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351-354. Advanced Topics in Politics
Study of a selected topic in politics. See Topics Courses. (Social Science)

483. Research Seminar
Each student will choose a topic within politics to explore through group discussion and peer
review, presentations, and a paper that critically reviews existing research to advance an
argument. Prerequisites: Politics major with junior standing and three 300-level Politics classes

other than internships. No S/U option. (Social Science)

511. Readings in Politics and Public Policy (1/4)
Weekly reading and discussion on a topic of interest in Politics and Public Policy around a
general theme. Three meetings per term for four terms, with one or two hours of outside
reading in preparation for each discussion. May be repeated for credit to a maximum in both

Pol 511 and POL 512 of two course credits. (CR)

512. Extended Research in Politics and Public Policy (1/4)
The pursuit of an empirical problem through experimental or other research, including research
design, implementation, and write-up and dissemination of results. May be repeated for credit
to a maximum in both POL 511, and POL 512 of two course credits. (CR)

Political Thought

122. Foundations of the First Amendment
Political thought from political practice to political philosophy. Recent U.S. Supreme Court
rulings on the freedom of expression, the Constitutional background for the Court's ruling, and
the arguments for freedom of expression. Readings include Mill's On Liberty, Supreme Course

cases, works on current legal controversies, and John Milton. (Social Science)

125. Ethics and Public Policy
Contemporary studies in the standards that apply to political leaders and how they are
explained, interpreted, and enforced. When taught off campus, registration entails additional
expense. (Social Science)

315-319. Seminar in Political Thought
Examination of a particular topic or issue in political thought. Content varies from year to year.
Prerequisite: POL 122 or 125. Offered subject to availability of faculty. (Social Science)

325. Anglo-American Constitutional Thought
Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Benjamin Franklin, and other Americans
considered as guides to the much admired and imitated American experiment in writing a
constitution. Prerequisite: POL 122 or 125. (Social Science)

327. Revolutionary Political Thought
Modern writings for and against revolution, including Marx's Manifesto, Burke's Reflections,
and Hardt/Negri's Multitude. Alternate years. Prerequisite: POL 122 or 125 or permission of the

instructor. (Social Science)

International Relations and Comparative Government

142. International Politics
How and why states compete and cooperate internationally. Addresses concepts such as the

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