Political Science

Courses

PSCI 510 Civilians in Armed Conflict 4.0 Credits

This course considers questions relating to civilians, and civilian protection, during armed conflict. We examine the definition and causes of armed conflict, before turning to key issues such as civilian coping strategies during armed conflict, common patterns of violence against civilians, legal and policy remedies for human rights violations, and the politics of human rights advocacy.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PSCI 553 International Human Rights 4.0 Credits

This course examines the origin of the international human rights movement after World War II, and discusses key issues confronting the international community today. These include genocide, political repression, the rights of women, and religious and cultural minorities. It also considers the moral basis of the rights ideal.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PSCI 560 International Law 4.0 Credits

The legalization of world politics is one of the most interesting and potentially transformational trends in international relations. Across substantive areas, including matters of security, trade, environmental affairs, and human rights, international law is playing an increasing role in international politics. The course considers theoretical approaches and contemporary events to better understand where international law comes from, how it is designed, and why states comply (or not). In addition, we consider contemporary debates and challenges, including the contested jurisdiction of international courts, the immunity of the United Nations, evolving law on humanitarian military intervention, and the fragmentation of international law in environmental affairs, among other topics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PSCI 696 Seminar in Science, Technology, and Society 3.0 Credits

Provides an in-depth research seminar in science, technology, and society, organized around a particular theme selected by the instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PSCI 698 Science Technology and Society Thesis 0.5-9.0 Credits

Independent research supervised by an STS faculty member toward completion of a required master's thesis.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 18 credits

PSCI I599 Independent Study in PSCI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PSCI I699 Independent Study in PSCI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PSCI I799 Independent Study in PSCI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PSCI I899 Independent Study in PSCI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PSCI I999 Independent Study in PSCI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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