Go to content

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

Use the search box below to view the approved courses.

Courses in "GVPT-Government and Politics"

GVPT - Government and Politics

GVPT 100 Scope and Methods for Political Science Research (3) An introduction to empirical research in political science.

GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Science (3) A study of the basic principles and concepts of political science.

GVPT 105 Introduction to Political Ethics (3) Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars program; and must be in International Studies program or Public Leadership program. An examination of major theories of political life and politics as they pertain to international politics, conflict, and culture. Emphasis will be given to theories of ethics and morality that pertain to international studies, such as human rights.

GVPT 170 American Government (3) A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.

GVPT 200 International Political Relations (3) Prerequisite: GVPT100. A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the causes of conflict and cooperation among international actors, the role of international institutions, the interactions of domestic and foreign policies, and major issues in security, economy and the environment.

GVPT 205 Special Topics in International Ethics, Conflict, and Immigration (3) Prerequisite: GVPT105. Recommended: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in College Park Scholars program; and must be in GVPT international Studies program. An examination of issues in international ethics, conflict generated at the international level, and problems in immigration policy and law, including theories of rights and immigration, and ideological sources of international violence.

GVPT 217 Mock Trial I: Introduction to Trial Advocacy (3) Credit only granted for: GVPT217 or GVPT319A. Formerly: GVPT319A. Introduction to the basic fundamentals of trial advocacy including opening statement, closing argument, direct and cross examination, and all other facets of trial advocacy through a series of lectures and practice trials. Students may have an opportunity to compete in intercollegiate mock trial competition based on their skill level and demonstrated understanding of trial advocacy principles.

GVPT 220 Introduction to Political Behavior (3) Prerequisite: GVPT100 or GVPT170. Development, concepts, and techniques of the behavioral approach to political science and other recent developments in the field.

GVPT 221 Introduction to Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT170. An introduction to the theories of rational choice including theories of negotiation and bargaining, elections and voting in democracies, community organizing and the contrast between the roles and performances of government and market.

GVPT 227 The Craft of Political Science Research (4) Prerequisite: GVPT100 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in a major in BSOS-College of Behavioral & Social Sciences; and sophomore standing or higher. An introduction to research design and statistics applicable to political science.

GVPT 228 The Craft of Political Science Research (4) Prerequisite: GVPT100 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in a major in BSOS-College of Behavioral & Social Sciences; and sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 8 credits if content differs. Formerly: GVPT227. An introduction to research design and statistics applicable to political science.

GVPT 240 Political Ideologies (3) A survey and analysis of the leading ideologies of the modern world, including anarchism, communism, socialism, fascism, nationalism, and democracy.

GVPT 241 The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern (3) Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Examines some of the salient continuities and breaks between the ancient and modern traditions in Western political philosophy.

GVPT 258 Introduction to Political Science Topics in Study Abroad (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. The study of topics in political science as taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

GVPT 260 State and Local Government (3) Prerequisite: GVPT170. A study of the functioning and problems of state and local government in the United States, with illustrations from Maryland jurisdictions.

GVPT 270 Introduction to Public Policy (3) Prerequisite: GVPT170. Complex nature of public policy making at the national level in the United States. Policy making will be described and analyzed in terms of major actors, relationships, and characteristics.

GVPT 272 The Politics of Race Relations in the United States (3) Prerequisite: GVPT170. Political dimension of historical and contemporary racial cleavage in the United States with particular emphasis on the post-World War II period.

GVPT 273 Introduction to Environmental Politics (3) An overview of modern environmental philosophy, politics, and policy, exploring environmental politics in the US by way of comparison with other developed and developing countries.

GVPT 280 Comparative Politics and Governments (3) Prerequisite: GVPT100. An introduction to the comparative study of politics and governance, including the analytical frameworks for studies of politics and governmental institutions and a survey of the major types of European regimes.

GVPT 282 Politics and the Developing World (3) A study of the domestic governmental institutions; processes and problems such as conflict and economic development; and the socio-economic environments that are common to developing countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

GVPT 289 Special Topics in Government and Politics (1-6) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Substantive issues of and theoretical approaches to political phenomenon. Topics and credit vary.

GVPT 306 Global Environmental Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Focus on three processes of international environmental policy development- identifying problems, negotiating solutions, and implementing agreements- through a range of case studies, including global climate change.

GVPT 309 Topics in International Relations (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The study of topics in international relations.

GVPT 317 Mock Trial II: Advanced Trial Advocacy (3) Prerequisite: GVPT217. Credit only granted for: GVPT317 or GVPT319B. Formerly: GVPT319B. Development of trial advocacy skills through participation in practice trials and intercollegiate mock trial competitions. Student may have an opportunity to represent the university in intercollegiate mock trial tournaments, including the National Mock Trial Championships.

GVPT 319 Topics in Social Advocacy (1-3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Reading, research and discussion of variety of topics related to social advocacy.

GVPT 321 Intermediate Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT221. Analysis of the theory of games, social choice, voting and such notions of social welfare as distributive justice and liberty.

GVPT 331 Law and Society (3) Prerequisite: GVPT170. A study of the basis of law and its relationship with various contemporary institutions such as the courts, the legal profession, and society at large.

GVPT 339 Topics in Public Law (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The study of topics in public law.

GVPT 349 Topics in Political Philosophy (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The study of topics in political philosophy.

GVPT 350 International Relations of the Third World (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. A systemic view of relations between the industrialized and third world nations examining specific themes such as the legacy of colonialism, the origins and goals of national liberation movements, efforts to promote regional cooperation, and global movements such as nonalignment and the quest for a new international economic order.

GVPT 351 Model United Nations (3) Restriction: Must be in College Park Scholars program; and must be in GVPT International Studies program. Formerly: GVPT388S. Students are prepared for the model United Nations Conference held at Harvard University every February.

GVPT 354 International Development and Conflict Management (3) Restriction: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management; and permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department; and sophomore standing or higher. Additional information: Students are expected to take the course during the Fall semester after admission to the program. Serves as the gateway course for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Provides an introductory foundation in the theory and practice of international development and conflict management. Introduces the structures, key players, intersections, and main trends in the evolution of the fields. Explores causal factors that drive economic growth, poverty, inequality, and conflict, as well as the resources, methods, and tools available to track and address these issues.

GVPT 355 Capstone in International Conflict Management (3) Prerequisite: GVPT354. Restriction: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management; and sophomore standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department. Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international conflict management and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.

GVPT 356 Capstone in International Development (3) Prerequisite: GVPT354. Restriction: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management; and sophomore standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department. Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international development and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.

GVPT 358 Study Abroad Seminar in Political Science (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. The study of topics in political science.

GVPT 359 Topics in Comparative Politics (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The study of topics in comparative politics.

GVPT 360 International Negotiations (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. A study of the complexities of international negotiation and cross-cultural decision-making. Students will apply advanced computer technology in an interactive simulation involving actual negotiations.

GVPT 368 Special Topics in Government and Politics (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The study of topics in government and politics.

GVPT 376 Applied Field Research in Government and Politics (3-6) Prerequisite: GVPT170. Corequisite: GVPT377. Students in this course participate as interns in an agency of government or in some other appropriate political organization. Assignments are arranged to provide students with insights into both theoretical and practical aspects of politics. Under the tutelage of the host agency and an academic advisor, students conduct a major research project of mutual interest to the student and his or her host agency in the field of government and politics.

GVPT 377 Seminar For Academic Interns (3) Prerequisite: GVPT170. Corequisite: GVPT376. The application of major concepts of political science to the realities of the political process. Readings and discussion attempt to relate the experiences of the academic interns to appropriate literature on the subject of political decision-making.

GVPT 379 Topics in American Politics (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The study of topics in American politics.

GVPT 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department; and junior standing or higher.

GVPT 388 Topical Investigations (1-3) Prerequisite: 1 course from GVPT200-299 course range. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Independent research and writing on selected topics in government and politics.

GVPT 389 Experiential Learning II (3-6) Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits. Experiential credit for working in Government & Politics related internships, research, and teaching opportunities.

GVPT 390 Game Theory (3) Restriction: Must not have completed ECON414. Credit only granted for: GVPT399A, GVPT390, or ECON414. Formerly: GVPT399A. Introduction to game theory with applications to political science, economics and sociology. Topics include preference theory, expected utility theory, Nash equilibria, subgame perfection, repeated games, folk theorems, and evolutionary stability.

GVPT 391 Advanced Game Theory (3) Credit only granted for: GVPT391 or GVPT399B. Formerly: GVPT399B. Knowledge of basic solution concepts such as Nash and subgame perfectio is assumed. Topics include Bayesian equilibria, correlated equilibria, bargaining games, and common knowledge. Applications span all social sciences.

GVPT 396 Introduction to Honors Research (3) Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors Program; and must have permission of the Government & Politics Honors Program. A required course for all honors students designed to emphasize library research, methodology, and writing skills in political science and political philosophy. A written proposal, bibliography and research design for an honors paper required of all students as a final project.

GVPT 397 Honors Research (3) Prerequisite: GVPT396. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics Honors Program. Individual reading and research. Preparation of an original paper.

GVPT 399 Seminar in Government and Politics (3) Prerequisite: 1 course from GVPT200-299 course range. Reading, research, discussion, analysis, and writing in the area of politics. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered. Primarily for government and politics undergraduate majors.

GVPT 402 International Law (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. A study of the basic character, general principles and specific rules of international law, with emphasis on recent and contemporary trends in the field and its relation to other aspects of international affairs.

GVPT 403 Law, Morality, War and Terrorism (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. An exploration of the political and moral concerns involved in the use or threat of use of force in modern international affairs and diplomacy. Topics of intensive study include, among others, comparative and international laws governing terrorism and counter-terrorism, jus ad bellum, jus en bello, preemptive war, institutional legal processes for promoting the use of and enforcing international conflict resolution and arbitrary procedures to prevent or control international violence, and the roles of international courts in trials of war criminals and terrorists.

GVPT 404 Private International Law (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Recommended: GVPT402. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. An introduction to private international law, defined as those substantive laws that a nation or nations have applied to private transactions involving transnational relationships. Private international law is often called the "conflict of laws" because it almost always arises to deal with the existence of a number of separate legal systems in the various states, each practicing their own 'municipal law' in ways that invariably raise real and potential conflicts requiring accommodation and cooperation.

GVPT 405 Defense Policy and Arms Control (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Contemporary issues of military strategy and international security are covered, including: nuclear war, conventional (limited war), guerrilla insurgency, arms control, disarmament, moderation of war, defense policy processes, and defense economics.

GVPT 406 International Organizations (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. A basic introduction to the full range of international organizations that have come into being over the past century and one-half, including those that aspire to be universal or global, those with a geopolitical or regional focus, and those that address specific structural or functional areas of human endeavor or issue areas.

GVPT 407 International Political Economy (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Introduces the field of international political economy, which analyzes the ways in which economic and political changes produce both economic and political reactions.

GVPT 409 Seminar in International Relations and World Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Reading, writing, and research on topics in international relations and world politics. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 419 Seminar in Public Policy (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT270. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Reading, writing, and research on topics in public policy. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 422 Quantitative Political Analysis (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GVPT422, PSYC200, or SOCY201. Introduction to quantitative methods of data analysis, including selected statistical methods, block analysis, content analysis, and scale construction.

GVPT 423 Elections and Electoral Behavior (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. An examination of various topics relating to elections; the focus includes the legal structure under which elections are conducted, the selection and nomination process, the conduct of election campaigns, and patterns of political participation and voting choice in different types of elections.

GVPT 424 Topics in Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT221. Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Government & Politics department. The focus of this course will vary both by its theoretical core and its applications. The theories are likely to be those of games, social choice, and voting. The applications will usually be to problems of distributive and social justice, community organizing, responsive public policy, institutional design, alliance and coalition formation, etc. Some of the topics will involve research projects.

GVPT 426 Public Opinion (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. An examination of public opinion and its effect on political action, with emphasis on opinion formation and measurement, propaganda and pressure groups.

GVPT 427 Political Sociology (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A study of the societal aspects of political life including selected aspects of the sociology of group formation and group dynamics, political association, community integration, and political behavior.

GVPT 428 Topics in Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT221. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An evaluation of theories of political behavior such as game, social choice and voting theory, and their applications to problems of distribution and social justice, community organizing, responsive public policy, institutional design, and alliance and coalition formation.

GVPT 429 Problems in Political Behavior (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241. Recommended: GVPT220. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. The problem approach to political behavior with emphasis on theoretical and empirical studies on selected aspects of the political process.

GVPT 431 Introduction to Constitutional Law (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. A systematic inquiry into the general principles of the American constitutional system, with special reference to the role of the judiciary in the interpretation and enforcement of the federal constitution.

GVPT 432 Civil Rights and the Constitution (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT331. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A study of civil rights in the American constitutional context, emphasizing freedom of religion, freedom of expression, minority discrimination, and the rights of defendants.

GVPT 433 The Judicial Process (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT331. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. An examination of judicial organization in the United States at all levels of government, with some emphasis on legal reasoning, legal research and court procedures.

GVPT 439 Seminar in Public Law (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT331. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Reading, writing, and research on topics in public law. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 441 History of Political Theory: Ancient and Medieval (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. A survey of the principal political theories set forth in the works of writers before Machiavelli.

GVPT 442 History of Political Theory--Medieval to Recent (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A survey of the principal theories set forth in the works of writers from Machiavelli to Nietzsche.

GVPT 443 Contemporary Political Theory (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A survey of the principal political theories and ideologies set forth in the works of writers from Karl Marx to the present.

GVPT 444 American Political Theory (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must not be in Government & Politics program. A study of the development and growth of American political concepts from the Colonial period to the present.

GVPT 445 Marxism and Postmarxism (3) Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Government & Politics department. The study of Marxist thought and an assessment of the critical transformations and reassessments of the theory and practice of Marxism.

GVPT 448 Non-Western Political Thought (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Additional information: Permission of department required for repeat. Examination of works by major authors and general themes of political thought originating in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. This is not a survey of all non-Western political thought, but a course to be limited by the professor with each offering.

GVPT 449 Seminar in Political Philosophy (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Reading, writing, and research on topics in political philosophy. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 453 Recent East Asian Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. The background and interpretation of recent political events in East Asia and their influence on world politics.

GVPT 454 Seminar in the International Relations of China (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Explores the foreign relations behavior of the People's Republic of China, with focus on the contemporary era.

GVPT 455 Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A survey of contemporary development in the international politics of the Middle East nations in the world affairs.

GVPT 456 The Politics of Terrorism (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Credit only granted for: GVPT456 or GVPT459T. Formerly: GVPT459T. Examination of the definition, causes and organization of terrorist activity, along with key domestic and international counter- and anti-terrorism responses. Special emphasis on challanges and opportunities to the scientific study of terrorism.

GVPT 457 American Foreign Relations (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. The principles and machinery of the conduct of American foreign relations, with emphasis on the Departments of State and Defense, and an analysis of the major foreign policies of the United States.

GVPT 459 Seminar in Comparative Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Reading, writing, and research on topics in comparative politics. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 460 Problems in State and Local Government (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT260. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A study of the structure, procedures and policies of state and local governments with special emphasis on the state level and on intergovernmental relationships, and with illustrations from Maryland governmental arrangements.

GVPT 461 Metropolitan Government (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. An examination of administrative problems relating to public services, planning and coordination in a metropolitan environment.

GVPT 462 Urban Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT260. Urban political process and institutions considered in the light of changing social and economic conditions.

GVPT 473 The U.S. Congress (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. A detailed survey of lawmaking and the legislative process, emphasizing the U.S. Congress and its members.

GVPT 474 Political Parties (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A descriptive and analytical examination of American political parties, nominations, elections, and political leadership.

GVPT 475 The Presidency and the Executive Branch (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. An examination of the U.S. presidency in historical and contemporary perspective: nomination and electoral politics and the president's place in policy-making, administration, and public opinion.

GVPT 476 The Business Government Relationship (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Recommended: GVPT270. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. Examines the structures, process, and outcomes of business and government and the politics and products of their cooperative-adversarial relationships in the United States. The design integrates interest group and administrative politics and the public policy process.

GVPT 477 Voting and Participation (3) Prerequisite: GVPT170 and GVPT241. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A study of the factors that influence individual vote choice and voter participation in the U.S. The course will introduce political science research pertaining to both topics and will engage current controversies over such things as political campaign laws and the various state and federal rules that govern election administration.

GVPT 479 Seminar in American Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT241 and GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Reading, writing, and research on topics in American politics. Both substantive issues and methodological approaches will be considered.

GVPT 480 Comparative Political Systems (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A study, along functional lines, of major political institutions, such as legislatures, executives, courts, bureaucracies, public organizations, and political parties.

GVPT 481 Government and Administration of Russia and the States of the Former Soviet Union (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the states of the former Soviet Union.

GVPT 482 Government and Politics of Latin America (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Latin American countries.

GVPT 484 Government and Politics of Africa (3) Prerequisite: GVPT282 or GVPT280. Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Government & Politics department. A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the African countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.

GVPT 485 Government and Politics of the Middle East (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the African countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.

GVPT 486 Comparative Studies in European Politics (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200; and (GVPT282 or GVPT280). Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program. A comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Middle Eastern countries, with special emphasis on the problems of nation-building in emergent countries.

GVPT 487 Government and Politics of China (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Recommended: GVPT280; or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program; and junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: GVPT359A or GVPT487. Formerly: GVPT359A. Discussion of major issues in the study of the domestic politics of the People's Republic of China.

GVPT 492 The Comparative Politics of Race Relations (3) Prerequisite: GVPT200. Recommended: GVPT280; or GVPT282. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Accounting; Government & Politics). Impact of government and politics on race relations in various parts of the world. The origins, problems, and manifestations of such racial policies as segregation, apartheid, integration, assimilation, partnership, and non-racialism will be analyzed.

Return to top