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Fall 2021

Fall 2021 political science courses.
Course Instructor Cap Course Name Days Room
POLS 100 -0001 Clark 90 Amer Govt and Politics Monday/Wednesday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
CO 100
POLS 100 -0003 Ong 45 Amer Govt and Politics Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
DU 440
POLS 100 -0004 TBD 45 Amer Govt and Politics Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
DU 448
POLS 210 -0001 Semanko 32 Introduction to Law and Courts Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. DU 448
POLS 220 -0001 Sharmin 35 Introduction to Public Policy Monday/Wednesday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
DU 448
POLS 260 -0Y01 Hamayotsu 35 Intro Compar Pols Monday/Wednesday
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous
POLS 285 -0Y01 Glas 35 Intro Intl Relations N/A Online 100%: Asynchronous
POLS 300 -0001 Ward 35 American Presidential Election Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
DU 440
POLS 304 -0Y01 Clark 35 American Public Opinion N/A Online 100%: Asynchronous
POLS 306 -0Y01 Ward 35 Mass Media American Politics N/A Online 100%: Asynchronous
POLS 317 -0Y01 Ward 35 Judicial Politics N/A Online 100%: Asynchronous
POLS 360 -0001 Clark 40 Govt and Pol West Europe Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
DU 459
POLS 377 -0H01 Un 15 Revolt, Revolution, Genocide Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
DU 280
POLS 378 -0Y01 Hamayotsu 35 Political Islam Monday/Wednesday
3:30 -4:45 p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous
POLS 380 -0001 Glas 40 American Foreign Policy Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
DU 461
POLS 389 -0Y01 Thurber 35 International Law and Organization N/A Online 100%: Asynchronous
POLS 411 -0Y01 Swedlow 30 Constitutional Law II Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous
POLS 415 -0001 Arado 32 Criminal Law Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
DU 140
POLS 419 -P001 Pickerill 20 Mock Trial Tuesday
6:30-9:10 p.m.
DU 446
POLS 490 -P001 Clark 15 Intern in Political Science N/A N/A
POLS 600 -0001 Clark 20 Sem in Amer Politics Monday
3:30-6:10 p.m.
DU 256
POLS 602 -0Y01 Swedlow 20 Scope and History of Poli Sci Wednesday
3:30-6:10 p.m.
Online 100%: Synchronous
POLS 641 -0001 Thurber 20 Intro Analysis of Pols Data Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
DU 464
POLS 668 -0001 Un 20 Sem Pol Econ Developing Areas Thursday
12:30-3:10 p.m.
DU 464
POLS 675 -0001 Clark 20 Sem Comp Pol Inst Proc Tuesday
3:30-6:10 p.m.
DU 464
POLS 680 -0001 Kuehl 20 Theories of Intl Relations Tuesday
12:30-3:10 p.m.
DU 464

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 political science courses.
Course Instructor Cap Course Name Days Room
POLS 100 0001 Epping 40 Amer Govt and Politics Monday/Wednesday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
DU 176
POLS 100 0002 Ong 40 Amer Govt and Politics Monday/Wednesday
12:30-1:45 p.m.  
DU 322
POLS 100 0003 McCormick 40 Amer Govt and Politics Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
DU 340
POLS 210 0Y01 Semanko 40 Introduction to Law and Courts N/A Online 100%:
Asynchronous
POLS 220 0001 Sharmin 35 Introduction to Public Policy Monday/Wednesday
12:30-1:45 p.m. 
DU 440
POLS 260 0001 Un 40 Intro Compar Pols Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
DU 322
POLS 285 0002 Bivens 40 Intro Intl Relations Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m. 
DU 148
POLS 285 H002 Thurber 20 Intro Intl Relations Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
CL 110
POLS 302 0001 Powell 40 Government in Metro Areas Thursday
6-8:40 p.m.
DU 176
POLS 305 0001 Schraufnagel 40 Political Parties and Elections Monday/Wednesday
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
DU 322
POLS 312 0Y01 Ward 40 Law and Film N/A Online 100%:
Asynchronous
POLS 314 0Y01 Ward 40 Law, Politics, and Baseball N/A Online 100%:
Asynchronous
POLS 324 0001 Swedlow 40 Politics of Environ Hlth and Safty Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Online 100%:
Synchronous
POLS 340 0001 Clark,M 20 Political Analysis Thursday
3:30-6:10 p.m.
DU 170
POLS 375 0001 Nagi 40 Middle East Politics Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
DU 340
POLS 376 0001 Hamayotsu 40 Political Violence Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Online 100%:
Synchronous
POLS 387 0001 Thurber 40 International Security Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
DU 204
POLS 395 0Y01 Clark,A 40 Contemporary Tpcs in Pols N/A Online 100%:
Asynchronous
POLS 412 0001 Swedlow 25 Constitutional Law III Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Online 100%:
Synchronous
POLS 490 P001 Clark,A 20 Intern in Political Science N/A Location to be determined
POLS 499 0001 Schraufnagel 20 Senior Honors Thesis N/A  
POLS 603 0001 Clark,M 15 Research Design in Poli Sci Tuesday
12:30-3:10 p.m.
DU 464
POLS 605 0001 Schraufnagel 15 Sem in Polit Parties Monday 
12:30-3:10 p.m.
DU 274
POLS 645 0001 Un 15 Qualit Rsch Methods Thursday
12:30-3:10 p.m. 
DU 400
POLS 664 0001 Hamayotsu 15 Pols of Identity:Ethn,Rel,Conf Monday
3:30-6:10 p.m.
DU 464
POLS 664 0001 Hamayotsu 15 Pols of Identity:Ethn,Rel,Conf Monday
3:30-6:10 p.m.
Online 100%:
Synchronous
POLS 689 0001 Thurber 15 Conflict Mgmt and Processes Wednesday
12:30-3:10 p.m.
DU 274

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