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GOV 310L • American Government

37330
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM JGB 2.218
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


GOV 310L • American Government

37335
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM WAG 420
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


GOV 310L • American Government

37350 • Epp, Derek
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ B0.306
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


GOV 310L • American Government

37360 • Shaw, Daron
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM • Two-way Interactive Video
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


GOV 310L • American Government

37345 • O'Brien, Shannon
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM JGB 2.324
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


GOV 310L • American Government

37340
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM BUR 212
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


GOV 310L • American Government

37355 • Leal, David
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WEL 1.316
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


GOV 310L • American Government-Honors

37365
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BAT 5.102
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A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


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

37370 • McDonald, Patrick
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Analysis of underlying themes concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37375
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM BUR 224
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Analysis of underlying themes concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37395 • Budziszewski, J
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.104
Wr GO
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Analysis of underlying themes concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37380 • Philpot, Tasha
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RLP 0.126
CD GO
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Analysis of underlying themes concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37390 • Theriault, Sean
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM • Two-way Interactive Video
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Analysis of underlying themes concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37385
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM RLP 1.104
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Analysis of underlying themes concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution.


GOV 312P • Constitutnl Prins: Core Texts

37405 • Dempsey, Erik
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM WAG 214
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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.


GOV 312P • Constitutnl Prins: Core Texts

37415
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CBA 4.344
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.


GOV 312P • Constitutnl Prins: Core Texts

37400
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 303
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.


GOV 312P • Constitutnl Prins: Core Texts

37410
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM CBA 4.332
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.


GOV 314E • Classics Of Socl/Polit Thought

37420 • Viroli, Maurizio
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PAR 1
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 321M • Politics In Japan

37425 • Maclachlan, Patricia
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:30AM UTC 3.134
GC (also listed as ANS 321M)
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Survey of postwar Japanese politics; the occupation, governmental institutions, interest groups, protest movements, industrial policy, the government-business relationship, and political and economic reform.


GOV 328L • Intro To Lat Amer Gov & Pol

37430 • Madrid, Raul
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ B0.306
GC (also listed as LAS 337M)
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An introductory survey of Latin American political systems: governmental organization, political processes, and current problems.


GOV 335C • Religion In Amer Pol Thought

37435 • Budziszewski, J
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM CBA 4.342
Wr (also listed as R S 346P)
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Explore religion and politics in the United States through reading of mostly primary sources addressing religious arguments taking positions on historical and contemporary issues.


GOV 339L • Research Methods In Government

37440 • Greene, Kenneth
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM GAR 3.116
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An introduction to research design, data collection and analysis, and the use of the computer and related equipment.


GOV 350K • Statistical Anly In Polit Sci

37455 • McIver, John
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM WAG 208
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Elementary statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science.


GOV 350K • Statistical Anly In Polit Sci

37445 • McIver, John
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM WAG 308
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Elementary statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science.


GOV 350K • Statistical Anly In Polit Sci

37450 • Lin, Tse
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLM 5.118
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Elementary statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science.


GOV 351C • Classical Quest For Justice

37460 • Stauffer, Dana
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 301
EGC (also listed as CTI 320)
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Introduces students to classical political thought through a study of seminal works of antiquity, focusing on those of Plato and Aristotle.


GOV 351J • Might And Right Among Nations

37465 • Pangle, Thomas
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM RLP 0.112
E (also listed as CTI 323)
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Major alternative approaches to the question of the moral character of international relations, as elaborated by some of the greatest political thinkers.


GOV 355C • Applied Rsrch Methods I

37470
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM GAR 3.116
IIWr
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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 355M • Afr Amer Women Pol Activism

37475 • Philpot, Tasha
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM RLP 1.108
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Explores how Black feminism, as a guiding ideology, helps to explain how Black women have functioned in the U.s. political system.


GOV 355M • Evolution Of Spec Op Forces

37480 • Pedahzur, Ami
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 2.124
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Explores the global evolution of Special Operations Forces from different theoretical perspectives, including historical institutionalism, Complexity, and Bureuacratic Politics.


GOV 355M • Pol Of Voter Suppression

37485 • Jones, Bryan
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GAR 0.120
IIWr
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Explores the politics of vote suppression and its policy remedies, including manipulation of the size and composition of elections, and how excluded citizens have addressed such measures via politics, policy reforms, and court appeals.


GOV 355M • Switzerland/Globalization

37490 • Hess, Peter
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GEA 114
GC (also listed as EUS 348, GSD 360)
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GOV 355M • Topics In Political Science

37495
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CBA 4.340
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Explores the challenges posed for American democracy by issues related to criminal justice.


GOV 357C • Constitutional Interpretatn

37500 • Perry Jr, H
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM UTC 4.124
(also listed as CTI 326C)
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Designed to improve reasoning and communication skills through constitutional interpretation. Determining what the Constitution means, how to determine what it means, and who should determine what it means.


GOV 357J • Law Of Politics

37505 • Sager, Alan
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM RLP 1.106
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Explore theoretical and philosophical issues at the intersection of law and politics.


GOV 360D • International Security

37510
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ B0.306
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Explore the conditions and motivations behind the use of military force in world politics.


GOV 360E • Intrntl Political Economy

37520 • Wellhausen, Rachel
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLP 0.112
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Study of the changing relationship between political and economic power in international relations.


GOV 360E • Intrntl Political Economy

37515 • Wang, Di
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM PAR 203
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Study of the changing relationship between political and economic power in international relations.


GOV 360F • Global Governance

37525 • Chapman, Terrence
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ B0.306
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Explore the forces that shape global stability and instability with a focus on international agreements.


GOV 360G • Causes Of War

37530 • Wolford, Michael
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RLP 0.128
GC (also listed as REE 335)
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Explore the modern theory of war, viewing conflict between and within states as a political phenomenon, the product of conscious political action in the pursuit of political ends.


GOV 360I • Politics Of Internationl Trade

37535 • Jensen, Nathan
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ B0.306
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Examine the relationship between international trade, and domestic and international politics.


GOV 360S • Terrorism/Counterterrorism

37540 • Findley, Michael
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM WAG 201
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Examines the historical origins of terrorist violence, the primary causes of terrorist acts committed both by opposition and government forces, as well as counter terrorist measures taken by states and international organizations.


GOV 362L • Government Research Internship

37545
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Fieldwork in research and analysis on governmental and political problems.


GOV 365D • Intl Rels Of E/Stheast Asia

37555 • Maclachlan, Patricia
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM CBA 4.328
GC (also listed as ANS 361)
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An introduction to the international relations of East and Southeast Asia, with particular attention to postwar economic and security issues, the changing political landscape of the post-Cold War period, and the development and functions of regional institutions.


GOV 365I • Authoritarianism

37560 • Brownlee, Jason
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ 2.118
IIWr
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Explore the history and political science explanations of authoritarian governments.


GOV 365J • Australian Society/Politics

37565 • Evans, Rhonda
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WAG 420
GC
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Explore Australia’s history and constitutional development; examine the country’s political institutions and party politics; and consider distinct opportunities and challenges that Australia faces across a range of domestic and foreign policy areas.


GOV 365O • State Bldg In China And Taiwan

37570 • Lu, Xiaobo
Meets MW 8:30AM-10:00AM PAR 101
(also listed as ANS 361G)
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Compare and contrast the state building process in mainland China and Taiwan.


GOV 365S • Comparative Legal Systems

37575 • Brinks, Daniel
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ B0.306
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Comparative study of the nature of courts and law, their position in political systems, and their potential impact on society.


GOV 365T • Suicide Terrorism

37580 • Pedahzur, Ami
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ B0.306
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Studies the causes of suicide terrorism at elite, community, and rank-and-file levels.


GOV 365V • Compr Notions Eur Security

37585 • Mosser, Michael
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM UTC 3.134
(also listed as EUS 348)
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Examines the conceptual and practical aspects of European comprehensive security via the institutions charged with implementing it.


GOV 366J • Ethnic Politics In Taiwan/Asia

37590 • Liu, Amy
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 203
(also listed as ANS 361F)
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Explore ethnic politics in Taiwan including some comparison with ethnic politics in neighboring countries.


GOV 368T • German Nationalisms

37595 • Belgum, Kirsten
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM JES A216A
GCWr (also listed as EUS 346, GSD 361K, REE 335)
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Description:

The course will discuss the expressions and implications of various German national movements within their respective historical contexts.  It will focus on the historical shift of nationalism in Germany from the Enlightenment and the oppositional liberal movement in the early nineteenth century through the unification of the Reich under Bismarck and the repressive ideology of the National Socialist state in the twentieth century to the unification of the two post-war German states in 1990.  By including a discussion of the various cultural expressions and critical definitions of "Germany" and "Germanness," the course should challenge a simplistic understanding of the history of German nationalism as an inevitable progression towards totalitarianism.

The fundamental questions for consideration are: What different understandings of the terms Volk and nation have existed at various points in German history?  What is the relationship between nationalist movements and the power of an existing state?  How are cultural and political traditions appropriated within an ideology of nationalism?  What role has the problem of national identity played in German culture in the last 200 years? 

Ultimately, the goal of this course is to encourage students to consider the possible validity as well as the dangers of nationalism for our present day in light of the lessons of German history.


GOV 370C • Election Campaigns

37600 • Luskin, Robert
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM GAR 1.134
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The study of contemporary American election campaigns.


GOV 370E • Congressional Elections

37605 • Theriault, Sean
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM WEL 1.316
II
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Examination of congressional campaigns and election outcomes from both historical and contemporary perspectives.


GOV 370M • Research On The US Congress

37610 • Epp, Derek
Meets MW 5:30PM-7:00PM WAG 308
IIWr
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Independent research on lawmaking in the modern United States Congress.


GOV 370P • Policy-Making Process-Dc

37615
Wr
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Focus on the role of Congress and the President in the policy-making process.


GOV 370R • Money In US Politics

37620 • Roberts, Brian
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM UTC 3.122
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Study of the nature and consequences of campaign finance on American politics.


GOV 370V • The Politics Of Health Care

37625 • McDaniel, Eric
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM WAG 420
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The role of political institutions and the public in the development of the American health care system.


GOV 371C • Problems In US Politics

37630 • Gerring, John
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.104
IIWr
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Examine potential problems in United States politics, seeking to conceptualize and measure them, and explore their causes, effects, and possible solutions.


GOV 371E • Policy Formulation/Implement

37635 • Craig, Alison
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WAG 201
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Examine the policy-making process in the United States. Focus on the actors and institutions involved in the formulation and implementation of public policy.


GOV 371L • Latino Politics

37640 • Leal, David
Meets TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM WAG 201
CD (also listed as LAS 337S, MAS 374)
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Explore the political experiences of the United States Latino populations.


GOV 371U • Politics And Film

37645 • O'Brien, Shannon
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM JGB 2.218
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Explore the importance of political life as it has been captured on screen and examine the role of film in important political events.


GOV 374N • Political Internship-Wb

37650 • Henson, James
II
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Students perform research and related activities for an entity directly related to government and politics. Written reports required.


GOV 379G • Jerusalem And Athens

37655 • Dempsey, Erik
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.204
(also listed as CTI 375, LAH 351M)
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Examine the age-old confrontation between the teaching of the Bible and the politics and philosophy of the ancient Greeks.


GOV 679HA • Honors Tutorial Course

37660 • Albertson, Bethany
Meets T 3:30PM-6:30PM BAT 5.102
IIWr
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Lectures and supervised individual research and the writing of a substantial paper on a special topic in the field of government. No grade is awarded until the student has completed the two-semester sequence.



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