 may enroll in an optional one credit Mandarin language discussion section, CHIN 3316. Interested students should contact the instructor.

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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    Combined with: AMST 3854CRP 3854

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Growth and Development

  •  7601GOVT 3494  LEC 080

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

GOVT 3503

This seminar examines the various issues that surround being a specialist of one of the world's most complex and exciting places. The course will first look at the various groups of people that have been ... view course details

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    Combined with: CAPS 3502

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3553

This course will cover international current events as they unfold during the semester. Faculty from across the university will be invited to contextualize and deepen students' understanding of elections, ... view course details

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GOVT 3675

A historical introduction to democratic theory through the writings of its greatest thinkers and their critics. Beginning with a study of the theory and practice of democratic rule in ancient Athens, we ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3678CLASS 3675

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3736

This course explores Ancient Greek and Roman political theory. We study key texts of thinkers such as Sophocles, Aristophanes Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, to learn about differing constitutional ... view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 3676

  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 3745

Survey of European social theory from Hegel to Foucault (via Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Weber, and the Frankfurt School). view course details

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    Combined with: PHIL 2240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3809

The 10 years from 1967 to 1976 were an extraordinary time both in the history of American politics and in the history of American film. In the same period that the country was rocked by the Vietnam War, ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3809

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3897

The 20th century witnessed some of the world's most destructive wars and human-rights atrocities - most of them connected to war and conflict. This course examines the impact of war on human rights and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16509GOVT 3897  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in partnership with the Spanish Language Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 3897 may enroll in an optional one credit Spanish language discussion section, SPAN 3020. Interested students should contact the instructor.

GOVT 3990

We introduce basic statistical reasoning with an emphasis on problems encountered in social science research. We explore the use of statistical tools to answer scientific research questions, and investigate ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9884GOVT 3990  LEC 001

  • This class is intended as a follow-on course to 3999 and while it is not a pre-requisite it is strongly recommended that you take 3999 before taking this class.

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Campaigning and Voting in Europe

  •  9855GOVT 4000  SEM 101

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This course fulfills the Government seminar requirement.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Politics and Entertainment

  •  9856GOVT 4000  SEM 102

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This course fulfills the Government seminar requirement.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: American Grand Strategy

  •  9857GOVT 4000  SEM 103

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This course fulfills the Government seminar requirement.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Gender, Nationalism & War

  • 16459GOVT 4000  SEM 104

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This course fulfills the Government seminar requirement.

GOVT 4032

Latinos are a greater presence in American society and political life than ever before.   Students in this course will explore themes such as immigration, political incorporation, inter-ethnic relations ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 4032LSP 4032

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9525GOVT 4032  SEM 101

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

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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    Combined with: COML 4250GERST 4250

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16380GOVT 4735  LEC 001

  • This is a lecture course, but there will be plenty of time for discussion. Formerly GERST 4150 – students who previously took GERST 4150 cannot enroll in this course. Film-screening one evening night per week, TBA.

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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  • 16516GOVT 4827  SEM 101

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This course fulfills the Government seminar requirement.

GOVT 4959

GOVT 4959 is the second semester of honors thesis research, limited to students who have completed GOVT 4949, Honors Thesis Program. There is no formal class meeting. Instead, students will work on their ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6618GOVT 4959  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

GOVT 4967

This course examines the main factors that caused the collapse of the Soviet superpower at the end of the Cold War by situating the events of 1985-1991 in the wider context of Soviet history and post-1991 ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 4967

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16898GOVT 4967  SEM 101

  • Government Seniors/Juniors given preference. This course fulfills the government 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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  • 18658GOVT 4999  IND 635

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    • Michener, J

GOVT 6029

This course builds upon 6019, covering in detail the interpretation and estimation of multivariate linear regression models. We derive the Ordinary Least Squares estimator and its characteristics using ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6085GOVT 6029  SEM 101

  • Permission of instructor is required.

GOVT 6045

What can lawyers and judges learn from the study of literature? This course explores the relevance of imaginative literature (novels, drama, poetry, and film) to questions of law and social justice from ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 3762ENGL 6710LAW 6710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 6053

An in-depth, graduate-level introduction to qualitative and comparative methods of political analysis, with special emphasis on the application of these methods in comparative and international politics. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 6069

In this seminar we study the assumptions and estimators that can estimate causal effects in the social sciences, with particular emphasis on addressing effect heterogeneity and robustness to assumption ... view course details

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    Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16539GOVT 6069  SEM 101

    • MWWhite Hall 106
    • Jan 25 - Mar 17, 2017
    • Corrigan, B

GOVT 6075

The seminar will explore readings in the history of political thought from Homer to the Twenty-first century. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 6079

In this 7-week seminar we elaborate social statistics topics only briefly covered in earlier courses, depending on student research interests. Example broad approaches could include Bayesian or nonparametric ... view course details

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    Seven Week - Second. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16551GOVT 6079  SEM 101

    • MWWhite Hall 106
    • Mar 20 - May 10, 2017
    • Corrigan, B

GOVT 6171

The prevailing approach to policy analysis gives little attention to politics, yet public policies are defined through political processes, designed and implemented in the context of political institutions, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 6304

This is a graduate seminar in political science on the application of historical analysis in comparative politics. The goals of the course are for students to understand the contemporary application of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

GOVT 6586

This is an advanced graduate seminar exploring the work of three important twentieth century political theorists: Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and Hannah Arendt.  We will engage their work chronologically ... view course details

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    Combined with: GERST 6586

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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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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  • 4 Credits Graded

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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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6234GOVT 7999  IND 601

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    • Anderson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6235GOVT 7999  IND 602

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    • Bensel, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6236GOVT 7999  IND 603

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    • Buck-Morss, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6237GOVT 7999  IND 604

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    • Bunce, V

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6238GOVT 7999  IND 605

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    • Carlson, A

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  •  6239GOVT 7999  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Enns, P

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  •  6240GOVT 7999  IND 607

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    • Evangelista, M

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  •  6241GOVT 7999  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Frank, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8450GOVT 7999  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Lienau, O

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6242GOVT 7999  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Herring, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6243GOVT 7999  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Jones-Correa, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6244GOVT 7999  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Katzenstein, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6245GOVT 7999  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Katzenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6246GOVT 7999  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Kirshner, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6247GOVT 7999  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Kramnick, I

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  •  6248GOVT 7999  IND 616

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    • Kreps, S

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  •  6249GOVT 7999  IND 617

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    • Lowi, T

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  •  6250GOVT 7999  IND 618

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    • Frank, J

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  •  6251GOVT 7999  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Mertha, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6252GOVT 7999  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Mettler, S

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  •  6253GOVT 7999  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Morrison, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6254GOVT 7999  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Michener, J

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  •  6255GOVT 7999  IND 624

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    • Pepinsky, T

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  •  6256GOVT 7999  IND 625

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    • Roberts, K

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  •  6257GOVT 7999  IND 626

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    • Rubenstein, D

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  •  6258GOVT 7999  IND 627

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    • Sanders, M

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  •  6259GOVT 7999  IND 628

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    • Shefter, M

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  •  6260GOVT 7999  IND 629

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    • Smith, A

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  •  6261GOVT 7999  IND 630

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    • Tarrow, S

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  •  6262GOVT 7999  IND 631

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    • van de Walle, N

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  •  6263GOVT 7999  IND 632

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    • Way, C

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  •  6264GOVT 7999  IND 633

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    • Flores-Macias, G

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  •  7565GOVT 7999  IND 634

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    • Maass, R

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  •  8451GOVT 7999  IND 635

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    • Rana, A

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  •  8452GOVT 7999  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Shiffrin, S