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Summer 2003




POLI 230  Introduction to Constitutional Law (SS)                 3 credits
An examination of United States constitutional law by analyzing the leading decisions of the Supreme Court. Emphasis on the critical constitutional doctrines of separation of powers, federalism, tax and commerce power, and judicial review. A few leading cases on civil rights and civil liberties also will be covered. Note: Not open to students who have taken POLI 330. Prerequisite: POLI 100 or permission of insructor. For more information see http://research.umbc.edu/~davisj/conlaw.html or contact davisj@umbc.edu
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[7509] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             DAVIS, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV013)


POLI 327  Interest Groups and Lobbyists                           3 credits
Examines the significance of organized interests and lobbying behavior on national policy. Specific topics include: a history of lobbying and interest-group activity; the nature of representation; collective action and collective action dilemmas; membership, recruiting, and fundraising; the structure and organization of interest groups; interest-group objectives and activities; tactics, information, access and influence of groups in lobbying Congress, the president, courts and the bureaucracy; campaign financing and political action committees; regulation of lobbying and campaign activities; and the impact of groups on policy outcomes. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or POLI 100. For more information contact schaller@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0240] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             SCHALLER, T
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV151)


POLI 429  Selected Topics in American Government and              3 credits
          Politics Executive Branch Policy Making           
An examination of the roles of the President, the Cabinet Departments, the National Security Council, Executive Office Agencies, and Intelligence Agencies in the formulation and execution of foreign and domestic policy. Includes case studies of decision-making in the Korean war, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Iran-Contra and Desert Storm, and the Intelligence breakdown of 9-11. For more information contact pghenderson@comcast.net.
          Grade Method: REG
[0241] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             HENDERSON, P
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV013)


POLI 469  Selected Topics in Comparative Politics                 3 credits
          European Integration                              
This course examines the general history and current issues of economics, politics, and law in the European Union, including expansion, security, and foreign policy issues. For more information contact wylie@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0242] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             CONNOLLY, P
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV006)


POLI 640  Health Law                                              3 credits
An overview of the major legal issues confronting health professionals and policy-makers. Subjects include liability, business associations, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, payment systems, anti-trust, joint ventures, hospital privileges and certificate of need. For more information contact ssfekas@cookanddifranco.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0243] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             SFEKAS, S
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (AD  711)


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