CEA Course: Political Science

POL 320 COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

In order to appreciate the complex relationships between State and citizen in health care systems, this course establishes a foundation for understanding the fundamental elements of health care structures and processes and compares various national examples. Prerequisites: One 200-level course in the subject area of instruction. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as HLT 320.

POL 323 EXPLORING EUROPE: CULTURES, SOCIETIES & POLITICAL DYNAMICS

The course intends to enable you to know about the basics of the current sociological, cultural and political European reality through the analysis of the main European countries. Your personal journeys and field studies will allow you to approach in a more empirical way some of the more essential European aspects. Prerequisites: One two-hundred or two one-hundred level courses in the subject area of instruction. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross Listed as SOC 323.

POL340 EU INTEGRATION: THEORIES, INSTITUTIONS & ISSUES

This course explains the ideology, growth and organizational structure of the EU and highlights the tremendous importance of EU-US cooperation and the establishment of a tarif-free market between the EU and the southern Mediterranean African and Middle Eastern nations under the Barcelona process. Credits: 3

POL342 THE POLITICS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION: AN ITALIAN PERSPECTIVE

A comprehensive overview of contemporary Europe in terms of nationalism, multiculturalism, ethnicity, migration and integration, and an analysis of the range of factors that define the identities of Europeans (religion, geolinguistics, geogenetics, demography, geopolitics, regionalism and federalism). The problems of racism and xenophobia are set against multiculturalism and social pluralism. Credits: 3. Also listed as: Cross listed as POL342FLR and POL342FCO The Politics of European Integration: An Italian Perspective.

POL341 FRANCE & EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Through an analytical process of developing criteria for judging the stakes and challenges of European integration, this course provides an overview of the history, principles, structure, functions, processes and current issues of European integration with a particular emphasis on France's role in, and her response to, European integration. Prerequisite: one course in recent European politics or history is advised. Credits: 3

POL350 HUMAN RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES IN WORLD POLITICS

Following an initial review of the historical, political and intellectual backgrounds giving rise to modern human rights law, this course provides a survey and analysis of the process and many challenges of setting, monitoring, and enforcing universal standards of respect for international human rights in contemporary world politics. Primary focus is placed upon the UN system. Prerequisites: one introductory course in international relations and one course in 20th century world history or European history are advised. Additional fee applies. Credits: 3

POL360 CONTEMPORARY SPAIN: HISTORY, POLITICS & SOCIETY

In this course, we will discuss and explore Spain’s ascension after the military Francoist dictatorship while critically examining challenges that the country currently faces. Throughout this course, students will analyze and interpret the most important aspects of Spanish history, politics and society from the last 30 years. Credits: 3 Also offered as: SPN 360 Contemporary Spain: History, Politics & Society taught in Spanish

POL361 CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN POLITICS

This course is a comprehensive survey of political change in modern Italy, employing a variety of lectures, classroom discussions, debates, and visits to the chambers of the Italian Parliament and Senate, where students hear presentations delivered by guest speakers from the contemporary Italian political scene. Additional fee applies. Credits: 3

POL362 CURRENT POLITICAL ISSUES IN FRANCE

This course provides a survey and analysis of current political, ideological, social, economic and cultural issues confronting the people and institutions of the French Fifth Republic in the early 21 st century. Prerequisites: One introductory course in Political Science. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3

POL370 NEW CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL POLITICS: TIME FOR CHANGE?

This course analyzes the social, political and economic challenges- such as climate change, natural resource conflicts, human rights violations or unfair trade rules- that make up the planet’s global agenda. In order to address these subjects, the course will consider the opinions of both established mainstream analysts and those leftfield “alternative” views from academic fields, NGOs and social movements. Credits: 3