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…

Democracy and Political Participation

Summary of the Course: Ever since the end of the Cold War, taking place in the context of, and further propelling forward, the so-called >Third Wave= of democratization throughout the world, many Americans have been celebrating the global victory of democracy and capitalism. Some have even gone to war allegedly to preserve and promote this ‘victory’. At the same time, numerous democracies throughout the world are wrestling with problems of “civic disengagement” and growing disillusionment with ‘elitist democracy’ (i.e. inequality and elite domination) or ‘big government’ (i.e. bureaucracy and state tyranny). What does all of this mean for the future…

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 AMERICAN CITY SINCE 1940: CLASS, RACE, GENDER, CULTURE, SPACE

Department of Architecture and Interior Design Miami University Oxford, Ohio “…the nature of the ‘overview’ changes depending upon ‘the politics of location’ of the ‘author’.” Michele Wallace “Yes I know my enemies/They’re the teachers who taught me to fight me/Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission, ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite/All of which are American Dreams…” Know Your Enemy, by Rage Against the Machine COURSE DESCRIPTION ARC/BWS 427/527 is part of three Thematic Sequences: “American Life and Culture Since World War Two” administered by the English Department, “Cultural Studies and Public Life” housed in Educational Leadership, and “Urban Culture and Service Learning” administered…

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…

Consequences of War

This course is about these, the consequences of war and, in particular, the consequences of World War 11, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf for America today. In any number of political science and history courses at Rutgers, you can learn about the causes of these specific wars or of war in general.

Municipal Government – PS 163

Spring 2002 Instructor: Dr. David L. Schecter Office Hrs: 10-11:30am M,W and by appt. (238 IT (Industrial Technology)) email: schecter@csufresno.edu Ph: 278-6938 (office) Objectives This upper-level course will prepare students to understand the complexity and power of municipal (local) governments. Students will: 1) Understand the history of municipalities, their tremendous diversity and their place within our federal system; 2) Study the basic institutions of local government, such as the role of councils/commissions, mayors and the courts. In addition, we will focus on the impact of the media, particular public policies and the economy on local systems; 3) Write about the…

Human Rights for All?

CCS139: Human rights for all? Franklin & Marshall College Department of Government Dr. Susan Dicklitch Goethean Hall, Rm. 204 Telephone: 291-4185 Email: susan.dicklitch@fandm.edu Office Hours: Mon. 1:00-3:00pm (or by appointment) Class: T/Th: STA 110 Course Overview “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1) This course explores the trial of humanity and human rights. Focusing on the global, national and local aspects of human rights, this course will also integrate a…

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…

Politics of the United States

  POLITICS OF THE UNITED STATES TIME AND PLACE: T/TH -9:15 AM in Cushing B 10 INSTRUCTOR: Mary McHugh OFFICE HOURS: MWF 8:15-8:45 AM and T/TH 10-11 AM and/or by appointment Office: Sakowich Campus Center, Room 380 x. 5123 Home: (978) 568-0414 (no calls after 10 P.M. please) Email: mary.mchugh@merrimack.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a general introduction to the basic political institutions and processes of the United States government. We will ask and answer questions such as who governs the US, why, and to what ends? COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FINAL EXAM (25%) As scheduled by college on Thursday, December 13…

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…

Liberation Theology

Institution: DePaul University Discipline: Religious Studies / Political Science / Philosophy Title: Liberation Theology Instructor: Charles R. Strain LIBERATION THEOLOGY PROLOGUE Violence “You gringos, ” a Salvadoran peasant told an American visitor, “are always worried about violence done with machine guns and machetes. But there is another kind of violence that you should be aware of, too. I used to work on a hacienda. Myjob was to take care of the dueho’s dogs. I gave them meat and bowls of milk, food that I couldn’t give my own family. When the dogs were sick I took them to the veterinarian. When my children were…

Applied Social Policy

APPLIED SOCIAL POLICY LOS/SBS 430 University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College Fall 2002 Instructor: Marvin Druker Phone: 753 6582 Email: druker@usm.maine.edu Office: 208A Class Hours: Thursday 4 6:30 p.m. Office Hours: Mon. 1 4, Wed. 3 5, Thurs. 4 7, & by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION The catalogue description of this course is as follows: “A review of contemporary social policy alternatives and an examination of the macro and micro level social policymaking processes. Students complete an applied social policy project which might take the form of a policy paper, a grant proposal or written legislative testimony for a community…

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…

GLOBAL WITHIN THE COMMUNITY: HONORS

This course is designed with an alternative pedagogy at its core–that of service learning (SL). It is based on research demonstrating that doing, combined with reading and listening, is a powerful way to enhance learning. Parallel to the physical sciences laboratories, where theories are tested and principles are demonstrated, it is in the community where social theories are tested and principles about human interactions are realized. Through the experience of interaction and reflection, students learn to apply knowledge and skills in the real world, exercise critical thinking, develop self learning and helping skills, develop societal knowledge and sensitivity, and enhance…

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…

Multinomah County Adult Community Justice Capstone: Measuring the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions

This Capstone is an applied research project with the Multnomah County Department of Adult Community Justice. It is an opportunity to apply what you have learned in the University Studies program and in your major. It is an opportunity to work with a community agency, and to work in a group of students from various disciplines toward a common goal. While there will be a final product, the challenges, the opportunities for growth, and the basis for your grade will be in the processes which develop this product. The Department of Adult Community Justice supervises offenders who are placed on…

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…

Citizen Education

Course Description:This course engages some ongoing political debates about public life, citizenship, and education in a democracy like ours. The debates over these features of democratic life are of crucial importance to us as students and citizens since questions of who we are, what we should learn, and how we should act are at stake. The debates are also important — and troubling –because many recent commentators have said that we are undergoing a crisis in these features of democratic life. They say: the public has retreated into private pursuits, citizens are more and more passive, and youth are learning…