PSCI 0210

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. (Any political science courses) 3 hrs. lect.disc (Methods)
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
PSCI 0368


Spring 2025

PSCI0210A-S25 Lecture
PSCI0210Z-S25 Lab

Spring 2024

PSCI0210A-S24 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0210Z-S24 Lab (Johnson)

Fall 2023

PSCI0210A-F23 Lecture (Yuen)
PSCI0210Z-F23 Lab (Yuen)

Spring 2023

PSCI0210A-S23 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0210Z-S23 Lab (Johnson)

Spring 2022

PSCI0210A-S22 Lecture (Johnson)
PSCI0210Z-S22 Lab (Johnson)

Fall 2021

PSCI0210A-F21 Lecture (Yuen)
PSCI0210Z-F21 Lab (Yuen)

Spring 2021

PSCI0210A-S21 Lecture (Yuen, Dickinson)
PSCI0210Z-S21 Lab (Yuen, Dickinson)

Fall 2020

PSCI0210A-F20 Lecture (Johnson)

Spring 2004

PSCI0210A-S04 Lecture (Pekkanen)