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Department of Political Science

Spring 2021

Enrollment for Spring 2021 is just around the corner, starting November 2nd for graduates and select seniors. As we continue to expect unusual semesters under the presence of COVID-19, changes have been made in order to make classes safer and more manageable for students. These changes, called "modalities", come in a variety of terms. For more details on this, please see the information listed under Spring 2021 Modalities and Modality Definitions.

Interested in what Political Science has to offer next semester? Our course schedule for Spring 2021 is now available to view, just click here! Also, make sure to check out our course flyers below that provide more details on select courses. Check often for updates!

Wondering when you'll be able to enroll? You can check your enrollment date in KSIS now! Simply log in and look under the tab labeled "Enrollment Date". You should also check under your "Advisor" tab to check who your academic advisor is if you do not already know. Graduates, seniors and high level juniors can meet with their advisor much earlier than their enrollment date, though for all other students it is best to schedule advising closer to their enrollment date.

Spring 2021 Modalities

As with the Fall 2020 semester, most courses for Spring 2021 will have course modalities. These modalities were made with the general health safety of both students and faculty in mind, and with the purpose to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Click here to download our Course Modality schedule, which lists all Political Science courses available for the Spring 2021 semester and their modalities.

Modality Definitions

Navigating through the terminology of different course modalities can often be confusing. What is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous? What does a remote lecture mean in comparison to a in-person driver modality? Click here to download a list of modality definitions, put together in the effort to provide clarity to students as they decide which courses (and their modalities) will work best for them in the upcoming semester. 



POLSC 341 - Politics of the Global Economy (K-State 8:Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences )

Dr. Andrew Long

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 9:30-10:20AM

Blended/Hybrid - Hyflex - Synchronous

Student Union Room 101

**Part of the Global Politics and Security Track!


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POLSC 360 - Race and Politics (K-State 8: Human Diversity within the U.S.Social Sciences)

Dr. Ethan Bernick

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 2:30-3:45PM

Online - Synchronous

Online/Distance Education

**Counts for the College of Arts and Sciences' U.S. Multicultural Overlay!


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 POLSC 377

POLSC 377 - Introduction to Public Policy (K-State 8:Human Diversity within the U.S.Social Sciences)


Dr. Angela Y.S. Park

Online - Asynchronous 

Onlince/Distance Education

 **Part of the Public Service andSociety & Environment Track!


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POLSC 401A - Model United Nations (K-State 8: None)


Dr. John Fliter & Dr. Carla Martinez-Machain

Wednesdays - 3:30-4:20PM

In-Person - Synchronous - In-Person: Physical Presence

Calvin 102


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POLSC 401ZA - The Making of U.S.-China Policy (K-State 8: None)


David Helvey

Tuesdays - 5:30-8:20PM

Online - Asynchronous/Synchronous

Online/Distance Education


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 POLSC 524

POLSC 524 - Political Islam (K-State 8:Global Issues and PerspectivesHistorical Perspectives)

Dr. Sabri Ciftci

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 11:30AM-12:45PM

Online - Asynchronous/Synchronous

Online/Distance Education

**Part of the Politics of the Global South Track!


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 POLSC 601POLSC 601 - Politics of U.S. Energy (K-State 8:Social Sciences)

John Hofmeister

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 9:30-10:45AM

In-Person - Synchronous - Remote Lecture

Calvin 116

**Part of the Society & Environment Track!


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 POLSC 606

POLSC 606 - Gender and Politics (K-State 8:Human Diversity within the U.S.Social Sciences)

Dr. Brianne Heidbreder

Wednesdays - 11:30AM-12:20PM

Online - Asynchronous/Synchronous

Online/Distance Education

**Part of the Society and Environment Track!


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 POLSC 608

 POLSC 608 - Political Participation in the U.S. (K-State 8:Historical PerspectivesSocial Sciences)


Dr. Nathaniel Birkhead

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 2:30-3:20PM

Online - Asynchronous/Synchronous

Online/Distance Education


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 POLSC 615

POLSC 615 - The Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (K-State 8:Human Diversity within the U.S.Social Sciences)

Dr. John Fliter

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 1:30-2:20PM

Blended/Hybrid - Synchronous - In-Person Driver

College of Business 1088

**Part of the Law Track!


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 POLSC 630

POLSC 630 - Politics of Russia and the Former Soviet Union (K-State 8:Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences)


Dr. Vera Smirnova

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 1:05-2:20PM

In-Person - Synchronous - In-Person: Physical Presence

Umberger 105


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 POLSC 647

POLSC 647 - International Law (K-State 8: Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences)

Dr. Emizet Kisangani

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 11:30AM-12:45PM

Online - Asynchronous/Synchronous 

Online/Distance Education

 **Part of the Law Track!


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 POLSC 661

POLSC 661 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (K-State 8: Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility Social Sciences)

Dr. Laurie Johnson

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 10:30-11:20AM

Online - Asynchronous/Synchronous

Online/Distance Education

**Qualifies for credit in the Primary Texts Certificate!


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 More to come!