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Elections, Representation, and Governance Track

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The Elections, Representation, & Governance Track examines how individuals make political decisions, how an individual’s identity shapes their political decisions, how representatives are selected, how representatives govern once selected, and the consequences of governance for society and public policy.

Political Science Courses

POLISCI 20Q: Democracy in Crisis: Learning from the Past
POLISCI 23Q: Analyzing the 2016 Elections
POLISCI 25N: The US Congress in Historical and Comparative Perspective
POLISCI 27N: Thinking Like a Social Scientist
POLISCI 28N: The Changing Nature of Racial Identity in American Politics
POLISCI 29N: Mixed-Race Politics and Culture
POLISCI 31N: Political Freedom: Rights, Justice, and Democracy in the Western Tradition
POLISCI 72: Policy, Politics, and the Presidency: Understanding the 2016 Campaign from Start to Finish
POLISCI 75: The 2018 Midterm Election: Making Your Voice Heard
POLISCI 102: Politics and Public Policy
POLISCI 104: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLISCI 110D/110Y: War and Peace in American Foreign Policy
POLISCI 120B: Campaigns, Voting, Media, and Elections
POLISCI 120C: American Political Institutions in Uncertain Times
POLISCI 120Z: What's Wrong with American Government? An Institutional Approach
POLISCI 121: Political Power in American Cities
POLISCI 121L: Racial-Ethnic Politics in US
POLISCI 124L: The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America
POLISCI 125M: Latino Social Movements
POLISCI 125P: The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Press
POLISCI 125S: Chicano/Latino Politics
POLISCI 126P: Constitutional Law
POLISCI 128F/128S: The Constitution: A Brief History
POLISCI 130: 20th Century Political Theory: Liberalism and Its Critics
POLISCI 131A: The Ethics and Politics of Collective Action
POLISCI 131L: Modern Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx to Mill
POLISCI 132A: The Ethics of Elections
POLISCI 134P: Contemporary Moral Problems
POLISCI 134L: Introduction to Environmental Ethics
POLISCI 135D: Ethics of Democratic Citizenship
POLISCI 140P: Populism and the Erosion of Democracy
POLISCI 143S: Comparative Corruption
POLISCI 144A: Revolution and Reconciliation Through Film**
POLISCI 147: Comparative Democratic Development
POLISCI 147P: The Politics of Inequality
POLISCI 148/348: Chinese Politics
POLISCI 149T: Middle Eastern Politics
POLISCI 150A/355A: Data Science for Politics
POLISCI 213E: Introduction to European Studies
POLISCI 217A: American Foreign Policy: Interests, Values, and Process
POLISCI 217M/317M: Special Topics: International Democratization**
POLISCI 220: Urban Policy Research Lab
POLISCI 220C/320C: The Politics of the Administrative State
POLISCI 220R/320R: The Presidency
POLISCI 222: The Political Psychology of Intolerance
POLISCI 222P: Creating American Republic
POLISCI 222S: Topics in Constitutional History
POLISCI 223A: Public Opinion and American Democracy
POLISCI 223B: Money, Power, and Politics in the New Gilded Age
POLISCI 225C: Fixing US Politics: Political Reform in Principle and Practice
POLISCI 226A: The Changing Face of America
POLISCI 226T/326T: The Politics of Education
POLISCI 234: Democratic Theory
POLISCI 240A/340A: Democratic Politics
POLISCI 241A: Political Economy of Development
POLISCI 241B: Special Topics: Comparative Political Economy (Latin America)
POLISCI 243D: Special Topics: Taiwan's Democratic Evolution**
POLISCI 244U/344U: Political Culture
POLISCI 245R: Politics of Modern Iran
POLISCI 246A/446A: Paths to The Modern World: Islam and The West
POLISCI 246P: Dynamics of Change in Africa
POLISCI 247G: Governance and Poverty
POLISCI 248S/348S: Latin American Politics
POLISCI 311E: Political Economy
POLISCI 322A: Advances in Political Psychology
POLISCI 324: Graduate Seminar in Political Psychology
POLISCI 327C: Law of Democracy
POLISCI 344: Politics and Geography
**Course no longer offered

Pre-Approved Courses

Course Number Course Name
COMM 1A/211 Mass Media, Society, and Democracy**
COMM 130N The Idea of a Free Press**
COMM 157/257/357 Information Control in Authoritarian Regimes
CSRE 203A  The Changing Face of America: Civil Rights and Education Strategies for the 21st Century**
CSRE 220 Public Policy Institute
ECON 116
American Economic History**
ECON 155 Environmental Economics and Policy
EDUC 178/270 Latino Families, Languages, and Schools
EDUC 197
(FEMGEN 297, SOC 134)
Gender and Education in Global and Comparative Perspectives
History of School Reform: Origins, Policies, Outcomes, and Explanations
HISTORY 4/104 Introduction to Geospatial Humanities
HIST 70/170B** Culture, Politics, and Society in Latin America**
HISTORY 152/352B History of American Law
HISTORY 153 Creation of the Constitution
HISTORY 181B Formation of the Contemporary Middle East**
HISTORY 187 The Islamic Republics: Politics and Society in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan**
(REES 304G)
War and Society
HISTORY 252/352 Originalism and the American Constitution: History and Interpretation
Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History
HUMBIO 120 Health Care in America: An Introduction to U.S. Health Policy
HUMBIO 120A American Health Policy
HUMBIO 129S Global Public Health
HUMBIO 173 Science, Innovation and the Law
LAW 2519
(Formerly LAW 437)
Water Law
MS&E 193/293
(GS 167/267)
Technology and National Security
OSPBER 37 Leading from Behind? Germany in the International Arena since 1945**
OSPBER 115X The German Economy: Past and Present**
OSPCPTWN 69 Comparatively Assessing South Africa's Transition to Democracy: Past, Present and Future
OSPFLOR 12 Constituting a Republic: Machiavelli, Madison, and Modern Issues
OSPFLOR 43 Machiavelli**
OSPFLOR 78 The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union
OSPISTAN 72 Religion, Secularism and Democracy in the World**
OSPOXFRD 22 British Politics Past and Present
OSPOXFRD 24 British and American Constitutional Systems in Comparative Perspective**
OSPOXFRD 34 American and British Politics: A Critical Comparison**
OSPOXFRD 82 Politics of Inequality: Implications of Electoral Geography for Democratic Representation Quality**
OSPPARIS 32 French History and Politics: Understanding the Present through the Past
OSPPARIS 122X Challenges of Integration in the European Union
OSPSANTG 116X Modernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century
OSPSANTG 129X Latin America in the International System**
PUBLPOL 132/232 The Politics of Policy Making
PUBLPOL 135 Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area
PUBLPOL 154 Politics and Policy in California
PUBLPOL 156 Health Care Policy and Reform
PUBLPOL 353A Science and Technology Policy
SIW 105 Education Policy
SIW 106 Criminal Justice Policy
SIW 107 Civil Rights Law
SIW 124 The American Presidency: From TR to Nixon
SIW 156 Washington Policymaking: A New Era? Advocacy and Strategy at the Federal Level
SOC 118/218 Social Movements and Collective Action
SOC 135/235 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States
SOC 136/236 Sociology of Law
SOC 140/240 Introduction to Social Stratification
SOC 145
(CSRE 145, SOC 245)
Race and Ethnic Relations in the USA
THINK 47 Inventing Government: Ancient and Modern
THINK 51 The Spirit of Democracy
(CSRE 149A, SOC 149/249)
The Urban Underclass
  **Course no longer offered