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GOVT 7999 : Independent Study
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Individualized readings and research for graduate students. Topics, readings, and writing requirements are designed through consultation between the student and the instructor. Graduate students in government who are looking to use this as an option to fulfill their course requirements should check with their chairs to be certain that the program of study is acceptable for this purpose. Applications must be completed and signed by the instructor and by the chairs of their special committees. They are available from, and must be returned to, the graduate assistant in 212 White Hall.
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GOVT 7073 : Game Theory 1
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This is the first in a two course sequence that introduces graduate students in political science to game theory, a tool for studying strategic interaction that is now used throughout the discipline. In the first course, students will learn the basics concepts of game theory and how to solve most of types of games used in applied political science work. The course requires only high-school level mathematics, and no prior training in game theory or formal methods.
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GOVT 6986 : Other Feminisms
Crosslisted as: GOVT 4986 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Other Feminisms is a survey of contemporary critical approaches to feminist theory today. it seeks to complicate the traditional depiction of feminist theory as "white," "transphobic," "Eurocentic"/western.  Canonical works of feminist theory such as Shulamith Firestone or Simone de Beauvoir are re-situated in relation to contemporaneous writing such as the Combahee River Collective's Black Feminist Statement as well as projected into the speculative fiction of Octavia Butler and Ursula Le Guin. "Other feminisms" will comprise experiments in genre as well as gender in Kathy Acker, Donna Haraway, Hélène Cixous, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein ("Sultana's Dream"). We will explore the contributions of theories of intersectionality, object-oriented ontologies, disability studies, affect theory, transnational explorations of Islamic piety movements and Iranian trans and same sex communities to what Clare Hemmings calls "the political grammar of feminist theory."
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GOVT 6745 : Humanitarian Affects
Crosslisted as: ANTHR 4176, ANTHR 7176, FGSS 4876, FGSS 6876, GOVT 4745 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Saida Hodzic
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GOVT 6433 : Quantitative Text Analysis
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course is designed to provide doctoral students in political science with an introduction to advanced quantitative text analysis. Students will learn about all major types of content analyses, including manual, machine learning and automated content analysis techniques as well as methods for analyzing content analysis data. The class will demonstrate, how quantitative text analysis can be a useful tool in analyzing a variety of politically relevant texts (e.g. party manifestos, legislative outputs, social media). It will also provide an opportunity for doctoral candidates to present recent work based on text analysis techniques.
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GOVT 6353 : Field Seminar in Comparative Politics
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course provides a graduate-level survey of the field of comparative politics, introducing students to classic works as well as recent contributions that build upon those works. Readings will draw from leading theoretical approaches-including structural, institutional, rational choice, and cultural perspectives-and cover a broad range of substantive topics, such as democratization, authoritarianism, states and civil society, political economy, and political participation and representation.
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GOVT 6122 : Foundations of the Social Sciences
Crosslisted as: ECON 6910, PHIL 6422 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Social science research almost always combines empirical observation (data), the construction of concepts (language), and the logical analysis of the relations between observations and concepts (statistics).  This course examines the relations between these three dimensions as the analyst moves from one to the other both as practice and in the crafting of a formal summary of findings and argument. We will be particularly interested in the foundational assumptions that underpin the connections between empirical reality, language, and statistical analysis. While these foundational assumptions are often taken for granted by social scientists, they vary dramatically between social science disciplines.  The implicit contradiction between that variance and their doxic acceptance within disciplines will be a primary focus of the course.
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GOVT 6109 : Field Methods
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