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Summer 2008


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



POLI 309  Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Gender, Nationalism and International             
          Relations                                         
HYBRID COURSE - This course explores the ways in which assumptions about and fears of gender, race and sexual orientation are exploited and manipulated by a variety of constituencies to create and sustain nationalist narratives and international relations. We will also consider the ways in which feminist activists around the world have responded to the use of women’s bodies and gender roles in nationalist projects. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Note: Also listed as GWST 390B. For more information visit visit http://www.freewebs.com/kw20784/gwstpoli309portal.htm or contact kwillia9@umd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0238] 6050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             WILLIAMS, K
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV010)


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 hemisphere. Prerequisite: Junior standing or POLI 260. For more information contact mcroatti@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0239] 7060 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/15/2008             CROATTI, M
            Sa.........9:00am- 3:15pm (PUP 206)


POLI 401  Individual Study in Political Science                 1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[7830] 0401 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             MELCAVAGE, E
            Time and room to be arranged


POLI 409A Selected Topics in Political Science World              3 credits
          Politics in the 21st Century:                     
          Globalization and the Challenge of Global         
          Governance                                        
Study of a particular topic that overlaps two or more areas of political science. The specific topic will be announced before registration. Note: May be repeated for credit. For more information contact hody@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0240] 7040 Meets 07/07/2008 - 08/01/2008             HODY, C
            TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV108)


POLI 409B Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Globalism and the Evolving Dynamics of            
          International Terrorism                           
SHADY GROVE - This course will explore how factors leading to greater global involvement and internationalism have fueled the flames of international terrorism. In particular, it will explore how American foreign policy activities---ranging from U.S. cold war strategies to interactions in the Middle East---have both restrained and advanced global terrorism. The course will also evaluate the primary policy positions of the major Democrat and Republican presidential candidates to evaluate which ones would most likely forge a workable anti-terrorism strategy worldwide. The course will employ major international relations theories and foreign policy readings as tools to explain present conditions and to develop realistic planning scenarios. Outside experts and/or the representatives of the likely Presidential nominees will be invited to make presentations to the class. Note: This course is held at The Universities at Shady Grove. For more information contact johnfmunro@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0241] 8620 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             MUNRO, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (OFF ...)


POLI 469  Selected Topics in Comparative Politics                 3 credits
          Politics of Canada: Parliamentary                 
          Governnment, the North American Free Trade        
          Association and NATO Membership                   
Hockey, “Canadian Bacon” and maple syrup—is that all there is to Canada? How do their political and financial institutions compare to the United States, Europe, and other nations? Is Canada a socialist country, or a mirror of American-style capitalism? Do they have defense forces that participate in international peacekeeping? What are they doing about issues familiar to Americans— the homeless, a poor indigenous population and pockets of white supremacism? Is the border secure? Does Quebec still want independence, and is “Cascadia” a new separatist group? This course focuses on the history of Canada from independence to present with an assessment of their similarities and differences with the United States. For more information contact mcroatti@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0242] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             CROATTI, M
            Sa.........9:00am- 3:15pm (PUP 206)


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. For more information contact tdifranco@cookanddifranco.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0243] 6060 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             DIFRANCO, T
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 438)


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