Department of Politics

Welcome, here you will find student resources for the USF Department of Politics.

Politics Department Spring 2022 Schedule

USF BSU Call to Action

USF Faculty Association President Sonja Poole’s Statement

Gleeson library resource page with links to anti-racism resources and eBooks

Dr. Clarence Jones Statement on the National Crisis

Paradox and Promise: “A Nation’s Story: ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” (Frederick Douglass)
America, This Is Your Chance” Michele Alexander Op-Ed in New York Times, linking to further reading and viewing suggestions

Equal Justice Initiative

ACLU Know Your Rights at a demonstration

How to protest during a pandemic and still keep everyone safe

UC Berkeley community  list of anti-racist resources for action, learning and engagement.

Othering & Belonging Institute readings, interviews, podcasts & workshops

The Movement for Black Lives policy agenda, actions, webinars & resources

The Case for Uppercase: Commentary on style, dignity, and Black culture”, Christian Science Monitor

Zaneta Rago-Craft, “You may be your Black Colleagues Amy Cooper,” The Professor Is In

Andre Flynn, et al., The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy

Melvin Leiman, Political Economy of Racism

#BlackLivesMatter PGI Micro-Syllabus

David Phoenix , The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Megan Ming Francis, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Terry Smith, Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Daniel Q. Gillion, The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Jamila Michener, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Paul Butler, Chokehold: Policing Black Men (New Press, 2018)

Gillion, Daniel, The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2020).

Alex Vitale, The End of Policing (Verso Press, 2018)

Kellie Carter Jackson, Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019)

Kellie Carter Jackson, “The Double Standard of the American Riot.” The Atlantic, June 1 2020.

Justin Ellis, “Minneapolis had this Coming,” The Atlantic, June 9 2020.

 

Spring 2022 Course Listings

Note: Course listings are subject to change - last updated on November 8, 2021

Course Course Name Course # R Time Room Units Core
  Introductory Sequence (two 100-level courses required)
POLS 100-01 Ideas and Institutions  (Friedman) 40989   TR 9:55-11:40 am CO 313 4 E
POLS 100-02 Ideas and Institutions (McBride) 40990   TR 9:55-11:40 am CO 106 4 E
  Thematic Seminars (two 200-level courses required)
POLS 210 Immigration and Citizenship (Coll) 40991   MWF 2:15-3:20 pm LM 352 4  
POLS 250 Politics of Social Movements (Taylor) 40992   MWF 1:00-2:05 pm KA 167 4  
POLS 292

SpTp: Culture and Politics  (Weiner)

40993   TR 9:55-11:40 am ED 306 4  
 

300 - Level Electives (five 4-unit courses required)

Note for concentrations: Starting in the Fall 20, All 300-level electives listed in this category will count toward ALL concentrations. 

POLS 301 Early American Politics and Legal Thought (Weiner) 40994   MWF 1:00-2:05 pm ED 102 4  
POLS 322 Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 40995 R MWF 2:15-3:20 pm CO 314 4  
POLS 331 Latin American Politics (Friedman) 40996   TR 4:35-6:20 pm ED 101 4  
POLS 342 Politics and Society in Europe (TBA) 40997   MW 4:45-6:25 pm LM 351 4  
POLS 348 Politics and Development in Africa (Zunes) 40998   TR 12:45-2:30 pm LM 140 4  
POLS 350 International Law and Organizations (Zartner) 40999   TR 9:55-11:40 am ED 101 4  
POLS 353 Politics of War and Peace (Zunes) 41000   TR 4:35-6:20 pm ED 102 4  
POLS 367 Public Policy: Drug Policy (Durazo) 41001   MWF 9:15-10:20 am LM 358 4  
POLS 380 Social Justice & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 41188   TR 8:00-9:45 am C0 314 4  
POLS 392-01 SpTp: Indigenous Politics (Kessler-Mata) 41006   W 6:30-10:30 pm LM 355 4  
POLS 392-02 SpTp: Race, Protest, End Policing (Durazo) 41007   MWF 3:30-4:35 pm LM 244B 4  
POLS 441 Strategic Nonviolent Action (Zunes) 41925   W 6:30-10:10 pm LM 358 4  
  Politics Service-Learning/Internships (one 4-unit course required) & Senior Capstone Course
POLS 396 Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41008   W 1:00-2:05 pm LM 355 4  
POLS 397 Fieldwork in Pub Int Org (Elias) 41009   M 6:30-7:45 pm CO 314 4  
POLS 399 McCarthy Fellows (Brahinsky) 41011   M 11:45-3:25 pm LM 346B 4  
POLS 495 Senior Honors Seminar (McBride) 41010   TR 4:35-6:20 pm CO 316 4  
  LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward politics major.)
POLS 92-01  LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 40987   U 6:00-9:00 pm CO 106 2  
POLS 92-02 LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 40988   T 6:00-9:00 pm LM 254 2  
Course   Course Name Course # R Time Room Units Core
    Core Course:
POLS 322   Politics of American Justice (Elias) 40995   MW 4:45-6:25 pm   4  
SOC 354   Sociology of Law (Santos) 41093   TR 4:35-6:20 pm   4  
    Domestic Justice:
BUS 301   Business Law (6 Sections)         4  
SOC 357   Criminology (Richman) 41094   MWF 1:00-2:05 pm   4  
POLS 301  

Early American Politics and Legal Thought (Weiner)

40994   TR 2:40-4:25 pm   4  
SOC 354   Sociology of Law (Santos) 41093   TR 4:35-6:20 pm   4  
    Global Justice:
POLS 350/BAIS 350  

International

Law and Organizations

(Zartner)

40999   TR 12:45-2:30 pm   4  
POLS 369   Asian Politics, Activism, and Justice (Gonzalez) 41002   M 6:30-10:10 pm   4  
POLS 380   Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 41188   MWF 10:30-11:35 am   4  
SOC 302   Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Saeed) 41086   MWF 10:30-11:35 am   4  
    Field Placement/Internship:
POLS 396   Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41008   W 1:00-2:05 pm   4 SL
POLS 397   Fieldwork in Pub Int Org (Elias) 41009   M 6:30-7:45 pm   4 SL
    Electives: *Note: Domestic Justice and Global Justice courses may also be used as Electives
BUS 491   Honors: Business Law (Griffis) 42125   TR 4:25-6:20 pm   4  
POLS 210   Immigration and Citizenship 40991   MWF 2:15-3:20 pm   4  
POLS 392-01   SpTp: Indigenous Politics (Kessler-Mata) 41006   MWF 11:45-12:50 pm   4  
POLS 392-02   SpTp: Race, Protest, End Policing (Durazo) 41007   MWF 3:30-4:35 pm  

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    LSAT PREP (Does NOT count towards Legal Studies minor)
POLS 092-01   LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) - non-POLS Credit  40987   U 6:00-9:00 pm   2  
POLS 092-02   LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) - non-POLS Credit  40988   T 6:00-9:00 pm   2  
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Room Units Core
Required Courses (8 Units)
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Elias) 40995 MW 4:45-6:25 pm   4  
SOC 357: Criminology (Richman) 41094 MWF 1:00-2:05 pm   4  
Internship/ Field Placement (4 Units)
POLS 396: Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41008 W 1:00-2:05 pm   4  
POLS 397: Fieldwork in Public Interest Org (Elias) 41009 M 6:30-7:45 pm   4  
Politics Electives (4 Units)
POLS 392-02: SpTp: Race, Protest, End Policing (Durazo) 41007 MWF 3:30-4:35 pm   4  
Sociology Electives (4 Units)
SOC 354: Sociology of Law (Santos) 41093 TR 4:35-6:20 pm   4  
LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward legal studies minor.)
POLS 92-01: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 40987 U 6:00 - 9:20 pm   2  
POLS 92-02: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 40988 T 6:00-9:00 pm   2  
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Room Units Core
Core Course:
POLS 353: Politics of War and Peace  41000 TR 4:35-6:25 pm   4  
Peace and Conflict:
POLS 380: Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 41188 MWF 10:30-11:35 am   4  
THRS 125: Social Justice, Activism, and Jews (Tapper) 41101 TR 12:45-2:30 pm    4  
THRS 136: Holocaust and Genocide (Herr) 41103 TR 9:55-11:40 am   4  
THRS 237: Social Justice and Israel-Palestine (Kroll-Zeldin) 41108 MWF 10:30-11:45 am   4  
THRS 361: Religion and the Environment (Mickey) 41115 TR 4:35-6:20 pm    4  
Social and Economic Justice:
ECON 372: Development Economics (Patlolla) 40451 F 1:00-4:45 pm   4  
ECON 476: Natural Resource Economics and Development Policy 40454 R 4:35-6:20 pm   4  
MS 333: Black Cinema 40795 MW 4:45-6:25 pm   4  
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Elias) 40995 MW 4:45-6:25 pm   4  
POLS 348: Politics and Development in Africa (Zunes) 40998 TR 12:45-2:30 pm   4  
SOC 302: Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Saeed) 41086 MWF 10:30-11:35 am    4  
Ethical Approaches:
MS 403: Race, Ethnicity, & Media ( Arzumanova) 40798 MW 1-2:45 pm   4  
POLS 441: Strategic Nonviolent Action (Zunes) 41925 W 6:30-10:10 pm   4  
THRS 390-01: Ethics: Race and Religion (Aquino) 41119 W 11:45am - 3:25 pm   4  
Social Movements
AAS 100: Black Activists & Visionaries (Sears) 41512 MW 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm   4  
POLS 250: Politics of Social Movements (Taylor) 40992 MWF 1-2:05 pm    4  
POLS 392-01: Indigenous Politics (Kessler-Mata) 41006 MWF 11:45 am - 12:50 pm   4  
POLS 392-02: Race,Protest,End Policing (Durazo) 41007 MWF 3:30-4:35 pm   4  
SOC 352: Politics and Society (Saeed) 41092 MWF 11:45 am - 12:50 pm   4  
Internships
Any PJS-related USF Service-Learning (SL) class can count towards the Internship requirement with the approval of the Program Director. In other words, a variety of internship and SL classes can count towards PJS internship requirement provided the content is PJS-related.
Also note that students who participate in Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), such as Erasmus, Esther Madriz and Martin Baro, can fulfill some of required courses for the minor, depending on whether the content of the courses is PJS-related.
Davies Seminar often times fulfill a requirement for the minor as well, depending on the topic. For approval, please contact the PJS Chair
A list of additional offerings is available from the program and on the Politics website every semester. For further details or to add the minor contact the PJS chair, Prof. Sadia Saeed ssaeed3@usfca.edu.