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PSCI0500A-W16

CRN: 10188

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

PSCI0500B-W16

CRN: 10191

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

PSCI0500D-W16

CRN: 10197

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

PSCI0500E-W16

CRN: 10203

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

PSCI0500F-W16

CRN: 10204

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

PSCI0500G-W16

CRN: 10667

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

PSCI0500H-W16

CRN: 10205

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

PSCI0500I-W16

CRN: 10206

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

PSCI0500J-W16

CRN: 10207

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

PSCI0500K-W16

CRN: 10668

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

PSCI0500L-W16

CRN: 10208

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

PSCI0500M-W16

CRN: 10362

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

PSCI0500N-W16

CRN: 10363

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

PSCI0500O-W16

CRN: 11474

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

PSCI0500P-W16

CRN: 10395

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

PSCI0500S-W16

CRN: 10398

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

PSCI0500T-W16

CRN: 10847

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

PSCI0500V-W16

CRN: 10874

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

PSCI0500W-W16

CRN: 10933

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

PSCI0500Y-W16

CRN: 11177

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

PSCI0700A-W16

CRN: 10210

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700B-W16

CRN: 10213

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700D-W16

CRN: 10217

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700E-W16

CRN: 10218

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700F-W16

CRN: 10219

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700G-W16

CRN: 10670

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700H-W16

CRN: 10220

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700I-W16

CRN: 10221

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700K-W16

CRN: 10223

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700L-W16

CRN: 10224

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700M-W16

CRN: 10364

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700N-W16

CRN: 10365

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700O-W16

CRN: 10924

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700P-W16

CRN: 10399

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700S-W16

CRN: 10402

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700T-W16

CRN: 10866

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700V-W16

CRN: 10875

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700W-W16

CRN: 10923

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700Y-W16

CRN: 11178

Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI1020A-W16

CRN: 11372

American Power:Soft/Hard/Smart
American Power: Soft, Hard, or Smart
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Libya intervention and the conflicts in Syria have raised important questions about how the United States chooses to use its power on behalf of its interests. In this course we will survey historical, institutional, and theoretical factors as a prelude to consideration of how the United States has used its power since World War II. Based on selected case studies, we will examine pro and con arguments for different approaches to the use of power (soft, hard, smart) with extensive class debate and discussion. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/

PSCI1023A-W16

CRN: 11403

Freedom of Speech
What Can I Say? Free Speech v. Racist Speech in the United States and Europe
Students in this course will be introduced to the politics and law surrounding issues of racist speech in the United States and Europe. We will look at the development of speech doctrines in the post-World War Two era, drawing on well known case studies from American constitutional history, as well as European examples such as the Danish Cartoon Controversy and Holocaust denial cases. Through comparison across countries, we will debate the appropriate limits on racist speech in different contexts. (Comparative Politics)/

PSCI1029A-W16

CRN: 10895

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)/

PSCI1042A-W16

CRN: 11373

Constitutional Rights/Accused
Constitutional Rights of the Accused
In this course we will research developments in constitutional law, including issues involving the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure, the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Students will be paired in teams and presented with factual scenarios, requiring them to research constitutional issues and draft motions and memoranda. Each student will present legal arguments in a courtroom before a panel of judges. (American Politics)/

PSCI1043A-W16

CRN: 11374

America, Vietnam, Sixties
America, Vietnam, and the Sixties: Diplomacy, War, and Social Upheaval
In this course we will study American diplomacy, the Vietnam War, and social changes that occurred in the U.S. between 1954 and 1975. The diplomacy section will focus on US-USSR and US-China relations, as well US-North Vietnamese negotiations. We will examine the conduct of the war from both a strategic perspective and the experiences of fighting men. The section on social change will examine the civil rights, anti-war, and women's liberation movements. We will employ a variety of tools to examine these topics, including works by historians and social scientists, memoirs, fiction, poetry, documentary and feature films, and music. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/

PSCI1044A-W16

CRN: 11375

Political Psychology
Political Psychology: The Hidden Dynamics of Political Behavior
Insights from social psychology, behavioral economics, cognitive science, and neuroscience are changing our understanding of how voters make political decisions. In this course we will explore major areas of research in political psychology, including the dynamics of political participation, ideology, and partisanship, as well as the influence of political campaigns and the media. Students will design their own experimental research to test fundamental theories about political behavior. We will run the experiments on consenting individuals using the Amazon MTURK platform. Course readings will include cutting-edge research articles as well as selected readings from Niemi, Weisberg, and Kimball’s Controversies in Voting Behavior. (American Politics)/

PSCI1153A-W16

CRN: 11329

Tunisia and the Arab Spring
Tunisia and the Arab Spring
While Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, is often considered the only hope, it is also the biggest exporter of Jihadists. Why?  What can we learn from Tunisia’s first post revolution transition that can best help us to evaluate the Arab Spring and understand the certain return of the old regime?  In this course students will investigate Tunisia’s post revolution transition of 2011-2014.  Using academic articles, transcripts of constitutional committee meetings (should they become officially available to the public), and materials drawn from traditional media sources and social media, students will examine what makes the Tunisian transition unique. More specifically they will examine how the final draft language of the new constitution emerged from consensus-based decisions on three social and political topics: the distribution of political power, the role of religion in the state, and the equality of citizens’ rights.  What was the exact role of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, in this process?  Alongside an intimate look at the partisan and personal factors that influenced debate on these topics in Tunisia, students will learn about the transitional justice process, as well as related economic and security challenges, by engaging in comparative analysis of the Tunisian transition with other countries of the Arab Spring and beyond. (Comparative Politics)

PSCI1154A-W16

CRN: 11415

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)/