Summer Session 2021
Registration Begins Mid-March
International Affairs (MAIA)
CPOL 510 - Power and Money
We live in a time of historic shocks including volatile stock markets, competing energy and environment futures, enormous government spending, an emboldened China, social and racial justice movements, global migration and anti-immigrant sentiment, trillion-dollar companies and anti-elite populism, emerging technologies that challenge the state, and declining faith in and performance of democracies – all this complicated by a second year of the pandemic.
This course examines how the core ideas of political power combine with classical economics (mercantilism and liberalism) and the 20th century giants (Keynes and Hayek) to shape politics, economics, and society today. And how policy makers and others can approach emerging challenges in technology, energy, finance, migration, and more.
Dr. James Quirk (CUA)
May 10 - June 29, 2021
Meeting three times per week online
Registration Begins March 23, 2021
CPOL 500 - Introduction to International Affairs
Required of all students. Designed to acquaint the student with the recent history of International Affairs, principal subfields in the discipline, major theoretical and methodological debates in the study of world politics, and the importance of proposing parsimonious hypotheses in testing the theories.
Dr. Laura Manning Johnson (UC, Santa Barbara)
CPOL 527 - Religion and International Politics
This course provides a survey of the interplay of religion on a variety of worldwide political issues, including terrorism, war and peace, the economy, globalization, national identity, and the environment. The role of Catholicism and other religious bodies will be examined, with consideration of religion's role for good or bad in conflict situations, such as in the Middle East, as well as its influence on US foreign policy.
Dr. Richard Love, US Army War College
CPOL 550 - Counter-intelligence: A Wilderness of Mirrors
This examines the key elements, methods, problems, cognitive, and bureaucratic issues of counter-intelligence analysis and estimation.
Dr. John Fox (U of New Hampshire)
CPOL 594 – Independent Study (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 595A – Congressional Internship (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 595C – Washington Internship (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 694 – Independent Study: Master's Thesis (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 698A – Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0.00 Credits)
CPOL 698B – Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1.00 Credit)