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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Political Science

SPRING 2017

ADPO 135801  American Culture War
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Woods College website for more detailed information.
Since at least the 1960s, pundits and social scientists have talked about the existence of a profound culture war in the United States. On issues ranging from abortion to immigration to homosexuality, we have been told, America is divided into two major camps, one leaning to the left and the other to the right. Course examines the evidence behind such assertions, concentrating on some of the key issues around which theories of America’s culture war are organized.  The reality is that culture wars extend back well before the 1960s.  So this course will also incorporate an examination of long term clashes, e.g., class warfare, racial tensions, ethnic hostilities.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 18–May 10, Marie Natoli

ADPO 304101  International Relations
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Woods College website for more detailed information.
This course will cover the basic concepts and theories of International Relations, but will have a distinct focus on real-world political matters.  The course will explore ideas of national power, political ideologies, nationalism, war and peace, diplomacy, globalization and terrorism.  As a class, we will explore how these theoretical concepts actually impact the course of human history and peoples’ lives.  As part of the course, students will conduct research on a focused, real-world, international relations problem of their choosing.
Sat 9–12, Jan 21–May 13, Will Mayborn




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