Department of Politics

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Fall 2020 Course Listings

Note: Course listings are subject to change - last updated on April 1st, 2020

Course Course Name Course # R Time Room Units Core SL CD
  Introductory Sequence (two 100-level courses required)
POLS 100-01 Ideas and Institutions (Taylor) 41619   TR 12:45-2:30pm HR 435 4 E    
POLS 100-02 Ideas and Institutions (Paller) 41620   TR 12:45-2:30pm HR 136 4 E    
  Thematic Seminars (two 200-level courses required)
POLS 240 Youth Politics (Friedman) 42271   TR 2:40 - 4:25 LM 358 4      
POLS 260 Cities, Slums, and Democracy (Paller) 42477   MWF 11:45 - 3:25 pm LM 346B 4      
POLS 292

SpTp: Politics and Money (Weiner)

41622   MWF 10:30 - 11:35 am LM 346A 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 321 American Presidency (Taylor) 41624   TR 4:35 - 6:20 pm   4 E    
POLS 322 Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41625 R TR 2:40 - 4:25 pm LM 346A 4      
POLS 331 Latin American Politics (Friedman) 41626   TR 12:45 - 2:30 pm CO 417 4     CD
POLS 335 Political Power and Constitutional Law (Elias) 41627   TR 6:30 - 8:15 pm LM 245 4     E
POLS 341 Nonviolence in Theory and Practice (Zunes) 41628 R W 6:30 - 10:30 pm ED 102 4      
POLS 342 Politics & Society in Europe (Kovacevic) 41629 R MWF 2:15 - 3:20 pm ED 309 4 E    
POLS 350 International Law and Organizations (Zartner) 41631   TR 9:55 - 11:40 am KA 111 4   SL  
POLS 351 Global Conflict Resolution (Zunes) 41632   MW 4:45 - 6:25 pm LM 343 4 E    
POLS 370 USF in DC: Seminar (Goldstein) 41633   TBA TBA 4   SL  
POLS 380 Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 42435   MWF 10:30 - 11:35 am   4     D3
POLS 382 Politics of International Aid and Development (TBA) 41636 R MWF 9:15 - 10:20 am   4      
 

400 - Level and Additional Research Courses (All R designated courses are research courses for concentrations)

POLS 372 USF in DC: Research (Goldstein) 41635 R TBA   4      
POLS 495 Senior Politics- Honors Seminar 41640 R TR 12:45 - 2:30 pm   4      
  Politics Service-Learning/Internships (one 4-unit course required)
POLS 371 USF in DC: Internship (TBA)

41634

R TBA TBA 4   SL  
POLS 496 Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41637   W 8:00 - 9:05 am   4   SL  
POLS 397 Fieldwork in Pub Int Org (Elias) 41638   M 1:00 - 2:05 pm   4   SL  
POLS 399 McCarthy SfUrban Policy Fellows 41639   TR 4:35 - 6:20 pm   4   SL  
  LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward politics major.)
POLS 92-01  LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 41617   R 6:30 - 10:15 pm   2      
POLS 92-02 LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 41618   M 6:45 - 10:15 pm   2      
Course Course Name Course # R Time Room Units Core SL CD
  Introductory Sequence (two 100-level courses required)
POLS 100-01 Ideas and Institutions (Taylor) 41619   TR 12:45-2:30pm HR 435 4 E    
POLS 100-02 Ideas and Institutions (Paller) 41620   TR 12:45-2:30pm HR 136 4 E    
  Thematic Seminars (two 200-level courses required)
POLS 240 Youth Politics (Friedman) 42271   TR 2:40 - 4:25 LM 358 4      
POLS 260 Cities, Slums, and Democracy (Paller) 42477   MWF 11:45 - 3:25 pm LM 346B 4      
POLS 292

SpTp: Politics and Money (Weiner)

41622   MWF 10:30 - 11:35 am LM 346A 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 321 American Presidency (Taylor) 41624   TR 4:35 - 6:20 pm   4 E    
POLS 322 Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41625 R TR 2:40 - 4:25 pm LM 346A 4      
POLS 331 Latin American Politics (Friedman) 41626   TR 12:45 - 2:30 pm CO 417 4     CD
POLS 335 Political Power and Constitutional Law (Elias) 41627   TR 6:30 - 8:15 pm LM 245 4     E
POLS 341 Nonviolence in Theory and Practice (Zunes) 41628 R W 6:30 - 10:30 pm ED 102 4      
POLS 342 Politics & Society in Europe (Kovacevic) 41629 R MWF 2:15 - 3:20 pm ED 309 4 E    
POLS 350 International Law and Organizations (Zartner) 41631   TR 9:55 - 11:40 am KA 111 4   SL  
POLS 351 Global Conflict Resolution (Zunes) 41632   MW 4:45 - 6:25 pm LM 343 4 E    
POLS 370 USF in DC: Seminar (Goldstein) 41633   TBA TBA 4   SL  
POLS 380 Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 42435   MWF 10:30 - 11:35 am   4     D3
POLS 382 Politics of International Aid and Development (TBA) 41636 R MWF 9:15 - 10:20 am   4      
 

400 - Level and Additional Research Courses (All R designated courses are research courses for concentrations)

POLS 372 USF in DC: Research (Goldstein) 41635 R TBA   4      
POLS 495 Senior Politics- Honors Seminar 41640 R TR 12:45 - 2:30 pm   4      
  Politics Service-Learning/Internships (one 4-unit course required)
POLS 371 USF in DC: Internship (TBA)

41634

R TBA TBA 4   SL  
POLS 496 Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41637   W 8:00 - 9:05 am   4   SL  
POLS 397 Fieldwork in Pub Int Org (Elias) 41638   M 1:00 - 2:05 pm   4   SL  
POLS 399 McCarthy SfUrban Policy Fellows 41639   TR 4:35 - 6:20 pm   4   SL  
  LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward politics major.)
POLS 92-01  LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 41617   R 6:30 - 10:15 pm   2      
POLS 92-02 LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 41618   M 6:45 - 10:15 pm   2      

Spring 2020 Course Listings

Note: Course listings are subject to change - last updated on Oct 31, 2019

Course Course Name Course # R Time Room Units Core SL CD
  Introductory Sequence (two 100-level courses required)
POLS 110-01 Change and Conflict (Taylor) 21503   TR 12:45-2:30pm HR 435 4 E    
POLS 110-02 Change and Conflict  (Paller) 21504   TR 12:45-2:30pm HR 136 4 E    
POLS 220 Urban Politics (Coll) 21505   MW 2:40-4:25pm LM 358 4      
POLS 250 Politics of Social Movements (Friedman) 21506   MWF 10:30-11:35am LM 346B 4      
POLS 292

SpTp: Politics and Culture (Weiner)

21507   MWF 1:00-2:05pm LM 346A 4      
POLS 318 Great Trials in America (Elias) 21508 R TR 4:35-6:20p.m. KA 367 4 E    
POLS 322 Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 21509 R MWF 2:15-3:20pm LM 346A 4      
POLS 340 Politics and Change in Russia/Neighboring States (Kovacevic) 21511   MWF 11:45-12:50pm CO 417 4      
POLS 353 Politics of War and Peace (Klaus) 21513   TR 8:00-9:45am LM 245 4     CD
POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East (Zunes) 21514 R MW 4:45-6:20pm ED 102 4      
POLS 355 United States Foreign Policy (Zunes) 21514 R M 6:30-10:30pm ED 309 4 E    
POLS 360 International Environmental Politics (Zartner) 21515   TR 9:55-11:40am KA 111 4   SL  
POLS 362 Public Policy (Kuruvila) 22103   MWF 3:30-4:35pm LM 343 4 E    
POLS 370 USF in DC: Seminar (Goldstein) 21517   TBA TBA 4      
POLS 371 USF in DC: Internship (Lieberman) 21518   TBA TBA 4   SL  
POLS 372 USF in DC: Research (Goldstein) 21519 R TBA TBA 4      
POLS 390 Filipino Politics/Justice (Gonzalez) 21519   W 6:30-10:30pm LM 365 4   SL CD
POLS 392 SpTp: Politics of the Internet (Friedman) 21520   MWF 2:15-3:20pm LM 343 4      
POLS 395 Politics Lab (Klaus) 21521   TR 2:40-4:25pm CO 107 4      
POLS 396 Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 21522   W 8:00-9:05am KA 167 4   SL  
POLS 397 Fieldwork in Public Int Orgs (Elias) 21523   R 6:30-8:15pm KA 367 4   SL  
POLS 450 Political Economy of Developing Nations (Klaus) 22102 R TR 4:35-6:20pm MA 228 4      
  LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward politics major.)
POLS 92-01  LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21501   U 6:00-9:20p.m.   2      
POLS 92-02 LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21502   MW 6:45-9:15p.m.   2      
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Units Core SL CD
Core Course
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 21509 MWF 2:15-3:20pm 4      
Domestic Justice
POLS 318: Great Trials in America (Elias) 21508 TR 4:35-6:20pm 4 E    
BUS 301-01: Business Law (O'Regan) 22094 MWF 10:30-11:35am 4      
BUS 301-02: Business Law (O'Regan) 22095 MWF 1:00-2:05pm 4      
BUS 301-03: Business Law (Becker) 22096 MW 4:45-6:25pm 4      
BUS 301-04: Business Law (Becker) 22097 MW 6:30-8:15pm 4      
BUS 301-05: Business Law (Griffis) 22098 TR 4:35-6:20pm 4      
BUS 301-06: Business Law (Griffis) 22099 TR 6:30-10:10pm 4      
SOC 357: Criminology (Richman) 21616 TR 2:40-4:25pm 4      
ENVA 363: Environmental Law (Frank) 21093 TR 12:45-2:30pm 4      
ENVA 367: Environmental Justice  21094 MWF 1:00-2:05pm        
Global Justice
POLS 390: Filipino Politics/Justice (Gonzalez)  21524 W 6:30-10:30pm 4   X X
SOC 233: Gender, Development, and Globalization (Santos) 21608 MW 4:45-6:25pm 4 E   X
SOC 302-01: Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Santos) 21611 MWF 2:15-3:20pm 4      
SOC 302-02: Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Santos) 21612 MWF 11:45-12:50pm 4      
MS 350: Human Rights and Film (Kaiser) 21358 R 12:45-4:25pm 4     X
COMS 364: Communication for Justice and Social Change (Jacquemet) 20932 TR 2:40-4:25pm 4   X  
Internship
POLS 396: Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 21522 W 8:00-9:05am 4   X  
POLS 397: Fieldwork in Public Interest Org (Elias) 21523 R 6:30-8:15pm 4   X  
Electives (*Note: Domestic Justice and Global Justice courses may also be used as electives)
POLS 362: Public Policy (Kuruvila) 22103 MWF 3:30-4:35pm 4 E    
ECON 465: Law and Economics (Muzzi) 22149 TR 6:30-8:15pm 4      
LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward legal studies minor.)
POLS 92-01: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21501 T 6:45-10:10pm 2      
POLS 92-02: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21502 R 6:45-10:10pm 2      
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Units Core SL CD
Required Courses
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 21509 MWF 2:15-3:20pm 4 E    
SOC 357: Criminology (Richman) 21616 TR 2:40-4:25pm 4      
Internship
POLS 396: Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 21522 W 8:00-9:05am 4   X  
POLS 397: Fieldwork in Public Interest Org (Elias) 21523 R 6:30-8:15pm 4   X  
SOC 410: Senior Thesis Workshop (Richman) 21621 T 6:30-10:30pm 4      
Politics Electives            
POLS 318: Great Trials in America (Elias) 21508 TR 4:35-6:20pm 4 E    
Sociology Electives
SOC 410: Senior Thesis Workshop (Richman) 21621 T 6:30-10:30pm 4      
LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward legal studies minor.)
POLS 92-01: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21501 U 6-9:20p.m. 2      
POLS 92-02: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21502 MW 6:45-9:15p.m. 2      
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Units Core SL CD
Core Course:
POLS 353: Politics of War and Peace (Klaus) 21513 TR 8:00-9:45am 4     CD
Peace and Conflict:
BAIS 310/POLS 360: Global Environmental Politics (Zartner) 20760 TR 9:55-11:40am 4   SL  
MS 350: Human Rights and Film (Kaiser) 21358 R 12:45-4:25pm 4     CD
THRS 238: Isr/Pal Conflict Through Film and Literature (Kroll-Zeldin) 21656 TR 12:45-2:30pm 4 D3   CD
POLS 354: International Relations of the Middle East (Zunes) 21514 MW 4:45-6:20pm 4     CD
Social and Economic Justice
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 21509 MWF 2:15-3:20pm 4      
SOC 302-01: Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Santos) 21611 MWF 2:15-3:20pm 4      
SOC 302-02: Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Santos) 21612 MWF 11:45-12:50pm 4     CD
SOC 233: Gender, Development, and Globalization (Santos) 21608 MW 4:45-6:25pm 4     CD
MS 350: Human Rights and Film (Kaiser) 21358 R 12:45-4:25pm 4     CD
COMS 364: Communication for Justice and Social Change (Jacquemet) 20932 TR 2:40-4:25pm 4   SL  
ECON 473: Development Microeconomics (Wydick) 22517 M 1:00-3:45pm 4      
ENVA 367: Environmental Justice (Johnson) 21094 MWF 1:00-2:05pm 4      
Ethical Approaches
THRS 136: Holocaust and Genocide (Herr) 21653 MW 4:45-6:25pm 4 D3    
THRS 270-01: African Theology/Cosmologies (Dube) 22131 TR 2:40-4:25pm 4 D2, D3    
THRS 270-02: African Theology/Cosmologies (Dube) 22132 TR 4:35-6:20pm 4 D2, D3   X
THRS 361: Religion and the Environment (Mickey) 21665 TR 4:35-6:20pm 4 D2    
THRS 404: Environmental Ethics (Mickey) 21676 TR 6:30-8:15pm 4 D2    
Social Movements
SOC 218: Latinx/Chicanx Culture and Society (TBA) 21858 MWF 3:30-4:35pm 4 E   CD
MS 319: LGBT Cinema (TBA) 21353 W 6:30-10:30pm 4      
COMS 335: Rhetoric of Social Movements (Delaure) 20928 TR 12:45-2:30pm 4   SL  
THRS 130: Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identity (Kroll-Zeldin) 21649 TR 9:55-11:40am 4 D2    
THRS 322-01: Liberation Theology (Aquino) 21660 MWF 9:15-10:20am 4 D2, D3    
THRS 322-02: Liberation Theology (Aquino) 21661 MWF 10:30-11:35am 4 D2, D3    
BAIS 390: SpTp: Global Feminist and Queer Politics (Pham) 20763 TR 12:45-2:30pm 4      
Internships
Any PJS-related USF Service Learning (SL) class. Approval Required
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. For further details or to add the minor, contact the PJS chair or stop by the program office
Davies Seminar often times fulfill a requirement for the minor as well. For approval, please contact the PJS chair
A list of additional offerings is available from the program and on the Politics website every semester.