SGPP Electives-Public Policy

POL 433: Feminist Political Theory (Cross-listed: GWS 433)

Examines the tradition of Western political theory through a gender-sensitive lens and surveys the development of feminist political theory.

PA 499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

PA 499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

POL 385: Introduction to Political Islam (Cross-listed: MENAS 385)

Political Islam has become one of the most ubiquitous forces across the Muslim world in the last four decades.  While most of these movements share a common commitment to promoting Islamic morality and resisting external forces, there is enormous diversity and change within what is generalised as "Islamism".  Student will learn to grasp the basic differences as well as overlaps in identity and approach between the major streams of contemporary political Islam with regard to popularity and location, preference for armed vs. political strategies, nationalism vs.

POL 373: Political Geography (Cross-listed GEOG 373)

Explores links between global economic and political processes, national affairs and local politics. Designed to foster participation; assessment is via essays and assignments.

POL 452: Politics in the European Union

Offers a comprehensive survey of the history, institutions, and functioning of the European Union.

POL 419: Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Cross-listed PA 419)

This course addresses the political causes and consequences of the use of terrorist violence as well as the variety of methods employed by the state in response to this violence.

POL 417A: North African Societies – History, Culture & Politics (Cross-listed: MENAS 417A)

The objectives are to highlight the thematic, theoretical, and methodological approaches and contributions in the field of North African studies and to underline the relationship, continuities, and discontinuities between the colonial past and postcolonial realities.

POL 389: Middle Eastern Ethnic and Religious Minorities (Cross-listed: MENAS 389)

Overview of ethnic and religious minorities in the contemporary Middle East,  study of ethnic and religious diversity and its origin and manifestations in the modern Middle East.  Examination of how the concept of religious and ethnic minority has emerged as a key factor in state policies towards minorities as well as the cultural, economic, political, religious, and educational lives of its people.

POL 377: Modern Israel (Cross-listed: JUS/HIST 377)

Evolution of the State of Israel from the rise of Zionism in 19th Century Europe to the present. Survey of the origins of the State of Israel from the rise of Zionism in 19th Century Europe to the Declaration of the State of Israel in 1948. Evolution of the State of Israel from 1949 to the present. Emphasis on interactive generative processes and understanding of the interplay between past processes and present socio-political realities.

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