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Tentative Course Offerings 2015-2018

(Please note: this schedule is our best estimate as of April 2015, and may change. Please contact your academic advisor or the department chair with specific questions).

Fall 2015

American Politics (O’Neill) (American)

Comparative Politics (Selbin) (Comparative)

International Politics (Writing Attentive) (Snyder) (International)

Middle Eastern Politics (Snyder) (Comparative)

Tibetan Politics and Culture (Comparative) (Schiaffini)

Electoral Behavior and Political Participation (Sydnor) (American Politics)

Mass Media and American Politics (Sydnor) (American Politics)

Latin American Politics (500-600) (Selbin) (Comparative)

Modern Political Theory (500-600) (Mariotti) (Theory)

Capstone (Mariotti)

 

Spring 2016

Comparative Politics (Selbin)

American Politics (O’Neill) (American)

International Politics (Writing Attentive) (Snyder) (International)

Introduction to Political Theory (Writing Attentive) (Mariotti) (Theory)

Introduction to Political Theory (Writing Attentive) (Mariotti) (Theory)

Public Opinion and American Democracy (Sydnor)

Political Psychology (Sydnor)

International Conflict (Selbin)

US Foreign Policy (500-600) (Snyder) (International)

Contemporary Democratic Theory (500-600) (Mariotti)

Capstone (O’Neill)

 

Fall 2016:

Comparative Politics (Selbin) (Comparative)

Comparative Politics (Selbin) (Comparative)

American Politics (Sydnor) (American)

International Politics (Writing Attentive) (Snyder) (International) 

Introduction to Political Theory (Writing Attentive) (Mariotti) (Theory)

Gender Politics (Mariotti) (Theory)

Special Topic: The Politics of American Transcendentalism (Theory) (Mariotti) 

American Politics course TBA (Sydnor)

American Politics course TBA (Sydnor)

Legislative Politics (500-600) (American) (O’Neill)

Chinese Cultural Revolution (500-600) (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Capstone (Snyder)

 

Spring 2017:

American Politics (American) (O’Neill)

Introduction to Political Theory (Writing Attentive) (Theory) (Mariotti)

International Politics (Writing Attentive) (Snyder) (International) 

Middle Eastern Politics (Snyder) (Comparative)

American Politics TBA (Sydnor)

American Politics TBA (Sydnor)

US Foreign Policy (Snyder) (500-600) (International)

Capstone (Mariotti)

Professor Selbin scheduled for sabbatical

 

Fall 2017

Comparative Politics (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Introduction to Political Theory (Writing Attentive) (Theory) (Mariotti) 

International Politics (Writing Attentive) (Snyder) (International)

American Political Thought (Theory) (Mariotti) 

Middle-Eastern Politics (500-600) (Comparative) (Snyder)

Film, Literature, and the Cold War (International) (Snyder)

Japanese Politics (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Latin American Politics (500-500) (Comparative) (Selbin)

Political Ethics (500-600) (American) (O’Neill)

American Politics TBA (Sydnor)

American Politics TBA (Sydnor)

American Politics TBA (Sydnor)

Capstone: Gaunder 

 

Spring 2018 

American Politics (American) (O’Neill)

Gender Politics (Theory) (Mariotti) 

Comparative Politics (Comparative) (Selbin) 

International Politics (Writing Attentive) (Snyder) (International)

American Politics TBA (Sydnor)

American Politics TBA (Sydnor)

Special Topic: Critical Social Theory (Theory) (Mariotti) 

Japan and Germany (500-600) (Comparative) (Gaunder)

US Foreign Policy (500-600) (International) (Snyder)

Capstone: Selbin

 

Fall 2018

Comparative Politics (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Comparative Politics (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Women and Politics (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Gender Politics (Theory) (Mariotti)

Japanese Politics (Comparative) (Gaunder)

International Conflict (International) (Selbin)

Middle-Eastern Politics (500-600) (Comparative) (Snyder)

Modern Political Theory (500-600) (Theory) (Mariotti)

 

Spring 2019

Comparative Politics (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Introduction to Political Theory (Writing Attentive) (Theory) (Mariotti)

International Politics (Writing Attentive) (International) (Snyder)

Ideologies (Theory) (Selbin)

US Foreign Policy (500-600) (International) (Snyder)

Chinese Cultural Revolution (500-600) (Comparative) (Gaunder)

Capstone: Mariotti