Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in Political Science (Division 450)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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Poli. Sci. 111. Introduction to American Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Howard (meghow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Political Science 111 covers all the basics about American national government and politics: the Constitution; civil liberties and civil rights; the three branches of U.S. government; and, how ordinary citizens relate to government, through political parties, interest groups, campaigns and elections, and by expressions of public opinion. Our emphasis is on national government; we do not address state and local matters or national policy questions much in this class. The readings not only inform, but also challenge you to decide if the U.S. really is a democratic republic, as it claims. What could we, as a nation, do better? Don't worry if you have never had a political science course in your life before taking PS 111: We assume that you have not! This class is open to all concentrators. In the mass lecture and the section meetings of 25 students or fewer, we demonstrate how American national government affects all of us daily in ways we don't stop to consider very often.

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Poli. Sci. 140. Introduction to Comparative Politics.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

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Poli. Sci. 160. Introduction to World Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Harold Jacobson (hkj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://polisci.lsa.umich.edu/faculty/Jake/160.html

This course explores the functioning of the contemporary global political system. Principles are illustrated with contemporary material. The first section examines the structural features of the system. It considers the development of states and nationalism and assesses the importance of actors other than nation states, particularly international governmental and non-governmental organizations and multi-national corporations. Factors that shape the foreign policy of states such as geography and technology, political culture and public opinion, economic systems and relationships, political structures and processes, and the preferences and behavior of individual leaders are considered in the second section. The third section deals with the instruments of foreign policy the use or threat of military force, economic aid and sanctions, and diplomacy and negotiations. The fourth section deals with international law and institutions. It analyzes the patterns of collaboration and cooperation that states have developed to promote security, prosperity, and respect for human rights. The final section considers possible future developments in the global political system.

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Poli. Sci. 390. Practicum for the "Michigan Journal of Political Science."

Instructor(s): Daniel Levine (dhldylan@umich.edu)

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

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Poli. Sci. 396/REES 396/Hist. 333/Slavic 396/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe.

Section 001 Eastern Europe Since 1900. Meets with History 439.001

Instructor(s): Brian Porter (baporter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in REES 397. (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 History 439.001.

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Poli. Sci. 401. Development of Political Thought: Modern and Recent.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Miller

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

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Poli. Sci. 402. Selected Topics in Political Theory.

Section 001 Resistance, Civility, and Politics.

Instructor(s): Dennis McEnnerney (dennismc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 101 or 400 or 401. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Resistance has long occupied an ambiguous place in modern political thought: while recognized as a basic right to be invoked in the face of tyranny, actual acts of resistance have typically been treated as illegitimate if not criminal in most situations. Recently, however, both passive and active resistance have become part of the landscape of political thought and practice. In part, as a result, the boundaries of political life have expanded considerably, with many formerly "personal" issues now becoming subjects of political debate and action and of continuing resistance. This course will explore the history of these developments and inquire into the challenges and dilemmas presented by new resistance practices. Course readings will include some "classics" of modern Western political thought, as well as texts in other genres and from other traditions. Despite what the Course Guide may still say, this winter's PS 409 will be a four-credit course that satisfies the advanced writing (or ECB) requirement. Enrollment in the course will be restricted to 50, with up to 25 in each section.

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Poli. Sci. 410. American Policy Processes.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hanes Walton

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

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Poli. Sci. 414. The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (4). (Excl).

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Poli. Sci. 419/CAAS 418. Black Americans and the Political System.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vincent Hutchings (vicenth@umich.edu)

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

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Poli. Sci. 420/Comm. 484. Mass Media and Political Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nick 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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Poli. Sci. 421. American State Government.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Scott Allard (sallard@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

State governments occupy an increasingly more important and vital space in the American Federal system today than even ten years ago. As the Federal government continues to devolve policy responsibilities to subnational government, governors and state legislatures have become more active in a range of new policy-making activities.

This course will examine the basic institutional features of state government, the changes that state government has undergone in an era of devolution, and the policy-making challenges that will confront state leaders in the coming decade. The course also will focus upon how the relationships between state and local government will affect how our leaders address issues of poverty, economic development, transportation, and social service provision.

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Poli. Sci. 422/WS 422. Feminist Political Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sitomer

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course explores the politics of gender, as articulated by various feminist theorists. Readings are drawn from multiple disciplines (e.g., political theory, philosophy, psychology, sociology) and from different national and international perspectives. The two-fold aim of the course is to explore how feminist analyses complicate and enhance the study of politics, and how assumptions shape the study of gender.

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Poli. Sci. 439/Econ. 325. Inequality in the United States.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank Thompson (fthom@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102. (3). (SS).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Economics325.001.

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Poli. Sci. 441. Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Madeleine Hosli (mhosli@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 is concerned with the politics, institutional structures and electoral systems of European states. It provides an overview of theoretical approaches to study electoral procedures and coalition-formation in multiparty systems and illustrates how governments are elected and operate in several European states. The focus is on both large European states, such as Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, and smaller ones, including the Benelux countries. It indicates the relationship of these states with the institutions of the European Union (EU) and with European states that are not (yet) EU members. Analysis of multiparty government in the past decades will be compared with recent data on elections, governments and policy outcomes in Europe. Grades are on the basis of two short (six to ten page) papers, class participation (which may include a short presentation), a midterm and a final examination.

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Poli. Sci. 444. Government and Politics of Russia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Judith Kullberg (kullberg@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The focus of this course is the politics of the states that emerged from the Soviet Union, especially Russia and the member nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Although the emphasis is thus on the present, the ongoing political and social transformation of the region will be examined within the broader context of Russian and Soviet history. We will explore how Gorbachev's attempt to restructure Soviet socialism was partially a consequence of the development of the Soviet system since the 1917 revolution, but also a response to mounting social, economic, and political problems. Many of the problems of communism that existed prior to 1985 political corruption, economic irrationality, and inter-ethnic conflict, to name only a few were not solved, but aggravated by Gorbachev's reforms.

The collapse of the Soviet Union initiated a second period of rapid change, in which the former republics have struggled to establish viable states and economies. Although several republics have made considerable progress toward democracy, continuity of Soviet institutions, behavioral patterns, and culture has impeded the performance of new democratic institutions, and continued economic decline threatens their existence. As a means of conceptualizing the dynamics of post-soviet politics and identifying possible solutions to ongoing crises, the course will draw upon comparative theories of democratization and institutional change.

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Poli. Sci. 452. Israeli Society and Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Zvi Gitelman (zvigitel@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Israel is a microcosm of important political processes and issues common to many polities around the world. This course examines some of these, including ideology and nation-building; how the state manages a multi-ethnic society; the intersection of ethnicity, religion and the state; the role of political parties; the relationship of domestic to foreign policies; the nature and consequences of proportional representation and coalition formation. We take up some of the more contentious issues in contemporary Israel politics: the role of religion in public life, relations between Jews and Arabs and between Ashkenazi and Sefardi Jews, the resettlement of immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

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Poli. Sci. 453. Government and Politics of the Middle East.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): I Sunar

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

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Poli. Sci. 455. Government and Politics of China.

Section 001 China in the International Arena

Instructor(s): Ellis Joffe (ejoffe@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is built around the theme of China's search for a development model that addresses its basic problems and fits the predilections of its leaders. This search began with the establishment of the communist regime in 1949 and continues to this day. The course traces its evolution and the convulsive changes, which it has generated. Although the approach is chronological, the narrative is interlaced with an analysis of these changes, the reasons behind them and their implications.

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Poli. Sci. 459/CAAS 449. African Politics.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent study of the Third World; Pol. Sci. 465 is recommended but not required. (3). (Excl).

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Poli. Sci. 471. The American Foreign Policy Process.

Section 001.

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

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

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Poli. Sci. 472. International Security Affairs.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paul Huth (phuth@umich.edu)

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

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Poli. Sci. 481. Junior Honors Proseminar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark Brandon (mbrandon@umich.edu)

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

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Poli. Sci. 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: http://www.econ.lsa.umich.edu/~yanchen/econ483/econ483.html

See Economics483.001.

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Poli. Sci. 483. American Political Parties and Electoral Problems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Samuel Eldersveld (sjelders@umich.edu) , Hanes Walton (hantonjr@umich.edu)

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

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Poli. Sci. 486. Public Opinion, Political Participation, and Pressure Groups.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vincent Hutchings (vicenth@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in political science. (3). (Excl).

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Poli. Sci. 492. 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 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 course on an individual research topic that is developed between an individual student and a faculty member.

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Poli. Sci. 494. Senior Honors Proseminar.

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).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a seminar for seniors who are working an on Honors thesis. Students must be admitted to the Honors program before enrolling.

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Poli. Sci. 495. Undergraduate Seminar in Political Theory.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Miller

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

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Poli. Sci. 497. Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government.

Section 001 Political Parties and Party Systems

Instructor(s): Pradeep Chhibber (pradeepc@umich.edu)

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

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Poli. Sci. 497. Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government.

Section 002 Democratization in Global Perspective

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

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

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Poli. Sci. 498. Undergraduate Seminar in International Politics.

Section 001 Topic?

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

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Poli. Sci. 498. Undergraduate Seminar in International Politics.

Section 002 History and Politics of Chemical and Biological Warfare and Disarmament. Meets with RC Interdivisional 450.001

Instructor(s): Susan Wright

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.

See RC Interdivisional 450.001.

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Poli. Sci. 529/Public Policy 529. Statistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John Chamberlin (johnch@umich.edu)

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).

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Poli. Sci. 592. 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.

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