Courses

 

Courses

Course

Course Offerings

The official course schedule differs widely based on departmental needs and faculty teaching schedules, so outside of the core courses, it is tough to predict which courses will be offered.  Typically the Truman School offers one methods course and one substantive course (outside of the cores) from each field each semester.

Core Courses:

Methods Courses:

  • CORE: POLS 7000: Introductory Statistics for Political Science and POLS 7010: Computing Methods
  • CORE: POLS 9030: Linear Models in Politics
  • POLS 9040: Maximum Likelihood Estimation
  • POLS 9040: Time Series
  • POLS 9050: Formal Political Theory
  • POLS 9070: Qualitative Research Methods

Substantive Courses:

  • American Politics:
    • POLS 9120: Voting and Elections
    • POLS 9145: American State Politics
    • POLS 9160: Interest Groups
    • POLS 9175: Evolution of State Legislatures
    • POLS 9220: Constitutional Law: Institutions and Powers
    • POLS 9240: Race and Ethnic Politics
  • Public Policy/Public Administration:
  • International Relations:
    • POLS 9430: International Political Economy
    • POLS 9440: Foreign Policy Analysis
    • POLS 9450: International Conflict
    • POLS 9470: Theories of Civil War
    • POLS 9550: Strategic Studies
    • POLS 9560: Conflict Management and Peacekeeping
  • Comparative Politics:
    • POLS 9645: China and Political Science Research
    • POLS 9690: Democracy and Dictatorships
    • POLS 9710: Comparative Political Economy
    • POLS 9720: Comparative Political Institutions
    • POLS 9730: Comparative Elections and Voting Behavior
    • POLS 9760: Comparative Political Parties
    • POLS 9901: Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict