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Fall 2022

Course Course Name Instructor Days Start Time End Time Room Capacity
POLS 100-0001 Amer Govt and Politics Clark, A Monday, Wednesday 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. DU 148 40
POLS 100-0002 Amer Govt and Politics Ong Tuesday, Thursday 11 a.m. 12:15 a.m. DU 204 40
POLS 100-0003 Amer Govt and Politics Epping Monday, online Sync
Wednesday, face-to-face
11 a.m. 12:15 a.m. TBD 40
POLS 100-0004 Amer Govt and Politics Powell Wednesday 6 p.m. 8:40 p.m. DU 204 40
POLS 210-0001 Introduction to Law and Courts Swedlow Monday, Wednesday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Online 32
POLS 220-0001 Introduction to Public Policy Hernandez Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. DU 148 40
POLS 260-0001 IntroCompar Pols Porisky Monday, Wednesday 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. DU 140 40
POLS 285-0001 IntroIntl Relations Glas Online Asyncrous N/A N/A N/A 32
POLS 303-0001 State and Local Government Schraufnagel Tuesday, Thursday 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. DU 322 35
POLS 306-0001 Mass Media American Politics Ward Online Asyncrous N/A N/A N/A 32
POLS 317-0001 Judicial Politics Ward Online Asyncrous N/A N/A N/A 32
POLS 341-0001 Polit Participation and Behavior Clark, A Online Asynchronous N/A N/A N/A 32
POLS 361-0001 British Government and Politics Clark, M Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. DU 340 40
POLS 378-0001 Political Islam Hamayotsu Monday, Wednesday 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Online 35
POLS 381-0001 Regional Security Glas Tuesday, Thursday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. DU 148 40
POLS 387-0001 International Security Thurber Online Asyncrous N/A N/A Online 32
POLS 393-0001 Political Science Career Schraufnagel Tuesday, Thursday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. DU 140 40
POLS 395-0001 Contemporary Tpcs in Pols Hamayotsu Monday, Wednesday 3:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Online 35
POLS 410-0001 Constitutional Law I Ward Wednesday 3:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Online 30
POLS 415-0001 Criminal Law Arado Monday 6 p.m. 8:40 p.m. DU 140 40
POLS 419-0001 Mock Trial Pickerill Tuesday 6 p.m. 8:40 p.m. DU 148 20
POLS 490-0001 Intern in Political Science Clark, A TBD TBD TBD TBD 20
POLS 602-0001 Scope and History of Poli Sci Porisky Wednesday 12:30 p.m. 3:10 p.m. DU 270 30
POLS 619-0001 Topics in Public Law Swedlow Wednesday 3:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. DU 270 30
POLS 641-0001 IntroAnalysis of Pols Data Kuehl Tuesday, Thursday 2 p.m. 3:15 p.m. DU 464 30
POLS 660-0001 Sem Compar Pols Analysis Clark, M Tuesday 3:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. DU 240 30
POLS 682-0001 Sem Intl Law and Organization Glas Thursday 11 a.m. 1:40 p.m. DU 464 30

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Summer 2022

Course Instructor Course Name Days Room Cap
POLS 100 Clark, A Amer Govt and Politics Online 100%: Asynchronous N/A 23
POLS 260 Clark, M Intro Compar Pols Online 100%: Asynchronous N/A 25
POLS 382 Thurber Topics in Contemporary Security Online 100%: Asynchronous N/A 30
POLS 392 Ward Politics and Film Online 100%: Asynchronous N/A 30

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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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