SGPP Electives-American Politics

POL 393E: Congressional Staff Internship (Cross-listed: ANTH/HIST/JUS/LING/MAS/SOC)

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

POL 464: International Relations of South Asia (Cross-listed: EAS 464)

National interests, issues and conflicts, relations, and influence of domestic politics in interstate relations in South Asia.

POL 463: Studies of the Geopolitical Chessboard (Cross-listed: SOC 463)

Studies of the important principles of Grand Strategic thinking (the calculated use of given means to realize large ends) and their application to contemporary issues in the fields of business, non-governmental organizations, global politics, and international security.

POL 461: Feminist and IR Theories (Cross-listed: GWS 461)

Issues in epistemology; survey and integration of feminist and IR theories; application of feminist theories to IR.

POL 460: US and China Relations in the Modern World (Cross-listed CHN 460)

Survey of the developments and trends in Chinese foreign relations in the modern period, focusing mainly on the relationship between the theoretical and actual objectives of China's foreign policies from 1949 to the present.

POL 447: Latin-American Political Development (Cross-listed LAS 447)

Presentation of strategies for development in Latin America; examination of case studies from Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and other countries.

POL 418: Historiography – The Annals of the Arab Israeli Conflict (Cross-listed: HIST 418)

This course in the historiography of the Arab Israeli Conflict will engage in a comparative analysis of the various Israeli approaches with those of their Palestinian counterparts.  The course analyzes what has been learned about history, the writing of history, and how that informs the various approaches to the understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

POL 408A: Islamic Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World (Cross-listed: MENAS 408A)

The course objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam.

POL 403: Globalization and Indigenous People (Cross-listed: AIS 403)

Globalization is a term often heard and read in academic circles and in national news, but less often understood by the average person. However, because it is the world political, economic, and social system currently in place as the next evolution of capitalism, everyone should have a basic notion of the definition, and what effects it has and will continue to have on the lives of everyone. 

PA 493H: Honors Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

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