Maymester (May 14 – 25)
of the Middle East
PSC 344.m001 72127
MES 344.m001 72128
8:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor: Aykut Ozturk
Course Description: Religious,
political, economic, and social dimensions of life in modern Middle East.
Legacy of Islam, encounter with Western modernity, Arab-Israeli conflict, and
political economy of the region.
Economy of Gender in Industrialized Countries
PSC 330.m500 72126 - ***CANCELED***
Session I (May 21 – June 29)
to Political Analysis
PSC 202.m001 72125
10:00am - 11:45am
Instructor: Li Shao
Course Description: Introduction
to important political science concepts; basics of political argumentation and
reasoning; and basic quantitative research and analysis techniques.
& Populism from Marx to Trump
PSC 300.m401 72124
12:00pm - 3:20pm
Instructor: Brian Wolfel
Course Description: We will
examine the political theory behind and developmental trajectory of ideologies
and movements hostile to the established political order of democratic
capitalism. We will focus on the modern era that dates from the advent of the
industrial age to the present and will focus specifically on how radicalism and
populism have manifested in a range of political settings from Europe to Asia
and the United States. We will critically examine communism and fascism from
their very beginnings in political thought in the 19th century thru
their implementation and subsequent collapse in the 20th century. In
doing this we will read various political theorists, among them Marx,
Nietzsche, and Thoreau. The central question we will seek to answer is whether
the claims of radicalism (in its various manifestations) are vindicated or
Session II (July 2 – August 10)
National Government & Politics
PSC 121.m001 70006
Offered: MTWTh, 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Instructor: Joel Kersting
Course Description: American political institutions. Basic principles
embedded in structure and practices of American government. Practical
consequences of this political system for the citizen. Credit is given for PSC
121 or PSC 129, but not both.
PSC 124.m001 70042
10:00am - 11:45am
Instructor: Raza Raja
Course Description: Foreign policy, decision making, comparative
foreign policy, international transactions, and the international system.
Credit is given for PSC 124 or PSC 139, but not both.
** ONLINE COURSE **
PSC 355.u800 72233
Instructor: Daniel McDowell
Course Description: Institutions
and politics of international economic relations. Trade, investment,
macro-economic policy coordination, economic development, global resource
issues, and the causes and consequences of global economic integration.