Government (GOVT)Arts and Sciences

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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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    Three Week Summer.  Combined with: AMST 1115

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Six Week Summer. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 2623

This course examines the history and politics of the Middle East and its central place in world affairs from the turn of the twentieth century down to the present. Beginning with the end of the Ottoman ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: NES 2619

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3128

As new generations of leaders emerge in America's political, economic, educational, and cultural institutions (for good and ill), a national conversation about what constitutes leadership has continued.  ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Combined with: AMST 3128

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3141

The United States stands alone among Western, industrialized countries with its persistent, high rates of incarceration, long sentences, and continued use of the death penalty. This "American exceptionalism" ... view course details

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    Three Week Summer.  Combined with: AMST 3141

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3150

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the American legal system, its roots in natural and common law, the purposes/values it serves (e.g., resolution of private grievances; punishment of offenses ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

GOVT 3323

Introduction to politics and political systems in Western Europe.  Starts with a brief history of the consolidation of West European democracies before and after World War II. Discusses core theoretical ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Combined with: SOC 3310

  • 3 Credits Graded

GOVT 3887

This course will introduce students to the law, theory, and practice of international human rights. It will also give you the opportunity to think critically about the effectiveness of the international ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded