Government and International Politics (GOVT)
Public and International Affairs
101 Democratic Theory and Practice (3:3:0). Comparative exploration
of contemporary theory and practice of modern democratic states. Topics include
contemporary analysis of the meanings of liberty, equality, representation, property
rights, voting rights, civil responsibilities, and other key concepts in the theory
and practice of democracy.
103 Introduction to American Government (3:3:0). Analysis
of American government examined in light of basic concepts and institutions of
democracy. Students carry out a "citizenship project," a first-hand
observation or participation in, and analysis of, some public activity.
132 Introduction to International Politics (3:3:0). Nature
of international politics, approaches to study of international politics, state
and nonstate actors in international system, patterns of action and interaction
between nation-states, international institutions, and major global issues.
133 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3:3:0). Introduction
to the methods and subject matter of comparative political analysis are discussed.
Major issues of political systems, politics, participation in politics, government
structures, policy-making process, and evaluation of political performance.
149 Global Awareness (3:3:0). Introduction to the study of
global systems, with emphasis on basic concepts and ways of thinking about global
204 American State and Local Government (3:3:0). Nature, organization,
functions, and problems of American state and local governments.
300 Research Methods and Analysis (4:3:1). Required for all
majors in government and international politics and in public administration.
Students are strongly recommended to take 300 before or during the first semester
of enrolling in 300-level courses. Emphasis is on asking clear, researchable questions
and using appropriate evidence to answer them. Students are introduced to and
learn to use a broad range of evidence including quantitative and qualitative
information. Design and analysis of surveys, government archives, case studies,
and interpretations of events in journals are studied. The ethical implications
of information technologies are examined.
301 Public Law and the Judicial Process (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. American judicial organization and operation, role of the Supreme
Court in policy formation, and selected constitutional principles.
305 Contemporary American Federalism (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Legal, administrative, fiscal, and political dimensions of evolving
307 Legislative Behavior (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT 103.
Organization, processes, functions, and roles of the legislature and its
members in the U.S. Congress. Topics include state legislatures and cross-national
comparisons as time and resources permit.
308 The American Presidency (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT
103. Survey of the modern presidency, including constitutional origins of
the office, growth and influence of the White House staff, the president's Cabinet,
presidential appointees and control of the executive branch, relations with Congress,
and domestic and national security policy making.
309 Government and Politics of Metropolitan Areas (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: GOVT 103. Government, politics, and problems of metropolitan
centers and surrounding areas.
311 Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 103 and 300. Study of the actions of voters, candidates, and political
parties in relation to the expression of relevant public opinion in a democratic
312 Political Parties and Campaigns (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Characteristics and functions of political parties, influence of
parties and other political forces on electoral decisions, and emphasis on parties'
inability or ability to hold government accountable to citizens.
318 Interest Groups, Lobbying, and the Political Process (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. The role, internal operations, strategies, and activities of interest
groups. The ability of these groups to enable citizens to influence or control
government and enhance the democratic process is evaluated. Conditions under which
social movements become, or fail to become, effective interest groups are considered.
319 Issues in Government and Politics (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Study of special issues relevant to government and politics. Topics
are announced in advance. Examples include politics and the arts, ethnic conflict
and the political system, gender politics, and changing dynamics in political
institutions. May be repeated for credit when topic is different, with permission
320 Political Values (3:3:0). Nature of man, origin and nature
of the state, basis of political obligation, problems of consent, concepts of
power, and sources of political authority as presented in the works of major writers.
322 International Relations Theory (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132 or 133. Advanced inquiry into international relations. Theories
and concepts of international relations as well as major forces and issues in
international politics are studied.
323 Classical Western Political Theory (3:3:0). Exploration
through lecture and discussion of developments in the western tradition of political
thought from the time of the Greek city-state to late medieval Christendom, focusing
on such topics as the nature and the purpose of politics, the relationship between
the individual and the state, the political significance of religion and tradition,
and the concept of natural law.
324 Modern Western Political Theory (3:3:0). Exploration through
lecture and discussion of developments in the Western tradition of political thought
from the Renaissance to the middle of the 19th century, focusing on such topics
as the rise of individualism in political theory, early developments in social
contact theory, theories of radical popular sovereignty, and early criticisms
of liberal theory.
327 Contemporary Western Political Theory (3:3:0). Exploration
through lecture and discussion of recent developments in the Western tradition
of political thought from the middle of the 19th century to today. Different sections
of this course will focus on one or another of the various political theories
that have been influential during this period, such as liberal, libertarian, conservative,
communitarian, Marxist, feminist, and postmodern thought. May be repeated for
credit when subject matter is different.
328 Non-Western Political Theory (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 101 or GOVT 133. Theory and history of political community, governance,
and development as understood by various non-Western societies, including China,
Japan, India, Africa, and the Islamic World; their relations to the Western tradition;
methodology of studying other cultures; postcolonial theories and the cultural
politics on contemporary globalization.
329 Issues in Political Theories and Values (3:3:0). Study
of special issues relevant to theoretical and value aspects of government and
politics. Topics are announced in advance. Examples include ethics and politics,
ethics and environmental policy, changing perspectives on civil rights and liberties,
religion and politics, and changing views of public space. May be repeated for
credit when topic is different, with permission of department.
331 Government and Politics of Latin America (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Contemporary political systems of Latin America, with
emphasis on institutions, political processes, and political behavior. Case studies
of several key Latin American polities are presented. Problems of political development
in Latin America are discussed.
332 Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Societies of the Middle
East and North Africa and their response to the impact of internal sociocultural-political
determinants and external forces. Focus is on their contemporary politics, ideologies,
popular manifestations, institutions, and operations.
333 Government and Politics of Asia (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Government structures and political processes of Asian
countries. Patterns of conflict and cooperation, and issues of economic development
and political reform in a rapidly changing world are examined.
334 Government and Politics of Europe (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Contemporary democratic political systems of Europe,
with emphasis on political processes, institutions, and behavior. Case studies
of key European policies are presented. Problems of multiparty systems, coalition
governments, Eurocommunism, and stability and change in postindustrial societies
335 Government and Politics of Canada (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Survey of governmental and political systems of Canada,
including political parties, the parliamentary system, the federal system, and
specific policy issues of importance to Canadian politics.
336 Political Development and Change (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Process of political development and change in the
context of modernization and industrialization. Patterns of political development,
with emphasis on the developing world, are examined.
337 Ethnic Politics in Western Europe and North America (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Study of the resurgence of ethnic nationalism in the industrial
democracies of Western Europe and North America, and the comparative analysis
of policy issues related to ethnonationalism. Case studies are drawn from the
338 Government and Politics of Russia and Central Eurasia (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Overview of Soviet domestic
politics and foreign policy before the breakup of the Soviet Union and an examination
of the evolving political systems in the newly independent states as well as their
339 Issues in the Politics of Advanced Industrial Societies (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: GOVT 103 or 133, or permission of instructor.
Study of selected current political issues in the industrial democracies of Western
Europe and North America. Specific topics are chosen each semester to reflect
contemporary political concerns in these countries, but the political process
in advanced industrial countries is the organizing principle throughout the course.
342 Diplomacy (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT 132, 133, or
149. Origins of organized diplomacy: tasks, procedures, instruments, and
problems of diplomacy. Emphasis is on the current and future role of diplomacy.
343 International Political Economy (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149, or permission of instructor. Introduction to international
political economy (IPE). Examines the interplay of economics and politics, and
applies these to different issues included in IPE. Focus is on issues that have
contemporary significance, with attention to historical issues and basic political
and economic concepts.
344 American Foreign Policy (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT
132, 133, or 149. Central issues surrounding the conduct of America's foreign
relations, with special emphasis on structural and constitutional questions, national
policy objectives abroad, and the conduct of foreign policy in a democracy.
347 International Security (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT
132. Explores both enduring security problems and new developments in the
field of international security. Examines the effects of the international system
on defense policies of states, and especially the tensions of a world caught between
emerging interdependence and national demands. Course asks students to draw policy
implications because it encourages development of critical-thinking and group
and oral presentation skills.
348 Competencies for the Global Arena (1-3:0:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 149 and 60 credits, or permission of instructor. Proficiency-based course
that engages students in acquiring skills and competencies that are important
for a professional operating in a global society. Consists of a series of self-paced
exercises conducted under the supervision of departmental faculty.
349 Issues in the Analysis of Global Systems (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 149 or permission of instructor. Overview of global systems (e.g., technology,
environment, communications) with emphasis on the political subsystem and its
interactions with other global systems.
351 Administration in the Political System (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Administrative structures and processes in the political setting
of public management. Presents organization and administrative theory, critiques
current practices, and examines the impact of changes in the social, political,
and economic environment on these concepts and models.
355 Public Personnel Administration (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 351. Analysis of techniques and tools used in human resource management
including the merit system, classification, compensation, evaluation, recruitment,
and labor relations. Emphasis is placed on current legal and policy issues in
personnel administration, such as diversity and privatization.
356 Public Budgeting and Finance (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 351. Tools and techniques used in budgeting and financial management
in governments in the United States, including the management of public financial
institutions, the budgetary process, budgetary reform, and the relationship of
public budgeting to national economic policy.
357 Urban Governance and Planning (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 351.Framework, subject matter, uses, methods, administration, and future
of public planning. Emphasis is on setting goals, defining objectives, and choosing
between program alternatives. Political and bureaucratic constraints and problems
of implementation are discussed. Illustrations of planning may be drawn from various
levels of government.
358 Nonprofit Financial Planning (4:3:1). Prerequisite:
60 credits or permission of instructor. Provides an understanding of the
social mission and entrepreneurial cross pressures underlying financial planning
and accounting in the nonprofit sector. Topic include revenue sources, revenue
projections, entrepreneurial techniques, and cost analysis for nonprofit and nongovernmental
entities. Lecture and student case studies.
359 Computers in Public Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 300 Application of computers and computer-based analytical techniques
to management information needs in the public sector. Focus is on both mainframe
and microcomputer applications.
364 Public Policy Making (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT 103.
Processes, agencies, and politics involved in the proposal making, implementation,
evaluation, and revision of public policy in the United States.
365 State and Regional Public Policy (3:3:0). Examines public
policy decisions that affect local and state jurisdictions in the context of a
federal system of government. Context, substance, and impact of such policies
as housing, transportation, land use, crime prevention, service delivery, and
health care are examined.
366 Public Policy Analysis (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT
300. Methods of public policy analysis, evaluation, and research. Design
and development of alternative courses of government action and evaluation of
results, and problems in applying systematic analysis to political issues are
376 Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector (3:3:0). Collective
bargaining and the broad concept of labor relations as involved in selection and
hiring, seniority, promotions, and training. Examines labor relations and the
bargaining process extending from initial hiring to retirement.
399 Research Practicum in Public and International Affairs (1-3:1-3:0).
Prerequisites: GOVT 300 and permission of instructor. Application
of research methods in the context of assisting with faculty research. Individualized
sections are taught by arrangement with full-time faculty. Methods adopted vary,
but generally include library research, data collection, data analysis, and report
400 Political Research and Data Analysis (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 300. Methods of research and data analysis used in research about politics.
Examines ways to design research to answer questions, select appropriate techniques
for data collections, and use statistics to organize and interpret data. Students
also learn to carry out data analysis using microcomputers and programs such as
SPSS to process data and compute statistics.
407 Law and Society (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ADJ 100 or
GOVT 301. Exploration of the relationship between law and society, including
the concept of law, the origin, development, and role of law in society, and the
relationship between law and social change. Different approaches to the study
of law and society are considered and different methodologies assessed.
409 Virginia Government and Politics (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. History of politics in Virginia and examination of some current
political issues. Particular attention is given to the changing dynamics of the
political parties, key legislative issues, and the policies of recent administrations.
412/COMM 412 Politics and the Mass Media (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Responsibilities and freedoms of the mass media in a democracy.
Influence of media on citizens' opinions, elections, and decisions of public officials
414 Politics of Race, Gender, and Age (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Examination of the political, economic, and social impact of public
policies insofar as they have implications for race, gender, and age.
416 Political Persuasion and Propaganda (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103 Techniques and processes of political argument and persuasion as
used in campaigns, public education, and political debate. Topics include propaganda
in both domestic and international arenas, and political persuasion, myths, and
symbols used to induce conformity and form unified polity. Films and tapes supplement
examples of classic political speeches.
420 American Political Thought (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Major political values and theories in America from the formation
of the American republic to the present. Covers changes in American political
values in crisis periods and contemporary American political theory, including
pluralism, elite theories of democracy, and empirical political theory.
421 Contemporary Political Ideologies (3:3:0). Study of political
ideologies that shape the values, beliefs, and actions of contemporary regimes
and political movements. Topics include liberalism, conservatism, socialism, communism,
and fascism in theory and in contemporary practice, and problems of totalitarianism
and nationalism in postindustrial and developing societies.
422 Constitutional Interpretation (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 103. Examination of the Supreme Court's interpretation of the constitutional
powers of the Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Includes an examination
of major decisions concerning state regulation, taxation, and interstate relations.
423 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: GOVT 103. Study of the First Amendment freedoms of speech,
press, assembly, association, and religion; the right to privacy; and Fourteenth
Amendment equal protection.
424 Constitutional Law: Criminal Process and Rights (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: GOVT 103. Study of constitutional law pertaining to the
rights of the criminally accused from the stages of investigations and evidence
through attorney, trial, and punishment stages at federal and state levels.
430 Comparative Political Leadership (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Comparative political leadership, relationships between
political cultures and types of leadership, patterns of leadership recruitment,
and linkages between political elites and citizenry.
432 Political Change and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Examination of the relationship
between culture, history, ethnicity, and religion and contemporary political and
socioeconomic developments in Africa. Special attention is given to the implications
of ethnic conflict for nation-building in the post-Cold War period and to strategies
for resolving conflicts.
433 Political Economy of East Asia (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 133 and 60 credits, or permission of instructor. Political economy of
East Asia is commonly referred to as a miracle. Analysis and critique of this
description by focusing on the historical background, social structure, role of
the state, way of politics, and ever-changing realities in the political and economic
life of China and Japan.
434 Democracy in Global Perspective (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 133. Comparative study of the structures and performance of democracies
around the world since 1975. Examination of growing influence of global forces
(for example, economy media, culture) in the process of democratization. Examination
of select current elections.
444 Issues in International Studies (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Major issues in the international system, including
international political economy and security. May be repeated for credit when
topic is different, with permission of department.
446 International Law and Organization (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 132, 133, or 149. Nature, sources, and subject of the law of nations;
the law and the individual; territorial questions; nature, sources, and functions
of international organizations; international transactions and organizations;
war and the present and future status of international law.
447 Comparative Revolutions (3:3:0). Prerequisite: GOVT
133. Historical overview of modern revolutions as well as the different theories
about the causes and consequences of revolutions. Special attention is paid to
Marxist-Leninist, Arab nationalist, and Islamic revolutions.
448 Ethics and International Politics (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
60 credits and GOVT 132 or PHIL 151. Ethics and international politics ask
students to wrestle with dilemmas raised by a desire to behave morally in an international
system in which consensus about ethical matters is absent. Distributive justice
and the use of force are two overarching themes. Students also develop, apply,
and justify their own perspectives on an ethical problem using philosophical theory,
history, and social science research.
449 Senior Seminar in International Studies (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
Open only to senior majors. Integrative seminar that provides in-depth study
of a current international issue. Format varies, but involves the student in the
current literature, research techniques, and major issues of the field.
452 Administrative Law and Procedures (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 351. Law of public office. Studies the procedures followed by and the
legal limits on the administrative agencies and their officers and employees.
459 Information Decisions and Management in Government (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 300. Information and knowledge systems in government. Information applications,
decision-modeling under risk and uncertainty; high-technology development, management,
and use; and sociotechnical systems are discussed.
460 Surveillance and Privacy in Contemporary Society (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
ADJ 100. Philosophical perspectives, historical context, technological developments,
and institutional changes that surround controversies about privacy and surveillance
in contemporary society. Explores the public and private institutions doing surveillance,
how they calculate and manage risk, and legal constraints on surveillance activities.
464 Issues in Public Policy and Administration (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 103 plus 60 credits. Analysis of selected policy issues in administering
public policies. Topics are announced in advance. Examples include environmental
policy, government regulation, federal mandates, state policy, and regional policy.
May be repeated for credit when topic is different, with permission of department.
480 Internship (3-6:0:0). Contact the department one semester
before enrollment. Approved work-study programs with specific employers. Students
develop individual contracts defining the learning and competencies they plan
to gain from the experience.
490 Seminar (1-3:3:0). Prerequisite: Open to Public and
International Affairs majors with 60 credits. May be repeated for credit.
Course can be one, two, or three credits. Subject varies. Readings, individual
or group projects, and discussions of seminar papers constitute the content and
491 Honors Seminar (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to
the Public and International Affairs Department honors program. Subject varies.
Readings, individual or group projects, and discussions of seminar papers constitute
the content and format.
496 Directed Readings and Research (1-3:0:0). Prerequisites:
Open to majors in Public and International Affairs with 90 credits and permission
of instructor and department. Reading and research on a specific topic, under
the direction of a faculty member. Written report is required; an oral examination
over the research and report may be required.
500 Research Methods in Political Science (3:3:0). Introduction
to research methods and data sources for the study of political science and the
practice of government. Topics include measurement of political concepts, research
design, archival research techniques, survey research and case study development,
and data analysis with elementary statistics.
510 American Government and Politics (3:3:0). Examination
of the institutions and processes of American government, including the separate
institutions of power in the national government, the theory and practice of the
federal system, the role of interest groups and political parties, and the effects
of the media and public opinion on electoral behavior and policy making. Conducted
as a seminar and examines normative and empirical research.
520 Political Theory (3:3:0). Analysis of selected major works
of ancient, modern, and/or contemporary political theory that illuminate basic
problems and questions for people engaged in political or civic life. Examines
topics such as justice, liberty, equality, autonomy, rights, obligation, participation,
and the nature of politics.
540 International Politics (3:3:0). Focuses on the changing
structure of international politics, post-cold-war security issues (nuclear proliferation,
international terrorism, ethnic conflict, clash of civilizations), the effect
of a globalized economy and the information technology revolution, the enhanced
role of global corporations and nongovernmental organizations, and the rise of
nonsecurity issues in the emerging international agenda (human rights, humanitarian
intervention, North-South gap, resource limitation, and environmental degradation).
605 Seminar in Congress and the Presidency (3:3:0). Surveys
the major institutions of public policy formulation and implementation at the
national level in the United States with an emphasis on how public preferences
are translated into public policy. The politics, procedures, and personnel of
Congress, the presidency, and executive branch bureaucracies are the main focus.
606 Federalism and Changing Patterns of Governance (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 510. Examines broad trends in governance, including both the theory
and practice of key governance choices, with a particular focus on intergovernmental
relations and the changing roles of federal, state, and local governments. Specific
governance choices examined may include privatization, devolution, mandating,
regulatory reform, and comprehensive federalism reform.
631 Seminar in Comparative Politics and Institutions (3:3:0). Examines
the theories and practices of governance, development, and conflict resolution
in comparative national settings. Covers issues such as elections in presidential
and parliamentary democracies, institutional forms, political cultures, and ideologies.
Theories of comparative analysis and research reflecting alternative analytic
perspectives are brought to bear on the institutions and political processes of
nations and regions.
641 Seminar in Global Systems (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
Completion of all core courses. Application of the systems approach to an
understanding of global politics. Emphasizes the properties and functions of global
systems, such as population, food, disease, energy, trade, and so forth, and how
the world's political systems interact with them. Discusses how governance at
municipal to national to international levels is affected by global systems. Examines
the role of nongovernmental organizations in global affairs.
703 Seminar in the Courts and Constitutional Law (3:3:0). Analysis
of the role, influence, and effects of the U.S. courts in creating constitutional
legal norms and interpreting them. Special attention is paid to the First and
Fourteenth Amendments as well the Commerce Clause. Instruction by lecture and
discussion with students expected to read and analyze leading court cases.
715 Statistical Methods in Political Science Research (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 500. Common statistical techniques employed in political science research
including OLS regression, logistic regression, probit, factor analysis, multidimensional
scaling, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, and analysis of variance. Sampling
and inferential statistics.
725 Democratic Theory and Democratization (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 520. Examines democracy in terms of versions of liberalism, theories
of social capital and civic participation, and discourses about civil, political,
and human rights. Deals with the following questions: How is democracy conceptualized
both normatively and empirically? What underlying economic, social, and cultural
conditions promote democracy? What role do institutions play in creating and sustaining
a stable democratic society? Takes a broadly comparative perspective, focusing
not only on the United States, but also on a variety of established and emerging
democracies from around the world. Serves as an elective for students specializing
in American government or in international politics and comparative governments.
731 Advanced Seminar in Comparative Politics (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 540. Addresses theoretical and methodological issues central to the
study of comparative politics by focusing on a specific topic (international development,
race and ethnicity, social movements) or region (Latin America, Asia, Middle East,
Europe/European Union, Africa, Russia). Assumes basic proficiency in comparative
analysis (as provided in GOVT 540) and focuses on advanced modes of inquiry through
in-depth analysis and discussion of selected issues and themes. May be repeated
for credit when the topic is different and with permission of the department.
741 Advanced Seminar in International Politics (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 540. Examines theoretical and methodological issues central to the study
of international relations by focusing on a specific topic: American foreign policy,
diplomacy, international law and organization, international relations theory,
international ethics, human rights and humanitarian intervention, the environment,
and others. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different and with permission
of the department.
743 International Political Economy (3:3:0). Prerequisite:
GOVT 343 or equivalent. Examines the interplay of international politics
and economics. Discusses theoretical perspectives and analytical tools available
in the academic field of international political economy and applies these theories
and tools to issue areas such as trade, investment, exchange rates, development,
regionalization, and globalization. Explores how international economic and political
forces increasingly shape domestic interests and how domestic politics in turn
affect international political economy.
745 Issues in International Security (3:3:0). Prerequisites:
GOVT 540. Examination of issues of topical interest in the general area of
international security. Possible topics include nuclear strategy, arms control,
U.S. defense policy, ethics and international security, and international terrorism.