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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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POLSCI 101. Introduction to Political Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Arlene W Saxonhouse (awsaxon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for First and Second Year Students. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Through a study of classic texts in political theory by such as Plato, Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, and Tocqueville we will consider the questions that have been raised and the answers posed over the centuries in the search for the best political regime. Consideration of the meaning of familiar concepts such as justice, equality, liberty, community, and democracy are part of this investigation.

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POLSCI 111. Introduction to American Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hanes Walton Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for First and Second Year Students. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a broad survey of government and politics in the United States which explores a wide range of topics including elections, interest groups, the presidency, Congress, and the courts. The kinds of questions considered might include the following: What impact do interest groups have on governmental policy? Are there real differences between the two major political parties? What accounts for swings in voting behavior and election outcome from one time to another? How do members of Congress decide how to vote? In what ways do presidents and bureaucrats affect public policies? This is not a comprehensive list but suggests the kinds of issues that are discussed in this course. There are two lectures and two discussion section meetings each week. There is generally a midterm, a final examination, and some other written work.

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POLSCI 140. Introduction to Comparative Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ronald F Inglehart (rfi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for First and Second Year Students. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines how democracy evolves and functions in different settings around the world. We start with the emergence of democracy in Western Europe, examining the factors that give rise to it and help it survive. We then examine the origins of fascism in Germany and Japan; and the rise of communism in Russia and China, attempting to understand why these alternatives to democracy flourished in those settings and why they later collapsed. This leads to an analysis of the current struggle between reformers and hardliners over the move to market economies and liberal democracy in Russia, China, and Eastern Europe, and an assessment of the prospects for democracy in Mexico and Nigeria. Finally, we examine the probable evolution of democracy in advanced industrial societies. In addition to two lectures, there are two meetings a week in relatively small discussion sections, designed to encourage active discussion of these topics.

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POLSCI 160. Introduction to World Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Douglas W Lemke (dlemke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for First and Second Year Students. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course analyzes world politics from a broad and general perspective, explaining and exploring the principles involved in the functioning of the global political system and illustrating these principles with contemporary material. The course begins by setting standards for judging theories of international politics and reviews well-known theories such as realism and liberalism. A strategic approach based on the combination of power, preferences, and perceptions will be explained. That approach is then used to understand a variety of issues in world politics, including war, alliances, domestic politics and foreign policy, and international political economy. These issues will be presented both in general terms and applied to understand specific key events.

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POLSCI 312. Freedom of Speech and Press.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lee C Bollinger

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the constitutional right of freedom of speech and press in the United States. Various areas of law are examined in depth, including extremist or seditious speech, obscenity, libel, fighting words, the public forum doctrine, and public access to the mass media. Classes are conducted according to the law school model, with readings focused on actual judicial decisions and students expected to participate in discussions.

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POLSCI 390. Practicum for the "Michigan Journal of Political Science."

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit with permission of the chair.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course allows students to gain experience working on the journal under the direction of the chair or other appropriate faculty member. This experience involves editing the Michigan Journal of Political Science. In addition to taking part in working on the year's issue, students wishing credit for working on the journal would do readings and write book reviews and research notes.

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POLSCI 395 / REES 395 / Slavic 395 / Hist. 332 / Soc. 392. Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William G Rosenberg

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Russian and East European Studies (REES) 395.001.

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POLSCI 400. Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andreas Kalyvas

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing or two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The aim of this course is two-fold: (1) to give students a sense of the history of political philosophy from the ancient Greek period to the end of the sixteenth century; and (2) to help students become aware of the complexities and assumptions entailed in the articulation of a coherent political theory. We will be reading the works of such major political philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Machiavelli. We will be concerned with such issues as the relation between nature and convention, the sources of legitimacy, the role of the individual in the political community and the value and purpose of political life. Readings will be from primary sources. Class meetings will include both lectures and discussions. Course requirements will include two exams during the term and a final.

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POLSCI 406. American Political Thought.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 407. Marxism and 20th Century Radicalism.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides an introduction to Marxism and its development from Hegel to contemporary schools. Emphasis is placed on a thorough exploration of the basic ideas and concepts presented in the writings of Engels and Marx as well as on unresolved questions and contradictions in the Marxist heritage. Readings include extensive assignments from the writings of Marx, Engels, and Bolshevism. Each student is expected to write a major paper on a pertinent topic of the student's choice. The class format is a lecture/discussion combination.

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POLSCI 410. American Policy Processes.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 413. American Constitutional Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark E Brandon

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 111, 410, or 411. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Prerequisites: Some background in American history, American institutional politics, or political theory is desirable, but not required. This is a course in political science and political theory concerned with law. The course focuses on one of the most vital aspects of politics: interpreting and applying the nation's fundamental principles. It addresses: (1) the role of language in grounding the legitimacy of the political order; (2) the ways (if any) in which that language is translated into reality; and (3) how those translations are justified. In connection with those general themes, we shall focus on three additional questions: (1) WHAT is the (or a) Constitution; (2) WHO are to be its authoritative interpreters; and (3) HOW are those interpreters to go about the business of interpreting? We shall take up topics such as judicial review, interdepartmental relations, federalism, the power to wage war, and constitutional crisis. Assignments will include participation in a Moot Court.

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POLSCI 420 / Comm. Studies 484. Mass Media and Political Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nicholas A Valentino (nvalenti@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Communication Studies 484.001.

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POLSCI 423. Politics of the Metropolis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gregory B Markus (gmarkus@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the political life of American cities and the metropolitan regions in which they are embedded. Relevant institutions include city government, public authorities, the business sector, nonprofit agencies and organizations, neighborhood groups, and more. Issues include city and regional governance, economic development, urban sprawl, the provision of public services, and the ways that race, ethnicity, and social class are implicated in these and other issues.

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POLSCI 428 / Asian Studies 428 / Phil. 428 / Soc. 426. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001 Politics and Development in China.

Instructor(s): Kenneth Lieberthal (kliebert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course seeks to understand the present driving forces and future prospects for the most populous country in the world. The course is divided into three sections. The first analyzes the modern history of China to determine the influences of the past on present-day China. The second part looks at the post-1949 Chinese state. Special attention is paid to elite decision-making processes, the structure of China's bureaucratic apparatus, the relationships between the Chinese Communist Party and the government, tensions between the national government and localities, and the role of the military. The final section builds upon the first two to examine the challenges faced by China's leaders in several issue-areas, including the ongoing reform of the economy, China's environmental policy, state-society relations, and China's foreign relations. There will be a midterm, final exam, and one research paper.

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POLSCI 440. Comparative Politics.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 441. Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert J Franzese Jr (franzese@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the politics of developed democracies: i.e., those where day-to-day political struggle occurs within the boundaries defined by broadly unchallenged commitments to relatively free-market capitalism and relatively liberal democracy. This is not a course in current or past events in these countries. Rather we analyze certain systematic, (social) scientific regularities evidenced in the politics of advancec capitalist democracies. In this positive (non-normative) analysis, the focus is on political parties, elections, patterns of participation and of political conflict, public policy, and political economy. Course grades will be based upon short-paper writing, a final examination, and participation.

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POLSCI 443. Selected Topics in Western European Politics.

Section 001 Politics of the European Union

Instructor(s): Kenneth W Kollman (kkollman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course, we seek to understand the historical development, political institutions, and philosophical underpinnings of the European Union. Topics will include federalism, different notions of sovereignty, studies of contemporary decision-making in the Union, and assessments of democratic institutions in Europe. Prominent points of debate, such as monetary union, trade policies, environmental policies, enlargement policies, and defense policies, will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the contemporary debates on changes to the decision-making institutions in the Union.

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POLSCI 444. Government and Politics of Russia.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 448. Governments and Politics of Latin America.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jose Molina (jmolina@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 140 or 440; or a course on Latin America elected through another department. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

After an analysis of the common historical background, this course will consider the current characteristics of democratic government in Latin America, its achievements, shortcomings and perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to the effect of parties and other institutional factors on the stability and quality of democracy in the region. The cases of Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, and Venezuela will be examined closely.

Evaluations will be based on one book report (about 2000 words long), one take home writing assignment, and one final paper (5000 words) analyzing the current state of democracy and elections in one Latin American country.

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POLSCI 452. Israeli Society and Politics.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 454. Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 456. Government and Politics of Japan.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John C Campbell

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 140, 440, or 450. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Japan is an ever-more interesting country to study, due both to its obvious importance, and to the fact that it is the only post-industrial non-western country. This course offers an overview of contemporary Japanese politics, designed for students with a general interest in Japan as well as political science concentrators. Special attention is given to how politics has affected and been affected by cultural patterns, social organization, economic growth, and Japan's position in the world. Grading will be by examination and short papers.

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POLSCI 459 / AAS 449. African Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jennifer A. Widner (jwidner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 200 recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the institutions, processes, and ideas that shape political life in Africa. The first part of the course provides some historical background and considers the effects of environment on political structure, the differences between segmentary societies and kingships, and the effects of international contact on the character of the state. The second part explores some of the bold initiatives of independence leaders and their consequences. The third part explores contemporary struggles for democracy and the management of elections. A final segment of the course addresses several important policy issues, including war-peace transitions and government effectiveness.

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POLSCI 460. Problems in World Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jude Hays (jchays@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice with permission of the instructor.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will address a range of issues which confront state leaders as they seek to ensure their country's military security and economic development in a competitive international system. Special attention will be given to foreign policy problems confronting the U.S. in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. The course will be conducted largely as a lecture with some opportunity for discussion. Students will be graded on the basis of three in-class exams.

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POLSCI 460. Problems in World Politics.

Section 002 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice with permission of the instructor.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 463. International Organization and Integration.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 160. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course deals with ways of managing issues arising from increasing interdependence among nation-states. It examines the role of international organizations in the contemporary global political system. It considers the historical development of international organizations, their political processes, and their activities. It explores the consequences of the growth of international organizations for the global political system, particularly the extent to which international integration is being achieved. Primary attention is devoted to international governmental organizations such as the agencies of the United Nations system and the European Union, but international non-governmental organizations are also considered. Responsibilities of students taking the course for credit include: (1) studying the assigned readings and participation in class discussions; (2) writing four papers of no more than 2,500 words in length; (3) writing a midterm examination; and (4) writing a final examination.

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POLSCI 472. International Security Affairs.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paul K Huth

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course students will study three topics related to international security affairs: (1) The conditions under which states are able to resolve long-standing disputes through negotiated settlements; (2) the impact of democratic political institutions on diplomacy and the use of military force by state leaders; and (3) the effectiveness of policies of deterrence in preventing war. Readings will focus on basic research on each of these topics while lectures will supplement the readings by considering how current international events and US foreign policy behavior compare with the findings of more basic research. All students may also elect the advanced writing option in addition to the required exams. If students select the writing option, they will be required to write three papers over the course of the term.

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POLSCI 481. Junior Honors Proseminar.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to Honors concentrators with junior standing. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 482 / Econ. 483. Positive Political Economy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yan Chen (yanchen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 401. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Economics 483.001.

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POLSCI 483. American Political Parties and Electoral Problems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ted Brader (tbrader@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Poli. Sci. 111, 140, 410, or 411. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we consider the importance of political parties for democracy and the nature of party politics in the United States. We seek a broad understanding of what American parties are, how they are operate, and how they have evolved. We are particularly concerned with the significance of parties for elections and representation across national, state, and local governments. Class will consist of both lecture and discussion, and evaluations will be based on a combination of exams and papers.

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POLSCI 487. Psychological Perspectives on Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Cara J Wong (cjwong@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Explanations of political phenomena often rest on psychological assumptions. Studies of leadership, decision-making, socialization, public opinion and voting, violence and revolution, and propaganda and persuasion all have a psychological base. The purpose of this lecture course is to survey major currents of theoretical and empirical work in the psychological analysis of politics. Extensive background in political science and psychology courses is NOT required, nor is the course part of a departmental sequence. Grades will be based on examinations and at least one paper.

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POLSCI 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

Section 001 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two 400-level courses in political science. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

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POLSCI 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

Section 002 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two 400-level courses in political science. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

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POLSCI 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

Section 003 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two 400-level courses in political science. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

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POLSCI 491. Directed Studies.

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A directed study on any subject agreed upon by a student and an advising instructor that does not duplicate a regular course offering. Students wishing to enroll for a directed study course are urged to work out the details of the course before the start of the term with a supervising faculty member.

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POLSCI 493. Senior Honors Proseminar.

Instructor(s): Martha Feldman (msfeldma@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to senior Honors concentrators. (4). (Excl). No more than four Honors credits may be elected as part of a concentration plan in Political Science. (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 496. Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics.

Section 001 The Politics of Higher Education

Instructor(s): Edie N Goldenberg (edieg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will focus on selected topics of great concern to the U.S. higher education community today, such as public attitudes toward universities, sources of funding for higher education, athletics student athletes or pre-professionals in training, affirmative action in admissions and hiring, and information technology and the virtual university. Students will be expected to participate actively in class discussion, write a series of short papers and one term paper, and make an oral presentation.

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POLSCI 496. Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics.

Section 002 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 497. Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government.

Section 001 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 497. Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government.

Section 002 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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POLSCI 498. Undergraduate Seminar in International Politics.

Section 001 The Global System

Instructor(s): J David Singer (jdsinger@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The objectives of this course are to provide the advanced undergraduate student with (a) an understanding of global, demographic, social, technological, economic, and political trends; (b) alternative interpretations of policies to deal with these trends; (c) methods by which these interpretations can be compared and tested against the empirical evidence; and (d) the ability to evaluate past policy decisions and propose future ones. We are also interested in our ability to express orally and on paper the concepts, hypotheses, relationships, and methods used in pursuit of the substantial objectives; as a famous grammarian put it, "if you don't write good, you don't think good!" It all goes together: careful conceptualization, close reasoning, procedural clarity, and effective communication. Course requirements include three papers and class participation. We will use two or three texts and read independently in the scholarly journals. There will be three written assignments and no final exam.

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POLSCI 514. The Use of Social Science Computer Programs.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 499. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introductory course that introduces new graduate students to the use of computing resources at Michigan, including discussing the statistical packages that are used in introductory methods courses. Topics considered include how the computer can be used to analyze social science data. Instruction will be provided in the use of statistical packages, conferencing, and electronic mail.

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POLSCI 529 / Public Policy 529. Statistics.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior coursework in calculus or concurrent enrollment in Math 413, and permission of instructor. Previous coursework in statistics is not required. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Public Policy Studies 529.001.

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POLSCI 585 / Public Policy 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ann Chih Lin (annlin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Public Policy Studies 585.001.

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POLSCI 585 / Public Policy 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Ann Chih Lin (annlin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Public Policy Studies 585.002.

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POLSCI 591. Advanced Internship in Political Science.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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. (2-6). (Excl). No more than four credits of internship may be included as part of a concentration plan in political science. (EXPERIENTIAL). All internship courses may be elected for a maximum total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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