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Spring/Summer 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Political Science

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Summer Half-Term Courses


POLSCI 160. Introduction to World Politics.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Irfan Nooruddin (irfann@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the factors that motivate the international politics of nations. Illustrations will come from current world developments.

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POLSCI 414. The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): John Min Kang (johnkang@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3). (Excl). May be repeated twice, for a total of six credits.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines civil rights and civil liberties from the perspective of Supreme Court opinions in various areas. We'll read cases involving First Amendment issues (like religious expression and anti-government speech); Substantive Due Process issues (like abortion and euthanasia); Equal Protection issues (like gender and racial discrimination); and more. We'll also read some classic works on political philosophy to give us some idea of what these cases might mean in the larger universe of political life.

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POLSCI 419 / CAAS 418. Black Americans and the Political System.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Ruth Nicole Brown (nikkib@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science; AAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on the relationship between African Americans and the political system. We will explore issues of representation, participation, and activism in both a historical and contemporary context. There will be constant attention given to how different meanings of race, gender, class, and sexuality matter in the political experiences of African Americans.

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POLSCI 447 / RELIGION 447. Comparative Studies in Religion and Politics.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Melynda J Price (melyndap@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course takes a survey approach to understanding some of the major linkages between religion and religious action to politics. The course will sample readings from the US, Latin America, and the Middle East with a goal toward understanding some of the major trends in the increased role of religion throughout the world since the 1970's. There will be a large focus on the historical origins of fundamentalism and moving beyond media images to tie together the commonalities between "fundamenatalist" movements globally.

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POLSCI 451 / JUDAIC 451. The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in East European and/or Jewish history, and Comparative Politics is recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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POLSCI 492. Directed Studies.

Instructor(s):

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 may be elected as part of a concentration program in Political Science. (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of eight credits. Pol. Sci. 491 and 492 may be elected for a combined maximum of eight credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A directed study course on an individual research topic that is developed between an individual student and a faculty member.

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POLSCI 591. Advanced Internship in Political Science.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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POLSCI 592. Advanced Internship in Political Science.

Section 201 CLASS TO TAKE PLACE IN WASHINGTON. D.C. DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED. (3 CREDITs.)

Instructor(s): Charlene Allen (chjallen@umich.edu)

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.

This course is a seminar designed to take advantage of your work experiences in Washington. Therefore, your primary assignment will be to produce a research paper on a subject related to your internship work.

Because this course is a small seminar, it depends heavily on the participation and contributions of class members. Thus, attendance and active participation are required. The readings for the course will be related to American government, with a focus on policy making, Congress, the Bureaucracy, etc.

As in previous summer meetings of this course, we will meet once a week for several hours, Tuesday 6-9pm. We will have several guest speakers in addition to our own discussions and in-class activities. We meet for 8 weeks starting the first week of June through the fourth week of July (week of June 2 thru week of July 21).

In order to get permission to register, send me an email telling me about your internship plans and what prior coursework you have taken that makes you a good candidate for this course. Also, a limited number of scholarships are available for the course.

Charlene Allen chjallen@umich.edu

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Spring Half-Term Courses


POLSCI 101. Introduction to Political Theory.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Marek D Steedman (mdsteed@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains," says Rousseau. In this course we will explore what this might mean, whether Rousseau is right, and how anyone could know, through an examination of some of the key texts in Western political thought. Other authors include Plato, Machiavelli, Locke, Marx, and Mill. Class sessions will be a mix of lecture and discussion.

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POLSCI 401. Development of Political Thought: Modern and Recent.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Eric S Kos (ekos@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will trace certain themes that help define the modern political perspective. In modern political thought, the self-regulating individual is the starting point for visualizing political order. Much of modern thought begins from the premise that individuals have rights antecedent to government; that no one is, either by nature or by divine appointment, in a position of political authority. Each of the writers explored in this course share the view that the purpose of politics is to secure freedom, but they differ sharply over what counts as genuine human freedom, both from each other and from more ancient political thinkers. With a close examination of these thinkers, and their understandings of freedom, equality, political obligation, the individual, and community, we shall be explore and make explicit our own political assumptions.

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POLSCI 413. American Constitutional Politics.

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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POLSCI 423. Politics of the Metropolis.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Laura E Evans (lauraee@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the forces behind politics and policy in cities today. Course materials examine power structures within cities, external influences on urban affairs, and what urban government looks like as a result. In particular, this class addresses:

  1. who influences decision-making in cities,
  2. how federal policy affects cities,
  3. how suburbanization changed cities, and
  4. the ways race and poverty matter in urban affairs.

Political Science 423 should appeal to students interested in urban politics specifically, as well as to students interested in federalism, the role of institutions in American government, and the consequences of history for contemporary politics.

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POLSCI 448. Politics and Society in Latin America.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Jose R Perales-Hernandez (jrph@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.

Analysis of social change and political conflict in contemporary Latin America. Topics considered include race, class, and stratification; the role of the military; religion and politics; and the nature and implications of economic dependence. From year to year, emphasis is given to different countries (i.e., Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina).

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POLSCI 450. Political Change in the Developing World.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Irfan Nooruddin (irfann@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~irfann/teaching/450.htm

At the start of a new millennium, the world faces a profound moral dilemma. While citizens of the First World enjoy ever increasing incomes and comforts, the majority of the world's population suffer in abject poverty. Why are some nations rich while others remain mired in inescapable misery? In this course, we will examine theories of development with an eye to understanding the underlying causes of development and underdevelopment. The key thesis I will argue is that history and institutions matter, but we will examine alternative explanations too. Throughout, we will employ the theoretical lens of political economy to exploit the explanatory leverage generated at the intersections of politics and economics. (No background in economics is presumed). Finally, the purpose of the course is to engage in social science and not to serve as a forum for policy debate.

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POLSCI 491. Directed Studies.

Instructor(s):

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). May be elected for a total of eight credits. Pol. Sci. 491 and 492 may be elected for a combined maximum 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 591. Advanced Internship in Political Science.

Section 101 CLASS TO TAKE PLACE IN OTTAWA, CANADA - DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED. (3 CREDITs.)

Instructor(s):

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.

Advanced Internship requires careful, individual planning between senior students in Political Science and individual faculty members who approve the internship and provide instruction. To register for the course, the student must complete the internship form and obtain an override to enter the course. The form is available at 611 Church Street, Suite 334.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses


POLSCI 491. Directed Studies.

Instructor(s):

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). May be elected for a total of eight credits. Pol. Sci. 491 and 492 may be elected for a combined maximum 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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