Content with Disciplines : Political Science

The Age of Reform: America from 1876 to 1920

THE HONOR TRADITION: Like all your classes at Converse, in this class, you are bound by the Converse Honor Tradition.   You may review the honor tradition in the Student Handbook.  With regard to class work, remember that you are honor-bound not to cheat or plagiarize, not to lie about your work, and to report others if they violate the honor tradition. Remember that you must pledge all written work.  I will not grade work if it is not pledged. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: This course examines American history from 1876, the end of Reconstruction, to the end of World War…

Intro to Political Science

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVE: This course explores basic issues of political science including political theory, comparative political institutions, dominant ideologies and ideas, the importance of law, the domestic and Third World struggles for civil and political equality, and international relations. At the end of this course, each student will have: A. developed an understanding of the history of political science as well as the methods, concepts, and language which political scientists use to study and interpret politics, political regimes, ideologies, political institutions and public policies. B. developed an awareness of the structure and operation of the components of different political…

Human Rights/Human Wrongs

Course Description: This course is a senior seminar on human rights. Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of human rights through the examination of human rights documents, key theoretical readings in the field and special guest lectures by human rights activists. A major component of this course will involve community-based learning (CBL). Students, with the help of our community partner, PIRC (Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center), will be required to work on a real asylum, Withholding of Removal, or Convention Against Torture (CAT) case. Students will work in teams of two. In the first week of the semester,…

The Road to the White House 2008

Course Objective: To study the history and politics of U.S. presidential campaigns, including an intensive internship in New Hampshire leading up to the first-in-the-nation primary. In our seminars we will discuss topics such as the history of the presidential nominating process, the national conventions, voter turnout, campaign finance, third party and independent candidates, the electoral college, and the nature of presidential campaigns. This is a six-credit course: three credits for the presidential campaign internship and three credits for the seminar about presidential campaigns. Course Meeting Times and Locations: Note that this is a by arrangement course. We will have our…

Environmental Politics

Political Science 326 Environmental Politics Ecological Ethics/Activism/Justice University of Hawai’i West 0ahu Instructor: Joshua Cooper Classes: Thursday 7:00 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. or upon appointment Office Phone Number: 984 3331 Email: Joshua@hawaii.edu “Only when the last tree has died and the last river poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” -Cree Elder “This we know. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites family. All things are connected. Whatever…

Strategies for Sustainable Development

  STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE POLS 104. URBAN POLICY: STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WINTER 2002 Luis Ricardo Fraga, Associate Professor Office: Encina Hall, Rm. 444, 723 5219, Luis.Fraga@stanford.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION This course focuses on the identification and consideration of strategies for sustainable development in contemporary central cities in the U.S. Sustainable development is understood to include at least five distinct types of resources: human capital, social capital, fiscal capital, policy capital, and political capital. When major cities began to develop in the U.S. in the 1840s, the concentration of peoples, fiscal capital, industries, businesses, and political power presented…

Gender and Global Politics

Dr. Neathery-Castro (jneathery@mail.unomaha.edu) ASH 378 5:30-7:10 M/W My Office Hours: M/W 4:30-5:30pm, or by appointment University of Nebraska at Omaha ASH 275, 554-3611 Spring 2000 Course Overview This course examines to what extent women participate in the decisions that shape the political and economic world and the goals of women in politics. While an existing course at UNO looks exclusively at female political participation in the United States, this course connects gender politics to both comparative and international relations literatures. We will examine gender s impact on political interests and how foreign domestic and international institutions shape policy results in…

The Politics of San Francisco

San Francisco Political Issues: Housing and Economic Development (Political Science 475.1) San Francisco Urban Institute San Francisco State University Instructors: Dr. Brian Murphy, Political Science, Urban Institute Mr. Hadley Roff, former Deputy Mayor, San Francisco Mr. Calvin Welch, San Francisco Information Clearing House Ms. Sharen Hewitt, San Francisco Housing Authority Mr. Gordon Chin, Chinatown Community Development Corp .Introduction: This course offers San Francisco State University undergraduates an opportunity to study the recent political history of San Francisco, with a particular focus on the economic and social context within which policy debates and political engagement have emerged. More critically, the course…

Human Services Practicum I and II

A year sequence (may be less extensive for students not majoring in Social Work or Society and Justice) designed to prepare students to become entry-level human service practitioners, the practicum is an intensive field experience in human services and community agencies. The field experience will be supervised by agency field instructors in cooperation with the Director of Practicum Programs. The student will be expected to spend sixteen hours each week (two full days) in a specified human services agency. Non-majors may enroll in a 3 credit hour practicum which requires them to be in a placement for one day or…

Colloquium on Community Development

The purpose of this course is to engage students in the various ideas, debates and strategies regarding the development of inner city communities. You will hear speakers and discuss readings that will introduce you to the field of community development. You will examine the assumptions about community, agency, efficiency, equity and political efficacy that underlie discussions of community development. You will grapple with debates that animate the study and practice of community development. You will also engage in hands-on research that will assist the objectives of a local community-based, non-profit organization. Is there an effective "third sector" that is more…

American Public Policy

Description This course has three goals: to improve your understanding of the nature and content of existing American public policies, to improve your ability to analyze competing explanations for why policies are enacted, and to improve your ability to evaluate critically policy arguments and proposals for reform. If this course is successful, by the end of the semester you should be better equipped to address the following questions: What are American public policies? Why do these policies exist? and What policies should exist? We will pursue these goals through study of several contemporary policy issues. Because this course is about…

Public Service, Community Organizing, and Social Change

Through service-learning, this seminar explores the experience of democratic citizenship in a multicultural society, focusing on the role of the activist in public service, community organizing, and social change. Internships in Philadelphia or Chester (5 hours/week), dialogue with local activists, and popular education pedagogy enrich reflection upon and analysis of other topics, including: individual and community empowerment; public policy at the grassroots; urban politics; communication and coalition-building across differences of race, gender, class; leadership and organizing skills development. In the United States near the end of the 20th century, poverty, racism, homelessness, inadequate education, lack of access to health care,…

American Government

Service Coordinators: Ms. Kim Carroll and Ms. Jennifer Outlaw "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." – Abraham Lincoln "Service, combined with learning, adds value to each and transforms both."- Honnet and Poulsen, 1989 "O I see flashing that this America is only you and me,Its power, weapons, testimony, are you and me,Its crimes, lies, thefts, defections, are you and me,Its Congress is you and me, the officers, capitols, armies,ships, are you and me ….

Global Studies: Service Learning in Global Affairs & Intercultural Communication

Required BooksThe Alms Bazaar, Ian Smillie, 1995Activists Beyond Borders, M. Keck and K Sikkink, 1998Making Them Like Us, F. Fischer, 1998Conflict Mediation Across Cultures, D. Augsburger, 1992 Course Description The variety, services and number of both "North" and "South" non-governmental organizations has proliferated beyond anyone's wildest expectations in the last decade. Transnational activism is at an all time high. As a service learning course for Global Studies majors, this course will integrate knowledge of NGOs with volunteerism. in agencies that shape and share a "global" vision in some way. By the end of the course, students will have a better…