Fall 2020 Course Offerings

Attention: The faculty have decided that internships for PS 99 in the fall can be remote. However, all other requirements and guidelines remain unchanged. Students will still need to meet all of the prerequisites and academic expectations that are normally in place for PS 99. If you have any questions about whether a particular internship is allowed, please contact your faculty advisor, or email

PS 196: Independent Studies in Political Science are now variable credit. This means that you have the option to choose from a variety of credit hours, and can fit an independent study more flexibly into your course schedule. For more information, please see this checklist, and ask your professors if you are interested in designing an independent study.

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Course times and location: please check SIS

Course # Course Title Instructor Class Format
PS 0004 Shakespeare's Politics Vickie Sullivan In-person
PS 0009 Workshop in Political Science: Political Perspectives on Policing, Race, and the Demonstrations Vickie Sullivan and David Art Virtual
PS 0011 Introduction to American Politics James Glaser Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0015 Sophomore Seminar: Politics in the City (M) Jeffrey Berry Virtual
PS 0020 Introduction to Civic Studies Brian Schaffner and Peter Levine Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0021 Introduction to Comparative Politics Nimah Mazaheri Virtual
PS 0041 Western Political Thought I Ioannis Evrigenis Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0061 Introduction to International Relations Michael Beckley Virtual
PS 0099 Internship: Fieldwork in Poliitcs Shinju Fujihira Virtual (Asynchronous)
PS 0101 The Presidency and the Executive Branch Jeffrey Berry Virtual
PS 0103 Political Science Research Methods (M) Nimah Mazaheri Virtual
PS 0105 Constitutional Law Hon. Judge Dennis Curran (Ret.) Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0111 Political Psychology (M) Deborah Schildkraut Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0112 US Elections: Rules, Strategies, and Outcomes Eitan Hersh In-person
PS 0115 Information Technology and Political Power (M) Eitan Hersh In-person
PS 0118-01 Topics in American Politics: The American Legal System Hon. Judge Dennis Curran (Ret.) Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0118-02 Topics in American Politics: Community Organizing Daniel LeBlanc & Kenneth Galdston Virtual
PS 0118-03/CVS 0150-08 Topics in American Politics: Modern American Political Campaign Strategy Scott Jennings Virtual
PS 0119 Seminar in American Politics: Polling the 2020 Elections (*) Brian Schaffner Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0121 Seminar: Political Culture in Comparative Perspectives (*) Consuelo Cruz Virtual
PS 0122 Soviet, Russian, and Post-Soviet Politics Oxana Shevel In-person
PS 0126 Chinese Politics Elizabeth Remick-Yamamoto Virtual
PS 0127 Latin American Politics Consuelo Cruz Virtual
PS 0130 Seminar: African Political Economy (M)(*) Pearl Robinson Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0138 Topics in Comparative Politics: Democracy and Its Alternatives David Art Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0139 Seminar in Comparative Politics: German Politics from Bismarck to Merkel (*) David Art Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0147 Seminar: Political Philosophy of Nietzsche (*) Robert Devigne Virtual
PS 0157/ILVS 0079/GER 0079 Fascism: Then and Now Alexander Gardner
PS 0158 Topics in Political Thought: Rise & Decay of the West Robert Devigne Virtual
PS 0180 Regionalism in Africa Pearl Robinson Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0181 Public Opinion and Foreign Policy (M) Richard Eichenberg Virtual
PS 0185 Seminar: Nuclear Weapons and International Politics (*) Jeff Taliaferro Virtual
PS 0187 Intelligence and National Security Jeff Taliaferro Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0188-02 The Transnational Politics of Forced Migration Anna Larson Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0188-03 Gender in International Relations Anna Larson Hybrid/Dual modality
PS 0189 Seminar in International Relations: International Relations of East Asia (*) Shinju Fujihira Virtual
PS 0189-02 Seminar in International Relations: American Primacy (*) Michael Beckley Virtual
PS 0196 Independent Study Please contact your professor if you wish to enroll in an Independent Study.
PS 0198 Seminar: Senior Honors Thesis (M)(*) Richard Eichenberg Virtual

(M) = Methodologically focused course
(*) = Advanced seminar
(IP) Instructor's Permission needed to enroll

Class Formats
In-Person: Courses where participants will meet in-person every class session but may be open to virtual participants.
Hybrid/Dual Modality: Courses that will have a mix of both online and in-person class sections for each student.
Virtual: Courses that will be entirely online. Synchronous, unless otherwise noted.