Political Science

Winter 2004

POLI 200  Introduction to Politics (SS)                           3 credits
An introduction to the science of politics addressing such fundamental problems, ideas and concepts as justice, power, equality, institutional principles and political behavior. Note: Not open to students who have taken POLI 110. For more information contact donegal1@comcast.net.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[7500] 9101 MTuWTh.....6:30pm- 9:40pm (ACIV006)       MUNRO, J

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
[0073] 9101 MTuWTh.....6:00pm- 9:10pm (SS  108)       CROATTI, M

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