Frontiers in Political Science

Frontiers in Political Science Research
Nothing is more controversial among political scientists than the topic of how to study politics. In this course, we consider a variety of advanced techniques for studying political phenomena, including statistical methods, game theory, institutional analysis, case study techniques, experiments, and agent-based modeling. We will work with concrete examples (drawn from major political science journals) of how scholars have used these techniques, and consider the ongoing philosophical controversies associated with each approach. Students will have the opportunity to conduct original research using a method and subject of their choosing. (Two political science courses) 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Political Theory)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Spring 2017

PSCI0368A-S17 Lecture

Fall 2016

PSCI0368A-F16 Lecture (Johnson)

Fall 2015

PSCI0368A-F15 Lecture (Johnson)

Spring 2015

PSCI0368A-S15 Lecture (Yuen, Dickinson)

Fall 2014

PSCI0368A-F14 Lecture (Johnson)

Spring 2014

PSCI0368A-S14 Lecture (Mezini)

Fall 2013

PSCI0368A-F13 Lecture (Dickinson, Mezini, Yuen)

Fall 2012

PSCI0368A-F12 Lecture (Johnson)

Fall 2011

PSCI0368A-F11 Lecture (Johnson)

Fall 2010

PSCI0368A-F10 Lecture (Johnson)

Fall 2009

PSCI0368A-F09 Lecture (Johnson)

Fall 2008

PSCI0368A-F08 Lecture (Johnson)

Spring 2007

PSCI0368A-S07 Lecture (Johnson)