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Graduate Government Courses

GOV 5003 Studies in Comparative Politics
Review of major theoretical models and approaches in the field of comparative politics including group politics, elite analysis, class analysis, structural functional analysis, and systems theory with emphasis upon modernization and political development.  Three lectures hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5013 American National Defense Policy
Review of alternative theories of American national defense policy with emphasis upon historical development of current U.S. policy, including nuclear strategies, mutual defense agreements, regional conflicts, guerilla warfare, terrorism, and protection of strategic resources.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5053 The Presidency and Public Policy
Personnel politics and policy process of the executive branch.  Advanced reading, research, and group discussion.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5063 Political Women
The participant style, background, perspective, and role of female political elite.  Current status of the Constitutional rights of women, women’s political issues, and women’s pressure groups.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5073 Issues in Constitutional Law
Review and Examination of selected issues in the U.S. constitutional development including judicial politics, governmental structure, judicial review, separation of powers, federalism, due process, equal protection, and individual liberties.  Three seminar hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5093 Law, Gender, and Sexuality
Evolution of legal rights for women and sexual minorities and theoretical issues raised in concrete legal cases.  Examination of debates over equality approaches in law; ways in which law constructs gender and sexuality; and the intersecting roles of gender, sexuality, and race in legal doctrine and theory.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5133 Leadership and Women
An examination of the principles and exercise of leadership.  Emphasis on women as leaders.  Three lecture hours per week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5183 Civil War: Culture, History and Law (Cross-listed with HIST 5183)
Social, political, and legal context of the War between the States.  Analysis of southern secession from the Union, the struggle to restore the Union, and the political and legal struggles of former slaves and their descendants.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5193 Rights, Race, and Social Justice
Interpretations of the utility of constitutional rights in movements for social justice, with special attention to struggles for racial equality.  Readings in legal studies, social sciences, critical legal studies, and critical race theory that address the relationship of legal rights and change. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5303 Problems in the Legislative Process
Legislative decision making in selected areas of public policy; appraisals of strengths and weaknesses in the American legislative process.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

 GOV 5413 Civil Rights: Culture, History & Law (Cross-listed with HIST 5413)
Social, political and legal concepts of the Civil Rights Movement; historical and legal issues of Jim Crow laws, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decisions; peaceful protests; forms of social disorder in a quest for equal rights..  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5423 Native Americans: Culture, History and Law (Cross-listed with HIST 5423)
Relations between European settlers and Native American tribes with emphasis on cultural differences, land use, and government-tribe relations.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5473 Vietnam War: Culture, History and Law (Cross-listed with HIST 5473)
Historical context of American involvement in the Vietnam conflict; political decisions of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations; impact of the war on political protest and social unrest; courts resolution of related controversies; legacy of the war. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5483 War, National Security and Civil Liberties (Cross-listed with HIST 5483)
Public policy solutions regarding the balance between maintaining national security and protecting civil liberties; history of the nation’s attempts to evaluate security policies from colonial times to current events.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5513 Seminar in Japanese Politics
An examination of the connections between Japanese culture and contemporary Japanese politics; emphasis on constitutionalism, government institutions, political party dynamics, and international relations.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5523 American International Relations
The revolution in American foreign policy in the twentieth century; America’s leading role in the world today.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5603 Professional Practices
A survey of professional practices engaged in by individuals with advanced degrees in history and political science.  Through careful reading and discussion of texts and other materials, students explore issues related to teaching, research and service. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5723 Seminar in Political Theory
A study of contemporary debates concerning fundamental political issues and principles of good government; analysis and discussion of ideas on class, race, sex, power, citizenship, justice.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5753 Age of Industrialism (Cross-Listed with HIST 5753)
Historical, cultural, and legal context for transformation of United States to urbanized, industrial power between 1870 and 1920; impact of railroads, the “Robber Barons,” and struggles between organized labor and management. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5833 Seminar in Government
Individual research topics; methodology and bibliography.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5903 Special Topics
Organized course with each section’s title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered.  Three lecture hours a week.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5911 Individual Study
Independent study of selected topics in government.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Credit: 1 hour.

GOV 5913 Individual Study
Independent study of selected topics in government.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Credit: 3 hour.

GOV 5933 Internship
Supervised practical experience, related to the academic and career objectives of the student, in a public or private agency.  15-20 hours of work per week.  A paper will be required.  Credit: 3 hours.  May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.

GOV 5936 Internship
Supervised practical experience, related to the academic and career objectives of the student, in a public or private agency.  30-40 hours of work per week.  A paper will be required.  Credit: 6 hours.

GOV 5951, 5953, 5956 Cooperative Education

GOV 5973 Professional Paper
The research and writing of a professional paper by each student on a topic selected jointly by the student and the instructor.  Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5983 Thesis
Credit: 3 hours.

GOV 5993 Thesis
Credit: 3 hours.

 

 

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