Politics Courses

Selected Topics Courses

Listing of recent 300-level Selected Topics Courses by Area

Selected Topics courses are special courses that are not listed in the catalog, but which are offered by Politics faculty, usually on an irregular basis.   Each subfield in the department has Selected Topics offerings:  


US Politics (POLT 31900 and POLT 32000)

POLT 31900 Faith and Race in US Politics Carlos Figueroa (Spring 2017)  

POLT 32000 Politics of US Citizenship Carlos Figueroa (Fall 2014)    


Comparative and International Studies (POLT 34000 - POLT 34099)

For the purposes of the international studies concentration in the major, and for the International Politics minor, selected topics courses are identified as either "theme" or "place" courses, as listed below:

'Theme' courses

POLT 34002  Pirates & Mercenaries: Sovereignty in the Int'l System Chip Gagnon

POLT 34003  Political Implications of the Holocaust Don Beachler

POLT 34004  The Politics of Global Capitalism Don Beachler

POLT 34005  International Organizations Juan Arroyo

POLT 34006 Rebellions: Violence and Peace Patricia Rodriguez

POLT 34008 Working Beyond Borders: Identity, Justice, and Ethics Peyi Soyinka-Airewele

POLT 34009 The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention Asma Barlas

POLT 34010 Catholics and Politics Juan Arroyo

POLT 34011 Gender and Globalization Begüm Adalet (S15)

POLT 34012 Race and International Relations Theory Naeem Inayatullah

POLT 34013 Global Indigenous Struggle Patricia Rodriguez

'Place' courses

POLT 34050 Politics in East Asia Kelly Dietz

POLT 34051 European Union Juan Arroyo

POLT 34052 Political Violence and Human Rights in Latin America Patricia Rodriguez

POLT 34053 Africa in World Politics Peyi Soyinka-Airewele

POLT 34054 Japanese Politics

POLT 34055 Politics of Security in East Asia Kelly Dietz


Political Theory (POLT 35000 - POLT 35099)

POLT 35001 Theory and Practice of Punishment Alex Moon

POLT 35002 Violence and Intercultural Dialogue Evgenia Ilieva

POLT 35004 Contemporary Political Thought Evgenia Ilieva

POLT 35005 Writing and Criticism Naeem Inayatullah

POLT 35006 Truth, Illusion and Politics Alex Moon


Public Policy (POLT 37000 - POLT 37099)

POLT 37000 Politics of Wealth and Poverty Don Beachler

POLT 37001 Politics of Health Don Beachler

POLT 37002 Labor Policy Don Beachler


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