Political Science Courses - Current Semester

Spring 2021

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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00156562Web Enhanced - LectureMichael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 29

This course introduces politics with emphasis on the ways people can understand their own political systems and those of others in a greater depth. This course will help in becoming more responsible and effective in the political world. Students who have already had courses in political science may not count this course toward a major. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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56560Lecture Staff 37

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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00156559

MWF 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Jami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu326
00256564Web Enhanced - LectureSamantha R Cooney - samantharoseco@unm.edu310

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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00351123

MWF 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Lucio Lanucara - llanucara@unm.edu310

This course offers an introductory survey of political theory. Emphasis is placed on (1) textual analysis of primary sources and on (2) scholarly analysis of the foundational questions and methods central to the academic study of political ideas. Studying political ideas involves thinking about a) the very definition of political theory itself, b) what one would need to know in order to make evidence- based claims about political theory texts and c) why and how the study of political theory leads political scientists into the exploration of “essentially contested concepts.” More specifically, throughout the semester, we will explore questions relating to 1) what is the definition of political theory; 2) why/how are interpretative disputes at the core of political theory and 3) how have major political theories/ideas—democracy, liberalism, conservatism, socialism, liberation theory, and fascism—changed and developed over time? In sum, this is a survey course on the history of political ideas.

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00151135Web Enhanced - LectureMatthew C Simpson - msimpson2@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 28

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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00151138

TR 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Jerome Stermer - jstermer@unm.edu321

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.

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00134124Practice ExperienceMichael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 324
00256557

Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Practice Experience
Ellen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu1 TO 35
00357205


Web Enhanced - Practice Experience
Timothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@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.

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T: The Govt of NM
00256654Web Enhanced - TopicsMatthew C Simpson - msimpson2@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Politics, Policy & Mgmt
00356586

MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
Timothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu31
T: Immigratin & Latino Pols
00456556

TR 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
Loren Collingwood - lcollingwood@unm.edu31

(Also offered as AMST 303) Introduction to the role of law, legal actors and institutions in politics and society. {Fall, Spring}

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00129859

MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
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Web Enhanced - Lecture
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu36

(Also offered as AFST 309) Focus will be on political actions and thoughts of Black America.

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00156553

TR 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Brooke Abrams - babrams@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 21

The constitutional base of the office, its roles and responsibilities and its relations with other political institutions. Prerequisite: 1120.

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00156561

TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 16

Judicial interpretations of incorporation of Bill of Rights, civil liberties (religion, speech, assembly, association, press, expression, privacy) and rights of criminally accused. Prerequisite: 1120.

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00134125

TR 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 29

Judicial interpretations of the constitutional and statutory bases of equal protection under the law. Also considers the implementation of policies designed to implement equal protection in areas such as voting and representation, education, employment, public accommodations and housing rights. Prerequisite: 1120.

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00135044

TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu316

Topics will be noted in appropriate class schedules. No limits on repetitions if topics vary.

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00153610

TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu310

This class aims to explore variation in poverty and development by examining different theories of change, including institutions, geography, culture, and the role of the West.

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00144874

MW 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Jami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu31

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

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T: EU-USA Relations
00156558

MWF 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
Lucio Lanucara - llanucara@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 22
T: Intnl Pols Climate Change
00256655

TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu322

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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T: Globl Trends &Ntnl Security
00247558

TR 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu319

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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00156653Web Enhanced - LectureAlexander W Severson - awseverson@unm.edu3 Section Full

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.

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00145746


Web Enhanced - Practice Experience
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 618
00245747


Practice Experience
Ellen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu1 TO 6 Section Full
Waitlist: 3
00357206


Web Enhanced - Practice Experience
Timothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu1 TO 65

Pre- or corequisite: 2140. Restriction: permission of instructor.

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00134133

M 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Seminar
Jessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu33

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: American Politics
00156563Web Enhanced - SeminarMichael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 2
Sem: Race & Ethnic Politics
00256658

W 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Seminar
Gabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu35
Sem: Causal Inference in Pols
00356659

R 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Seminar
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu35
Sem: Res Sem Stats of Conflict
00456660

T 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Christopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu35
Sem: Pro-Sem in Public Policy
00556661

T 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu35

Restriction: permission of instructor.

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00130053


Independent Study
Lonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu325
00230054


Independent Study
Christopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu322
00330055


Independent Study
Jessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu325
00433548


Independent Study
Ellen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu325
00533549


Independent Study
Wendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu325
00653641


Independent Study
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu325
00733551


Independent Study
Peter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu325
00933554


Independent Study
Timothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu325
01033555


Independent Study
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu325
01233557


Independent Study
Jami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu324
01333558


Independent Study
Mark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu325
01434563


Independent Study
Kathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu325
01636071


Independent Study
Gabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu325
01737107


Independent Study
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu325
01854429


Independent Study
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu322
01954430


Independent Study
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu325

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.

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00130056Independent StudyLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu1 TO 325
00230057Independent StudyChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu1 TO 325
00330058Independent StudyJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu1 TO 325
00430059Independent StudyEllen Grigsby - egrigsby@unm.edu1 TO 325
00530060Independent StudyWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu1 TO 325
00653642


Independent Study
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu1 TO 325
00730064Independent StudyPeter S Kierst - pkierst@unm.edu1 TO 325
00930068Independent StudyTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu1 TO 325
01030069Independent StudyDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu1 TO 325
01233560Independent StudyJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu1 TO 325
01333561Independent StudyMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu1 TO 325
01433562Independent StudyKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu1 TO 325
01635444


Web Enhanced - Independent Study
Gabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu1 TO 325
01736905


Independent Study
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu1 TO 325
01854431


Independent Study
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 325
01954432


Independent Study
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu1 TO 325

{Offered upon demand}

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Sem: Race & Ethnic Politics
00156565

W 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Gabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu313

No limits on repetitions if topics vary.

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T: Causal Inference in Pols
00156554

R 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu316
T: Global & Natl Security
00556929

TR 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Topics
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu39

{Offered upon demand}

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Sem: Res Sem Stats of Conflict
00156555

T 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Christopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu316

No limits on repetitions if topics vary.

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#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00134139Independent StudyLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu1 TO 325
00234140Independent StudyChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu1 TO 325
00334141Independent StudyJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu1 TO 325
00434142Independent StudyWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu1 TO 325
00653643


Independent Study
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu1 TO 325
00734145Web Enhanced - Independent StudyTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu1 TO 324
00834146Independent StudyDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu1 TO 322
01034148Independent StudyJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu1 TO 325
01134149Independent StudyMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu1 TO 325
01234150Independent StudyKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu1 TO 325
01435534Independent StudyGabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu1 TO 325
01554433


Independent Study
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 322
01654434


Independent Study
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu1 TO 325
01836367


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

Review of representative theories of public policy, including policy formation, implementation and impact analysis. {Offered upon demand}

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00254117

T 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Instruction UNM LEARN

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Deborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu31

No limits on repetitions if topics vary. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

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00130088ThesisLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu1 TO 625
00230089ThesisChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu1 TO 625
00330091ThesisJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu1 TO 625
00430093ThesisWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu1 TO 625
00653644


Thesis
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu1 TO 625
00733565ThesisTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu1 TO 625
00833566ThesisDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu1 TO 625
01033568ThesisJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu1 TO 625
01133569ThesisMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu1 TO 625
01233570ThesisKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu1 TO 625
01435535ThesisGabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu1 TO 625
01537108


Thesis
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu1 TO 624
01654435


Thesis
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu1 TO 625
01754436


Thesis
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu1 TO 625

Focuses on a variety of advanced econometric methods. Beginning with a review of matrix algebra and math for the social sciences, the course provides an in-depth examination of multiple regression and more advanced econometric models. Required for Ph.D. students. Prerequisite: 581 or equivalent. {Spring}

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00143422

M 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Social Sciences 2069

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Wendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu35

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

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00130094DissertationLonna R Atkeson - atkeson@unm.edu3 TO 1225
00230095DissertationChristopher K Butler - ckbutler@unm.edu3 TO 1224
00330096DissertationJessica T Feezell - jfeezell@unm.edu3 TO 1224
00430098DissertationWendy L Hansen - wlhansen@unm.edu3 TO 1223
00653645


Dissertation
Sergio J Ascencio Bonfil - sergioascencio@unm.edu3 TO 1225
00730101DissertationTimothy B Krebs - tbkrebs@unm.edu3 TO 1225
00830103DissertationDeborah R McFarlane - dmcf@unm.edu3 TO 1225
01033573DissertationJami G Nunez - jaminunez@unm.edu3 TO 1225
01133574DissertationMark J Peceny - markpec@unm.edu3 TO 1225
01233575DissertationKathy L Powers - kpowers1@unm.edu3 TO 1224
01435536DissertationGabriel R Sanchez - sanchezg@unm.edu3 TO 1224
01537109


Dissertation
William D Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu3 TO 1222
01654437


Dissertation
Mala N Htun - malahtun@unm.edu3 TO 1222
01754438


Dissertation
Michael S Rocca - msrocca@unm.edu3 TO 1223