Political Science Courses - Current Semester

Fall 2022

This course explains the role of American national government, its formation and principles of the Constitution; relation of state to the national government; political parties and their relationship to interest groups. This course also explains the structure of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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00163918

MWF 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Dane Smith Hall 125

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Timothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu31

This course introduces comparative politics by examining the political history, social and economic structures, and contemporary political institutions and behavior, with focus on occurrences in countries representing diverse cultures, geographies, and levels of development. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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00173633

MWF 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Mitchell Hall 122

Lecture
Samantha R Cooney - samantharoseco@unm.edu314

This course covers the analysis of significant factors in world politics, including nationalism, national interest, political economy, ideology, international conflict and collaboration, balance of power, deterrence, international law, and international organization. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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00163926

MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Mitchell Hall 101

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Mark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 42

What makes the field of political science a science? What are the variety of research methods and tools for analysis employed by scholars? The goal of this course is to introduce students to the scientific process by political scientists. The interpretation and analysis of data is also essential for almost any career that a political science major might pursue. Lawyers and lobbyists, politicians and professors all need to be able to read and understand reports in which numerical summaries of data (i.e., statistics) are used as evidence to support an argument or point of view. These professionals need to ascertain whether these statistics are being used appropriately. In addition, many of these professionals need to do their own statistical analysis. This course introduces students to statistics and the scientific study of politics. Students will learn why statistics are useful, how to interpret a variety of statistics, how to analyze data to generate their own statistics, and how to tell whether their statistics support their own argument. Students will also learn how to apply the scientific research process to their own research questions by completing a research design project.

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00163932

MW 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Social Sciences 2069

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Wendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 12
Fees: $25
CANCELLED
002
73632Lecture Staff 325
Fees: $25
CANCELLED
003
74136Lecture Staff 325
Fees: $25

The objective of this introductory course in public policy and public administration is to provide students with a basic understanding of the ways that government deals with problems affecting society. We will explore the political tools used to address public policy problems, as well as the political environment in which public policies are formed. Additionally, several specific public policy problems will be discussed during the semester. For each topic, we will try to understand the goals that the government and society seem to be seeking, alternative means for achieving those goals, the costs and benefits of the various alternatives, and the impact of politics on those goals. We will primarily examine policymaking at the national level, but we will also look at some examples at the state and local level.

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00163931

TR 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Education 101

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Jerome Stermer - jstermer@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 21

Provides supervised work experience in the practical application of political science skills. Political Science major or minor students are limited to no more than 3 credit hours. Additional or excess credit hours above these limits may be counted as Arts and Sciences electives. Offered on a CR/NC basis only. Restriction: permission of instructor and department Chairperson.

Sections
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00173637


Practice Experience
Ellen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu1 TO 35
00273638


Web Enhanced - Practice Experience
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 35

Special topics of political science which relate contemporary issues to the discipline. Precise topics will be noted in appropriate class schedules prepared for registration. No limits on repetitions if topics vary.

Sections
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T: Constitutn&How Got That Way
00127340

TR 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Education 103

Web Enhanced - Topics
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu332
T: Data Science
00272810

MWF 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Humanities 428

Web Enhanced - Topics
Loren Collingwood - lcollingwood@unm.edu335
T: Political Communication
01073634

MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall 120

Web Enhanced - Topics
Jessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu31
T: Soc of Pluralism & Differ
CANCELLED
012
71417Topics Staff 32
T: Soc of Pluralism & Differ
CANCELLED
013
74138Web Enhanced - Topics Staff 31
T: Soc of Pluralism & Differ
01474395

MW 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Social Sciences 1061

Web Enhanced - Topics
Richard L Wood - rlwood@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 1

Introduction to the role of law, legal actors and institutions in politics and society. {Fall, Spring}

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00170335

MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Physics & Astronomy Interdis 1100

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu32

Public opinion, its content and measurement, and its relation to public policy and electoral behavior. Prerequisite: 1120 or 2140.

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CANCELLED
001
72802Lecture Staff 345
00274638

MWF 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Mitchell Hall 119

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Loren Collingwood - lcollingwood@unm.edu343

The recruitment, formal and informal procedure and power structure of legislative bodies; their place in contemporary American government. Prerequisite: 1120.

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00172803

MWF 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Mitchell Hall 101

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 23

Judicial interpretations of institutional authority, federalism and economic liberties. Also considers role of the Supreme Court in American Politics. Prerequisite: 1120.

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00111592

TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall 129

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu337

Selected problems of international politics. No limits on repetitions if topics vary. Prerequisite: 2120.

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T: International Organizations
00170338

TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall 120

Topics
Kathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu315
T: EU US Relations
00272804

TR 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Education 105

Web Enhanced - Topics
Lucio Lanucara - llanucara@unm.edu331
T: EU Politics
00370343

TR 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall 226

Web Enhanced - Topics
Lucio Lanucara - llanucara@unm.edu330

The purpose of this course is to help students build a theoretical understanding of American foreign policy. It begins with a discussion of America’s grand strategy informed by the major theoretical traditions in the international relations field. Then it examines the institutional structures of and participants in the foreign policy process. Finally, these theoretical and institutional approaches are used to analyze a variety of important historical and contemporary issues in economic and security policy. Prerequisite: 2120.

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00172805

R 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall 136

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Mark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu321

This course serves as an introduction to the cultures and societies of Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course surveys the region using materials drawn from both the humanities and social sciences.

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00170129

TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall 129

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Luis A Herran Avila - lherranavila@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 8

Survey of Political Theory from 1500 to 1900, with a focus on Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche. Prerequisite: 2130.

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00172806

MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Dane Smith Hall 328

Web Enhanced - Lecture
William H Barnes - whb100@unm.edu314

Analysis of the politics of health care in the U.S. and the development of public health policies.

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00172809

TR 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Dane Smith Hall 129

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu327

Analysis of U.S. and multinational policies addressing issues of world population growth, including policy tools designed to control population growth.

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00165608

TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dane Smith Hall 129

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu326

Special advanced topics of political science which relate contemporary issues to the discipline. Precise topics will be noted in appropriate class schedules prepared for registration. No limits on repetitions if topics vary.

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Adv T: Climate Change and Sust
00167480

TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Physics & Astronomy Interdis 1100

Web Enhanced - Topics
Jessica C Rowland - jrowland@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 2
Adv T: Government Regulation
CANCELLED
002
73636Topics Staff 345
Adv T: Community Organizing
00473686

T 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Collaborative Teaching & Learn 210

Web Enhanced - Topics
Richard L Wood - rlwood@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 1
Adv T: Government Regulation
00574648

MWF 3:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Web Enhanced - Topics
Wendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu343

An examination of the general processes of campaigns and elections in the United States, including the national Presidential and Congressional elections and campaigns and elections for state and local offices in New Mexico. Prerequisite: 1120.

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CANCELLED
001
73786Lecture Staff 345

Provides supervised work experience in the practical application of political science skills. POLS major students are limited to 6 credit hours, minor students to 3 credit hours in aggregate. Additional or excess credit hours above these limits may be counted as Arts and Sciences electives Offered on a CR/NC basis only. Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
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00155114


Practice Experience
Ellen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu1 TO 61
00260497


Web Enhanced - Practice Experience
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 617

One section of this course is offered in conjunction with each graduate pro-seminar (510, 520, 525, 540, 560, 570). Open to undergraduate majors with 3.30 GPA and others with permission of instructor. No limits on repetitions if topics vary. Restriction: permission of instructor.

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Sem: U.S. Congress
00171381

R 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Social Sciences 2069

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu31
Sem: Intro to Empirical Resrch
00271375

M 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Social Sciences 2069

Seminar
Jessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu34
Sem: DC Interns
00363275


Web Enhanced - Seminar
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu31
Sem: Class, Race, and Gender
CANCELLED
004
71378Seminar Staff 35
Sem: Class, Race & Gender
00574604

W 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Remote Instruction UNM CANVAS

Hybrid - Seminar
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu39

Faculty-supervised investigative study that results in the development and writing of an undergraduate Senior-level thesis. Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
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00112236


Independent Study
Lonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu325
00212238


Independent Study
Christopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu325
00312241


Independent Study
Jessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu324
00421621


Independent Study
Ellen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu325
00521622


Independent Study
Wendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu325
00621623


Independent Study
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu325
00721624


Independent Study
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu325
00821626


Independent Study
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu325
00921627


Independent Study
Timothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu325
01021628


Independent Study
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu325
01221633


Independent Study
Jami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu325
01428911


Independent Study
Kathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu325
01530821


Web Enhanced - Independent Study
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu325
01737258


Independent Study
Gabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu325

Faculty-supervised individual study in an area of special interest not readily available through conventional course offerings. Open to majors and minors with 3.30 GPA and permission of instructor. Political Science major students are limited to 6 credit hours, minor students to 3 credit hours in aggregate. Additional or excess credit hours above these limits may be counted as Arts and Sciences electives. Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112243Independent StudyLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu1 TO 325
00212245Independent StudyChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu1 TO 325
00312248Independent StudyJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu1 TO 325
00412253Independent StudyEllen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu1 TO 325
00512259Independent StudyWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu1 TO 325
00612262Independent StudyMala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu1 TO 325
00712265Independent StudyPeter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu1 TO 324
00812267Independent StudySergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu1 TO 325
00912269Independent StudyTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu1 TO 325
01012270Independent StudyDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu1 TO 325
01174419


Independent Study
Loren Collingwood - lcollingwood@unm.edu1 TO 324
01221639Independent StudyJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu1 TO 325
01321643Independent StudyMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu1 TO 324
01428913Independent StudyKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu1 TO 325
01536207Web Enhanced - Independent StudyMichael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 325
01731983Independent StudyGabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu1 TO 325
02043523


Independent Study
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu1 TO 325

Course emphasizes investigation, evaluation, and discussion of areas of specialized knowledge or inquiry relevant to the profession or field of study. {Offered upon demand}

Sections
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Sem: U.S. Congress
00170328

R 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Social Sciences 2069

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu39
Sem: Health Policy & Politics
00274199

TR 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Dane Smith Hall 129

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu33
Sem: Government Regulation
CANCELLED
003
74506Seminar Staff 35
Sem: Government Regulation
00474647

MWF 3:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Seminar
Wendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu35

A course exploring a topic not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester. No limits on repetitions if topics vary.

Sections
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T: Class, Race, and Gender
CANCELLED
001
67870Topics Staff 315
T: Population Policy &Politics
00374189

TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dane Smith Hall 129

Web Enhanced - Topics
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu33
T: Class, Race & Gender
00474603

W 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Remote Instruction UNM CANVAS

Hybrid - Topics
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 1

Course emphasizes investigation, evaluation, and discussion of areas of specialized knowledge or inquiry relevant to the profession or field of study.

Sections
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Sem: International Politics
00172808

F 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall 128

Seminar
Kathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu34

Individual research into an area proposed by the student and conducted under the direction of a faculty member. No limits on repetitions if topics vary.

Sections
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00112305Independent StudyLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu1 TO 325
00212306Independent StudyChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu1 TO 325
00312308Independent StudyJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu1 TO 325
00412312Independent StudyWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu1 TO 324
00512318Independent StudyMala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu1 TO 325
00612319Independent StudySergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu1 TO 325
00712322Independent StudyTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu1 TO 325
00812325Independent StudyDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu1 TO 324
CANCELLED
009
74379Independent Study Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01021650Independent StudyJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu1 TO 325
01121653Independent StudyMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu1 TO 325
01228917Independent StudyKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu1 TO 325
01328918Web Enhanced - Independent StudyMichael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 322
01536208Independent StudyGabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu1 TO 324
01840108


Independent Study
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu1 TO 325

Provides a systematic examination of the scope and methods of inquiry in the discipline of political science, including the philosophy of science, subfields, intellectual approaches, methodological strategies, research design and ethics of professional conduct. Required of M.A. and Ph.D. students. {Fall}

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00170332

M 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Social Sciences 2069

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Jessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu312

Provides intensive experience and lab instruction in quantitative techniques employed in political science research, including descriptive statistics, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, measures of central tendency, crosstabulation, differences between means, bivariate regression, correlation and multivariate analysis. Required of M.A. and Ph.D. students. {Fall}

Sections
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00160814

W 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Social Sciences 2069

T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Social Sciences 2069

Web Enhanced - Combined Lecture/Lab
Christopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu4 Section Full
Waitlist: 8
Fees: $25

Required of all graduate students in political science and recommended to undergraduate majors. Offered on a CR/NC basis only. {Fall}

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00162516

W 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
Social Sciences 2065

Web Enhanced - Workshop
Christopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu19

Faculty-supervised investigative study that results in the development and writing of a master’s thesis. No limits on repetitions if topics vary. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
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00112354ThesisLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu1 TO 625
00212356ThesisChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu1 TO 625
00312360ThesisJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu1 TO 625
00412364ThesisWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu1 TO 625
00521657ThesisMala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu1 TO 625
00621658ThesisSergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu1 TO 625
00721659ThesisTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu1 TO 625
00821660ThesisDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu1 TO 625
01021662ThesisJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu1 TO 625
01121663ThesisMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu1 TO 625
01221664ThesisKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu1 TO 625
01328919Web Enhanced - ThesisMichael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 625
01537265ThesisGabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu1 TO 625
01843531


Thesis
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu1 TO 625

Faculty-supervised investigative study that results in the development and writing of a doctoral dissertation. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
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00112370DissertationLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu3 TO 1225
00212371DissertationChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu3 TO 1224
00312374DissertationJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu3 TO 1225
00412376DissertationWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu3 TO 1224
00512379DissertationMala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu3 TO 1223
00612380DissertationSergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu3 TO 1225
00712384DissertationTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu3 TO 1224
00812388DissertationDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu3 TO 1225
01021667DissertationJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu3 TO 1225
01121668DissertationMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu3 TO 1225
01221669DissertationKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu3 TO 1225
01328921Web Enhanced - DissertationMichael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu3 TO 1223
01537266DissertationGabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu3 TO 1224
01843534


Dissertation
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu3 TO 1224