Political Science Summer Courses

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POSC 2401 V11 - Introduction To Political Philosophy
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 01:00PM-4:00PM

This course will study the major philosophers from Plato to Marx, discussing questions such as the best regime, the nature of justice and the relation between the individual and the community.

Canceled
Instructor: Tampio, Nicholas
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: POPT


POSC 2501 R11 - Introduction International Politics
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

A look at modern nation-states in terms of national character, resources, industrial and military capacity, and geography. An examination of their foreign policies in terms of alliance and balance of power theories as influenced by regional and international organizations and movements. A study of war and its alternatives, such as diplomacy, peaceful change, peaceful settlement of disputes, and future models of world order.

CRN: 13978
Instructor: Akoto, William
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: INST, IPE, ISIN, ISIP, MEST, POIP


CLAS 3030 PW1 - Athenian Democracy
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

A historical overview and morphological description of democracy as it was practiced in Athens from 508 BCE until 322 BCE. In addition to survey how Athenian democracy evolved and an overview of its most salient features, we will also investigate how classical Athenian democracy was imagined and criticized by leading thinkers contemporary with it.

Closed
Instructor: Foster, John
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, EP3, PJCR, PJST, POSC


POSC 3213 V21 - Interest Group Politics
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

An examination of pressure groups and their role in the political process. Special attention will be paid to the origins of groups, who joins and who does not and how groups affect their own members.

CRN: 13925
Instructor: Zein, Murib
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, PLUR, POAP


POSC 3231 V11 - Judicial Politics
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 courts on society. Because this is an American Pluralism course, 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. The primary institutional focus is the U.S. Supreme Court, but we also study other courts as well, including the state supreme courts and lower federal courts.

Closed
Instructor: Hume, Robert
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, LPGP, LPHP, PJCJ, PJST, PLUR, POAP, POMI


POSC 3421 V21 - Political Theory In Pop Culture
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course introduces students to political ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, nationalism, fascism, feminism, ecologism, and multiculturalism. The course then sees how these ideas express themselves in the Marvel Universe, including the comic books, movies and Netflix series.

CRN: 14052
Instructor: Tampio, Nicholas
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ASSC, CCUS, COMC, COMM, EP3, POPT, REST


POSC 3915 L11 - International Political Economics
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course introduces various theoretical frameworks explaining the international political economy and examine topics including trade, monetary policy, exchange rates, finance, multinational corporations, international institutions, and economic development. There is a particular focus on the distribution of benefits within an increasingly globalized world, and the ways in which interest groups work to advance their favored economic policies within this system.

CRN: 13921
Instructor: Aleman, Jose
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, INST, IPE, ISIE, ISIN, LALS, LASS, PJEC, PJST, POIP, URST


POSC 3915 L21 - International Political Economics
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course introduces various theoretical frameworks explaining the international political economy and examine topics including trade, monetary policy, exchange rates, finance, multinational corporations, international institutions, and economic development. There is a particular focus on the distribution of benefits within an increasingly globalized world, and the ways in which interest groups work to advance their favored economic policies within this system.

CRN: 14232
Instructor: Aleman, Jose
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, INST, IPE, ISIE, ISIN, LALS, LASS, PJEC, PJST, POIP, URST


POSC 4037 V11 - Social Movements and Revolutions
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Over the course of world history, various social movements were formed to challenge dominant power relations and bring about social change. Drawing upon literature in history, political science, and sociology, this course examines a wide range of challenger organizations and revolutions. In particular, this course discusses the development of several twenty-first century social movements and revolutions in the United States and abroad, including Black Lives Matter, the Occupy Wall Street, Otpor (Serbia), the Arab Spring (Middle East), Umbrella Revolution (Hong Kong), and EuroMaidan (Ukraine).

Closed
Instructor: Nikolayenko, Olena
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ADVD, AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASRP, ICC, INST, ISIN, LALS, LASS, PJSJ, PJST, POCP


POSC 4216 V21 - Seminar: Campaigns and Elections
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: MW, 01:00PM-4:00PM

The primary goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the major theoretical frameworks on campaigns, elections, and parties in the U.S. to better understand how incorporation and participation shape the multifaceted political identities of citizens and residents in the U.S. This course will largely push students to solidify and clarify their understanding of incorporation, democracy, inclusion, and rights at this particular historical moment, more specifically in relation to partisan and racial group identity in the U.S., incorporation of underrepresented groups over time, and the future of representation of all groups, both descriptive and substantive.

CRN: 14011
Instructor: Heersink, Boris
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS


POSC 4821 V11 - Careers In Political Science
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MW, 04:30PM - 05:59PM

This course will discuss different types of careers in political science. Political science majors pursue careers in a variety of fields, including law, business, foreign affairs, public administration, campaign management, journalism, and nonprofit organizations. Students enrolled in the course will reflect upon their internship experience and complete written assignments on the topic.

Canceled
Instructor: Nikolayenko, Olena
4 credits


POSC 5244 R11 - ECM Internship
Graduate Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. A professional-level internship in a political consulting firm or campaign organization, which will give students direct, practical experience and where they can apply what they have learned in classes to a real world setting.

CRN: 14034
Instructor: McDermott, Monika
3 credits


POSC 5299 R21 - Special Topics: Campaigns
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2022
Rose Hill: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. This is the capstone course for the M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management. Students, in groups, design campaign plans from start to finish. It is restricted to students in the M.A. program.

CRN: 14043
Instructor: McDermott, Monika
3 credits


POSC 6991 R11 - Political Risk Analysis
Graduate Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 will 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. You will also learn the importance of studying foreign relations of a country in order to evaluate the likelihood of any conflict it might have with its neighbors.

CRN: 14035
Instructor: Porter, Geoffrey
3 credits

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.