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Political Science Courses and Clusters

American Politics

PSC 302 Environmental Politics and Policy
PSC 303 Rise of the National Government
PSC 304 The Judicial Process
PSC 305 The Legislative Process and the U.S. Congress
PSC/AAS 306* African American Politics
PSC 307 The Politics of Citizenship
PSC 308 The Politics of U.S. Public Policy
PSC 309 Interest Group Politics
PSC 311 American Political Parties
PSC 313 Campaign Analysis
PSC 314 Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
PSC 315 Politics and Media
PSC 316 Supreme Court in U.S. Politics
PSC 317 Local Internship
PSC/WGS 319 Gender and Politics
PSC 321 Populism and Conspiracy Culture
PSC 323 Politics of the Executive Branch
PSC 324 Constitutional Law I
PSC 325 Constitutional Law II
PSC 326/HST 383 Foundations of American Political Thought
PSC 327/HST 342 Modern American Political Thought
PSC 328/WGS 318 American Social Movements
PSC 329/HST 341 The Modern American Presidency
PSC 357* American Foreign Policy
PSC 372 Marxist Theory
PSC/PHI/JSP 379* American Slavery & the Holocaust
PSC 398 How the United States Became a Great Power

Comparative Politics

PSC 320 Comparative Law & Courts
PSC 330* Political Economy of Gender in Industrialized Countries
PSC 331* Government and Politics of Canada
PSC/LAS 333* Politics of Latin America
PSC 334/LAS 335* Mexico and the United States
PSC 335* Politics of East Asia
PSC 338* Comparative Political Parties
PSC 339* Contemporary Political Transitions
PSC/AAS 341* Politics of Africa
PSC/MES/REL/JSP 342* Religion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 
PSC 343* Politics of Western Europe
PSC/MES 344* Politics of the Middle East
PSC/MES 345* Islam and Politics in Asia
PSC/AAS 346* Comparative Third World Politics
PSC 347* Politics of Russia
PSC 348* Politics and the Military
PSC/MES 349* Politics of Iran
PSC 351* Political Economy of Development
PSC/SOC 362/REL 355* Religion, Identity and Power
PSC/AAS 364* African International Relations
PSC/AAS 365* International Political Economy of the Third World
PSC/MES 366* Representations of the Middle East
PSC/MES/HST 368* Islam and the West
PSC 387* Ethnic Conflict
PSC 388* Politics of Globalization
PSC/SAS 389* Politics of India
PSC/MES 391* Revolutions in the Middle East
PSC/MES 392/REL 362* Islamism and Islamist Movements Today
PSC/MES 393* Middle Eastern Political Systems
PSC/MES 394* History of Islamic Political Thought
PSC/MES 395* Democratization in the Muslim World
PSC/GEO 396* European Integration
PSC 401* Government & Politics in Great Britain (London)
PSC 402* Government and Politics in Italy (Florence)
PSC 403* Government and Politics in France (Strasbourg)
PSC 404* Government and Politics in Spain (Madrid)
PSC 405* Politics of the European Union
PSC/SOC/SOS 407* Political Integration and Disintegration in Western Europe
PSC 409* The European Union
PSC 414* European Identity Seminar
PSC/HST 420/620/IRP 320* The East Asian Century? Opportunities and Challenges for the Region and the US
PSC 421/HST 411* Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
PSC 422/HST 412* Understanding 20th Century Spain 
PSC/HST/IRP/LAS 424* Dictatorships, Human Rights, and Historical Memory 
PSC 425* Hong Kong in the World Political Economy
PSC 427* Policy Seminar / Contemporary Europe 
PSC 428/IRP/LAS/SPA 334/HST 406* Contemporary Issues in Chile and Latin America (Santiago) 
PSC 429* European Human Rights (Strasbourg)
PSC 431/IRP 515* China in Transition (Beijing)
PSC 432/SOC 312* The Pale and Beyond (Dublin & Belfast)
PSC 442* Democratization in East Asia (Hong Kong)
PSC/IRP/GEO/INB 443* South East Asia in World Political Economy (Hong Kong)
PSC/HST/IRP/INB 444* Culture, Business and Political Economics in East Asia (Hong Kong)
PSC/HST 445* Contemporary British Politics and the Modern World (London)
PSC/HST 452* Italy: Past, Present and Future Challenges (Florence)
PSC/HST 453* Twentieth-Century Europe (Florence)
PSC 456/REL 356* Religion and Conflicts in Contemporary Europe (Strasbourg)
PSC/IRP/SOC 458* Contemporary Issues in Turkey (Istanbul)
PSC 473* London Seminar
PSC 478* Politics of China

Democracy and Political Mobilization

PSC 302 Environmental Politics and Policy
PSC 307 The Politics of Citizenship
PSC 308 The Politics of U.S. Public Policy
PSC 309 Interest Group Politics
PSC 311 American Political Parties
PSC 314 Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
PSC/WGS 319 Gender and Politics
PSC 321 Populism and Conspiracy Culture
PSC 326/HST 383 Foundations of American Political Thought
PSC 327/HST 342 Modern American Political Thought
PSC 328/WGS 318 American Social Movements
PSC 329/HST 341 The Modern American Presidency
PSC 337* Political Psychology
PSC 338* Comparative Political Parties
PSC 339* Contemporary Political Transitions
PSC/MES/REL/JSP 342* Religion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 
PSC 347* Politics of Russia
PSC/WGS 356* Political Conflict
PSC/SOC 362/REL 355* Religion, Identity and Power
PSC 371 Democratic Theory
PSC 378 Power and Identity
PSC 386/WGS/SOC 354* Gender, Militarism and War
PSC 387 Ethnic Conflict
PSC/MES 391* Revolutions in the Middle East
PSC/MES 395* Democratization in the Muslim World
PSC/SOS 408* Comparative Social Movements
PSC/PHI/WGS 413 Identity and Difference
PSC 414* European Identity Seminar
PSC 442* Democratization in East Asia

Global Governance & Foreign Policy

PSC 322* International Security
PSC 334/LAS335* Mexico and the U.S.
PSC 350* Problems in International Relations
PSC 352* International Law
PSC 353* International Organization
PSC 354* Human Rights & Global Affairs
PSC 355* International Political Economy
PSC 357* U.S. Foreign Policy
PSC/LAS 358* Latin American International Relations
PSC 359* Foreign Policymaking
PSC/GEO 360 Sustainability Science and Policy
PSC/PHI 363* Ethics and International Relations
PSC 388* Politics of Globalization
PSC/GEO 396* European Integration
PSC 397* Realism & Power Politics in International Relations
PSC 398* How the United States became a Great Power
PSC 405* Politics of the European Union (SU Abroad)
PSC/SOC/SOS 407* Political Integration and Disintegration in Western Europe
PSC/IRP 412* Global Governance: The United Nations System
PSC/PHI/WGS 413 Identity and Difference
PSC 414* European Identity Seminar (Strasbourg)
PSC 429* European Human Rights (Strasbourg)
PSC/HST 441* Europe & International Security Issues (Strasbourg)
PSC/IRP/SOC 458* Contemporary Issues in Turkey (Istanbul)
PSC 462/ECN 362 Globalization, Development & Environment (London)

International War & Peace

PSC 322* International Security
PSC/MES/REL/JSP 342* Religion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 
PSC 348* Politics and the Military
PSC 352* International Law
PSC 354* Human Rights & Global Affairs
PSC/WGS 356* Political Conflict
PSC 359* Foreign Policymaking
PSC/PHI 363* Ethics and International Relations
PSC/MES 367* Oil, Water & War
PSC 377 Religion & Politics
PSC/PHI/JSP 379* American Slavery & the Holocaust
PSC 386/WGS/SOC 354* Gender, Militarism and War
PSC 387 Ethnic Conflict
PSC/MES 391* Revolutions in the Middle East
PSC/MES 392/REL 362* Islamism and Islamist Movements Today
PSC 397* Realism & Power Politics in International Relations
PSC/IRP 412* Global Governance: The United Nations System
PSC 429* European Human Rights (Strasbourg)
PSC/HST 441* Europe & International Security Issues (Strasbourg)
PSC 456/REL 356* Religion and Conflicts in Contemporary Europe (Strasbourg)

Law & Politics

PSC 304 The Judicial Process
PSC 316 Supreme Court in U.S. Politics
PSC 320 Comparative Law & Courts
PSC 324 Constitutional Law I
PSC 325 Constitutional Law II
PSC 329/HST 341 The Modern American Presidency
PSC 352* International Law
PSC 374 Law & Society
PSC 375/PHI 397 Philosophy of Law
PSC/QSX 384 Sexuality and the Law

Political Economy

PSC 330* Political Economy of Gender in Industrialized Countries
PSC/LAS 333* Politics of Latin America
PSC 334/LAS 335* Mexico and the United States
PSC 335* Politics of East Asia
PSC 351* Political Economy of Development
PSC 355* International Political Economy
PSC/AAS 365* International Political Economy of the Third World
PSC/MES 367* Oil, Water & War
PSC 369* Global Migration
PSC 388* Politics of Globalization
PSC/GEO 396* European Integration
PSC/HST 420/620/IRP 320* The East Asian Century? Opportunities and Challenges for the Region and the US
PSC 425* Hong Kong in the World Political Economy
PSC/IRP/GEO/INB 443* South East Asia in World Political Economy (Hong Kong)
PSC/HST/IRP/INB 444* Culture, Business and Political Economics in East Asia (Hong Kong)
PSC 469* Global Migration

Political Theory

PSC 307 The Politics of Citizenship
PSC 326/HST 383 Foundations of American Political Thought
PSC 327/HST 342 Modern American Political Thought
PSC 340 Understanding Political Arguments
PSC/PHI 363* Ethics and International Relations
PSC/MES 366* Representations of the Middle East
PSC 371 Democratic Theory
PSC 372 Marxist Theory
PSC 373/PHI 317 Political Philosophy: The Social Contract and its Critics
PSC 378 Power and Identity
PSC 382/PHI 417 Contemporary Political Philosophy
PSC 385 Rationality and Politics
PSC/MES 394* History of Islamic Political Thought
PSC 399/PHI 319/REL 371 God in Political Theory
PSC/PHI 406 Citizenship from Modernity to Globalization (Florence)

Public Policy

PSC 302 Environmental Politics and Policy
PSC 303 Rise of the National Government
PSC 305 The Legislative Process and the U.S. Congress
PSC 308 The Politics of U.S. Public Policy
PSC 309 Interest Group Politics
PSC 312 Urban Government & Politics
PSC 315 Politics and Media
PSC 317 Local Internship
PSC 318 Technology, Politics & Environment
PSC 323 Politics of the Executive Branch
PSC 340 Understanding Political Arguments
PSC 357* American Foreign Policy
PSC 359* Foreign Policymaking
PSC/GEO 360 Sustainability Science and Policy
PSC 361* Politics in the Cyber-Age
PSC 369* Global Migration
PSC/PAF 418* Comparative Public Policy in Practice (London)
PSC 427* Policy Seminar / Contemporary Europe 
PSC 462/ECN 362 Globalization, Development & Environment (London)
PSC 469* Global Migration

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