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Political Science

Summer 2005




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. Significant time will be spend reviewing the Constitution of the United States and teaching how government operates. For more information contact Thetruff@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0356] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MELCAVAGE, E
            MW.........5:00pm- 8:10pm (PUP 206)


POLI 401  Individual Study in Political Science                 1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


POLI 409A Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Religion and International Politics               
This course studies the relationship between religion and international politics. It will focus on the role religious leaders and religious institutions play in world politics. It will analyze the structure and policies on Judaism in the State of Israel, the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and Shiite Islam. The course offers different models on how religious entities can perform in a global context. For more information contact mikhailn@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0359] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MIKHAIL, N
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV145)


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
[0360] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             CROATTI, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


POLI 459  Selected Topics In Public Policy An                     3 credits
          International Perspective on Governance &         
          Policy: Ghana's Dynamic Democratic Culture        
TRAVEL STUDY COURSE (July 18-August 16, 2005): This intensive seminar examines the impact of democratization on the contemporary public policy process in Ghana, with a particular emphasis paid to the relationship between civic participation, political culture and the country’s constitutional fusion of executive-legislative functions. Participants travel to Ghana for four weeks of experiential learning about its cultural, political, and economic heritage and for examining the consequent impact of this heritage on policy design, bureaucratic politics, and on democratic governance. The seminar includes supervised reading and data gathering programs, lectures by Ghanaian social scientists, visits to institutions involved in the public policy and democratization processes, and includes supervised excursions to select historical sites throughout the country. Note: Also listed as PUBL 610B. For more information contact tkingmea@umbc.edu or cmiller@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD THIS COURSE WILL
          MEET  IN ROOM PUP 208 ON JULY 11 & JULY 13
          ONLY.    ACTUAL   DATES  OF  TRAVEL:  JULY
          18-AUGUST 16, 2005.
[0361] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             KING-MEADOWS,
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (TBA)


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
[0362] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             SFEKAS, S
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 438)


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