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Fall 2024

*Eight-week program: 10/21 – 12/14

Course Section Instructor Capacity Course Name Day/Time Room
POLS 100 0001 Clark, A. 100 American Government & Politics MW 11:00 - 12:15 pm SB170AC
POLS 100 0002 TBD 35 American Government & Politics TR 9:30 - 10:45 am DU474
POLS 100 0003 TBD 35 American Government & Politics MW 2:00 - 3:15 pm DU452
POLS 210 0001 Swedlow 35 Introduction to Law and Courts MW 11:00 - 12:15 pm DU452
POLS 220 0001 TBD 35 Introduction to Public Policy TR 2:00 - 3:15 pm DU440
POLS 260 0001 Clark, M. 35 Introduction to Comparative Politics TR 9:30 - 10:45 am DU440
POLS 285 0001 TBD 35 Introduction to International Relations MW 2:00 - 3:15 pm DU228
POLS 285 0002 Thurber 35 Introduction to International Relations ONLINE_ASY
POLS 300 0001 Ward 35 American Presidential Election ONLINE_ASY
POLS 303 0001 Schraufnagel 35 State & Local Government TR 12:30 - 1:45 pm DU440
POLS 317 0001 Ward 35 Judicial Politics ONLINE_ASY*
POLS 324 0001 Swedlow 35 Politics of Environmental Health & Safety MW 12:30 - 1:45 pm DU452
POLS 341 0001 Clark, A. 35 Political Participation & Behavior ONLINE_ASY
POLS 360 0001 Clark, M. 35 Government & Politics of Western Europe TR 11:00 - 12:15 pm DU440
POLS 370 0001 Hamayotsu 35 Ethnicity, Religion, and Global Politics MW 3:30 - 4:45 pm DU452
POLS 378 0001 Hamayotsu 35 Political Islam MW 11:00 - 12:15 pm DU474
POLS 383 0001 Kuehl 35 International Political Economics TR 11:00 - 12:15 pm DU276
POLS 384 0001 Glas 35 Contemporary Foreign Policy TR 12:30 - 1:45 pm DU452
POLS 390 0001 Ward 35 Politics and Popular Music ONLINE_ASY
POLS 415 0001 Arado 35 Criminal Law M 6:00 - 8:40 pm DU440
POLS 419 0001 Pickerill 35 Mock Trial M 6:00 - 8:40 pm DU448
POLS 602 0001 Porisky 35 Scope & History of Politics M 12:30 - 3:10 pm DU440
POLS 605 0001 Schraufnagel 35 Seminar in Political Parties M 3:30 - 6:10 pm DU276
POLS 641 0001 Thurber 35 Introduction to Analysis of Political Data TR 2:00 - 3:15 pm DU228
POLS 673 0001 Porisky 35 Foreign Area Politics W 12:30 - 3:10 pm DU440
POLS 682 0001 Glas 35 International Law and Organizations R 3:30 - 6:10 pm DU452
POLS 690 TBD 5 Political Science Research TBD TBD
POLS 699 TBD 5 Thesis TBD TBD
POLS 799A TBD 5 Doctoral Research & Dissertation TBD TBD

Summer 2024

Course Section Instructor Capacity Course Name Day/Time Room
POLS 100 0001 Clark, A. 20 American Government & Politics ONLINE_ASY
POLS 260 0001 Clark, M. 20 Introduction to American Politics ONLINE_ASY
POLS 285 0001 Glas 20 Introduction to International Relations ONLINE_ASY
POLS 312 0001 Ward 20 Law and Film ONLINE_ASY
POLS 376 0001 Hamayotsu 20 Political Violence ONLINE_ASY
POLS 699 TBD 3 Thesis ONLINE_ASY
POLS 799A TBD 3 Doctoral Research & Dissertation ONLINE_ASY

Spring 2024

*Eight-week program: 3/18 – 5/10

Course Section Instructor Capacity Course Name Day/Time Room
POLS 100 0002 Alghoul 40 American Government & Politics Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:45 a.m. DU310
POLS 100 0003 Cassiday 40 American Government & Politics Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m. DU148
POLS 100 0004 Powell 40 American Government & Politics Thursday 6:00-8:40 p.m. DU148
POLS 210 0001 Swedlow 40 Intro to Law & Courts Monday/Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Online Synchronous
POLS 220 0001 Sunga 40 Intro to Public Poicy Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. SB170AC
POLS 260 0001 Porisky 40 Intro to Comparative Politics Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:15 p.m. GA126
POLS 285 0001 Bivens 40 Intro to International Relations Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:15 p.m. SB170AC
POLS 301 0001 Clark, A 40 Political Psychology N/A Online Asynchronous
POLS 308 0001 Ward 40 The American Presidency N/A Online Asynchronous
POLS 309 0001 Schraufnagel 40 American Electoral Democracy Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 p.m. SB170AC
POLS 340 0001 Clark, M 40 Political Analysis Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. DU248
POLS 342 0001 Clark, A 40 Gender & Politics N/A Online Asynchronous
POLS 362 0001 Porisky 40 Politics of Developing Areas Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:45 p.m. DU228
POLS 376 0001 Hamayotsu 40 Political Violence Monday/Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Online Synchronous
POLS 381 0001 Glas 40 Regional Security Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 p.m. GA126
POLS 385 0001 Kuehl 40 Global Environmental Problems Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. TBD
POLS 392 0001 Ward 40 Politics & Film *3/18-5/10 Online Asynchronous
POLS 411 0001 Swedlow 40 Constitutional Law II Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:45 p.m. Online Synchronous
POLS 490 0001 Clark,A 40 Intern in Political Science TBD TBD
POLS 497 0001 Hill & Martial 40 Future Esquire: Building Blocks Thursday 5:30-6:20 p.m. SP150
POLS 603 0001 Schraufnagel 12 Research Design in Pol. Science Wednesday 3:30-6:10 p.m. DU464
POLS 607 0001 Ward 12 Seminar: The Presidency Monday 3:30-6:10 p.m. DU464
POLS 642 0001 Kuehl 12 Intermed. Analysis of Pol. Data Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15 p.m. DU464
POLS 664 0001 Hamayotsu 12 Politics of Identity: Ethn, Rel, Conf. Monday 3:30-6:10 p.m. DU464
POLS 681 0001 Thurber 12 International Security Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. DU228
POLS 686 0001 Glas 12 Seminar in Internat'l Relations Thursday 3:30-6:10 p.m. DU464
POLS 690 TBD 3 Poltical Science Research TBD TBD
POLS 699 TBD 3 Thesis TBD TBD
POLS 799A TBD 3 Doctoral Research & Dissertation TBD TBD
POLS 799B TBD 3 Doctoral Dissertation TBD TBD

Summer 2023

Summer 2023 political science courses.
Course     Course Name Instructor Cap Room Days Start/End Time
POLS 100 0001 Amer Govt and Politics Clark, A 20 N/A 100% Online Async N/A
POLS 260 0001 Intro Compar Pols Clark, M 20 N/A 100% Online Async N/A
POLS 392 0001 Politics and Film Ward 25 N/A 100% Online Async N/A
POLS 690 0001 Political Science Research TBD 20 N/A TBD N/A
POLS 799A 0001 Doctoral Rsch & Dissertation TBD 20 N/A TBD N/A

Fall 2023

*Eight-week program: 10/23/23 - 12/16/23

Fall 2023 political science courses.
Course Name Cap Room Days Start Time End Time Instructor
POLS  100 0001 Amer Govt & Politics 35 100% Online Async N/A N/A Clark, A.
POLS  100 P002 Amer Govt & Politics 35 DU212 Monday/Wednesday 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. TBD
POLS  100 P003 Amer Govt & Politics 35 DU440 Monday/Wednesday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. TBD
POLS  100 P004 Amer Govt & Politics 35 DU140 Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. TBD
POLS  210 P001 Introduction to Law and Courts 35 DU276 Monday/Wednesday 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. TBD
POLS  220 P001 Introduction to Public Policy 35 DU228 Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. TBD
POLS  260 P001 Intro Compar Pols 35 DU448 Monday/Wednesday 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Hamayotsu
POLS  260 P001 Intro Compar Pols 35 TBD Tuesday/Thursday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Un
POLS  285 P001 Intro Intl Relations 35 DU246 Monday/Wednesday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. TBD
POLS  285 0Y02 Intro Intl Relations 35 100% Online Async N/A N/A Glas
POLS  306 0001 Mass Media American Politics 35 100% Online Async N/A N/A Ward
POLS  312 0001 Law and Film 20 100% Online Async 10/23 - 12/16 N/A Ward
POLS  317 0001 Judicial Politics 35 100% Online Async N/A N/A Ward
POLS  324 P001 Politics of Environ Hlth&Safty 35 100% Online Sync Monday/Wednesday 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Swedlow
POLS  366 P001 Politics of Russia and Eurasia 35 DU276 Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Clark, M.
POLS  370 H001 Ethncty,Religion&Glbl Politics 20 CL110 Monday 3:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Hamayotsu
POLS  371 P001 Politics in Southeast Asia 35 TBD Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Un
POLS  373 P001 Women and Politics 35 DU228 Monday/Wednesday 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Porisky
POLS  382 0Y01 Topics in Contemporary Securit 35 100% Online Async N/A N/A Thurber
POLS  389 P001 International Law & Organiztn 35 DU440 Monday/Wednesday 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Thurber
POLS  393 P001 Political Science Career 35 DU440 Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Schraufnagel
POLS  410 P001 Constitutional Law I 35 DU228 Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Pickerill
POLS  415 P001 Criminal Law 35 DU448 Monday 6 p.m. 8:40 p.m. Arado
POLS  419 P001 Mock Trial 35 DU276 Tuesday 6 p.m. 8:40 p.m. Pickerill
POLS  490 0001 Intern in Political Science 35 TBD TBD N/A Clark, A.
POLS  600 P001 Sem in Amer Politics 35 DU448 Monday 12:30 p.m. 3:10 p.m. Clark, A.
POLS  602 P001 Scope & History of Poli Sci 35 DU440 Monday 3:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Swedlow
POLS  608 P001 Legislative Behavior 35 DU440 Wednesday 3:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Schraufnagel
POLS  641 P001 Intro Analysis of Pols Data 35 DU440 Tuesday/Thursday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Kuehl
POLS  645 P001 Qualit Rsch Methods 20 DU474 Thursday 6:30 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Glas
POLS  672 P001 Topics in Comparative Politics 35 DU448 Wednesday 12:30 p.m. 3:10 p.m. Porisky
POLS  675 P001 Sem Comp Pol Inst Proc 35 DU448 Tuesday 3:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Clark, M.
POLS  680 P001 Theories of Intl Relations 20 DU206 Friday 9 a.m. 11:40 a.m. Glas
POLS  690 Political Science Research 20 TBD TBD N/A
POLS  699 Thesis 30 TBD TBD N/A
POLS  799A Doctoral Rsch & Dissertation 20 TBD TBD N/A

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