Political Science

Summer 2004

POLI 100  American Government and Politics (SS)                   3 credits
An introduction to American national government and politics. An examination of the ideas, institutions, and processes that define the American political system. Intended as a first course in political science for both majors and non-majors. For more information contact Thetruff@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0249] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             MELCAVAGE, E
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)

POLI 200  Introduction to Politics (SS)                           3 credits
This course will provide an introduction to fundamental political science concepts such as the role of political power, the relationship between politics and war, and theories of domestic and international political behavior. Rather than explore these concepts in an abstract manner, these and other key political concepts will be explored through the prism of U.S. involvement in Iraq. The primary objective of the course is to enable students to apply theories and concepts to analyze and understand modern political issues. The course will employ reading materials, multi-media, and expert speakers to integrate theory and practice. For more information contact donegal1@comcast.net.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[7721] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             MUNRO, J
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 354)

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
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[7709] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             DAVIS, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)

POLI 409A Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Religion and International Politics               
Studies and analyzes the role of religion, religious institutions, and religious movements in shaping the course of international politics. It focuses on the political ideas and spiritual and secular agendas of Judaism, the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Anglican (Episcopalian) Communion, and Islam. It visits a number of case studies where religion can lead to the eruption of a conflict, or can stabilize war-ravaged nations. It profiles contemporary religious leaders and assesses their impact on relations among countries. It will offer a number of perspectives and conclusions on the role of religion in the post-Cold War era. For more information contact nabil.mikhail@verizon.net.
          Grade Method: REG
[0250] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             MIKHAIL, N
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 206)

POLI 409B Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Politics of Iraq: Oil, Terrorism and              
          Weapons of Mass Destruction                       
Oil, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction--these are the reasons the United States went to war to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Now that Saddam is gone, how is Iraqi oil being used to reconstruct Iraq? What ties to terrorist groups did Saddam have and what groups are operating inside Iraq today? How close was Saddam to developing a nuclear capability, and where is the evidence of his program? Finally, when will Iraq hold democratic elections, and will they trigger a civil war between those who are not part of the post- war power structure? This course focuses on the history of Iraq from independence to Operation Iraqi Freedom to assess Iraq's progress since the second Gulf war. For more information contact mcroatti@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0251] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             CROATTI, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)

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
[0254] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             SFEKAS, S
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 438)

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