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Winter 2007




POLI 100  American Government and Politics (SS)                   3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - An introduction to American national government and politics. An examination of the ideas, institutions and processes that define the American political system. Intended as a first course in political science for both majors and non-majors. For more information contact tkingmea@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0082] 9151 TuWTh......9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 208)       KING-MEADOWS,


POLI 260  Comparative Politics (SS)                               3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - This introductory course provides a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in comparative politics using a scheme of values, structures, and outcomes to organize the material. During the semester, students will learn to think critically and analytically about politics. In addition, students will learn about different political systems across the globe and how they function and provide governance to citizens. 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. For more information contact forestie@umbc.edu .
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0083] 9151 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)       FORESTIERE, C


POLI 401  Individual Study in Political Science                 1-3 credits

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


POLI 409B Selected Topics in Political Science                    3 credits
          Politics of Iraq: Oil, Occupation and             
          Terrorism                                         
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 long will the United States occupy Iraq? Finally, will Iraqis unleash a civil war between the U.S.-installed regime and those who are not part of the 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
[0085] 9101 TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)       CROATTI, M


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