Political Science

Winter 2005

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 instructor. For more information contact davisj@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0068] 9101 MTuW.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)       DAVIS, 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/P-F/AUD
[0069] 9101 MTuW.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)       CROATTI, M

POLI 489  Selected Topics in International Relations              3 credits
          Science and International Politics                
The class discusses the role science and scientists played in influencing the course of world politics especially in the Cold War, in areas such as nuclear energy, air power, and missiles. It will analyze new weapons systems and their strategic implications, and will argue a number of cases related to American business and its promotion of science and technology. It will compare science and technology policies in the European Union, Russia, China, and India. It will cover U.S. and Soviet-Russian space policy in different decades and the future of the International Space Station (ISS.) For more information contact mikhailn@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0070] 9101 MTuW.......9:00am-12:10pm (SS  113)       MIKHAIL, N

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