Political Science Summer Courses

Introduction to Politics
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

The purpose of this course is to systematically present to the student approaches to politics as an organizing principle in the larger social community and as a way of life. In pursuing this goal, the student will be introduced to certain essential concepts and unifying themes germane to the discipline. Special attention will be paid to politics in the United States. Syllabus.

Course Number: POSC 1100 R11, CRN: 10078
Instructor: Baumgarth
3 credits


Introduction to International Politics
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

The course will survey international politics since 1945 with particular focus on the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Special attention will be paid to four themes currently occupying both public and scholarly discourse on the nature and future of international politics: understanding international conflicts, globalization, the clash of civilizations, and the European-American divide. Syllabus

Course Number: POSC 2501 R11, CRN: 10079
Instructor: Entelis
4 credits


New York City Internship
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

The purpose of this course is to help students gain practical experience and theoretical understanding of the place, function, and workings of New York City in an era of globalization. Students gain experience by interning in government, political and non-partisan public interest organizations, or other relevant institutions. Students should obtain internship prior to beginning class. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Urban Studies attribute.

Course Number: POSC 3120 L11, CRN:10131
Instructor: DeLuca
4 credits


New York City Politics
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course will examine New York City's political system. First, it will survey the legal, social, and economic context within which New York City politics takes place. Next, it will examine the structure and behavior of New York City's political institutions, both formal and informal. Finally, it will look at several public policy areas, focusing on the policy outputs and outcomes produced by the political system. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science and Pluralism requirements in Fordham's core curriculum. Urban Studies attribute.

Course Number: POSC 3121 L21, Cancelled
Instructor: Berg
4 credits


Judicial Politics: SCOTUS Watch
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Scheduled for the month when the Supreme Court typically makes landmark decisions, this course provides an introduction to the study of law and courts as political institutions and judges as political actors. Topics include judicial behavior and policymaking, the politics of Supreme Court nominations, the role of public opinion in shaping judicial doctrine, and the impact of judicial doctrine, the impact of courts on society. A major objective of the course is to increase knowledge of how reform groups have used the courts to combat discrimination based on race, sex, and sexual orientation. The course also explores how the structure of the legal system systematically advantages some litigants more than others based on class. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science and Pluralism requirements in Fordham's core curriculum. Syllabus

Course Number: POSC 3231 R11, CRN: 10080
Instructor: Hume
4 credits


Politics and (Science) Fiction
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

We shall be reading and discussing works of fiction, especially science fiction and fantasy, which center upon political themes and ideas. Such works will deal with modern political movements such as libertarianism, communism, and fascism. Authors include C. S. Lewis, R. Heinlein, A. Rand, G. Orwell, and N. Spinrad. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: POSC 3419 R21, CRN: 10224
Instructor: Baumgarth
4 credits


Political Theory in Popular Culture
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course introduces students to political ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, nationalism, fascism, feminism, and multiculturalism. The course then sees how these ideas express themselves in popular movies, comic books, television shows, and video games. In the summer of 2017, we will focus on the Marvel Universe. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science and EP3 requirements in Fordham's core curriculum. Syllabus

Course Number: POSC 3421 L11, CRN: 10130
Instructor: Tampio
4 credits


International Political Economy
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This course examines some of the implications of the growing interrelationship of foreign and domestic policies and the economic and political aspects of international relations. We will give special attention to the growth of dependency and interdependence, the importance of transnational actors (such as multinational corporations), and the distribution of benefits and influence between poor and rich areas in the international order. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: POSC 3915 L11, CRN: 10132
Instructor: Aleman
4 credits


American Economic Policymaking
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course surveys the major economic policies made by the U.S. government, political influences on economic policy-making, and the consequences of economic policy on politics. Some of the policies we will look at will include macroeconomic policy, fiscal and monetary policy, taxes, regulation and trade. Influences on economic policy-making include the president, congress, interest groups, and the public. We will also discuss the trade-off between economic efficiency and equity. Fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Syllabus

Course Number: POSC 4015 R21, CRN: 10223
Instructor: Cohen
4 credits


Elections and Campaign Management Internship
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TR, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. Internship requirement for the graduate program in Elections and Campaign Management. Permission of the instructor is required.

Course Number: POSC 5244 R11, CRN: 10162
Instructor: Panagopoulos
3 credits


Special Topics in Elections and Campaign Management
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TR, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course is designed for students in the Elections and Campaign Management Program. The course will build upon previous coursework in the program by requiring students to work on an independent project that demonstrates mastery of the skills learned in the program.

Course Number: POSC 5299 R21, CRN: 10270
Instructor: Panagopoulos
3 credits


Political Risk Analysis
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MW, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course is primarily a research/writing course that culminates in an original paper where you will be required to analyze the political risks associated with a country of your choosing. While there may be only a minimal number of lectures, the instructor will serve as your individual mentor as you develop and present your paper. As part of the process of writing this paper, you will study methods used to assess and manage the political risks associated with foreign investment and international business; learn how to assess the domestic political climate of a country by examining factors such as the levels of political violence, the stability of the government, and the existence of political democracy, and make an overall assessment of a country's economic climate by evaluating key macroeconomic indicators. Graduate students only.

Course Number: POSC 6991 R11, CRN: 10163
Instructor: Entelis
3 credits