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POSC-2501-R11 - Introduction to International Politics
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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: 15800

Instructor: McNeill, Casey
4 credits

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


POSC-3213-V31 - Interest Group Politics
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

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: 15046

Instructor: Murib, Zein
4 credits

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


POSC-3319-V11 - Film and Politics
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Views and analyzes films in class as a means of exploring the relationship between popular culture, political values/ideologies, and political socialization in American life. Also studies genre, filmmaking style and structure, and overt versus subtle messages to further examine film's point of view.

CRN: 15801

Instructor: Khatami, Nojang
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMST, ASHS, ASSC, POAP


POSC-3421-V21 - Political Theory in Pop Culture
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
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: 15030

Instructor: Tampio, Nicholas
4 credits

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


POSC-3915-L11 - International Political Economy
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
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: 14830

Instructor: Aleman, Jose
4 credits

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


 

POSC-3915-L21 - International Political Economy
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 how interest groups work to advance their favored economic policies within this system.

CRN: 15911

Instructor: Sahakyan, Davit
4 credits

 

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


POSC-4037-V11 - Social Movements & Revolutions
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: TTh, 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).

CRN: 14919

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 2 - August 6, 2024
Online: MW, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 15802

Instructor: Heersink, Boris
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS


POSC-6991-R11 - Political Risk Analysis
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
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: 14973

Instructor: Porter, Geoffrey

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.