GOVT 110: Introduction to Political Science
GOVT 140: Introduction to International Relations
GOVT 200: Politics and Human Nature
GOVT 211: Flexibility and Freedom: American Federalism in Transition
GOVT 215: Democracy in Comparative Perspective
GOVT 220: American Elections, Candidates, and Political Parties
GOVT 245: Comparative Politics of Less-Developed Countries
GOVT 271: Research Methods in Political Science
GOVT 315: Founding the Just Regime
GOVT 340: Theory of International Relations
GOVT 360: The American Presidency
GOVT 370: Congressional Politics
GOVT 380: Introduction to Public Policy
GOVT 401: Field Experience in Development
Planned location for 2021-22- To be determined- during spring break March 2022. Admission is by application; contact Prof. Skran for more information about the application process.
Planned Location for 2022-23 To be determined
GOVT 440: Practice of International Relations
GOVT 446: Topics in Comparative Politics
Topic for Fall 2022: Comparative Authoritarianism
Prerequisites: GOVT 215, or GOVT 245, or consent of instructor.
This course explores reasons for the persistence and apparent resilience of authoritarianism despite successive “waves” of democracy in the decades since World War II. Course materials will address the following questions: What are the different types of authoritarian regimes? What are the strategies authoritarian elites use to stay in power? What are the limitations of these strategies? Why do mass protests against authoritarian rulers arise when they do? And how do authoritarian regimes leave legacies long after their collapse?
GOVT 475: Games and Strategy in Politics
GOVT 500: Senior Seminar in Government
Topic for Fall 2022: Leadership and Coalition Building
Prerequisites: GOVT 271 must be completed before taking this seminar
This seminar presents a strategic analysis of political leadership and coalition building. The focus of the term is on the design and execution of senior capstone research projects.