Department of Political Science

Courses — Summer 2013

Political Science

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PSC 117 Introduction to American Government

Jonathan Klingler
Summer 2013 — MTWR 13:00-16:00
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Old Political Science Field: Associated CoursesIntroductory Courses

(May 20 - June 17)
This course will introduce students to the foundations of American government and institutional design using the tools of rational choice theory. Students will examine important political institutions and the linkage mechanisms that connect institutions, political actors, and American citizens. This course is appropriate for majors and non-majors with an interest in understanding how and why the American political system works as it does and avenues for possible reform. Students will be graded on two midterms, a final exam, and short writing assignments.

PSC 151 Political Economy of Developing Countries

HyeSung Kim
Summer 2013 — MTWR 13:00-16:00
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Old Political Science Field: Associated CoursesIntroductory Courses
Old International Relations Track: Political Economy and Development (B)

(May 20 - June 17)
Why do some countries stay poor, while other countries' economies grow so rapidly? To address this fundamental question, we will cover both political and economic elements of development and underdevelopment. Students will first learn some basic analytical tools to be a critical reader on this topic, including basic growth theories and some data analysis tools. All analytical tools required to complete the course will be taught in class and there is no requirement to take the course besides high school level algebra and statistics.

PSC 394 Local Law and Politics Internships

Lynda W. Powell
Summer 2013
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New Political Science Track: Elections and GovernmentPhilosophy, Law, and Public PolicyTeam Learning
Old Political Science Field: Internship

Most internship placements are in the District Attorney's or Public Defender's offices. Occasionally one or two other law placements are available. Students may also propose an alternative political or law placement.

PSC/IR 397 European Political Internship

Lynda W. Powell
Summer 2013
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New Political Science Track: Elections and GovernmentTeam Learning
New International Relations Track: Governance of Nations
Old Political Science Field: Internship
Old International Relations Track: Governance of Nations (C)

Internships are available for students in Edinburgh, London, Brussels, Bonn, Berlin and Madrid. Internships are in English in Edinburgh, London, and Brussels; students need proficiency in the language for the latter three placements.

International Relations

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PSC/IR 397 European Political Internship

Lynda W. Powell
Summer 2013
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New Political Science Track: Elections and GovernmentTeam Learning
New International Relations Track: Governance of Nations
Old Political Science Field: Internship
Old International Relations Track: Governance of Nations (C)

Internships are available for students in Edinburgh, London, Brussels, Bonn, Berlin and Madrid. Internships are in English in Edinburgh, London, and Brussels; students need proficiency in the language for the latter three placements.