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PSCI0500A-W14

CRN: 10194

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500B-W14

CRN: 10197

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500D-W14

CRN: 10203

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500E-W14

CRN: 10209

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500F-W14

CRN: 10210

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500G-W14

CRN: 10711

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500H-W14

CRN: 10211

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500I-W14

CRN: 10212

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500J-W14

CRN: 10213

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500K-W14

CRN: 10712

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500L-W14

CRN: 10214

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500M-W14

CRN: 10373

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500N-W14

CRN: 10374

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500P-W14

CRN: 10408

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500S-W14

CRN: 10411

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500T-W14

CRN: 10901

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500V-W14

CRN: 10929

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500W-W14

CRN: 11005

Independent Project

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

PSCI0500Y-W14

CRN: 11432

Independent Project

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

PSCI0700A-W14

CRN: 10216

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700B-W14

CRN: 10219

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700D-W14

CRN: 10223

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700E-W14

CRN: 10224

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700F-W14

CRN: 10225

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700G-W14

CRN: 10714

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700H-W14

CRN: 10226

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700I-W14

CRN: 10227

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700K-W14

CRN: 10229

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700L-W14

CRN: 10230

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700M-W14

CRN: 10375

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700N-W14

CRN: 10376

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700O-W14

CRN: 10996

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700P-W14

CRN: 10412

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700S-W14

CRN: 10415

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700T-W14

CRN: 10921

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700V-W14

CRN: 10930

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI0700Y-W14

CRN: 11433

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

PSCI1020A-W14

CRN: 11281

American Power: Use and Abuse

American Power: Use and Abuse
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)

PSCI1029A-W14

CRN: 10961

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 haven't fared as well during the recent economic downturn? 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)/

PSCI1030A-W14

CRN: 11282

Comparative Political Behavior

Comparative Political Behavior
In this course we will examine the role played by the masses in politics. We will explore public opinion, voting behavior, and other forms of political participation in a variety of contexts ranging from established democracies in Western Europe, to new democracies in the former USSR, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The primary goals of this course are to gain an understanding of the salient parts of the scholarly debate on political participation, and to analyze the factors that motivate citizens to participate in political life. (Comparative Politics)/

PSCI1035A-W14

CRN: 11335

Contemporary Political Thought

Contemporary Political Thought
In this course we will survey political theory in the United States and Europe from 1945 to the present. Students will explore a broad range of topics, including the revival of political philosophy, relativism, rationalism, totalitarianism, contemporary liberal theory, communitarianism, conservatism, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. We will study leading works by some of the twentieth century’s most influential political thinkers. Authors will include Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, Eric Voegelin, John Rawls, Michael Sandel, Michael Walzer, and Michel Foucault. (Political Theory)/

PSCI1036A-W14

CRN: 11283

Afghan Law and Politics

Afghan Legal and Political History
In this course we will review the political and legal history of Afghanistan from before the first British-Afghan war to the present. We will examine the current sources of Afghan law, and explore the relevance of western law in light of Afghanistan’s historical struggle between the center and the periphery, and its culture of tribal loyalties, warlords, and political patronage. We will also consider the disastrous results of 35 years of war on most aspects of government, including the very idea of the rule of law. (Comparative Politics)/

PSCI1037A-W14

CRN: 11284

Political Econ of Euro Crisis

The Political Economy of the Euro Crisis
In this course we will undertake an in-depth analysis of the current Euro crisis, a complex process that began as a purely economic crisis and turned into a political crisis that is reshaping the “balance of power” within the European Union. After a short introduction to the European monetary system, we will address the main reasons behind the current Euro crisis, paying particular attention to the issue of sovereign debt as a major economic and political problem in Southern Europe. We will then examine the German austerity approach to the crisis and Germany’s attempts to impose policies on the so-called “non-virtuous” Mediterranean nations in this time of crisis. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/

PSCI1038A-W14

Cross-Listed As:
PHIL1038A-W14

CRN: 11285

Thinking Revolution

Thinking Revolution
The French Revolution brought philosophical ideals of equality and self-government into modern politics with unprecedented force and suddenness. In its violent wake, Enlightenment thinkers fiercely debated the limits of progress, institutional reform, and the relation between human nature and government. We will begin with a consideration of Rousseau’s articulation of the social contract and natural right concepts that explicitly inspired revolutionaries. We will then examine the Burke and Paine debate on the comparative advantages of tradition and abstract rights as the basis of government. Finally, we will compare Hannah Arendt’s account of the French and American revolutions with these earlier authors’ challenges in order to reconceive the relation between thought and action in the form of participatory politics. (Political Theory)/

PSCI1039A-W14

CRN: 11341

Security Issues in South Asia

Security Issues in South Asia
In this course we will examine various security matters in South Asia, including interstate conflict, terrorism, and issues related to weapons of mass destruction. South Asia refers to the region encompassing Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and the Maldives. However, given that security matters in Afghanistan are linked closely to Pakistan, this course will include Afghanistan as part of the broader southern Asian region. We will look at topics from the historical, political-economic, and foreign policy perspective. We will discuss various conflicts between countries, including the India-Pakistan dyad, and the reasons behind the wars between them. Cases studies will include Islamist terrorism in the region, and the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. This course will also consider nontraditional security matters such as environmental degradation and refugee movements. (International Relations)/