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Department of Political Science

Spring 2023

Enrollment for Spring 2023 is just around the corner - have you started thinking about what courses to take? Why not consider taking a Political Science course? Our courses cover a variety of topics more relevant than ever to the world today!

Check out our Spring 2023 Course Schedule, as well as the listing below to see some of the courses we have to offer the next two semesters!

Once you know which courses work best for you, your next step is enrollment advising. You will set up an appointment with your advisor by e-mailing them directly. 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 2023 Courses

polsci 110POLSC 110 - Introduction to Political Science (K-State 8: Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences)

(A Section) Dr. Shin Young Park - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 10:30-11:20AM

(ZA Section) Dr. Ethan Bernick - Online

 

 

 

  • POLSC 115 - U.S. Politics (K-State 8: Historical PerspectivesSocial Sciences

       (A Section) Dr. Shin Young Park - Tuesdays and Thursdays - 11:30AM-12:45PM

       (B Section) Dr. Shin Young Park - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 11:30AM-12:20PM

       (ZA Section) Dr. Brianne Heidbreder - Online

       This course is part of the Law track!

       (Click here to view syllabus [circa Fall 2022]!)

polsci 135POLSC 135 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (K-State 8: Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences)

Dr. Sabri Ciftci

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 12:30-1:20PM

This course is part of the Politics of the Global South track!

 

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polsci 145POLSC 145 - World Politics (K-State 8: Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences)

Dr. Michael Flynn

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

This course is part of the Global Politics and Security track!

 

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  • POLSC 155 - Introduction to Political Thought (K-State 8: Ethical Reasoning and ResponsibilitySocial Sciences)

       Dr. John Warner

       Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 2:30-3:20PM (Online)

       (Click here to view syllabus [circa Fall 2022]!)

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

Dr. Andrew Long

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

This course is part of the Global Politics and Security track!

 

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

Dr. Ethan Bernick

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

This course fullfills the College of Arts and Sciences Multicultural Overlay!

 

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

Dr. Angela Park

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

This course is part of the Public Service and Society & Environment track!

 

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polsci 388POLSC 388 - Latin American Politics (K-State 8: Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences)

Instructor Arcadio Guerra Muńoz

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

This course is part of the Politics of the Global South track!

 

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POLSC 401

POLSC 401 - Topics in Politics: Politics of Sports (K-State 8: None)

Dr. Nathaniel Birkhead

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

 

 

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polsci 510POLSC 510 - Internships in Government, Public Administration & Politics

Dr. Nathaniel Birkhead

POLSC 510 Internship Requirements

POLSC 510 Internship Application

 

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

Dr. Sabri Ciftci

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

This course fullfils a core course credit in the Middle East Studies Minor and 

is part of the Politics of the Global South track!

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

Dr. Brianne Heidbreder

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 11:30AM-12:20PM

This course is part of the Soceity & Environment track!

 

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polsci 607POLSC 607 - Administrative Law (K-State 8: Historical PerspectivesSocial Sciences

Dr. John Fliter

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

This course is part of the Law and Public Service tracks!

 

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polsci 611POLSC 611 - The Legislative Process (K-State 8: Historical PerspectivesSocial Sciences)

Dr. Nathaniel Birkhead

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

 

 

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

Dr. John Fliter Jr. 

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

This course is part of the Law track!

 

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polsci 625POLSC 625 - East Asian Politics (K-State 8: Global Issues and PerspectivesSocial Sciences)

Dr. Hyun Ji Rim

Online - Asynchronous

This course is part of the Politics of the Global South track!

 

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

Dr. Vera Smirnova

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

 

 

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

Dr. Emizet Kisangani

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

This course is part of the Law track!

 

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  • POLSC 710 - Policy Analysis and Evaluation (K-State 8: None)

       (A Section) Dr. Ethan Bernick - Wednesday - 5:30-8:20PM

       (ZA Section) Dr. Ethan Bernick - Online

       (Click to view syllabus [circa Fall 2019]!)

  • POLSC 735 - Public Organizational Theory (K-State 8: None)

       (A Section) Dr. Angela Y.S. ParkTuesdays - 5:30-8:20PM

       (ZA Section) Dr. Angela Y.S. Park - Online

       This course is part of the Public Service track!

      (Click here to view syllabus [circa Spring 2022]!)

  • POLSC 737 - Public Budgeting (K-State 8: None)

       (A Section) Dr. Zhiwei Zhang - Thursdays - 5:30-8:20PM

       (ZA Section) Dr. Zhiwei Zhang - Online

       This course is part of the Public Service track!

      (Click here to view syllabus [circa Spring 2022]!)

  • POLSC 740 - Nonprofit Financial Management (K-State 8: Human Diversity within the U.S.Social Sciences)

       Dr. Zhiwei Zhang

       Tuesdays - 5:30-8:20PM

       (Click here to view syllabus [circa Spring 2022]!)

  • POLSC 785 - Readings in Political Science (Topics Vary by Student)

       ALL FACULTY

       MEETING TIMES SET BY INSTRUCTOR

  • POLSC 790 - Problems in Political Science (Topics Vary by Student)

       ALL FACULTY

       MEETING TIMES SET BY INSTRUCTOR

  • POLSC 813 - International Security (K-State 8: None)

       (A Section) Dr. Jeff Pickering - Thursdays - 3:30-6:20PM

       (ZA Section) Dr. Jeff Pickering - Thursdays - 3:30-6:20PM (Online)

       (Click here to view syllabus [circa Spring 2022]!)

  • POLSC 814 - Terrorism and Transnational Security Issues (K-State 8: None)

       (A Section) Dr. Andrew Long - Tuesdays - 7:05-9:55PM

       (ZA Section) Dr. Andrew Long - Tuesdays - 7:05-9:55PM (Online)

       (Click here to view syllabus [circa Spring 2021]!)