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Winter 2003




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 will, at the same time, attempt to locate the role of philosophical reasoning within political science. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
          Grade Method: REG
          GER: meets A/H. GDR: meets H.
[0066] 9101 MTuWTh.....6:00pm- 9:10pm (SS  103)       VAUGHAN, G


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 contact davisj@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GER: meets SS. GDR: meets S.
[0067] 9101 MTuWTh.....1:00pm- 4:10pm (SS  103)       DAVIS, J


POLI 390  American Foreign Policy (SS)                            3 credits
This course examines how American foreign policy is created and under that constitutional authority it is established. It also explores the historical underpinnings and contemporary currents of American foreign policy. The 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 dhagerty@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GER: meets SS. GDR: meets S.
[0068] 9101 MTuWTh.....6:00pm- 9:10pm (AD  611)       HAGERTY, D


POLI 409  Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Fighting Terrorism: Institutional Dynamics        
          and International Political Consequence           
This course explores the current war against terrorism and how belief systems, domestic political factors, and international structures are working against the Bush Administration's efforts to prosecute this war. The course will use a multi-media (e.g., DVDs, taped speeches and documentaries) approach to understanding current anti-terrorist initiatives. It will also integrate terrorism experts into class presentations and discussions as appropriate. The course explores in detail how the current conflict between Israelis and the Palestinians works against anti-terrorist initiatives as well as how the present uni-polar (versus bi-polar) system is constraining U.S. actions against nationstates and groups promoting terrorism. For more information please contact the Political Science Department at (410) 455-2193 or e-mail donegal1@comcast.net.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0069] 9101 MTuWTh.....6:30pm- 9:40pm (SS  109)       MUNRO, J


POLI 438  Legal Internship                                        4 credits
Student applicants selected by the department intern under lawyers and judges for both winter session and spring semester. The internship program includes supervised public service, directed reading and research and classroom-seminar instruction. Non-majors as well as majors have done outstanding work in this internship program, and both non-majors and majors are strongly encouraged to apply. Note: May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Formal application and acceptance by the department. For more information contact hlevy@umbc.edu. To view an article from a mathematics major who previously participated in the internship program, go to http://www.research.umbc.edu/~hlevy/Internship.htm.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0070] 9101 TBA                       (AD  611)       LEVY, H


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