Graduate Courses

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Field Survey of International Relations
AS.190.676 (01)

This course provides a scaffold for the study of international relations theory, organized historically and by major approaches. The focus is on close reading and discussion of exemplars of important bodies of theory. Intended for doctoral students with IR as their major or minor field. Graduate students only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Allan, Bentley, Marlin-Bennett, Renee
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15

The Colonial Constitution of the "Human"
AS.190.637 (01)

This course inquires into the colonial constitution of the "human" across philosophical, legal, political, social and economic dimensions. Special attention is paid to the ways in which sexuality, gender, race, class and faith are complicit in this constitution. The course finishes by critically considering theories of the "post-human" from the perspective of both a colonial genealogy of the "human" and anti-colonial claims upon humanism.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Shilliam, Robert
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15

Qualitative Research
AS.190.601 (01)

This class is designed to introduce students to qualitative methodology. Practically, students will gain first hand experience with qualitative research methods via research design, ethics review, in-depth interviewing, participant observation, and archival/primary source research. They will learn to deploy analytical techniques such as discourse analysis and process tracing. Students will also be asked to consider the merits of qualitative approaches more generally, and discuss the relative advantages of qualitative, experimental, and quantitative approaches. Questions that we will discuss include: What place should qualitative research have in a research design? Can qualitative research test hypotheses, or only generate them? Can qualitative research explain social phenomena, or only interpret them? What are the disadvantages and advantages of qualitative approaches compared to quantitative approaches? For what kinds of research questions are ethnographic techniques best suited? Is replicability possible for ethnographic field research? What criteria of evidence and analytical rigor apply on this terrain?

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K, Parkinson, Sarah
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15

Introduction to Quantitative Political Science
AS.190.602 (01)

An introduction to measurement and data analysis in contemporary American political science. Measurement topics will include the formation of indices and cumulative scales. Analytic topics will topics include sampling variations, statistical association and causation, as manifested in contingency tables and correlation and regression. Emphasis will be on fundamental concepts and assumptions, and on comprehension and evaluation of the scholarly literature. Advanced undergraduates by permission only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

Theories of Comparative Politics
AS.190.625 (01)

This seminar is intended for graduate students planning to take the comprehensive exam in comparative politics, either as a major or as a minor. In addition to exploring central methodological debates and analytic approaches, the seminar reviews the literature on state-society relations, political and economic development, social movements, nationalism, revolutions, formal and informal political institutions, and regime durability vs. transition. Graduate students only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Mazzuca, Sebastian L
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15

Hobbes & Spinoza
AS.190.628 (01)

A close reading of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and Ethics by Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), with consideration of important commentaries on these works. What conceptions of the human being, nature, reason, God, and freedom are defended and affirmed by Hobbes and Spinoza? What rhetorical strategies accompany their theories of self, ethics, social life?

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Bennett, Jane, Culbert, Jennifer
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15

Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States
AS.190.641 (01)

Race has been and continues to be centrally important to American political life and development. In this course, we will engage with the major debates around racial politics in the United States, with a substantial focus on how policies and practices of citizenship, immigration law, social provision, and criminal justice policy shaped and continue to shape racial formation, group-based identities, and group position; debates around the content and meaning of political representation and the responsiveness of the political system to American minority groups; debates about how racial prejudice has shifted and its importance in understanding American political behavior; the prospects for contestation or coalitions among groups; the “struggle with difference” within groups as they deal with the interplay of race and class, citizenship status, and issues that disproportionately affect a subset of their members; and debates about how new groups and issues are reshaping the meaning and practice of race in the United States.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Instructor: Weaver, Vesla
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15

Institutions, Power, Ideas and Practices
AS.190.642 (01)

Comparative politics scholars have long identified institutions as a crucial source of cross-national variation in political life. Yet institutions are not static. We know from everyday experience that institutions change over time, sometimes quite fast. Scholars have attempted to address the problem of institutional change in various ways. Some institutionalist scholars underscore the endogenous logic of institutional evolution, whereas others resort to exogenous factors such as power. Constructivist and pragmatist scholars foreground ideas and practices as sources of institutional change. This course will explore these different strands of scholarship and attempt to reconstruct a fruitful dialogue between them."

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15

The Economic and the Political
AS.190.649 (01)

The neoclassical paradigm of economics utterly excludes politics, yet a large swath of the subfield of “political economy” presupposes or is predicated upon that very paradigm. Neither approach can account for the distinct force of “the economic” as it continually interacts with “the political” (and the social, the cultural, etc.) This graduate seminar will be an experimental effort in exploring a whole new terrain of the economic — not another critique of the neoclassical paradigm, but the initial (re)formulation of a new approach to the economic and the political.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Chambers, Samuel Allen
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15

Decolonizing Time and Memory
AS.190.655 (01)

This graduate seminar is a critical encounter with the colonial imprint on the politics of memory, temporality and race. We shall investigate the recent turn to “decolonize” virtually everything and ask what such efforts might entail given that the hallmarks of colonialism include a disavowal of the past, the capacity to set the clock to zero and begin the world anew, a linear conception of time and an abiding desire for temporal sovereignty. While investigating the possibility of decolonizing futurity, we will pay particular attention to the Promethean construction of the human race (and its constitutive others) across history. We shall confront the role of segregated temporality and mnemonic politics in modern race-making projects and their impact on the contemporary political imagination. Authors may include Nietzsche, Wynter, Fanon, Foucault, Deleuze, Anzaldúa, Baldwin, & Du Bois.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brendese, Philip Joseph, III.
  • Room: Mergenthaler 266
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bennett, Jane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Allan, Bentley
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (11)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zackin, Emily
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ginsberg, Benjamin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (13)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lieberman, Robert C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (18)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Sheingate, Adam
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (15)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (17)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Marlin-Bennett, Renee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (16)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (20)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Teles, Steven Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (12)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mazzuca, Sebastian L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chambers, Samuel Allen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (13)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lieberman, Robert C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (11)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zackin, Emily
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Culbert, Jennifer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Deudney, Daniel Horace
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (22)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Connolly, William E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: David, Steven R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bennett, Jane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ginsberg, Benjamin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (19)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Spence, Lester
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brendese, Philip Joseph, III.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (14)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Deudney, Daniel Horace
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: David, Steven R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (12)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mazzuca, Sebastian L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Culbert, Jennifer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chambers, Samuel Allen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (23)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schmidt, Sebastian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (21)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Parkinson, Sarah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (14)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (24)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chung, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (24)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brendese, Philip Joseph, III.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (18)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Sheingate, Adam
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (26)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Shilliam, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Allan, Bentley
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (16)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Connolly, William E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (15)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (21)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Parkinson, Sarah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (19)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Spence, Lester
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (20)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Teles, Steven Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chung, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (26)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Shilliam, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (23)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schmidt, Sebastian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (17)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Marlin-Bennett, Renee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (22)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.190.676 (01)Field Survey of International RelationsTh 10:00AM - 12:00PMAllan, Bentley, Marlin-Bennett, ReneeMergenthaler 366
AS.190.637 (01)The Colonial Constitution of the "Human"W 3:00PM - 5:00PMShilliam, RobertMergenthaler 366
AS.190.601 (01)Qualitative ResearchT 2:00PM - 4:30PMLawrence, Adria K, Parkinson, SarahMergenthaler 366
AS.190.602 (01)Introduction to Quantitative Political ScienceT 10:00AM - 12:00PMKatz, Richard StephenMergenthaler 366
AS.190.625 (01)Theories of Comparative PoliticsTh 12:00PM - 2:00PMMazzuca, Sebastian LMergenthaler 366
AS.190.628 (01)Hobbes & SpinozaTh 2:00PM - 4:00PMBennett, Jane, Culbert, JenniferMergenthaler 366
AS.190.641 (01)Race and Ethnic Politics in the United StatesW 9:00AM - 11:00AMWeaver, VeslaMergenthaler 366
AS.190.642 (01)Institutions, Power, Ideas and PracticesW 11:00AM - 1:00PMJabko, NicolasMergenthaler 366
AS.190.649 (01)The Economic and the PoliticalM 2:00PM - 4:00PMChambers, Samuel AllenMergenthaler 366
AS.190.655 (01)Decolonizing Time and MemoryT 2:00PM - 4:00PMBrendese, Philip Joseph, III.Mergenthaler 266
AS.190.800 (01)Independent StudyBennett, Jane 
AS.190.800 (02)Independent StudyAllan, Bentley 
AS.190.800 (11)Independent StudyZackin, Emily 
AS.190.800 (10)Independent StudyGinsberg, Benjamin 
AS.190.800 (13)Independent StudyLieberman, Robert C 
AS.190.800 (18)Independent StudySheingate, Adam 
AS.190.800 (15)Independent StudyKatz, Richard Stephen 
AS.190.800 (17)Independent StudyMarlin-Bennett, Renee 
AS.190.800 (16)Independent StudyLawrence, Adria K 
AS.190.800 (20)Independent StudyTeles, Steven Michael 
AS.190.800 (12)Independent StudyMazzuca, Sebastian L 
AS.190.800 (03)Independent StudyChambers, Samuel Allen 
AS.190.849 (13)Dissertation ResearchLieberman, Robert C 
AS.190.849 (11)Dissertation ResearchZackin, Emily 
AS.190.849 (07)Dissertation ResearchCulbert, Jennifer 
AS.190.849 (09)Dissertation ResearchDeudney, Daniel Horace 
AS.190.800 (22)Independent StudySchlozman, Daniel 
AS.190.800 (05)Independent StudyConnolly, William E 
AS.190.800 (08)Independent StudyDavid, Steven R 
AS.190.849 (01)Dissertation ResearchBennett, Jane 
AS.190.849 (10)Dissertation ResearchGinsberg, Benjamin 
AS.190.800 (19)Independent StudySpence, Lester 
AS.190.849 (06)Dissertation ResearchBrendese, Philip Joseph, III. 
AS.190.849 (14)Dissertation ResearchJabko, Nicolas 
AS.190.800 (09)Independent StudyDeudney, Daniel Horace 
AS.190.849 (08)Dissertation ResearchDavid, Steven R 
AS.190.849 (12)Dissertation ResearchMazzuca, Sebastian L 
AS.190.800 (07)Independent StudyCulbert, Jennifer 
AS.190.849 (03)Dissertation ResearchChambers, Samuel Allen 
AS.190.800 (23)Independent StudySchmidt, Sebastian 
AS.190.800 (21)Independent StudyParkinson, Sarah 
AS.190.800 (14)Independent StudyJabko, Nicolas 
AS.190.849 (24)Dissertation ResearchStaff 
AS.190.849 (04)Dissertation ResearchChung, Erin 
AS.190.800 (24)Independent StudyStaff 
AS.190.800 (06)Independent StudyBrendese, Philip Joseph, III. 
AS.190.849 (18)Dissertation ResearchSheingate, Adam 
AS.190.800 (26)Independent StudyShilliam, Robert 
AS.190.849 (02)Dissertation ResearchAllan, Bentley 
AS.190.849 (16)Dissertation ResearchLawrence, Adria K 
AS.190.849 (05)Dissertation ResearchConnolly, William E 
AS.190.849 (15)Dissertation ResearchKatz, Richard Stephen 
AS.190.849 (21)Dissertation ResearchParkinson, Sarah 
AS.190.849 (19)Dissertation ResearchSpence, Lester 
AS.190.849 (20)Dissertation ResearchTeles, Steven Michael 
AS.190.800 (04)Independent StudyChung, Erin 
AS.190.849 (26)Dissertation ResearchShilliam, Robert 
AS.190.849 (23)Dissertation ResearchSchmidt, Sebastian 
AS.190.849 (17)Dissertation ResearchMarlin-Bennett, Renee 
AS.190.849 (22)Dissertation ResearchSchlozman, Daniel 

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Quantitative Methods for the Study of Politics
AS.190.626 (01)

This course is intended as Ph.D.-level introduction to applied statistics, with a focus on the identification of causal effects in the tradition of the Neyman/Rubin potential outcomes framework. Prior coursework in applied statistics or quantitative methods will be useful but is not required. Upon completion of the course, students will be in a position to understand and critically assess scholarship that uses instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, and other quasi- and natural-experimental research designs. Formal mathematical proof will be kept to a minimum. Students will be asked to adapt existing code and write some of their own code in R.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: WF 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kocher, Matthew A
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15

Law and Politics
AS.190.678 (01)

As a field, Law and Politics has evolved from the study of constitutional law and judicial politics to the political behavior of judges and their associates to the study of law and society, the operation of law and courts “on the ground” in the international arena as well as in the United States, historical institutionalism, and the carceral state. In this graduate course, we will review some of the classic texts in the field, with a focus on the tension between legal institutions and democratic politics. In particular, we will examine how that tension is manifest in the foundations of the American political system and in critical reflection on contemporary practices of American democracy. Students will turn in response papers every week on the reading. In addition, there will be two 10-20 page papers due during the semester. Graduate Students Only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Culbert, Jennifer, Zackin, Emily
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15

Research Seminar/Political Parties
AS.190.683 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15

Enviromental racism
AS.190.605 (01)

Environmental racism has largely been understood in terms of environmental policy-making that discriminates against people of color, particularly with respect to the state-sanctioned siting of toxic waste facilities, the distribution of pollutants, food-deserts, and the exclusion of non-white peoples from leading positions in the environmental movement. This graduate seminar explores environmental racism more broadly, pushing beyond its conventional, place-based understandings and approaching the corresponding logics that produce human disposability and environmental waste from the standpoint of both space and time. Examining colonial legacies of coding racial others in terms natural disasters, epidemics, infestations, non-human animals and dirt, we shall investigate how the natural world is subjected to exploitation and domination in tandem with the subordination of racial subjects historically identified with nature and rendered expendable. In other words, we shall illuminate the logics of power through which race-making coincides with waste-making. Accordingly, we will explore political and theoretical challenges to environmental racism in multiple registers; such as those posed by indigenous studies, decolonial thinkers and Afro-diasporic theories contesting the intersection of racial biopolitics, ecological crises and racial capitalism in an era of proliferating human disposability. Authors considered may include; Mbembe, Du Bois, Hage, Glissant, Césaire, Wynter & Chakrabarty.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Brendese, Philip Joseph, III.
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15

American Political Development
AS.190.616 (01)

An examination of state-building and nation-building throughout American political history. (AP)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Lieberman, Robert C, Sheingate, Adam
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15

Republicanism, Realism, and Liberalism
AS.190.622 (01)

Close reading of major texts in western political thought on violence, security and politics developed by republicans, realists and liberals

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: David, Steven R, Deudney, Daniel Horace
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

The Development of the Conservative Movement
AS.190.654 (01)

The last twenty years has seen a flourishing of literature on conservatism across multiple disciplines. This course will survey that literature, placing it in a developmental context. Particular focus will be placed on the relationship between elite and mass conservatism, especially in the light of the rise of populism in the US, UK and elsewhere.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Teles, Steven Michael
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15

Philosophy and the Anthropocene
AS.190.687 (01)

How do philosophers such as Heidegger, Whitehead, Deleuze and Braidotti help us to think about the dynamics of the Anthropocene? What do anthropologists and geoscientists such as Anna Tsing, Bruno Latour, Jason Moore, Michael Benton, Jan Zalasiewics and Wally Broecker--teach those philosophies and us about the contemporary condition? Class presentations on assigned readings, seminar paper, and class discussions.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Allan, Bentley, Connolly, William E
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/14

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bennett, Jane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Allan, Bentley
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chambers, Samuel Allen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Critical theory, method, and application in International Relations
AS.190.685 (01)

Critical theories are often taught by focusing on their various philosophical and ethical claims. But how do you “apply” critical theories in the study of International Relations? Is “method” only a “mainstream” concern? This course seeks to relate philosophy and ethics to method with a (future) eye to dissertation writing. We will consider e.g. Marxist, feminist, postcolonial, and poststructural lines of inquiry, as well as, at the same time, a range of conceptual areas of inquiry – e.g., the affective, the normative, the poetic, the phenomenological, and the material.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Shilliam, Robert
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Connolly, William E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brendese, Philip Joseph, III.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: David, Steven R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ginsberg, Benjamin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (12)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mazzuca, Sebastian L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (13)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Parkinson, Sarah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (14)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (16)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (18)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Sheingate, Adam
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (19)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Spence, Lester
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (20)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Teles, Steven Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Making Social Policy
AS.190.631 (01)

Examines American social policy in comparative perspective. Special attention to issues of poverty and inequality, and their relation to the political system.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room: Mergenthaler 366
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (11)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zackin, Emily
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chung, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Culbert, Jennifer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Deudney, Daniel Horace
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (15)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Culbert, Jennifer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ginsberg, Benjamin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (12)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mazzuca, Sebastian L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (17)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Marlin-Bennett, Renee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (11)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zackin, Emily
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chambers, Samuel Allen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (26)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Shilliam, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (21)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Weaver, Vesla
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Connolly, William E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: David, Steven R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (13)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lieberman, Robert C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Chung, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (14)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (23)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schmidt, Sebastian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (19)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Spence, Lester
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bennett, Jane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Allan, Bentley
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (21)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Weaver, Vesla
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brendese, Philip Joseph, III.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Deudney, Daniel Horace
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (18)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Sheingate, Adam
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (22)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (26)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Shilliam, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

What is a Person? Humans, Corporations, Robots, Trees.
AS.300.618 (01)

Knowing who or what counts as a person seems straightforward, until we consider the many kinds of creatures, objects, and artificial beings that have been granted—or demanded or denied—that status. This course investigates recent debates about being a person in literature and law. Questions examined will include: Should trees have standing? Can corporations have religious beliefs? Could a robot sign a contract? Although our explorations will be focused on these questions, the genre of materials examined will be wide-ranging (including legal essays, philosophy, contemporary novels, and film). Texts will include novels by William Gibson and Lydia Millet, essays by John Dewey and Daniel Dennett, and films such as Ex Machinaand Her.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Siraganian, Lisa Michele
  • Room: Gilman 208
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (25)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Parkinson, Sarah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (24)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Kocher, Matthew A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (23)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schmidt, Sebastian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (24)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lieberman, Robert C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (20)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Teles, Steven Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (15)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (16)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (22)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.190.849 (17)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Marlin-Bennett, Renee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.190.800 (25)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Kocher, Matthew A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.190.626 (01)Quantitative Methods for the Study of PoliticsWF 12:00PM - 1:15PMKocher, Matthew AMergenthaler 366
AS.190.678 (01)Law and PoliticsTh 2:00PM - 4:00PMCulbert, Jennifer, Zackin, EmilyMergenthaler 366
AS.190.683 (01)Research Seminar/Political PartiesT 10:00AM - 12:00PMKatz, Richard StephenMergenthaler 366
AS.190.605 (01)Enviromental racismT 4:00PM - 6:00PMBrendese, Philip Joseph, III.Mergenthaler 366
AS.190.616 (01)American Political DevelopmentTh 10:00AM - 12:00PMLieberman, Robert C, Sheingate, AdamMergenthaler 366
AS.190.622 (01)Republicanism, Realism, and LiberalismT 2:00PM - 4:00PMDavid, Steven R, Deudney, Daniel HoraceMergenthaler 366
AS.190.654 (01)The Development of the Conservative MovementT 12:00PM - 2:00PMTeles, Steven MichaelMergenthaler 366
AS.190.687 (01)Philosophy and the AnthropoceneW 2:00PM - 4:00PMAllan, Bentley, Connolly, William EMergenthaler 366
AS.190.800 (01)Independent StudyBennett, Jane 
AS.190.800 (02)Independent StudyAllan, Bentley 
AS.190.800 (03)Independent StudyChambers, Samuel Allen 
AS.190.685 (01)Critical theory, method, and application in International RelationsM 10:00AM - 12:00PMShilliam, RobertMergenthaler 366
AS.190.800 (05)Independent StudyConnolly, William E 
AS.190.800 (06)Independent StudyBrendese, Philip Joseph, III. 
AS.190.800 (08)Independent StudyDavid, Steven R 
AS.190.800 (10)Independent StudyGinsberg, Benjamin 
AS.190.800 (12)Independent StudyMazzuca, Sebastian L 
AS.190.800 (13)Independent StudyParkinson, Sarah 
AS.190.800 (14)Independent StudyJabko, Nicolas 
AS.190.800 (16)Independent StudyLawrence, Adria K 
AS.190.800 (18)Independent StudySheingate, Adam 
AS.190.800 (19)Independent StudySpence, Lester 
AS.190.800 (20)Independent StudyTeles, Steven Michael 
AS.190.631 (01)Making Social PolicyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchlozman, DanielMergenthaler 366
AS.190.800 (11)Independent StudyZackin, Emily 
AS.190.800 (04)Independent StudyChung, Erin 
AS.190.800 (07)Independent StudyCulbert, Jennifer 
AS.190.800 (09)Independent StudyDeudney, Daniel Horace 
AS.190.800 (15)Independent StudyKatz, Richard Stephen 
AS.190.849 (07)Dissertation ResearchCulbert, Jennifer 
AS.190.849 (10)Dissertation ResearchGinsberg, Benjamin 
AS.190.849 (12)Dissertation ResearchMazzuca, Sebastian L 
AS.190.800 (17)Independent StudyMarlin-Bennett, Renee 
AS.190.849 (11)Dissertation ResearchZackin, Emily 
AS.190.849 (03)Dissertation ResearchChambers, Samuel Allen 
AS.190.800 (26)Independent StudyShilliam, Robert 
AS.190.800 (21)Independent StudyWeaver, Vesla 
AS.190.849 (05)Dissertation ResearchConnolly, William E 
AS.190.849 (08)Dissertation ResearchDavid, Steven R 
AS.190.849 (13)Dissertation ResearchLieberman, Robert C 
AS.190.849 (04)Dissertation ResearchChung, Erin 
AS.190.849 (14)Dissertation ResearchJabko, Nicolas 
AS.190.800 (23)Independent StudySchmidt, Sebastian 
AS.190.849 (19)Dissertation ResearchSpence, Lester 
AS.190.849 (01)Dissertation ResearchBennett, Jane 
AS.190.849 (02)Dissertation ResearchAllan, Bentley 
AS.190.849 (21)Dissertation ResearchWeaver, Vesla 
AS.190.849 (06)Dissertation ResearchBrendese, Philip Joseph, III. 
AS.190.849 (09)Dissertation ResearchDeudney, Daniel Horace 
AS.190.849 (18)Dissertation ResearchSheingate, Adam 
AS.190.849 (22)Dissertation ResearchSchlozman, Daniel 
AS.190.849 (26)Dissertation ResearchShilliam, Robert 
AS.300.618 (01)What is a Person? Humans, Corporations, Robots, Trees.T 1:30PM - 4:00PMSiraganian, Lisa MicheleGilman 208
AS.190.849 (25)Dissertation ResearchParkinson, Sarah 
AS.190.849 (24)Dissertation ResearchKocher, Matthew A 
AS.190.849 (23)Dissertation ResearchSchmidt, Sebastian 
AS.190.800 (24)Independent StudyLieberman, Robert C 
AS.190.849 (20)Dissertation ResearchTeles, Steven Michael 
AS.190.849 (15)Dissertation ResearchKatz, Richard Stephen 
AS.190.849 (16)Dissertation ResearchLawrence, Adria K 
AS.190.800 (22)Independent StudySchlozman, Daniel 
AS.190.849 (17)Dissertation ResearchMarlin-Bennett, Renee 
AS.190.800 (25)Independent StudyKocher, Matthew A