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POLISCI 349: Directed Reading and Research in Comparative Politics

May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit

POLISCI 351A: Foundations of Political Economy

Introduction to political economy with an emphasis on formal models of collective choice, public institutions, and political competition. Topics include voting theory, social choice, institutional equilibria, agenda setting, interest group politics, bureaucratic behavior, and electoral competition.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

POLISCI 354: Thinking Strategically (POLISCI 153)

This course provides an introduction to strategic reasoning. We discuss ideas such as the commitment problem, credibility in signaling, cheap talk, moral hazard and adverse selection. Concepts are developed through games played in class, and applied to politics, business and everyday life.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Acharya, A. (PI)

POLISCI 355A: Data Science for Politics (POLISCI 150A)

Data science is quickly changing the way we understand and and engage in the political process. In this course we will develop fundamental techniques of data science and apply them to large political datasets on elections, campaign finance, lobbying, and more. The objective is to give students the skills to carry out cutting edge quantitative political studies in both academia and the private sector. Students with technical backgrounds looking to study politics quantitatively are encouraged to enroll.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
Instructors: Hall, A. (PI)

POLISCI 356B: Formal Theory II: Models of Politics

A continuation of Formal Theory I covering advanced topics, including classical political economy, comparative institutions, theories of conflict and cooperation, dynamic political economy, and the new behavioral political economy.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Acharya, A. (PI)

POLISCI 358: Data-driven Politics

Covers advanced computational and statistical methods for collecting and modeling large-scale data on politics. Topics will include automated and computer-assisted methods for collecting, disambiguating, and merging unstructured data (web-scraping, identity resolution, and record-linkage), database management (SQL, data architecture), data-reduction techniques for measuring the political preferences for large numbers of individuals, topic models applied to political text/speech, and social network analysis for mapping relationships and identifying influential actors.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Bonica, A. (PI)

POLISCI 400C: Research Design

Required of Political Science PhD candidates with International Relations, American Politics, or Comparative Politics as their first or second field. Other by consent of instructor. Students develop their own research design. Prerequisites: 410A&B or 420A&B or 440A&B.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5

POLISCI 416A: European Security during the Cold War (HISTORY 231A, HISTORY 431A, POLISCI 216A)

During the Cold War two highly armed military blocs confronted each other in the center of Europe. What role did they play in the Cold War? How dangerous was their confrontation? This seminar will use archival materials from Britain, France, Germany, the Soviet Union to explore the US-Soviet rivalry in Europe, the politics of the two alliances, the role of nuclear weapons, the crises that took place, and the ending of the Cold War in Europe.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5

POLISCI 416B: European Security during the Cold War (HISTORY 231B, HISTORY 431B, POLISCI 216B)

Prerequisite: HISTORY 231A/431A. During the Cold War two highly armed military blocs confronted each other in the center of Europe. What role did they play in the Cold War? How dangerous was their confrontation? This seminar will use archival materials from Britain, France, Germany, the Soviet Union to explore the US-Soviet rivalry in Europe, the politics of the two alliances, the role of nuclear weapons, the crises that took place, and the ending of the Cold War in Europe.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Holloway, D. (PI)

POLISCI 420A: American Political Institutions

Theories of American politics, focusing on Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, and the courts.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Cox, G. (PI)
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