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GOV 310L • American Government

37815 • Prindle, David
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.306
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This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.


GOV 310L • American Government

37820 • O'Brien, Shannon
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM JES A121A
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This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.


GOV 310L • American Government

37805
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 1
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This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.


GOV 310L • American Government

37810
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 1
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This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.


GOV 310L • American Government

37824 • McDaniel, Eric
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WAG 214
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This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.


GOV 310L • American Government-Wb

37825 • Albertson, Bethany
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.


GOV 312L • Iss & Policies Amer Gov-Ut/Dc

37830 • Richter, Brian
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312L • Iss & Policies In Amer Gov-Hon

37835 • Roberts, Brian
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ 2.124
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312L • Iss & Policies In Amer Gov-Wb

37840 • Moser, Robert • Internet; Asynchronous
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37860 • Barany, Zoltan
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.306
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37865 • Stauffer, Dana
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM UTC 3.122
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37850
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 201
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37855
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 203
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37845
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM PAR 203
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.


GOV 312P • Constitutnl Prin: Core Txts-Wb

37870 • Abramson, Jeffrey
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
CDE GO
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Close readings from primary texts that have shaped or that reflect deeply upon American democracy, including the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and Tocqueville's Democracy in America.  Fulfills second half of the legislative requirement for government. May be taken for credit only once. Government 312R and 312P may not both be counted for credit.


GOV 312P • Constitutnl Prins: Core Texts

37875 • Tulis, Jeffrey
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WAG 201
CDE GO
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Close readings from primary texts that have shaped or that reflect deeply upon American democracy, including the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and Tocqueville's Democracy in America.  Fulfills second half of the legislative requirement for government. May be taken for credit only once. Government 312R and 312P may not both be counted for credit.


GOV 314E • Classics Of Socl/Polit Thought

37895 • Mead, Samuel
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PMA 5.126
SB (also listed as CTI 302)
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Explores the origins of social scientific thought in the history of political philosophy and traces the development of one or more of the social sciences in modern times. Focuses on fundamental ideas about human nature, civil society, and politics, explored through reading such authors as Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Freud.


GOV 314E • Classics Of Socl/Polit Thought

37880 • Jiang, Jonathan
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ 2.118
SB (also listed as CTI 302)
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Explores the origins of social scientific thought in the history of political philosophy and traces the development of one or more of the social sciences in modern times. Focuses on fundamental ideas about human nature, civil society, and politics, explored through reading such authors as Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Freud.


GOV 314E • Classics Of Socl/Polit Thought

37890 • Gilmore, Nate
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM GAR 1.126
SB (also listed as CTI 302)
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Explores the origins of social scientific thought in the history of political philosophy and traces the development of one or more of the social sciences in modern times. Focuses on fundamental ideas about human nature, civil society, and politics, explored through reading such authors as Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Freud.


GOV 314E • Classics Of Socl/Polit Thought

37885 • Gilmore, Nate
Meets MW 11:30AM-1:00PM PAR 101
SB (also listed as CTI 302)
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Explores the origins of social scientific thought in the history of political philosophy and traces the development of one or more of the social sciences in modern times. Focuses on fundamental ideas about human nature, civil society, and politics, explored through reading such authors as Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Freud.


GOV 322M • Politics In China

37905 • Lu, Xiaobo
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM UTC 3.124
GC
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Survey of twentieth-century China: historical trends; 1911 revolution; Warlord-Nationalist period; Communist revolution; post-1949 issues; new social and political institutions.


GOV 330K • The American President

37910 • Wlezien, Christopher
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM RLP 0.112
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Development of the power and influence of the president; nomination, election, and responsibility; case studies of presidential problems; comparison of president and other executives.


GOV 335D • Natural Law Theory

37915 • Budziszewski, J
Meets MW 11:30AM-1:00PM GDC 1.406
Wr (also listed as PHL 342)
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Study of the fundamental moral principles that are built into the design of human nature and lie at the roots of conscience.


GOV 337C • Politics Of Mexico

37920 • Greene, Kenneth
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.112
GC
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Explore Mexico's political and economic development.


GOV 347K • Gov And Politics Of South Asia

37930 • Liu, Xuecheng
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.122
GC (also listed as ANS 347K)
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A survey of political developments, governmental organization, and economic and social problems in South Asia.


GOV 350K • Statistical Anly In Pol Sci-Wb

37935 • Jessee, Stephen • Internet; Asynchronous
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Elementary statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science.


GOV 351D • Theor Foundtns Modern Politics

37940 • Dempsey, Erik
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM RLP 1.104
EGC (also listed as CTI 321)
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Examines competing foundations of the ongoing development of political and social modernity. Examines a selection of major authors from Machiavelli to Nietzsche.


GOV 351G • Critics Of Modern Liberalism

37945 • Brennan, Timothy
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM SZB 4.414
E (also listed as CTI 322)
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This course examines skeptics of the modern liberal order, focusing on issues such as the tension between individual liberty and the common good, the limits of progress, the questionable character of modern science and technology, the significance of class, and the character of civic virtue.


GOV 351L • Morality And Politics

37950 • Stauffer, Dana
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM ECJ 1.202
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Interdisciplinary readings from major works exploring issues of ethics and leadership.


GOV 353D • Darwin & Politics Of Evolution

37955 • Prindle, David
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM WAG 214
(also listed as CTI 372)
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A careful reading of Darwin's influential Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, together with an examination of the religious, political, and scientific controversies the book has inspired from its first publication to the present day.


GOV 355D • Applied Rsrch Methods II

37960 • Denly, Michael
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM RLP 0.122
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Introduction to the research process in the social sciences. The primary emphasis is on engaging in research projects, writing research proposals, analyzing data, and presenting research.


GOV 355J • Human Behav Rational Action

37965 • Lin, Tse-Min
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 103
QRWr
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An economic approach in studying rational action.


GOV 355M • American Political Development

37970 • Sparrow, Bartholomew
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM JES A203A
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GOV 355M • Polit Economy Of Repression

37975 • Brownlee, Jason
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.216
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GOV 355M • War And Global Polit Change

37980 • McDonald, Patrick
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 203
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GOV 357D • Civil Liberties

37990 • Perry Jr, H
Meets TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM UTC 3.112
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Explore the United States constitution and Supreme Court with a focus on civil rights and liberties.


GOV 357L • Judicial Process And Behavior

38015 • Sager, Alan
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM WAG 101
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Introduction to traditional and modern approaches to the study of the judicial process, with emphasis on the nature and origin of judicial decisions and the factors that affect judicial decision making.


GOV 360E • Intrntl Political Economy

38025 • Wang, Di
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:30AM PAR 203
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Study of the changing relationship between political and economic power in international relations.


GOV 362L • Government Research Internship

38040
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Fieldwork in research and analysis on governmental and political problems.


GOV 365F • Asian Rgnlism/Multilat Coop

38055 • Liu, Xuecheng
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 101
GCWr (also listed as ANS 361)
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Addresses the nature, functional principles, leadership, and policy-making process of contemporary Asian regionalism in comparison to the experiences of European integration.


GOV 365T • Suicide Terrorism

38065 • Pedahzur, Ami
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM RLP 0.122
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Studies the causes of suicide terrorism at elite, community, and rank-and-file levels.


GOV 365U • Europe Environmntl Politics

38070 • Mosser, Michael
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM WAG 201
(also listed as EUS 348)
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Environmental politics is one area where Europe arguably leads the world. Europe has, at both the national and European-Union level, committed itself to achieving reductions in carbon emissions far greater than anywhere else in the world. This course will examine the history of environmental politics in both the member states of the European Union and the EU itself. Beginning with a conceptual treatment of general environmental politics and policies, the course moves to a history of European environmentalism, before shifting to a discussion on the institutional responses at important ‘traditional’ Member States (Germany, France, Italy and the UK) as well as ‘new‘ Member States (Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary). The final section of the course examines EU environmental policies themselves, such as the EU Emissions Trading System and its institutional commitment to meeting Kyoto Protocol goals.

 

Grading

  • Exams: 50%
  • Group paper: 30%
  • Attendance/Participation/Discussion Questions: 20%

GOV 370C • Election Campaigns-Wb

38080 • Luskin, Robert
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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The study of contemporary American election campaigns.


GOV 370N • Research On US Congress II

38095 • Theriault, Sean
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM MEZ 1.202
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Continuation of independent research on lawmaking in the modern United States Congress.


GOV 370O • Politics Of Title IX

38100 • Philpot, Tasha
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.216
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Examine how the passage of Title IX has affected the educational and career opportunities of women in the United States, with a particular emphasis on collegiate athletics.


GOV 370P • Policy-Making Process-Dc

38105
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Focus on the role of Congress and the President in the policy-making process.


GOV 370U • Urban Politics

38110 • O'Brien, Shannon
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ B0.306
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Examine politics in American cities.


GOV 371G • African-American Politics

38115 • Philpot, Tasha
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM PAR 204
(also listed as AFR 350Q)
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Explore the evolution, nature, and role of African-American politics within the American political system.


GOV 374N • Political Internship-Wb

38130 • Henson, James • Internet; Asynchronous
II
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Students perform research and related activities for an entity directly related to government and politics. Written reports required.


GOV 381L • Political Parties

38145 • Shaw, Daron
Meets TH 9:30AM-12:30PM BAT 5.102
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Seminar in American Government and Politics.


GOV 382M • Philos Fndtn Aristotle Pol Sci

38155 • Pangle, Thomas
Meets TTH 4:00PM-5:30PM BAT 1.104
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Seminar in Political Theory and Philosophy.


GOV 382M • Polit Philosophy Of Xenophon

38160 • Pangle, Lorraine
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM BAT 1.104
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Seminar in Political Theory and Philosophy.


GOV 382M • Politics/Law/Moral Character

38165 • Budziszewski, J
Meets M 3:00PM-6:00PM BAT 1.104
(also listed as PHL 387)
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Seminar in Political Theory and Philosophy.


GOV 384M • Gov Research And Policy Agenda

38170 • Jones, Bryan
Meets T 9:30AM-12:30PM MEZ 5.104
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Seminar in Public Policy and Administration.


GOV 384M • Policy Agenda Setting

38175 • Jones, Bryan
Meets W 12:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 5.104
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Seminar in Public Policy and Administration.


GOV 384M • Public Policy Clinic

38180 • Leal, David
Meets M 6:00PM-9:00PM BAT 1.104
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Seminar in Public Policy and Administration.


GOV 384N • Comparative Constitutionalism

38185 • Jacobsohn, Gary
Meets W 3:00PM-6:00PM BAT 5.102
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Seminar in Public Law.


GOV 384N • Const Law II: Race And Const

38188 • Levinson, Sanford
Meets MW 2:15PM-3:30PM TNH 2.124
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Seminar in Public Law.


GOV 384N • Constit/Civ War/Recnstrctn

38189 • Levinson, Sanford
Meets TTH 2:15PM-3:30PM TNH 2.124
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Seminar in Public Law.


GOV 384N • Intl Petroleum Transactions

38187 • Anderson, Owen
Meets WTH 9:00AM-10:30AM TNH 3.115
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Seminar in Public Law.


GOV 384N • Policy Making/Leadership

38190 • McRaven, William
Meets MTWTHF 5:30PM-8:30PM SRH 3.124
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Seminar in Public Law.


GOV 384N • Smnr: Explrtn/Const Law/Pol

38194 • Ferreres, Victor
Meets MW 3:45PM-5:45PM TNH 3.115
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Seminar in Public Law.


GOV 384N • Water Law

38193 • Cohen, Jane
Meets MW 11:45AM-1:15PM TNH 3.126
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Seminar in Public Law.


GOV 385L • Panel/Multilevel Data Anly

38195 • Lin, Tse-Min
Meets TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM MEZ 1.206
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Seminar in Methodology.


GOV 388L • Political Violence

38200 • Findley, Michael
Meets T 9:30AM-12:30PM BAT 1.104
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Seminar in International Relations.


GOV 388L • Research In Intl Politics

38205 • Jensen, Nathan
Meets T 9:30AM-12:30PM BAT 5.102
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Seminar in International Relations.


GOV 390L • Compar Political Institutns

38214 • Maclachlan, Patricia
Meets M 3:00PM-6:00PM BAT 5.102
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Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics.


GOV 390L • Democracy

38210 • Gerring, John
Meets T 3:30PM-6:30PM BAT 5.102
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Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics.


GOV 390L • Nationalisms In Middle East

38213 • Aghaie, Kamran
Meets M 2:00PM-5:00PM BEN 1.118
(also listed as MES 385)
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Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics.


GOV 391L • Statistical Anly In Pol Sci II

38215 • Craig, Alison
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 1.104
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Statistical Analysis in Political Science II.


GOV 662N • Archer Cen Wash Internship-Dc

38045
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Archer Center Washington Internship.


GOV 679HB • Honors Tutorial Course

38144 • Langoe, Hans-Inge
Meets W 12:00PM-3:00PM SZB 2.814
IIWr
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Honors Tutorial Course.



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