Online Political Science Courses

Summer Session 2022

Take an Online Political Science Class in Summer 2022

 

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 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

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

Variable Topics in Contemporary Political Issues – US Constitutional Dictatorship (POLS 2998)

POLS 2998

An exploration of contemporary political issues at the national and international levels. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: None.
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.

Environmental and Climate Justice (POLS 3240E)

POLS 3240E

Introduction to major debates about environmental and climate justice and the related policies and programs. Implications for the ongoing efforts to promote environmental stewardship and the design of global, national, and subnational institutions of climate governance. CA 2.

3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

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.

Public Opinion (POLS 3625)

POLS 3625

Concepts, theories, structure, and substance of public opinion.
Also offered as: PP 3030

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