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120, The American Political System140, Introduction to International Relations150, Introduction to Comparative Politics201, Geographic Information Systems213, Political Socialization216, American Political Culture217, Women and Politics 218, African-American Politics219, Topics in Political Culture > See 200-level Topics Courses section
The legal ecosystem is enduring drastic change. This course will discover and analyze how the primary players are being affected in addition to weighing the various theories of law's future. Additionally, this course embodies a practical learning component which will teach students law school basics including concise writing skills and the Socratic method.
PSC 339, Advanced Topics in Political Thought: Power and Place in the CityMon + Wed, 1:00-2:30, Lincoln Park, John French, PhD
Political power shapes our lives in countless ways, but nowhere is its influence more tangible than in the shape and structure of cities. Cities are collective projects, built and rebuilt by thousands or millions of people over long periods, but few of those people have a say in the decisions that determine the development of the city. At the same time, residents of cities often use them in ways that planners and political leaders did not intend or envision. Using the work of theorists including Michele Foucault, James C. Scott, and Timothy Mitchell, this course will ask why cities look and work the way they do, who decides, and how those decisions get made.
219, Topics in Political Culture: Youth as a Social Movement
229, Topics in American Politics: Presidential Nominations229, Topics in American Politics: How to Get Elected
249, Topics in International Relations: From Conflict to Resolution and Peace259, Country Studies: Colonialism, Independence, and Nationhood259, Country Studies: Political and Economic Development269, Topics in Public Law: Introduction to Law and Society269, Topics in Public Law: Criminal Procedure and the Constitution269, Topics in Public Law: Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration269, Topics in Public Law: Sports Law and Politics269, Topics in Public Law: U.S. Constitution and American Foreign Policy299, Special Topics: E-Government: Technology & Politics