Viewing: PS 341 : European Politics

Last approved: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:01:07 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:44:02 GMT

Changes proposed by: secamill
Change Type
Major
PS (Political Science)
341
018110
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
European Politics
European Politics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Political Science (16PS)
45.1001
Political Science and Government, General.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Years
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Mark Nance, Phd
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3535Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
None.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16PSBABA Political Science Elective
16PSAMBA Political Science: American PoliticsElective
16PSINTBA Political Science: International PoliticsElective
16PSLJJBA Political Science: Law and Justice, Justice SystemsElective
16PSLJLBA Political Science: Law and Justice, Law and TheoryElective
16PSPUBBA Political Science: Public PolicyElective
16PSBSBS Political ScienceElective
16OSMPolitical Science MinorElective
Comparative analysis of the interests, institutions and processes that determine political stability and economic security in Europe, including the political and economic development of Europe, the role of parties and party politics, the institutions and politics of the European Union.

Formal GEP review and adding to CourseLeaf system.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Social Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Evaluate the structures and functioning of governments and politics in Europe.
 
 
Students are given exams that require them to compare political dynamics in at least two countries and drivers of similarities and differences.

Ex: Compare how two states that we’ve studied have worked to integrate minority populations. What were the challenges, the responses, and the outcomes? What drove the differences in outcomes? 
 
 
Apply a comparative politics approach to the evaluation of policy and conflict amongst European nations.
 
 
Exam essay question:

In every country or set of countries that we studied, we considered how the state, at some point, implemented policies designed to promote national unity over regional or ethnic loyalties. Select two cases. Compare and contrast those cases. Address in particular: the nature of the conflict; the strategy used to promote them; the advantages and disadvantages of those respective strategies; and the relative effectiveness of those strategies. Remembering to define success, discuss which case was more successful and why.
 
 
Using relevant social science theories analyze two important bodies of work and concepts within comparative politics and how they apply in the European context, such as nationalist violence, democratization, and social movements.
 
 
Exam Question:

Consociationalism
a. Definition of Consociationalism
b. One Advantage
c. One Disadvantage
d. Definition and relevance of “highly fragmented societies” to Northern Ireland
Problem with labeling “The Troubles” in NI as “sectarian violence”
Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Already approved under expedited review process.
 
 
Already approved under expedited review process.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
no restrictions
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
n/a
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
none
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Hancock, M. Donald, William Safran, Stephen White, Rafaella Y. Nanetti, Robert Leonardi, Christopher J. Carman, Marjorie Castle, and David P. Conradt. Politics in Europe. 6th ed. CQ Press.

Caldwell, Christopher. 2010. Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West. Anchor.

Sanders, Doug. 2012. The Myth of the Muslim Tide. New York: Vintage Books.
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
no change
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
no change
Course is already a regular offering within the PS Department and will continue to be.

This course has three primary goals.  The first is to provide you with a solid foundational knowledge of the structures and functioning of governments in Europe, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.  The second is to introduce you two important bodies of work within comparative politics and how they apply in the European context, such as nationalist violence, democratization, and social movements.  Finally, the course is designed to encourage you to think about what the European experience in those areas can teach us about politics in other places.  Is Europe unique, or are there lessons there to be drawn that can help us understand the rest of the world?


Student Learning Outcomes

1.Evaluate the structures and functioning of governments and politics in Europe.


2.Apply a comparative politics approach to the evaluation of policy and conflict amongst European nations.


3.Analyze two important bodies of work and concepts within comparative politics and how they apply in the European context, such as nationalist violence, democratization, and social movements. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other100no change
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see attached weekly topics

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