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INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD
PLSC 486D: Domestic Politics and the Strategic Behavior of States (Fall 2016)
This course is aimed at understanding if, how, and when domestic politics shape foreign policies and interactions among states. The goal is to consider how states’ internal structures, processes, and events may connect to the strategic behavior of states. Therefore, this seminar is devoted to the actors and institutional structures that influence foreign policy and international political outcomes. Throughout this course, students are required to examine the sources of these actors’ interests and preferences, and consider arguments about their respective roles in the policy process (including how these are affected by different political institutions, e.g. democracy and autocracy).
PLSC 117-90: Introduction to World Politics (Binghamton University, Fall 2014)
This course is an introduction to the study of World Politics. In the sense it will be used in this course, “world politics” refers primarily to relations between states and non-state actors across international borders. This course examines key issues such as international security, war, foreign policy decision-making, and international political economy. Also, it considers social-scientific methods through which these issues can be studied. This course is aim to offer an introduction to these questions rather than a comprehensive treatment. All are covered in greater detail in intermediate and upper-level classes offered in the Department of Political Science. This course should help prepare students for these subsequent classes, as well as providing a general background on the subject for student who select their other majors.
PLSC 380O: Domestic Politics and International Relations (Binghamton University, Summer 2014)
This course satisfies the International Relations and upper-level requirement for the Political Science major. It is aimed at understanding if, how, and when domestic politics shape foreign policies and interactions among states. The fact that domestic politics matter is undeniable, however, much is left with the discussion of regarding how it matters. The goal of this course is to consider how states’ internal structures, processes, and events (and what all those things are) may connect to international relations. The primary focus will be on domestic politics in the United States, but the principles we study will often port to other countries. This course satisfies "C-Composition" general education requirement. ("C courses require a process of revision with instructor feedback, require a minimum of 20 pages of expository prose, and base at least 50% for the courses grade on writing.")
- PLSC 117: Introduction to World Politics (Binghamton University, Fall 2012 & Fall 2013)
- PLSC 111: Introduction to American Politics (Binghamton University, Spring 2012, Spring 2015, and Spring 2016)