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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



POLI 210  Political Philosophy (AH)                               3 credits
An introduction to the philosophical problems underlying political issues and the attempts through the centuries to solve these problems. Although covering many centuries of philosophy, we need not do so in chronological order. This course will introduce students to political philosophy and at the same time, will attempt to locate the role of philosophical reasoning within political science. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or POLI 100. For more information contact ssauls@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets AH.
[0262] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             FURLOW, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV108)


POLI 260  Comparative Politics (SS)                               3 credits
Hybrid Course - This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the world of Comparative Politics, using a scheme of values, structures, and outcomes to organize the material. By the end of the course students should understand and appreciate that values define who people are, that particular structures influence how political decisions are made, and how outcomes influence how people live their lives. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or POLI 100. For more information contact forestie@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0263] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 06/22/2007             FORESTIERE, C
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 105)


POLI 309  Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Gender, Nationalism and International             
          Relations                                         
This course will explore the ways in which nations, national identities and relations between nation-states are constructed by and through gendered, racialized and (hetero)sexualized ideas and language. We will also consider the ways in which feminist activists around the world have responded to this nationalistic use of women’s bodies and gender roles, especially in relations to globalization. Note: Also listed as GWST 390I. For more information contact kwillia9@umd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0264] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             WILLIAMS, K
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  215)


POLI 371  Comparative Asian Politics                              3 credits
Comparative study of the politics of Asian regimes with emphasis on the origins and impact of democratic versus authoritarian regimes and the problems of modernization in such countries as Japan, India, Indonesia and China. Prerequisite: Junior standing or POLI 260. For more information contact mcroatti@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0265] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             CROATTI, M
            Sa.........9:00am- 1:30pm (PUP 206)


POLI 377  Latin American Politics                                 3 credits
Comparative study of the politics of Latin-American states. Emphasis on political problems associated with development and modernization in the Western hemi-sphere. Note: Not available to students who have taken POLI 367. Prerequisite: Junior standing or POLI 260. For more information contact mcroatti@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0266] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             CROATTI, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 105)


POLI 390  American Foreign Policy (SS)                            3 credits
This course examines how American foreign policy is created and under what constitutional authority it is established. It explores the historical underpinnings and contemporary currents of American foreign policy. This course also examines the way Americans perceive global events and considers how these perceptions influence contemporary policy. Note: Not open to students who have taken POLI 290. Prerequisite: POLI 280 or junior standing. For more information contact Thetruff@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0267] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             MELCAVAGE, E
            MW.........5:00pm- 8:10pm (PUP 208)


POLI 429  Selected Topics in American Government and              3 credits
          Politics National Security Policy: From           
          Pearl Harbor and Vietnam to 9/11                  
This course will focus on the roles of the President, the National Security Council, and the Intelligence Community in shaping and implementing foreign and national security policy. Special attention will be given to Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the Iraq Wars of 1991 and 2003. May be repeated for credit. For more information contact pghenderson@comcast.net.
          Grade Method: REG
[0268] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             HENDERSON, P
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


POLI 640  Health Law                                              3 credits
An overview of the major legal issues confronting health professionals and policymakers. Subjects include liability, business associations, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, payment systems, anti-trust, joint ventures, hospital privileges and certificates of need.
          Grade Method: REG
[0269] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             DIFRANCO, T
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND202)


POLI 701  Individual Study in Political Science                 1-3 credits

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


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