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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 TTh 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 TTh2:00 - 3:15 pm DU440
POLS 260 0001 Clark, M. 35 Introduction to Comparative Politics TTh 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 ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 300 0001 Ward 35 American Presidential Election ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 303 0001 Schraufnagel 35 State & Local Government TTh 12:30 - 1:45 pm DU440
POLS 317* 0001 Ward 35 Judicial Politics ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
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 ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 360 0001 Clark, M. 35 Government & Politics of Western Europe TTh 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 TTh 11:00 - 12:15 pm DU276
POLS 384 0001 Glas 35 Contemporary Foreign Policy TTh 12:30 - 1:45 pm DU452
POLS 390 0001 Ward 35 Politics and Popular Music ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 415 0001 Arado 35 Criminal Law M 6:00 - 8:40 pm DU440
POLS 419 0001 Pickerill 35 Mock Trial T 6:00 - 8:40 pm DU140
POLS 490 P001 Clark, A. 35 Internship in Political Science TBD TBD
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 W 3:30 - 6:10 pm DU464
POLS 641 0001 Thurber 35 Introduction to Analysis of Political Data TTh 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 Th 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 ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 260 0001 Clark, M. 20 Introduction to American Politics ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 285 0001 Glas 20 Introduction to International Relations ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 312 0001 Ward 20 Law and Film ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 376 0001 Hamayotsu 20 Political Violence ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 490 P001 Clark, A. 10 Internship in Political Science ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 699 TBD 3 Thesis ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE
POLS 799A TBD 3 Doctoral Research & Dissertation ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE

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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