Online Political Science Courses

Summer Session 2023

Take an Online Political Science Class in Summer 2023

 

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 or synchronous format. 

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 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

Analysis of the organization and operation of the American political system. CA 2.

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.
Grading Basis: Graded

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.

American Political Parties (POLS 2607)

POLS 2607

An analysis of the aims, organization, and growth of parties in the United States.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: POLS 1602.
Grading Basis: Graded

Power, Politics and Art (POLS 3040)

POLS 3040

A study of power and politics through a survey of major political ideologies and their expression in art and architecture, in various past and present cultures, both as a means of political socialization and a tool of resistance and protest.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Politics, Propaganda, and Cinema (POLS 3426)

POLS 3426

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.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.
Grading Basis: Graded

Politics of Inequality (POLS 3618)

POLS 3618

Relationship between democracy and inequality. Economic inequality and its causes, poverty, public opinion, inequalities in political voice and representation, public policy, the role of money in politics.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.