Duke University Political Science

This is a representative list of courses offered by the department and should not be used for schedule planning. For accurate and up-to-date course listings and information, Duke students should log into ACES.

Summer II 2015

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
POLSCI 213SA
Politics, Turkey, Middle East 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Examination of cultural identity and politics in Turkey and modern Middle East. Using Istanbul as a classroom, considers how representations of the Middle East are contested and gendered, analyzing such icons as "veiled women" and "terrorist men" and political implications of such representations. Topics include emergence of new social movements and paradoxes of secularism, Islamism, globalization, and neoliberalism in various settings. Offered only in the Duke in Turkey program. Instructor: Göknar, Gökariksel
POLSCI 290A
Duke-adm St Abr: Adv Top 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Topics differ by section. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 290A
Duke-adm St Abr: Adv Top 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Topics differ by section. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 291-1
Soph/jun Ind Study Pol Theory 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Individual non-research directed study in a field of special interest, under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered only in areas of study not otherwise provided in department course offerings, and with the direct approval and sponsorship of a faculty member. Will not generally be offered unless student has first established an extensive record of work with the faculty member. Written permission of faculty member, and detailed description of course of directed study, required before contacting the Director of Undergraduate Studies for permission number. Fulfills a political theory course requirement. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 292-1
Internship 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Open to students engaging in practical or governmental work experience during the summer or a regular semester. A faculty member in the department will supervise a program of study related to the work experience, including a substantive paper on a politics-related topic, containing significant analysis and interpretation. Consent of director of undergraduate studies required. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 331
Prisoner's Dilemma/distr Justi 1 01 MTuWThF 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Social Sciences 109

Course Description

Economic, political, and philosophical perspectives on distribution justice and the problems in each discipline raised by variations on the prisoner's dilemma. Classic texts include Hobbes and Hume, Smith and Mill, Rawls and Nozick. Gateway course to the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics certificate program. Suggested Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 377S
Classic/cont Political Theory 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Examines crucial debates in classical and contemporary political thought, especially question of individual freedom, from end of English Civil War to present day. Equips students with theoretical expertise to make persuasive arguments of their own. Not open to students who have taken Philosophy 207, Political Science 223, or Political Science 224. If you take this course you cannot get credit for Philosophy 207, Political Science 223, or Political Science 224. Open only to students in the Duke in Oxford program. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Stears
POLSCI 377S
Classic/cont Political Theory 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Examines crucial debates in classical and contemporary political thought, especially question of individual freedom, from end of English Civil War to present day. Equips students with theoretical expertise to make persuasive arguments of their own. Not open to students who have taken Philosophy 207, Political Science 223, or Political Science 224. If you take this course you cannot get credit for Philosophy 207, Political Science 223, or Political Science 224. Open only to students in the Duke in Oxford program. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Stears
POLSCI 390S-3
Spec Top In Spc 1 01M MTuWThF 10:00 AM-12:05 PM Perkins 070

Course Description

Special Topics in Security, Peace and Conflict. Same as Political Science 390-3 except in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 391-1
Sen Ind Study Political Theory 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Individual non-research directed study in a field of special interest under faculty member supervision. Offered only in areas of study not otherwise provided in department course offerings and with the direct approval and sponsorship of a faculty member. Will not generally be offered unless student has first established an extensive record of work with the faculty member. Written permission of faculty member and detailed description of course of directed study required before contacting the Director of Undergraduate Studies for permission number. Fulfills a political theory course requirement. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 493-1
Sen Res Ind Study Poltheory 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Individual directed research under the supervision of a faculty member. The central goal is a substantive research paper or report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Offered only in areas of study not otherwise provided in department course offerings and with the direct approval and sponsorship of a faculty member. Will not generally be offered unless student has first established an extensive record of work with the faculty member. Written permission of faculty member and detailed description of research project required before contacting the DUS for permission number. Fulfills a political theory course requirement. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 493-1
Sen Res Ind Study Poltheory 1 02 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Individual directed research under the supervision of a faculty member. The central goal is a substantive research paper or report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Offered only in areas of study not otherwise provided in department course offerings and with the direct approval and sponsorship of a faculty member. Will not generally be offered unless student has first established an extensive record of work with the faculty member. Written permission of faculty member and detailed description of research project required before contacting the DUS for permission number. Fulfills a political theory course requirement. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 493-1
Sen Res Ind Study Poltheory 1 03 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Individual directed research under the supervision of a faculty member. The central goal is a substantive research paper or report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Offered only in areas of study not otherwise provided in department course offerings and with the direct approval and sponsorship of a faculty member. Will not generally be offered unless student has first established an extensive record of work with the faculty member. Written permission of faculty member and detailed description of research project required before contacting the DUS for permission number. Fulfills a political theory course requirement. Instructor: Staff
POLSCI 493-3
Sen Res Ind Study Spc 1 01 12:00 AM-12:00 AM TBA

Course Description

Same as Political Science 493-1 excepts fulfills a security, peace, and conflict course requirement. Instructor: Staff
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