Political Science

7602 Haven Hall
764-6312
Web site: http://www.umich.edu/~compap/

Professor John Jackson, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration program


Professors

Christopher H. Achen, Mathematical and Statistical Theory, Public Policy Analysis, American Politics and International Relations
Robert Axelrod, Mathematical Models of Politics, Decision-making, Game Theory, National Security Policy
John C. Campbell, Japan, Organizational Decision-making, Public Policy, and Gerontology
John R. Chamberlin, Ethics and Public Policy, American Political Thought, Formal Political Theory, Mathematical Models of Social Science
Michael D. Cohen, Modeling Methods, Organizational Decision-making
Mary E. Corcoran, American Government and Politics, Public Policy and Administration, Research methods, Poverty and Inequality
Zvi Y. Gitelman, Former Soviet Union, East European and Israeli politics
Edie N. Goldenberg, Politics and the Mass Media, Bureaucracy and Public Policy
Don Herzog, History of Political Thought, Contemporary Political Thought, Moral and Social Theory, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law
Ronald F. Inglehart, Comparative Political Behavior, Mass Participation and Communication, Advanced Industrial Societies
John E. Jackson, American Politics, Political Economy
Harold K. Jacobson, World Politics, International Political Economy, International Security, International Organizations
Donald R. Kinder, Public Opinion and Political Action, Psychological Perspectives, Research Methods
John W. Kingdon, American National Government, Legislative Behavior, Public Policy
Daniel H. Levine, Comparative Politics, Religion and Politics, Urbanization, Cultural Change, Latin America, Contemporary Social Theory
Kenneth Lieberthal, Chinese Domestic and Foreign Policy, Sino-Soviet Relations, Comparative Communism
Gregory B. Markus, Mathematical and Statistical Modelling, American Mass Politics
Lawrence B. Mohr, Organization Theory, Quantitative Methods, Program Evaluation
A.F.K. Organski, International Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Political Development
Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Ancient and Modern Political Theory, Women in Political Thought
J. David Singer, World Politics, International Security, Foreign Policy, Theory and Method, Peace Research
Raymond Tanter, American Foreign Policy, Middle East in World Politics, International Security Affairs
Hanes Walton, Jr., American Government and Politics, Black Americans in the Political System.
William Zimmerman IV, Comparative Foreign Policy, Russia and former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe


Associate Professors

Nancy E. Burns, American Local Politics and Institutions, Methodology, Gender and Politics, and Political Participation
Martha S. Feldman, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Public Policy and Administration, Political Theory
Richard L. Hall, American National Institutions, Legislative Behavior, Elite Socialization and Psychology, Public Policy
Yasheng Huang, Comparative Government and Politics; Comparative Political Economy, Chinese Government and Politics
Paul K. Huth, International Conflict and War, National Security Policy, United States Foreign Policy, Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy
Jennifer Widner, Comparative Political Development, African Politics


Assistant Professors

Mark E. Brandon, Constitutional Law and Theory, Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Environmental Law, American Politics, American Political Thought, Political Philosophy
Pradeep Chhibber, South Asian politics, Economic development
Robert J. Franzese Jr., Comparative and International Political Economy; Comparative Politics and Developed Democracies; Quantitative Methodology and Formal Models
John D Huber, Comparative Government and Politics; Formal Political Theory; Political Institutions; French Politics
Kenneth Kollman, American government, Formal modeling, pol parties and elections, interest groups
Vincent Hutchings, Public Opinion; African American politics; Legislative politics; Voting behavior
Douglas Lemke, World Politics, Formal and Empirical analyses of Conflict and Cooperation
Ann Lin, American Politics, Gender and Politics
Noga Morag-Levine, Law and Society, Environmental/Regulatory Politics, and Comparative Law and Legal Institutions
Robert Pahre, International Political Economy, International Relations Theory, Philosophy of Social Science, Political Economy of Western Europe
Michael L. Ross, Comparative Politics, especially the Political Economy of Development; Southeast Asia; International Institutions and North-South Relations; International Environmental Politics
Jacqueline Stevens, Political Theory, Feminist Studies, Race and Gender Issue Politics
Elizabeth R. Wingrove, Political Theory


Adjunct Faculty

Barry Rabe, State and Local
Michael W. Traugott, American government, Politics and the mass media
Douglas Van Houweling, Information Systems, Urban Systems, Computer Simulation


Professors Emeriti

William Ballis, Samuel J. Eldersveld, Russell H. Fifield, George Grassmuck, Kenneth Langton, Alfred G. Meyer, Roy Pierce


Political science is the systematic study of governmental and political structures, processes, and policies. This study uses institutional, quantitative, and philosophical approaches. The field is highly diverse, ranging across political theory, comparative government, international relations, American government, public policy, and research methods. Political scientists concentrate on public opinion and voting, organized political behavior, governmental institutions, studies of single countries, comparisons across countries and relations among countries. The field addresses both normative and empirical concerns.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Two courses chosen from different subfields of political science. First- and second-year students choose from among Political Science 101 (political theory), 111 (American government), 140 (comparative politics), 160 (world politics), and 185 (methods); juniors and seniors from Political Science 400, 401, or 402 (political theory), 410 (public policy and administration), 411 (American government), 440, 450 or 465 (comparative politics), and 460 or 470 (world politics).

Concentration Program. At least 24 credits in political science (in addition to required prerequisites) and 6 elected through a cognate department.

One course in political science elected at the 300-level may be included in a concentration plan; all others must be at the 400-level or above. No more than 4 credits of internship and 4 credits of directed study may be included in a concentration plan. Seniors are encouraged to elect an undergraduate seminar (Political Science 495, 496, 497, or 498).

Political science concentrators are expected to acquire an appreciation of the diverse styles of political inquiry by electing at least one course in four of the following subfields: political theory, American government, comparative politics, world politics, and methodology. Normally, this requirement is satisfied by the prerequisites to concentration and different additional 400-level courses in two subfields. Cognate courses, which are upper-level courses in another discipline, are an integral part of the concentration plan and should be selected with a view toward building a coherent program of study. As a general rule, cognate courses should be in the same discipline with exceptions approved in advance by a concentration advisor. Only 8 hours of foreign credit from a one-term accredited program and 12 hours of foreign credit from a year-long program may be counted toward the concentration core. Students may use Statistics 402 as a methods course in the concentration program.

Honors Concentration. Especially well-qualified students are encouraged to undertake an Honors concentration. Such students elect the Honors proseminar during the winter term of the junior year and prepare a senior thesis under the direction of a faculty member in the department. Senior Seminars (493, 494) provide thesis credit. Normally, candidates for an Honors concentration must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in political science courses. Interested students apply for the Honors program at the start of their junior year. Applications and information are available in the student office, 7623 Haven Hall.

Advising. Normally, the decision to concentrate is made late in the sophomore year or early in the junior year. Advising appointments are scheduled at the Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell. Appointments for the Honors advisor are scheduled at 1228 Angell.

Computer Assistance Program. The department maintains a computer assistance program to help students with quantitative analyses of political phenomena. Inquiries should be addressed to the Director, Computer Assistance Program.

Preparation for United States Foreign Service. Students interested in pursuing a career in the foreign service should obtain a copy of the booklet "Careers in the Foreign Service" by writing to the Department of State, Washington, D.C. Qualified students should consult with concentration advisors in the field of world politics.

Preparation for Public Service. Students may acquire the basic preparation required of candidates for public service in local, state, and national governments by electing appropriate course work in political science, economics, and especially in public policy administration.

The Edwin F. Conely Scholarship in Government is awarded to a first-year graduate student in political science who has received an A.B. degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

William Jennings Bryan Prize in Political Science is awarded to that member of the graduating class who has shown the greatest promise in the field of political science. This prize consists of a gift certificate for books to be chosen by the recipient.

Accelerated Program for Undergraduates (AB/MPP). The School of Public Policy offers an accelerated program for exceptionally well-qualified undergraduates at the University of Michigan, enabling students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, particularly those with concentrations in political science and economics, to complete both a bachelor's degree and the MPP in five years of study. The senior year and the first postgraduate year overlap, with the student receiving both undergraduate and graduate credit for the Public Policy courses completed. Students are responsible for completing such other LS&A distribution and/or language requirements as may be necessary for the completion of the undergraduate degree.

Considerable emphasis is placed on the quality and course distribution of undergraduate preparation and only those students with a record demonstrably superior to those admitted to the regular program will be considered. A major prerequisite of this program is that the student must have earned 90 credits toward the degree before beginning study. Additional requirements are the completion of at least one calculus (or higher-level mathematics/statistics) course and a total of 24 credits in economics and political science, with at least six credits in both of these areas. An applicant who is otherwise qualified but who has not met these credit or distribution requirements could be admitted on the condition that they be satisfied over the summer prior to the first enrollment in Public Policy. Information about this program can be obtained from the Dean of the School for Public Policy.

Student Associations. The Undergraduate Political Science Association (7626 Haven Hall) provides undergraduates with both a valuable resource and a voice within the department. Students are elected from the association membership to represent undergraduates on departmental committees concerned with such matters as educational policy, proposed course changes, and the quality of undergraduate education. The department co-sponsors with UPSA a series of seminars and lectures of particular relevance to undergraduates. The counseling service also provides current information about graduate schools, law schools, and summer internships. Undergraduates are encouraged to join and to utilize the resources the association provides.

The Michigan Journal of Political Science was founded to create a forum in which undergraduate and graduate students could publish superior academic papers. The Journal is edited by undergraduates, and publishes politically related papers from various disciplines. For information, contact the editors c/o student services assistant at 7623 Haven Hall.

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honorary fraternity in Political Science. For membership information, contact the student services assistant in Room 7623, Haven Hall.

Sigma Iota Rho is the international relations honorary society. For more information on joining, see the student services assistant in Room 7623, Haven Hall.

UM Model United Nations is a group that sponsors high school conferences and attends conferences around the nation. The main office is located at 4316 Michigan Union.

Half-Term Information. Some courses are offered in half terms for reduced credit. Refer to the Time Schedule for specific credit hour information.


Courses in Political Science (Division 450)

Primarily for First and Second Year Students

101. Introduction to Political Theory. (4). (SS).

111. Introduction to American Politics. (4). (SS).

140. Introduction to Comparative Politics. I and II. (4). (SS).

160. Introduction to World Politics. I and II. (4). (SS).

185. Introduction to Modeling Political Processes. Primarily for first-year students and sophomores. (3). (SS). (QR/1).

190. Freshman Seminar in Political Science. (3). (SS).

Primarily for Juniors and Seniors

300. Contemporary Political Issues. (4). (SS).

305/Ling. 305/Comm. 305. Political and Advertising Discourse. Junior standing. (3). (Excl).

312. Freedom of Speech and Press. (3). (Excl).

353. The Arab-Israeli Conflict. (4). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

361. Current Issues in World Politics. (1-4). (Excl).

390. Practicum for the Michigan Journal of Political Science.(1). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit with permission of the chair.

395/REES 395/Slavic 395/Hist. 332/Soc. 392. Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

396/REES 396/Slavic 396/Hist. 333/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

400. Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period. Junior standing or two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

401. Development of Political Thought: Modern and Recent. Junior standing or two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

402. Selected Topics in Political Theory. Pol. Sci. 101 or 400 or 401. (3). (Excl).

405. Political Philosophy of the Enlightenment. Pol. Sci. 101 or 403. (3). (Excl).

406. American Political Thought. Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3). (Excl).

407. Marxism and 20th Century Radicalism. Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3). (Excl).

409. Twentieth Century Political Thought. Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3). (Excl).

410. American Policy Processes. Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl).

411. American Political Processes. Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl).

412. The Legal Process. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

413. American Constitutional Politics. Pol. Sci. 111, 410, or 411. I. (3). (Excl).

414. The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Two courses in political science. (4; 3 in the half-term). (Excl).

415. The American Chief Executive. Pol. Sci. 111, 410, or 411; or junior standing. (3). (Excl).

417. Legislative Process. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

418/WS 418. Women and the Political System. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

419/CAAS 418. Black Americans and the Political System. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

420/Comm. 484. Mass Media and Political Behavior. Comm. Studies 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (4). (Excl).

421. American State Government. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

422/WS 422. Feminist Political Theory. Junior standing. (3). (Excl).

423. Politics of the Metropolis. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

425. Liberalism and Its Critics. Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3). (Excl).

426. Democratic Theory. Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3). (Excl).

428/Asian Studies 428/Phil. 428/Soc. 426. China's Evolution Under Communism. Upperclass standing. (4; 3 in the half-term). (Excl).

431. Public Administration. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

434. Government and Public Policy. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

435. Public Program Evaluation. Stat. 402. (3). (Excl).

436. Bureaucracy and Policy Making. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

439/Econ. 325. Inequality in the United States. Econ. 101 or Poli. Sci. 111. (3). (SS).

440. Comparative Politics. Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). (Excl).

441. Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies. Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). (Excl).

442. Governments and Politics in Western Europe. Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). (Excl).

443. Selected Topics in Western European Politics. Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

444. Government and Politics of Russia. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

445. Eastern Europe: Revolution, Reaction, and Reform. (3). (Excl).

447/Rel. 447. Comparative Studies in Religion and Politics. (3). (Excl).

448. Governments and Politics of Latin America. Pol. Sci. 140 or 440; or a course on Latin America elected through another department. (3). (Excl).

450. Political Modernization in the Developing World. Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl).

452. Israeli Society and Politics. (3). (Excl).

453. Government and Politics of the Middle East. Two courses in Pol. Sci.. (3). (Excl).

454. Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

455. Government and Politics of China. (3). (Excl).

456. Government and Politics of Japan. Pol. Sci. 140, 440, or 450. (3). (Excl).

457. Governments and Politics of India and South Asia. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

458. Chinese Foreign Policy. Poli. Sci. 428 or 455. (3). (Excl).

459/CAAS 449. African Politics. Prior or concurrent study of the Third World; Pol. Sci. 465 is recommended but not required. (3). (Excl).

460. Problems in World Politics. Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice with permission of the instructor.

463. International Organization and Integration. Pol. Sci. 160. (3). (Excl).

464. Public International Law. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

465. Political Development and Dependence. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

468. The Communist International System. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

469. Politics of International Economic Relations. Pol. Sci. 160. (3). (Excl).

470. Comparative Foreign Policy. Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl).

471. The American Foreign Policy Process. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

472. International Security Affairs. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

473. Foreign Policies of the European Powers. Pol. Sci. 160. (3). (Excl).

474. International Relations of India and South Asia. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

475. Russian Foreign Policy. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

476. International Relations of the Middle East. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

477. Southeast Asia: International Politics. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

478. International Relations of the Far East. Pol. Sci. 160 or Asian Studies 122 or Hist. 111. (3). (Excl).

479/CAAS 479. Political Development and Economy of Africa. (3). (SS).

480. Political Mobilization and Policy Change. Poli. Sci. 111. (3). (Excl).

481. Junior Honors Proseminar. Open only to Honors concentrators with junior standing. (3). (Excl).

482/Econ. 483. Positive Political Economy. Econ. 401. (3). (Excl).

483. American Political Parties and Electoral Problems. Poli. Sci. 111, 140, 410, or 411. (3). (Excl).

484. The Politics of Disaffection. Two courses in political science including Pol. Sci. 411 or 486. (3). (Excl).

485. Public Sector Decision Processes. One course in political science. (3). (Excl).

486. Public Opinion, Political Participation, and Pressure Groups. One course in political science. (3). (Excl).

487. Psychological Perspectives on Politics. Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

488. Political Dynamics. Junior standing. (3). (Excl).

489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science. Two 400-level courses in political science. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

490. Political Socialization. One course in political science. (3). (Excl).

491. Directed Studies. Two courses in political science and permission of instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. I. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Political Science 491 and 492 may be elected for a total of eight credits. No more than four credits of directed study credit may be elected as part of a concentration program in Political Science.

492. Directed Studies. Two courses in political science and permission of instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. II. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Political Science 491 and 492 may be elected for a total of eight credits. No more than four hours of directed study credit may be elected as part of a concentration program in Political Science.

493. Senior Honors Proseminar. Open only to senior Honors concentrators. I. (4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). No more than four hours of Honors credit may be elected as part of a concentration plan in Political Science.

494. Senior Honors Proseminar. Open only to senior Honors concentrators. II. (4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). No more than four hours of Honors credit may be elected as part of a concentration plan in Political Science.

495. Undergraduate Seminar in Political Theory. Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

496. Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics. Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

497. Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government. Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

498. Undergraduate Seminar in International Politics. Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

499. Quantitative Methods of Political Analysis. (3). (Excl). (BS).

514. The Use of Social Science Computer Programs. Pol. Sci. 499. (1). (Excl).

591. Advanced Internship in Political Science. Two courses in political science at the 400 level or above and concentration in political science; or graduate standing. Permission of supervising instructor and review by the Department's internship advisor. No more than 4 credits of internship may be included as part of a concentration plan in political science. I. (2-6). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). All internship courses may be elected for a maximum total of 8 credits.

592. Advanced Internship in Political Science. Two courses in political science at the 400 level or above and concentration in political science; or graduate standing. Permission of supervising instructor and review by the Department's internship advisor. No more than 4 credits of internship may be included as part of a concentration plan in political science. II. (2-6). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). All internship courses may be elected for a maximum total of 8 credits.


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