Online Political Science Courses

Summer Session 2020

Take an Online Political Science Class in Summer 2020

 

UConn’s Department of Political Science offers many fully online political science courses to help you get ahead, save money, or catch-up. Summer online political science classes are taught by UConn instructors and are delivered within an asynchronous format. You can participate at any time of day from nearly anywhere.

If you are a student from another school, you can take UConn summer classes online and transfer them to your home institution (you should check with your home institution to ensure transferability). With UConn’s online political science summer courses, you’re attending classes at one of the nations top-ranked public institutions.

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Introduction to Political Theory (POLS 1002)

POLS 1002

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

This course explores major themes of political theory such as justice, obligation, and equality, and their relevance to contemporary political concerns. CA 1.

Introduction to Comparative Politics (POLS 1202)

POLS 1202

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

A survey of institutions, politics, and ideologies in democratic and non-democratic states. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Introduction to Nonwestern Politics (POLS 1207)

POLS 1207

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

A survey of institutions, ideologies, development strategies, and the political processes in non-western culture. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Introduction to International Relations (POLS 1402)

POLS 1402

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

This course explores the nature and problems of international politics. CA 2. CA 4-INT. SM-9/09

Introduction to American Politics (POLS 1602)

POLS 1602

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Curriculum focuses on the analysis of the organization and operation of the American political system. CA 2.

Privacy in the Information Age (POLS 2062W)

POLS 2062W

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

This course provides a thematic overview of privacy from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Curriculum includes public policy, legal and ethical debates surrounding privacy and the impact of technology and scientific advances on how privacy is conceptualized, valued, enacted, and protected.

Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (POLS 2072Q)

POLS 2072Q

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: High School Algebra II and a mathematics course.

An explanation of the quantitative methods used in political science. Curriculum includes the application of these methods for the analysis of substantive political questions.

Climate Justice (POLS 3240)

POLS 3240

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

An introduction to major debates about the distributional consequences of climate change and the policies and programs meant to address it. Curriculum focuses on the implications for the design of global, national, and subnational institutions of climate governance.

Politics, Propaganda, and Cinema (POLS 3426)

POLS 3426

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Lectures and films from several nations serve to illustrate techniques and effects of propaganda, analyzing the pervasive impact that propaganda has on our lives. The course concentrates on the World War II era.

Congress in Theory and Practice (POLS 3604W)

POLS 3604W

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

An in-depth analysis of the U.S. Congress, including representation, elections, policy formation, law making, and organization

Supervised Field Work (POLS 3991)

POLS 3991

Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).