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PSCI0101A-W17

CRN: 11432

Intro to Political Philosophy
Introduction to Political Philosophy
What is politics? What is the purpose of politics? Is there a best regime? Is it attainable? What is justice? What is the good life? How is each related to political life? Is there a science of politics? In this course, we will raise these and other fundamental questions through a study of major ancient and modern works of political philosophy. Authors may include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Constant, Tocqueville, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche. 4 hrs. lect./disc. (Political Theory)

PSCI0101B-W17

CRN: 11446

Intro to Political Philosophy
Introduction to Political Philosophy
What is politics? What is the purpose of politics? Is there a best regime? Is it attainable? What is justice? What is the good life? How is each related to political life? Is there a science of politics? In this course, we will raise these and other fundamental questions through a study of major ancient and modern works of political philosophy. Authors may include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Constant, Tocqueville, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche. 4 hrs. lect./disc. (Political Theory)

PSCI0500A-W17

CRN: 10188

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500C-W17

CRN: 10663

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500D-W17

CRN: 10197

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500E-W17

CRN: 10203

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500F-W17

CRN: 10204

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500G-W17

CRN: 10664

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500H-W17

CRN: 10205

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500I-W17

CRN: 10206

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500J-W17

CRN: 10207

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500K-W17

CRN: 10665

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500L-W17

CRN: 10208

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500M-W17

CRN: 10361

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500N-W17

CRN: 10362

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500O-W17

CRN: 11367

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500P-W17

CRN: 10394

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500Q-W17

CRN: 10395

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500S-W17

CRN: 10397

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500U-W17

CRN: 10845

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500V-W17

CRN: 10871

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500W-W17

CRN: 10928

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500X-W17

CRN: 11459

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0500Y-W17

CRN: 11155

Independent Project
Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

PSCI0700A-W17

CRN: 10210

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700C-W17

CRN: 10666

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700D-W17

CRN: 10217

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700E-W17

CRN: 10218

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700F-W17

CRN: 10219

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700G-W17

CRN: 10667

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700H-W17

CRN: 10220

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700I-W17

CRN: 10221

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700K-W17

CRN: 10223

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700L-W17

CRN: 10224

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700M-W17

CRN: 10363

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700N-W17

CRN: 10364

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700O-W17

CRN: 10919

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700P-W17

CRN: 10398

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700Q-W17

CRN: 10399

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700S-W17

CRN: 10401

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700U-W17

CRN: 10864

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700V-W17

CRN: 10872

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700W-W17

CRN: 10918

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700X-W17

CRN: 11460

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700Y-W17

CRN: 11156

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI1003A-W17

CRN: 11433

Euro-Atlantic Relations
Euro-Atlantic Relations
In this course we will examine the history, current condition and prospective future of US-European relations, focusing primarily on transatlantic security aspects but with reference to political and economic contexts and bilateral ties. The learning process will include lectures, class discussions, guest speakers, a role-playing exercise, and a final policy options paper. Issues covered include: persistent and changing aspects of the “transatlantic bargain;” the Ukraine crisis and relations with Russia; dealing with Islamic State threats and Middle East turmoil, refugees; impact of 9/11 and the Iraq crisis; NATO’s role in Afghanistan; US-European relations under a new U.S. administration; relations between NATO, the European Union and the UN; alternative futures for transatlantic relations. (This course counts as an elective towards the major in Political Science). (International Relations and Foreign Policy)

PSCI1029A-W17

CRN: 10891

VT Government & Politics
Vermont Government and Politics
Vermont is the second smallest state in America. Its state government is similarly small and accessible. How does it work? Does it work well? Are there lessons for other states that didn’t fare as well as we emerged from the Great Recession? Are there lessons Vermont can learn from other states? This course will offer an insider's perspective on the political landscape and governmental system of our host state. We will learn about the state's political history, meet with those involved in the process, and discuss the intricacies of state government and how the political system affects it. (American Politics)/

PSCI1031A-W17

CRN: 11381

Protest Music-Comparative
Protest Music in Comparative Perspective
In this course we will examine how marginalized populations around the world use music to interpret, explain, and respond to political, racial, socioeconomic, and gendered inequities. Because music is produced for a wide audience, it is important for the construction of group identity and a useful means of protest. We will discuss the domestic politics of countries such as Nigeria, Jamaica, the U.S., and Brazil by reading the literature of comparative politics, sociology, and critical race and gender theory. Our discussion of these topics will help us better understand how power in various forms is used to repress, and how music challenges existing hegemonies. (Comparative Politics)

PSCI1154A-W17

CRN: 11311

Crisis Diplomacy
Crisis Diplomacy
So you want to be National Security Advisor? Crisis Diplomacy deploys the Council on Foreign Relations’ Model Diplomacy simulation suite to illuminate how American foreign policy gets made. We will together recreate the complex environment in which policymakers must operate, one that demands emotional intelligence, strategic vision, thoughtful analysis, and creative and concise arguments. Crisis scenarios will include Drones in Pakistan, Russia and NATO in the Baltics, and Humanitarian Intervention in South Sudan. Students will finish the course with a better understanding of the skills that are desirable for government careers in diplomacy and security. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/

PSCI1155A-W17

CRN: 11434

Diplomacy: WWII and Vietnam
Adversaries and Allies: Diplomacy in World War II and the Vietnam War
We will examine the diplomacy before and during America's two most traumatic 20th Century wars. We will begin with the diplomatic origins of World War II in Europe, followed by the failed diplomacy between the United States and Japan. Then we will consider negotiations among the Western allied leaders: Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. The final half of the course will cover America's engagement in and escalation of the Vietnam War, and then move to Kissinger's secret negotiations with North Vietnam, as well as the troubled relationship between the U.S. and South Vietnam.