Comparison of politics and government in selected countries around the world.
Examines the origins and development of human rights in international politics. The course discusses what human rights are, international human rights movements, the international search for justice after mass crimes, and international humanitarian intervention.
This course undertakes a historical and analytical approach to U.S. foreign policy since World War II. The course is divided into three main topics: U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II and the evolution of U.S. policy and the impetus behind important foreign policy choices; The people and institutions and processes that guide foreign policy formation and implementation; And the more salient foreign policy challenges facing the U.S. in the 21st century including how the US has responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001, the effectiveness of foreign aid policy. Enroll Info: None
The intellectual origins and evolution of American political thought as seen through the lens of leading politicians, novelists and social critics from the Puritans to the Civil War; consideration of the central tensions of American political thought from a contemporary perspective. Enroll Info: Not open to students with credit for POLI SCI 565 prior to fall 2017
An introduction to the political economy of development. The course asks why are some countries are rich and others poor. To help answer this question, the course examines leading theories of economic development. In light of these theories,the course highlights the development experiences of three major regions of the world: the West, East Asia, and the former Communist Block. The course considers a series of issues about development, including the effect of ethnic diversity, corruption, natural resources and women’s empowerment on economic development concluding with an examination of the effects of the international interactions–via trade, foreign aid, migration and war–on economic development. Enroll Info: None
Introduces students to political science as a discipline by focusing on the development of research questions, research designs, and the quantitative and qualitative tools commonly used to implement research designs. Enroll Info: Not open to students with credit for POLI SCI 200 prior to fall 2017
UW-Madison senior and Summer Term student Paige Leiser shares her experience interning with the Wisconsin in Washington DC program.