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Course Level
Units
POLI 1
Politics: Power, Principle, Process, and Policy
Lower Division
5 units
Systematic introduction to the nature of politics and government, organized around the dynamic relationship between power, principle, and process in democratic politics. Provides historic and contemporary overview; explores the interactions among government, laws, and societies at the national and international levels. (General Education Code(s): PE-H, IS.)
POLI 3
Keywords: Concepts in Politics
Lower Division
5 units
Introduces key concepts in political discourse and key debates generated by contested terms such as "powers," "ideology," and "multiculturalism." Students read from canonical texts, feminist scholarship, historical materials, and contemporary cultural and postmodernist writings. (General Education Code(s): IS.)
POLI 4
Citizenship and Action
Lower Division
5 units
What does a citizen do? Uses political theory to answer this question as it relates to a number of issues, such as voting rights, diversity, gay marriage, and revolution. Draws on texts ranging from Aristotle to contemporary legal and cultural debates, to bear on the relationship of citizen action and identity. Other readings include Thoreau, Ellison, Rousseau, Marx, Arendt, and Socrates. (General Education Code(s): TA, IS.)
POLI 10
Nationalism
Lower Division
5 units
Surveys contemporary academic approaches to the study of nationalism and writings of nationalist theorists from the 18th through 20th centuries. A few historical cases are considered. (General Education Code(s): TA.)
POLI 17
U.S. and the World Economy
Lower Division
5 units
Explores intellectual and empirical trends shaping the U.S. relationship with the global economy. Traces debates about liberalism and interventionism, surveys post-war American foreign economic policy and discusses varieties of capitalism emerging around the world. (General Education Code(s): IS.)
POLI 20
American Politics
Lower Division
5 units
Introduces the study of politics through an analysis of the United States political system and processes. Topics vary, but may include political institutions, public policies, parties and electoral politics, and social forces. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): TA, IS.)
POLI 60
Comparative Politics
Lower Division
5 units
Introduces the study of politics through the analysis of national political systems within or across regions from the developing world to post-industrial nations. Typical topics include: authoritarian and democratic regimes; state institutions and capacity; parties and electoral systems; public policies; social movements; ethnic conflict; and globalization. (General Education Code(s): CC, IS.)
POLI 65
Introduction to International Relations
Lower Division
5 units
Surveys major theories of international relations including realism, liberal institutionalism, constructivism, and newer approaches focused on problems of asymmetric warfare. Examines problems of nuclear proliferation, international terrorism, global trade conflict, climate change, and humanitarian intervention. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
POLI 70
Global Politics
Lower Division
5 units
Can common global interest prevail against particular sovereign desires? Surveys selected contemporary issues in global politics such as wars of intervention, ethnic conflict, globalization, global environmental protection, and some of the different ways in which they are understood and explained. (General Education Code(s): PE-H, IS.)
POLI 101
Introduction to Research Methods
Upper Division
5 units
Overview of research methods and data analytic techniques used in politics. Through hands-on learning, students critically evaluate social research reports, conduct investigations, describe data, assess statistical relationships, and test hypotheses. Prepares students to conduct the in-depth research required in upper-division courses. Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior politics majors during first and second pass enrollment. (General Education Code(s): SR.)
POLI 103
Feminist Interventions
Upper Division
5 units
Situates ongoing debates around feminist theory and practice within the context of political theory, the role of the state, and the position of women in contemporary (predominantly Western) society. Engages with classical political theory, second wave feminism, and the role of the state on matters pertaining to pornography and prostitution. Enrollment restricted to politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 105A
Ancient Political Thought
Upper Division
5 units
Ancient political ideas in context of tension between democracy and empire, emergence of the psyche, and shift from oral to written culture. Emphasis on Athens, with Hebrew, Roman, and Christian departures and interventions. Includes Sophocles, Thucydides, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, the Bible, and Augustine. (Also offered as Legal Studies 105A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 105B
Early Modern Political Thought
Upper Division
5 units
Studies republican and liberal traditions of political thought and politics. Authors studied include Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Examination of issues such as authorship, individuality, gender, state, and cultural difference. (Also offered as Legal Studies 105B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 105C
Modern Political Thought
Upper Division
5 units
Studies in 19th- and early 20th-century theory, centering on the themes of capitalism, labor, alienation, culture, freedom, and morality. Authors studied include J. S. Mill, Marx, Nietzsche, Foucault, Hegel, Fanon, and Weber. (Also offered as Legal Studies 105C. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 106
Marxism as a Method
Upper Division
5 units
Examines Marx's use of his sources in political philosophy and political economy to develop a method for analyzing the variable ways in which social change is experienced as a basis for social action. Provides a similar analysis of contemporary materials. Contrasts and compares Marxian critiques of these materials and readings based on Nietzsche, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, and rational choice materialism. (Also offered as Legal Studies 106. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment only.
POLI 107
Politics of Aesthetics
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces a variety of critical and aesthetic theories and various ways in which aesthetics are mobilized politically. Students are challenged to consider the politics of aesthetics as well as the aesthetics of politics both theoretically and historically. Enrollment restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior art, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, history of art and visual culture, history, legal studies, philosophy, and politics majors. Prerequisite(s): course 105B or 105C. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
POLI 108
Revolt, Rebellion, Revolution
Upper Division
5 units
Examines revolt, rebellion, and revolution as ideas in political theory, and as prisms through which we can analyze historical events. Introduces works of political theory (historical and contemporary), and looks at historical events considered to be revolts and/or revolutions. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 109
Orientalism
Upper Division
5 units
Studies "Orientalism" as a concept of political theory and as a historical practice. Considers how "Western" views of the peoples, cultures, and governments of 'the East" influenced political, intellectual, and aesthetic projects of the 18th and 19th centuries, with attention to the themes of colonialism, nationalism, language, and gender. Also considers Orientalism as a subject of post-colonial thought. Prerequisite(s): course 105A, or 105B, or 105C, or 105D; or by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to politics majors.
POLI 110
Law and Social Issues
Upper Division
5 units
Examines current problems in law as it intersects with politics and society. Readings are drawn from legal and political philosophy, social science, and judicial opinions. (Also offered as Legal Studies 110. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment only.
POLI 111A
Constitutional Law
Upper Division
5 units
An introduction to constitutional law, emphasizing equal protection and fundamental rights as defined by common law decisions interpreting the 14th Amendment, and also exploring issues of federalism and separation of powers. Readings are primarily court decisions; special attention given to teaching how to interpret, understand, and write about common law. (Also offered as Legal Studies 111A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during priority enrollment only.
POLI 112
Women and the Law
Upper Division
5 units
Interdisciplinary approach to study of law in its relation to category "women" and production of gender. Considers various materials including critical race theory, domestic case law and international instruments, representations of law, and writings by and on behalf of women living under different forms of legal control. Examines how law structures rights, offers protections, produces hierarchies, and sexualizes power relations in both public and intimate life. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 112. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics, feminist studies, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 113
Feminism and the Body
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the literature on the history of the body. Explores the multiple ways in which the body, in the West, has been the site of cultural and political inscription from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Topics may include: pornography, criminality, sexuality, art, race, and medicine. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 114
Thinking Green: Politics, Philosophies, and Practices of Sustainability
Upper Division
5 units
A course on the political and philosophical sources of ecological and social sustainability and how they affect and inflect the design, implementation, and practices of sustainability. Asks whether they offer a "realistic" alternative to liberalism and other political and economic ideologies and practices. (Formerly Thinking Green: Politics, Ethics, Political Economy.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 115
Foundations of Political Economy
Upper Division
5 units
Examines how ideas about labor, rights, exchange, capital, consumption, the state, production, poverty, luxury, morality, procreation, and markets were woven in political-economic discourse from 1690-1936. Readings include Locke, Mandeville, Smith, Malthus, Mill, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, and Veblen. Particular focus given to theoretical origins of and justifications for poverty and implications of economic interdependence for politics. Prerequisite(s): course 105B, 105C, or 120C. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 116
Comparative Law
Upper Division
5 units
Explores legal systems and legal rules around the world, for a better understanding of the factors that have shaped both legal growth and legal change. Particular attention given to differences between common and civil law systems, changes brought about by the European Union, and expansion of legal norms around the globe. (Also offered as Legal Studies 116. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 117
U.S. Telecommunications Law and Policy
Upper Division
5 units
Surveys the U.S. telecommunications and broadcasting law and policy from the mid-19th century through the present. Offers a range of perspectives from the vantage point of the telecommunications industry, government, and the media-reform movement. Enrollment restricted to politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 118
Topics in Contemporary Political and Critical Theory
Upper Division
5 units
Course uses a multidisciplinary approach to the study of politics through significant contemporary authors and approaches in critical theory. Topics include: democracy action, violence, subjectivity, identity, power and resistance, the body, political economy, and post-colonialism. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 120A
Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Study of political development, behavior, performance, and significance of central governmental institutions of the U.S. Emphasizes the historical development of each branch and their relationship to each other, including changes in relative power and constitutional responsibilities. (Also offered as Legal Studies 120A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement.
POLI 120B
Society and Democracy in American Political Development
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the role of social forces in the development of the American democratic processes and in the changing relationship between citizen and state. Course materials address the ideas, the social tensions, and the economic pressures bearing on social movements, interest groups, and political parties. (Also offered as Legal Studies 120B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement.
POLI 120C
State and Capitalism in American Political Development
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the relationship between state and economy in the U.S. from the 1880s to the present, and provides a theoretical and historical introduction to the study of politics and markets. Focus is on moments of crisis and choice in U.S. political economy, with an emphasis on the rise of regulation, the development of the welfare state, and changes in employment policies. (Also offered as Legal Studies 120C. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement.
POLI 121
Black Politics and Federal Social Policy
Upper Division
5 units
Examination of changes in the political and economic status of African Americans in the 20th century; particular focus on the role of national policies since 1933 and the significance of racism in 20th-century U.S. political development. (Also offered as Legal Studies 121. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment. (General Education Code(s): E.)
POLI 122
Politics, Labor, and Markets
Upper Division
5 units
Examines political and social dimensions of recent transformations in the U.S. labor market. Includes classical and contemporary theoretical debates over the nature and functions of work under capitalism. Focuses on shifts in the organization and character of work in a globalizing economy. Addresses recent trends in low-wage and contingent work, job mobility and security, and work/family relations. Includes attention to the roles and responses of business, labor, and government. (Formerly Politics, Labor, and Markets in the U.S..) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined major during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 124
Economic Inequality in America
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the sources and implications of economic inequality in the United States. Explores theories of social class and its intersections with race and gender inequalities. Focuses on the role of politics and public policies in diminishing and/or exacerbating income and wealth inequalities. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 125
Political Organizations in American Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the literature on interest groups and attempts to answer the question: Do such groups promote or hinder American democracy? Class readings and lectures review and assess the participation of interest groups in the electoral process and in Congress, the executive branch, and the courts. Pays particular attention to the role business and environmental groups play in American politics and policy. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 128
American Elections and Voting Behavior
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces key concepts pertaining to voting, elections, and political behavior in the United States. Several topics are covered, such as campaigns, electoral institutions, reform, political participation (including but not limited to voting), presidential and congressional elections, partisan identification, and polling. Enrollment restricted to politics majors and Latin America and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 129
Policies and Politics of American Defense
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the evolution of the policy and politics of American national security, from the Cold War to the present. Content of military policy explored with analytic focus on formation of policy and interactions between military policies and domestic policies. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 132
California Water Law and Policy
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the rich history and fundamental legal concepts surrounding water in California. Students identify, evaluate, and debate some critical water policy questions faced by Californians today and in the future. (Also offered as Legal Studies 132. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)
POLI 133
Law of Democracy
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the role of law in both enabling and constraining the actions of elected politicians in the U.S. Among issues examined are voting rights, redistricting, and campaign finance. Course asks how the law shapes and limits our ability to choose our elected leaders, and in turn, how the law is shaped by political forces. (Also offered as Legal Studies 133. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 134
Congress: Representation and Legislation
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the United States Congress and the nature of the representative and legislative processes. Topics include: districting and elections; bicameralism; party organization; institutional and behavioral influences on legislative action; and the efficacy of Congress as a legislative body. Focuses on the contemporary Congress with comparisons to other legislative and representative institutions. (Formerly Congress: Representation and Legislation in Comparative Perspective.) (Also offered as Legal Studies 134. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 135
Immigration Policy and Debate in the U.S.
Upper Division
5 units
Course charts the history of immigration policy and debate in the U.S., highlighting the ways economic, social, and geopolitical factors influenced the processes and outcomes of immigration debate and policy making. Focuses on interaction between society and state in formulation and implementation of immigration policy, and the ways policy outcomes may differ from expectations. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 136
Applied Public Policy
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on the application of theory to practice by creating an opportunity for students to explore and analyze the connections between federal, state, and local policies and their impacts on day-to-day programs in the Santa Cruz community and region. Enrollment restricted to junior and senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 136F
Applied Public Policy Internship
Upper Division
2 units
This internship in governmental, public policy, and advocacy organizations and leaders in the Santa Cruz area requires a minimum of 50 hours with an assigned field study organization, a field journal, and limited classroom work. Prerequisite(s): course 136. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin America and Latino studies majors. Enrollment limited to 18. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)
POLI 139
Market Crisis and the Future of Capitalism
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the development and role of late 20th- and early 21st-Century financial technologies in modern market crises. Overview of financial markets, modern finance theory, related regulatory institutions, financial crises, financial technologies, and the relation of human behavior. What is the future of market capitalism? Enrollment restricted to politics and politics/Latin American and Latino studies combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 140A
European Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the political and economic systems of advanced industrialized societies. In addition to specific comparisons between the countries of western Europe and the United States, covers important themes and challenges, including immigration, globalization, and the crisis of the welfare state. (Formerly Politics of Advanced Industrialized Societies.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 140C
Latin American Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Overview of major approaches to the study of Latin American politics. Introductory survey of historical and contemporary democratic populist, authoritarian, and revolutionary regimes. Special attention is given to region's recent transitions toward democratic rule, market-based economic models, and decentralized governance. Evaluates institutional arrangements (including presidentialism, electoral rules and party systems), as well as a variety of social movements and strategies of resistance among subaltern social groups and classes. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. (General Education Code(s): E.)
POLI 140D
Politics of East Asia
Upper Division
5 units
Explores political and economic development in Northeast and Southeast Asia since WWII. Students apply theoretical and historical concepts to empirical case studies, building an understanding of how democracy and power operate. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. (General Education Code(s): E.)
POLI 141
Politics of China
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces themes of Chinese politics from 1949 to present, including: the establishment and substantial dismantling of socialism; movements and upheavals, such as the Cultural Revolution and 1989; and issues, such as Tibet and Taiwan. Surveys current institutions, leaders, and policies. (Formerly China.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment. (General Education Code(s): E.)
POLI 142
Russian Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Historical-political survey of Russia within the U.S.S.R. is followed by examination of the 1991 revolution, the attempt to recover a national identity and establish a unified Russian state. Highlighted in this course are cultural and political factors central to the Russian experience: personalistic modes of political organization, a remote and corrupt state apparatus, collectivist forms of thought and self-defense.
POLI 143
Comparative Post-Communist Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Comparative study of revolutionary transformations of East European, Soviet, and former Soviet nations to post-Communist political orders. Focus on reemergence of political society, social and economic problems of transition, and maintenance of many cultural norms and authority patterns associated with previous regime. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 144
Andean Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines similar political trends in four Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Trends include mobilization of indigenous populations, breakdown of traditional party systems, and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict environments. Students who have taken prior courses in Latin American politics, including course 140C, will be best prepared for this course. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 145
Democratization, Citizenship, and Human Rights in Latin America
Upper Division
5 units
Examines military regimes, transitions to civilian rule, and politics of democratization in contemporary Latin America. Focuses on the contradictions and legacies of transition politics, the challenges of democratizing political institutions, and the political and social consequences of neoliberalism. Emphasis on human rights, citizens' movements, changing dynamics of civil society, and contemporary efforts to deepen democracy. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 146
The Politics of Africa
Upper Division
5 units
Comparative study of contemporary sub-Saharan African states. Selected issues and countries. Internal and external political institutions and processes are studied in order to learn about politics in contemporary Black Africa and to learn more about the nature of politics through the focus on the particular issues and questions raised by the African context. Enrollment restricted to politics majors during first and second pass enrollment. (General Education Code(s): E.)
POLI 148
Social Movements
Upper Division
5 units
Overview of social movements by analysis of specific theories and examples. Course connects the study of theories and movements to larger political processes. Topics may include: New Social Movement theory; gender and social movement; democratic, historical, transnational, global and/or local social movements. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 149
Democratic Transitions
Upper Division
5 units
Explores democratization processes from a variety of historical and geographical perspectives. Examines the role of foreign influences, economic development, civil society, elites, and institutions in the transition and consolidation of democratic systems. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 151
Politics of Law
Upper Division
5 units
Uncovers the important debates in politics and law around the functions of courts, litigation, and rights--and the political nature of law itself. Course is interdisciplinary, and draws from literature in political science, law, and sociology. (Also offered as Legal Studies 151. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 160A
Theories of International and World Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examination of analytical perspectives on international and world politics, international and global political economy, war and conflict, corporations and civil society. Explores theoretical tools and applications, recurring patterns of global conflict and cooperation, the nexus between domestic politics, foreign policy and international and world politics. This is not a current events course. (Formerly International Politics.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 160B
International Law
Upper Division
5 units
Origins and development of international law: international law is examined both as a reflection of the present world order and as a basis for transformation. Topics include state and non-state actors and sovereignty, treaties, the use of force, and human rights. (Formerly course 173.) (Also offered as Legal Studies 160B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 160C
Security, Conflict, Violence, War
Upper Division
5 units
Genesis and theories of conflict and war and their avoidance (past, present, future). Relationship between foreign policy and intra- and interstate conflict and violence. National security and the security dilemma. Non-violent conflict as a normal part of politics; violent conflict as anti-political; transformation of conflict into social and interstate violence. Interrelationships among conduct of war, attainment of political objectives, and the end of hostilities. Civil and ethnic wars. Political economy of violence and war. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 160D
International Political Economy
Upper Division
5 units
Introduction to the politics of international economic relations. Examines the history of the international political economy, the theories that seek to explain it, and contemporary issues such as trade policy, globalization, and the financial crisis. (Formerly course 176.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
POLI 161
Foreign Relations of China
Upper Division
5 units
Surveys China's foreign policy from 1949 to today, including the Korean War; Sino-Soviet ties; relations with the United States; tension with Taiwan; and China's rise to geopolitical prominence. Introduces the major theoretical approaches to international relations. Enrollment restricted to politics and politics/Latin America and Latino studies combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 162
Trade-Environment Politics: The WTO and Beyond
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the relationship between international trade and environmental protection. Considers whether trade liberalization and environmental protection are antithetical or conducive? Uses the theoretical literature on regime overlap to consider this question. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 163
U.S. Foreign Policy
Upper Division
5 units
Provides overview of U.S. foreign policy formulation: considers how U.S. political culture shapes foreign policy; examines governmental actors involved: the president, executive branch agencies, and Congress; then considers non-governmental actors: the media, interest groups, and public opinion. Enrollment restricted to politics and politics/Latin American and Latino studies combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 164
International Politics of Forced Migration
Upper Division
5 units
Surveys global issues in forced migration, the movement of people displaced by persecution, conflict, disasters, or development. Topics include historical trends, legal regimes, and ethical concerns. Explores the causes and consequences of forced displacement, and responses by state and non-state actors. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 165
Global Organization
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses whether and how global organizations are changing the international system. Examines multilateral institutions, regional organizations, and nonstate actors. Overriding aim is to discern whether these global organizations are affecting the purported primacy of the state. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 166
Politics of Migration
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the magnitude and the political, economic, cultural, environmental, and social impact of today's movement of millions of people within and amongst states. Enrollment restricted to politics majors and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
POLI 167
Politics of International Trade
Upper Division
5 units
Examines key issues in international trade, including the distribution of gains, fair trading practices, and preferential trade agreements. Focuses on the political dimensions of trade, the rules of the international trade system, and conflicts within countries that international trade generates. (Also offered as Legal Studies 167. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 168
Topics in International Relations and Global Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines contemporary issues in international relations, global politics, and global political economy through theoretical and applied frameworks, program assessment, sectoral and structure analysis, and across levels of analysis. Prior enrollment in course160A is recommended, but not required. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 169
Politics of Development
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the politics of development. Examines the theories, history, and economics of development. Analyzes several contemporary issues. Readings include contemporary writings in the field and classical works on theoretical approaches. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 170
International Relations and the Environment
Upper Division
5 units
Examines international cooperation through the lens of cooperation on transboundary environmental problems ranging from acid rain to toxic chemicals to biodiversity loss and climate change, which have become pressing political concerns in our increasingly globalized economy. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment only.
POLI 171
Law of War
Upper Division
5 units
Examines legal regulation of international violent conflict. Students examine development of normative standards within international law and creation of institutions to both adjudicate violations and regulate conduct. (Also offered as Legal Studies 171. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 172
Liberalism, the State, and the War on Terror
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the relation between the liberal State and perceived challenges to State sovereignty posed by transnational terrorism. How does terrorism as both a symbol and empirical phenomenon fit within the horizon of liberal ideology? What claim to sovereignty does the State make in the face of acts of terror? What political logic is required in/for a War on Terror? Students may not take both course 72 and this course for credit in the major. Enrollment restricted to politics and politics/Latin America and Latino studies majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 174
Global Political Ecology
Upper Division
5 units
Focus on global environmental "problematique" and how it is being played out in a variety of political economic, and social arenas. Includes technical overview of environmental movements, green economics, energy and resource issues, and sustainable approaches. (Formerly Political Economy of Global Energy, Environment, and Resources) Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 175
Human Rights
Upper Division
5 units
Embraces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human rights. Captures the malleable nature of human rights and the contours of its dual role as both law and discourse. (Also offered as Legal Studies 175. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): Politics or Legal Studies 160B. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 177
The United States and the World
Upper Division
5 units
Examines political, economic, and cultural relationship between the U.S. and the rest of the world, including historical background and foreign policy. Special focus on U.S. involvement in the Middle East and Persian Gulf and the politics of economics of that region. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 178
U.S. Foreign Economic Policy
Upper Division
5 units
Theoretical and historical survey of U.S. foreign economic policy. First part explores theoretical frameworks and covers historical events in the U.S.'s relationship with world economy. The second part focuses on postwar foreign economic policy; surveys different theoretical approaches to U.S. foreign policy; and examines fundamental developments and issues in trade, monetary, development, and investment policies. Enrollment restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 180
Practical Writing for Political Action
Upper Division
5 units
Writing-intensive course focuses on developing rhetorical skills for political communication to multiple audiences, including social media and policy makers. Students research a political issue, develop a campaign strategy, and may create a portfolio of campaign materials. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 30.
POLI 185
Political Psychology
Upper Division
5 units
Provides a broad introduction to the growing interdisciplinary field of political psychology. Focuses on and critically analyzes classic and contemporary psychological perspectives, primarily through original sources. Draws upon theoretical ideas and experimental results to understand political actors, events, and processes. Enrollment restricted to politics and combined politics and Latin America and Latino studies majors during first and second pass enrollment.
POLI 190A
State and Revolution
Upper Division
5 units
Investigates the process of rapid and fundamental political change from the standpoint of both the structures of states in which revolutions have occurred and the structures of states issuing from revolutions. A number of cases are examined, but particular emphasis is given to the "classic" revolutions in France (1789) and Russia (1917). Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190B
Humanity, Sovereignty, and War
Upper Division
5 units
Examines how enmity, the state, and war serve as limits for political conceptions of who "we" are, tensions between commitments to diversity and to peace, and liberal and humanitarian efforts to address these tensions. Students examine works written prior to the liberal period (Hobbes), in response to it (Hegel and Schmitt) and finally a 20th-century liberal revival (Rawls), and discuss rights, conscience, political obligation, war, and the state. Prerequisite(s): two of the following: course 103, 105A, 105B, 105C, 105D, 107, 109, or 115. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190C
Humanitarian Action in World Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the global politics of humanitarianism. Topics include the historical evolution of humanitarian principles, key actors in the humanitarian sector, and institutional arrangements. Explores the ethical and practical challenges associated with humanitarian relief, aid, and intervention. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and politics/Latin American and Latino studies combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190D
Early Anarchist and Socialist Thought
Upper Division
5 units
Studies in 19th- and early 20th-century anarchist and socialist thought. Themes covered include property, labor, marriage, and the state. Readings drawn from Bakunin, Goldman, Fourier, Kropotkin, Perkins-Gilman, Proudhon, and Stirner. Prerequisite(s): two of the following: courses 103, 105A, 105B, 105C, 105D, 109, or 115; or by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to senior politics majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190E
Transitions
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the role of new media in political protest; whether and how new media technologies such as social networking, text messaging, Twitter, and YouTube have changed the way opposition movements develop. (Formerly Transitions in the Information Age.) Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin America and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190F
Topics in Urban Governance
Upper Division
5 units
Cities are at the frontlines of complex global issues including climate change, international terrorism, and transnational migration. Course situates cities in the dynamics of world politics, and explores the possibilities and prospects of global urban/urban global governance in the 21st Century. Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190G
Issues in International Law
Upper Division
5 units
Explores theory and reality of international law; how it determines or governs or modifies policies of government. Emphasis on contemporary political and economic forces and international law in nuclear age, competing areas for new law, law of seas, human rights, new international economic issues, the environment. Enrollment restricted to senior legal studies, politics, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190H
The Substance of Democracy
Upper Division
5 units
What is democracy? How can we identify it? How do we understand and identify political participation? What are the factors behind it? What role does protest have in democratic politics? These and similar questions are addressed in this course that focuses on topics of democratic politics in the United States and abroad. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and combined politics/Latin American and Latino studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190I
Political Ecology and Ecological Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines a range of ecological philosophies and their implications for politics, economics, social action, and the Earth. Themes addressed in relation to political ecology include: liberalism, historical materialism, the nature/culture divide, justice, feminism, and critical theory. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.
POLI 190J
Politics and Inequality
Upper Division
5 units
Considers causes and consequences of inequality in modern societies. Emphasizes empirical analysis of contemporary forms of class, racial, and gender inequality and examination of normative theories of distributive justice. Major restrictions lifted during open enrollment. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190K
China in the World Trade Organization
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the impact that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has had on China's economic reform, lawmaking, and political and social development. Also examines how China has used the WTO to safeguard its interests through the dispute-settlement mechanism and the Doha trade talks. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190L
Poverty Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines theoretical, historical, and contemporary sources of poverty policies in the United States. Explores competing theories of the causes of poverty and the consequences of social provision. Focuses on successive historical reform efforts and contemporary dilemmas of race and urban poverty, gender and family poverty, work, and the politics of welfare reform. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190M
Politics in American States
Upper Division
5 units
State governments affect the lives of Americans every day. This course examines an array of issues pertaining to state politics, such as the foundations of American federalism, institutional organization, elections, political parties, direct democracy, and policy-making. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and combined politics/Latin America and Latino studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190N
Problems and Solutions in U.S. Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines problems and potential solutions to issues in U.S. politics, such as presidential power, partisan polarization, money in elections, foreign and security policy, civil rights and liberties, and taxation and spending. Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190P
Race: History of a Concept
Upper Division
5 units
Examines how we came, by the late 19th century, to classify humanity into racial categories. In an effort to trace emergence of this very modern phenomenon, explores historical shifts that informed Europe's representation of cultural difference from the writings of ancient Greeks to the social Darwinism of 19th-century Britain. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190Q
Theorizing Modernity
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces central categories and material implications that underwrite discourses on modernity since the late 18th century. Students read across the disciplines in fields such as political theory, postcolonialism, history, science studies, anthropology, and feminist criticism. Prerequisite(s): any two of the following courses: 105A, 105B, 105C, 105D. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190R
Comparative Law and Society
Upper Division
5 units
Interdisciplinary investigation into functions of law across political, historical, and cultural contexts. Examines the international and comparative turn in public law scholarship and the role of law-based strategies in state building. Reviews literature in law, political science and legal anthropology. (Also offered as Legal Studies 190R. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): course 160B. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190S
Empire and After
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the literature on American empire, beginning with the founding parents (e.g., Jefferson), continuing through the revisionist literatures (e.g., Williams) and more recent work (e.g., Hardt and Negri), and ending with contemporary critiques and predictions. Enrollment restricted to senior politics majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190T
Governance and Conflict in East Asia
Upper Division
5 units
Students read recent books on East Asian countries that engage the long-standing themes of state power and societal resistance. Prerequisite(s): course 141 or 161 or 109, or by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to senior politics majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190U
Global Climate Change Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the central political questions surrounding global governance of climate change. Focuses on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as the international hub of climate politics, and in particular, explores issues of equity and justice. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190V
Problems in Latin American Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Research seminar allows advanced students to engage in current scholarly debates in the sub-field of Latin American politics. Students are encouraged to pick a research topic of their own choosing. Recent course themes have included obstacles to democratic consolidation; crime and insecurity; economic reform; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) politics; and public-policy innovations. Prerequisite(s): course 140C or 144. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Students with equivalent coursework may enroll with permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190X
Global Capitalism and War
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the history and organization of, and relationships among, global capitalism and war, through political economy, with a focus on major historical works and recent writings, especially in relation to the crisis of globalization and the rise of the global economy. Prerequisite(s): One of course 115, 120C, 160A, 160D, or 178. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190Y
Political Theories of Luxury
Upper Division
5 units
Examines conceptions of luxury as they have appeared in classical, Christian, early modern, and contemporary discourses and debates. How have people sought to define luxury; for what political purposes; and what promise and peril do such definitions have? What is the shape and power of luxury in political communities today? (Formerly Polical Theory of Luxury.) Prerequisite(s): One of the following courses: 103, 105A, 105B, 150C, 106, 109, 113, 115, 118, 124. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and politics/Latin American studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 190Z
International Security
Upper Division
5 units
Examination of selected issues, controversies, and theories relevant to "security" between and among nations. Topics vary, but may include: war, peace, nuclear proliferation, arms control, military and foreign policies, alternative conceptions of security. Enrollment restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors . Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 193
Field Study in Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Individual studies undertaken off campus with direct faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
POLI 194
Group Tutorial
Upper Division
5 units
Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Various topics to be announced before each quarter. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
POLI 195A
Senior Thesis
Upper Division
5 units
Preparation of a senior thesis over two or three quarters, beginning in any quarter. The grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to each of the previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.
POLI 195B
Senior Thesis
Upper Division
5 units
Preparation of a senior thesis over two or three quarters, beginning in any quarter. The grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to each of the previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.
POLI 195C
Senior Thesis
Upper Division
5 units
Preparation of a senior thesis over two or three quarters, beginning in any quarter. The grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to each of the previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.
POLI 198
Independent Field Study
Upper Division
5 units
Individual studies undertaken off-campus for which faculty supervision is not in person (e.g. supervision is by correspondence). Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
POLI 199
Tutorial
Upper Division
5 units
A student normally approaches a member of the staff and proposes to take a course 199 on a subject he or she has chosen which is not offered in other politics courses. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
POLI 200A
Political and Social Thought Core Seminar
Graduate
5 units
Draws on history of political thought, contemporary social and critical theory, and the contributions of legal and institutional analysis of various kinds to engage in critical study of political practices that are experienced or understood as in some way limiting, oppressive, or wrong; to transform our understanding of these practices; to see their contingent conditions; and to articulate possibilities of governing ourselves differently. (Formerly Interpretive Problems in Political Theory: Language and Power.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 200B
Social Forces and Political Change Core Seminar
Graduate
5 units
Concerns transformation of social forces into political ones. Focuses on formation, articulation, mobilization, and organization of political interests and identities, their mutual interaction, and their effects on state structures and practices and vice versa. Major themes are 1) social bases of political action: class, gender, race, and other determinants of social division and political identity and 2) relevant forms of political agency and action, including development of political consciousness and representation of interests and identities in the public sphere. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 200C
States and Political Institutions Core Seminar
Graduate
5 units
Introduces study of political institutions as instruments of collective decision making and action. Explores alternative theoretical approaches to development of political institutions, state and political economy, and security dilemmas. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 200D
Political Economy Core Seminar
Graduate
5 units
Introduction to the theories and methodologies of political economy. Focuses on the relationship between states and markets and considers the politics of economic choices and institutions germane to both national and global political institutions. Addresses origins and development of markets and capitalism; historical evolution of states and their economies; relationship between labor, capital, production, and consumption; regulation of production; macroeconomics and management of economies; and issues of national and global social welfare. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 201
Logics of Inquiry
Graduate
5 units
Investigates approaches to study of politics and to enterprise of social science in general. Works from positivist, interpretive, historical, and critical approaches provide examples held up to critical and epistemological reflection. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 202
Fundamentals of Political Research
Graduate
5 units
Gives students practical tools to transform research questions into viable and well-crafted research designs. Introduces conceptual development, various forms of data, and rules for case selection. The goal is to train students in a range of specific methods, including interviewing, ethnography, and archival work. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 203
Making of the Modern
Graduate
5 units
Introduces, at the graduate level, some of the central conceptual categories and material implications that underwrite the world of the modern. Explores concepts including the individual, historicism, contract, and objectivity. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 204
Bodies in History
Graduate
5 units
The human body has been productive of a wide range of varied and competing discourses. Among the themes covered are sexuality, hygiene, the grotesque, and criminality. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 205
Critical Perspectives on Classical Political Economy
Graduate
5 units
Explores seminal works in classical political economy, particularly its consolidation at the moment that industrial society emerged from commercial society, as demonstrated in the writings of Bernard Mandeville, Adam Smith, and Thomas Malthus. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 206
Topics in Political Theology
Graduate
5 units
Readings focus on the early 20th-century rediscovery of political theology; its use in theorizations of the Holocaust; and its return in 21st-century debates on empires, war, terror, enmity, reconciliation, fanaticism, human rights, political economy, and global catastrophe. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 207
Political Economies of Affect
Graduate
5 units
Explores the potential in philosophical precursors to recent affect theory, alongside classical political economy and its critics, to develop an alternative epistemology for political economy. Readings include: Aristotle, Spinoza, Deleuze, Hume, Negri, Hardt, Smith, Bergson, and Marx. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 208
Race
Graduate
5 units
Considers the subject of race and racism from a political and historical perspective appealing to literatures from history, anthropology, science, and literary studies. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 209
Radical Political Thought
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on early 19th- through early 20th-century socialist and anarchist thought, excluding Marx. Theorists studied include Saint-Simon, Fourier, Proudhon, Stirner, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Perkins Gilman, and Goldman. Some secondary literature and related contemporary theory is also treated. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 210
Problems of Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Graduate
5 units
Democracy is an essential political concept, and a fundamentally contested one. Since the 1980s, scholars of comparative politics have attempted to explain why and when countries transition from authoritarianism to democratic institutions. However, regime change at the national level only sets the stage, leaving deeper questions about what democracy means in practice--how it plays out (or is undermined) throughout the state and at subnational levels; whom it includes and excludes; what options it opens; and what possibilities it forecloses. Such questions relate debates about the potential and the limitations of democracy in general. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 211
Making and Unmaking Sovereignty
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on questions of sovereignty. Of what does sovereignty consist? How is it secured, proclaimed, and perpetuated? How is it insecure, contingent, and subject to contestation? How is the idea of individual sovereignty related to the idea of the sovereignty of the state? Our aim is less to answer these questions definitively than to explore them and understand how theorists (historical and contemporary) have explored them, and how different historical episodes illuminate them. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 212
Democratic Agency: Embodiment, Language, Precarity
Graduate
5 units
Explores agency in contexts marked by co-action and conflict, interrogating agency's historical dimensions (conceptual and intrinsic), attribution to collective or ecosystemic actors, affective aspects, and relation to democracy and economy. Explores classic texts in political thought, as well as Taylor, Foucault, Butler, and Ranciere. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 222
Conflict and Change in American Politics and Policy
Graduate
5 units
Explores the dynamic and contested interaction between politics and policy in the U.S. context, through examining the historical development of key contemporary policy debates and political conflicts. Introduces recent scholarship, drawing on history, sociology, and political economy that has challenged traditional behavioralist approaches to understanding American politics and policy development. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 232
United States Political History
Graduate
5 units
Covers several important themes and sets of readings from the literature on American political development. Topics include the origins and development of American political institutions, the evolution of democratic mechanisms, the rise and fall of social movements, and debates about the sources of policy regimes and political change, including the role of war. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 233
Interrogating Race
Graduate
5 units
Critically examines alternative theoretical and methodological approaches to study of race and racism. Considers alternative explanations for origins and persistence of racism and racial inequality and suggests the relevance of a socio-political understanding. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 243
Comparative Methods
Graduate
5 units
Introduces the comparative method in social science. Trains students in the use of this method by examining how scholars have used it to compare across national governments, subnational units, public policies, organizations, social movements, and transnational collective action. (Also offered as Latin American&Latino Studies 243. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 245
Latin American Politics
Graduate
5 units
Surveys the Latin American political literature by studying: 1) critical moments in political development (e.g., state formation, democratization); 2) important political institutions (e.g., presidentialism, party, and electoral systems); and 3) influential political actors (e.g., unions, business associations, social movements). Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 247
Comparative Urban Politics
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on local government structures and the relationships with other levels of government. Examines institutions and administration; urban political economy (fiscal strain, poverty, inequality, and the efforts to attract economic investment); political machines; race and ethnicity. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 249
Politics of Protest
Graduate
5 units
Explores topics related to protest and political participation from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 255
Comparative Anti-Colonialisms
Graduate
5 units
Political thought of anti-colonial movements in comparative, historical perspective, including 18th- to 20th-Century European colonies of America and Asia. Focuses both on the contemporary political thought of these movements as well as on historiographical approaches of secondary literature. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 261
Key Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics
Graduate
5 units
Addresses topics ranging from the core institutions of the party-state to local politics, economic governance, and state-society interactions in multiple realms. Considers China in its own terms while evaluating the relevance of theoretical concepts from various fields in the social sciences. Aims to identify opportunities for new research projects. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 265
Nationalism
Graduate
5 units
Survey of theories of nationalism, with selected nationalist thinkers and case studies. Emphasis on historical analyses and cases. Topics include: origins and typologies of nationalisms, racism, gender, revolution, and the state. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 272
Critical Interventions in IR Theory and Global Political Economy
Graduate
5 units
Seminar examines selections from the canonical literature in international relations theory and global political economy through a number of critical lenses, including constructivist, feminist, historical materialist, and subaltern approaches. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 275
Contemporary Capitalism
Graduate
5 units
Examines genesis of new institutions within the force of social ties and networks. Studies how social and organizational relationships achieve individual or group goals in political and economic life, and influence institutional design. Considers when and what ties contribute to governance and economic performance, and when informal and formal organizations constitute an obstacle. (Formerly New Approaches to the Study of Capitalism.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
POLI 291
Teaching Assistant Seminar
Graduate
2 units
Two-hour weekly seminar required of teaching assistants in which pedagogic and substantive issues will be considered. The experience of performing teaching assistant duties constitutes subject matter for discussion. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
POLI 292
Professional Development
Graduate
2 units
Primarily for first- and second-year graduate students. Students learn the norms and expectations of graduate school and a variety of professional roles. Students develop a plan for their graduate career and for establishing a professional network of mentors and peer audiences for their work. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 20.
POLI 295A
Research Colloquium
Graduate
2 units
Weekly venue for Ph.D. students to present current research, exchange information on sources and resources, discuss and critique epistemologies and methods, and to formulate topics for QE field statements and the dissertation. There are no assigned readings. May be repeated for credit twice. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15. May be repeated for credit.
POLI 295B
Advanced Research Seminar
Graduate
5 units
Weekly seminar for Ph.D. students in which to develop and write extended research papers on selected topics, to present current work, to discuss methods, data sources, and fieldwork, and to receive critiques and assessments from fellow students. May be repeated for credit twice. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15. May be repeated for credit.
UCDC 194A
UCDC Internship Research Seminar
Upper Division
5 units
Weekly seminar that focuses on the production of a major research paper or equivalent scholarly undertaking connected to an internship in Washington, D.C., government, non-profit, or private institution. Seminar stresses institutional analysis, the development of bibliographic expertise in the use of Washington-based resources, and participant-observer skills. Required for and enrollment restricted to students participating in the UCDC Program. (Formerly Social Sciences 194A.) Enrollment limited to 22.
UCDC 194B
UCDC Internship Seminar
Upper Division
7 units
A 30- to 36-hour-per-week internship in a Washington, D.C., government, non-profit, or private institution. Required for and enrollment restricted to UCDC program participants. (Formerly Social Sciences 194B, UCDC Internship and Internship Seminar.) Enrollment limited to 22. May be repeated for credit.