Schedule of Classes




2022 Summer: May 18 - August 9
Stateside hybrid classes for Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 will be made available the weekend of September 9th, 2022. Registration will open September 12th, 2022.

Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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50347 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Soman, Appu K Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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51276 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Lowe, Robert E. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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51717 6381 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Atkinson, Sue A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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54431 6981 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Glass, James Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
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50377 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Freid-Studlo, James M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
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51415 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Soller, James Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
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50301 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Mitchell, Ishmael R Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
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51264 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Lesser, Lawrence M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
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54334 6381 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Khan, Haroon A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 200 International Political Relations (3)
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the methods of conducting foreign relations, and the means of avoiding or alleviating international conflicts. The objective is to interact with global communities, contribute to policy formation, analyze differing worldviews, and apply historical and cultural contexts to identify probable outcomes of disputes. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 200 or GVPT 300.
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51277 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Wylie, Paula L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 280 Comparative Politics and Government (3)
An introductory study of institutional patterns and trends in a variety of countries with dissimilar governmental styles. The goal is to compare the stages of political development in the modern state system on a spectrum ranging from liberal democracies to authoritarian regimes. Discussion covers ethnic conflict and economic inequality in relation to the success and failure of governmental approaches in solving compelling issues.
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50700 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Caruso, Michael G Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 280 Comparative Politics and Government (3)
An introductory study of institutional patterns and trends in a variety of countries with dissimilar governmental styles. The goal is to compare the stages of political development in the modern state system on a spectrum ranging from liberal democracies to authoritarian regimes. Discussion covers ethnic conflict and economic inequality in relation to the success and failure of governmental approaches in solving compelling issues.
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51416 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Schaefer, Christopher L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
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50701 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Busseau, Robert A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
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51616 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Sangiovanni, John J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 308 International Human Rights (3)
Recommended: GVPT 100. An examination of the principles and practices governing human rights from ancient times to contemporary international conventions and U.N. declarations. The aim is to analyze, evaluate, and discuss present national/international pushes for human rights and emancipation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 308 or GVPT 399Y.
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50401 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Knowles, Gordon J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 403 Law, Morality, and War (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of just war traditions. The objective is to make informed decisions and analyze conflict. Discussions cover the theoretical and practical connections between law, war, and morality.
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50702 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Sylvain, Carol Leigh Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 403 Law, Morality, and War (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of just war traditions. The objective is to make informed decisions and analyze conflict. Discussions cover the theoretical and practical connections between law, war, and morality.
Beginning in May 2022, stateside hybrid instruction will return to face-to-face sessions rather than synchronous meetings via Zoom.
Watch your email for required documentation. Welcome back to our hybrid locations!
53340 5115 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 T 6:30P-9:30P Open Shady Grove (Hybrid)
Faculty: Pierre, Jean-Marc Bldg/Room: Shady Grove Center, Bldg III 3206 Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
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50703 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Garibaldi, Ida M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
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51278 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: DeRosa, John Pasquale Joseph Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
Beginning in May 2022, stateside hybrid instruction will return to face-to-face sessions rather than synchronous meetings via Zoom.
Watch your email for required documentation. Welcome back to our hybrid locations!
53341 7610 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 M 6:30P-9:30P Open Dorsey Station (Hybrid)
Faculty: Caruso, Michael G Bldg/Room: Dorsey Station 2130 Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
Beginning in May 2022, stateside hybrid instruction will return to face-to-face sessions rather than synchronous meetings via Zoom.
Watch your email for required documentation. Welcome back to our hybrid locations!
53342 4950 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 M 6:00P-9:00P Open San Antonio (Hybrid)
Faculty: Jimenez, Jose P Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
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51592 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Aiton, Jeffrey Bruce Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
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53197 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Forsberg, Ole J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 408 Counterterrorism (3)
An investigation of counterterrorism (including its historical context), focusing on the evaluation of threats and the formulation of defeat strategies. The aim is to evaluate response strategies, help improve offensive and defensive planning, and construct a defeat strategy for a terrorist threat. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 399H or GVPT 408.
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50372 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Drew, Joseph S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 408 Counterterrorism (3)
An investigation of counterterrorism (including its historical context), focusing on the evaluation of threats and the formulation of defeat strategies. The aim is to evaluate response strategies, help improve offensive and defensive planning, and construct a defeat strategy for a terrorist threat. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 399H or GVPT 408.
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51477 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Roether, Lee Herbison Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 408 Counterterrorism (3)
An investigation of counterterrorism (including its historical context), focusing on the evaluation of threats and the formulation of defeat strategies. The aim is to evaluate response strategies, help improve offensive and defensive planning, and construct a defeat strategy for a terrorist threat. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 399H or GVPT 408.
Beginning in May 2022, stateside hybrid instruction will return to face-to-face sessions rather than synchronous meetings via Zoom.
Watch your email for required documentation. Welcome back to our hybrid locations!
53345 7115 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Myer-Henderson Hall (Hybrid)
Faculty: Drew, Joseph S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 409 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3)
An advanced examination of the impact of terrorism on the homeland security of the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The objective is to more fully understand the concepts of homeland security within a federal system. Topics include the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, their effect on civil liberties and civil rights, the changing face of terrorism in the United States, intelligence systems, and critical infrastructure protection. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 409 or GVPT 498X.
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51593 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Backus, James E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 409 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3)
An advanced examination of the impact of terrorism on the homeland security of the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The objective is to more fully understand the concepts of homeland security within a federal system. Topics include the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, their effect on civil liberties and civil rights, the changing face of terrorism in the United States, intelligence systems, and critical infrastructure protection. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 409 or GVPT 498X.
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53198 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Pierre, Jean-Marc Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 457 American Foreign Relations (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the principles and machinery of American foreign relations. The goal is to apply historical themes of American foreign policy to contemporary international relations, incorporate tenets of international law into American diplomatic approaches, and inform and influence policy making. Emphasis is on the conduct of the U.S. Department of State and the Foreign Service. Analysis covers the major foreign policies of the United States.
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50705 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Lebamoff, Mary Frances R Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 495 Advanced Seminar in Political Science (3)
(Intended as a capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: WRTG 112 or equivalent and 9 upper-level credits in GVPT coursework. A study of political science that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience. The aim is to build on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Concepts and methods of political science are applied in producing a political, policy, or position paper for a project organization.
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50706 6980 15 Jun 2022-09 Aug 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Kinberg, Peter E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 495 Advanced Seminar in Political Science (3)
(Intended as a capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: WRTG 112 or equivalent and 9 upper-level credits in GVPT coursework. A study of political science that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience. The aim is to build on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Concepts and methods of political science are applied in producing a political, policy, or position paper for a project organization.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
52448 6380 18 May 2022-12 Jul 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Durham, Alyson S Syllabus Course Materials
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