Past Courses


american politics

UCSD / Poli 10/ introduction to political science: american politics/ 2019 summer session II

what is the united states? how does the constitution influence the behavior of politicians? what strategies are open to politicians to get what they want? what is representation? what motivates voters?

introduction to political science

mesa poli 101/ introduction to political science / 2019 spring

how do political scientists think about politics? why do we have states? what is democracy and what is it good for? why do we go to war? what drives international politics? what is power and how do actors acquire it? When do revolutions happen and when are they successful? How does the american political system work? When do politicians listen to the public? Why are there only two viable parties in the american political system?

 

power and justice

usd poli 100 / power and justice / 2019 spring

what is power? what is justice? how ought we organize our society? is it rational to establish a state? what are the appropriate limits of political power? What rights are due to citizens? what do we owe to non-citizens? what reason do we have to support democracy? how ought we distribute the benefits and burdens in society? Is it ok for leaders to lie in pursuit of political goals?

 

introduction to political science

mesa poli 101/ introduction to political science / 2018 fall

why do we have states? what is democracy and what is it good for? why do we go to war? what drives international politics? what is power and how do actors acquire it? When do revolutions happen and when are they successful?

 

the american political system

mesa poli 102 / the american political system / 2018 fall

What is the united states? how does the constitution influence the behavior of politicians? what strategies are open to politicians to get what they want? what is representation? what motivates voters?