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Political Science Discipline Courses

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Course ID Title
PLSI 100 Understanding Politics (3) [GE]
PLSI 106 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy: Introduction to Political Economy (3) [GE]
PLSI 150 Contemporary Moral/Political Issues (3) [GE]
PLSI 200 American Politics (3)
PLSI 250 Comparative Politics (3)
PLSI 275 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
PLSI 300 Scientific Inquiry in Political Science (4)
PLSI 301 Public Administration and Democracy (3)
PLSI 320 Political Forum (2)
PLSI 320 Political Forum: Current Topics (2)
PLSI 321 Development and Foreign Policy-Africa (4) [GE]
PLSI 322 Latin American Policy Analysis (4) [GE]
PLSI 325 Chinese Foreign Policy (4) [GE]
PLSI 328 Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post-Communist Regions (4) [GE]
PLSI 329 U.S.-Japan Politics (4) [GE]
PLSI 342 Strategy and War (4) [GE]
PLSI 351 GW Political Theory: The Classical Tradition - GWAR (4)
PLSI 353 GW Political Theory of the Twentieth Century - GWAR (4)
PLSI 353 Political Theory: The Twentieth Century (4)
PLSI 354 Politics, the Environment, and Social Change (4) [GE]
PLSI 355 Politics and Ethics of the Consumer Society (3)
PLSI 356 Political Theories of Neoliberalism (4)
PLSI 357 GW Political Movements: Lessons from Freedom Summer - GWAR (4)
PLSI 360 Development of American Political Thought (4)
PLSI 360 GW Development of American Political Thought - GWAR (4)
PLSI 373 Essentials of California Politics (1)
PLSI 381 Political Theories of Sexuality (4) [GE]
PLSI 382 Politics and Literature (4)
PLSI 386 Introduction to Critical Social Thought (3)
PLSI 387 Non Western Comparative Political Thought (4)
PLSI 387 GW Non Western Comparative Political Thought - GWAR (4)
PLSI 388 Politics and the Popular (4)
PLSI 389 Latin American Revolutionary Societies (4)
PLSI 392 Latin American Political Thought (4)
PLSI 392 GW Latin American Political Thought - GWAR (4)
PLSI 393 Anarchist Political Theory (4)
PLSI 400 Public Policy Process (3) [GE]
PLSI 404 Politics of China (4) [GE]
PLSI 407 Politics of Russia (4) [GE]
PLSI 408 Mexican Politics and Society (3) [GE]
PLSI 410 Middle East Politics (4) [GE]
PLSI 411 East Asian Politics (4) [GE]
PLSI 412 South Asian Politics (4) [GE]
PLSI 415 Politics of India (4)
PLSI 415 GW Politics of India - GWAR (4)
PLSI 416 Ethnicity and Nationalism (4) [GE]
PLSI 417 Gender, Equality, and Politics: A Comparative Perspective (4)
PLSI 418 Political Transitions in East & Southeast Asia (4)
PLSI 418 GW Political Transitions in East & Southeast Asia - GWAR (4)
PLSI 419 Comparative Political Economy (4)
PLSI 420 State-Society Relations in the Middle East (4)
PLSI 420 GW State-Society Relations in the Middle East - GWAR (4)
PLSI 424 Social Movements (4)
PLSI 425 Imagining Power in the Middle East (4) [GE]
PLSI 430 Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions, and Society (3) [GE]
PLSI 431 Constructing Kurdistan (4)
PLSI 460 Topics in American Politics (4)
PLSI 460 Representation and Election Systems (4)
PLSI 461 Voting Behavior, Campaigns, and Elections (4)
PLSI 465 Reason, Passion, and Political Behavior (4)
PLSI 466 Race and American Democracy (4) [GE]
PLSI 473 California Politics and Government (4) [GE]
PLSI 475 San Francisco Political Issues (4)
PLSI 477 Congress and the Presidency (4)
PLSI 477 GW Congress and the Presidency - GWAR (4)
PLSI 480 Introduction to Urban Policy and Analysis (4) [GE]
PLSI 492 Research Methods (4)
PLSI 493 Data Analysis (4)
PLSI 500 Labor and Government (3)
PLSI 512 Urban Politics and Community Power (4)
PLSI 513 Politics, Law, and the Urban Environment (4) [GE]
PLSI 544 Women in the World (4) [GE]
PLSI 551 Judicial Process (4) [GE]
PLSI 552 Individual Rights and the Constitution (4)
PLSI 553 Legal Issues (4) [GE]
PLSI 554 Separation of Powers and Federalism (4)
PLSI 560 Urban Poverty and Policy (4) [GE]
PLSI 561 Jurisprudence (4)
PLSI 561 GW Jurisprudence - GWAR (4)
PLSI 570 Urban Health Policy (3) [GE]
PLSI 580 Housing Policy and Planning (3) [GE]
PLSI 600 Washington, D.C. Internship (9)
PLSI 603 Public Service Internships (3)
PLSI 604 Internship Seminar (1)
PLSI 606 Senior Seminar in American Politics: Reason and Choice (3)
PLSI 607 Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics: Movements and Power (3)
PLSI 608 Senior Seminar in Political Theory: Critical Thinkers (3)
PLSI 609 Senior Seminar in Public Law: Legal Issues (3)
PLSI 610 Judicial and Legal Internship (3)
PLSI 611 Judicial and Legal Internship Seminar (1)
PLSI 612 Senior Seminar-Study Abroad: At Beijing University (3)
PLSI 620 Pre-law Peer Advising (2-4)
PLSI 660 The Roles of Non-Profit Organizations in Urban Life (3) [GE]
PLSI 685 Projects in the Teaching of Political Science (1-4)
PLSI 699 Independent Study (1-4)
PLSI 700 Research Methods (3)
PLSI 708 College Teaching of Political Science (3)
PLSI 708 College Teaching of Political Science (4)
PLSI 740 Seminar in American Politics (3)
PLSI 742 Public Opinion, Elections, and Media (3)
PLSI 743 Race, Ethnicity & Immigration in American Politics (3)
PLSI 744 U.S. Supreme Court in the Making of Public Policy (3)
PLSI 745 Post Civil Rights Period in American Democracy (3)
PLSI 746 Urban Politics and Power (3)
PLSI 760 Seminar in Comparative Politics (3)
PLSI 762 Asian Transitions from Communism (3)
PLSI 763 Comparative Welfare States (3)
PLSI 764 Democracies and Democratization (3)
PLSI 765 Social Movements of the Islamic World (3)
PLSI 766 State-Society Relations in the Non-Western World (3)
PLSI 767 Indian Politics Seminar (3)
PLSI 768 The Politics of Dissent in Comparative Perspective (3)
PLSI 769 China's Environmental Crisis (3)
PLSI 780 Seminar in Political Theory (3)
PLSI 782 Colonialism, Gender and Scientific Racism (3)
PLSI 783 Postmodern Political Theory (3)
PLSI 784 Intergovernmental Relations (3)
PLSI 785 Seminar on Rawls (3)
PLSI 786 Great Theorists: Walter Benjamin (3)
PLSI 898 Master's Thesis (3)
PLSI 899 Independent Study (1-4)
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