Portfolio Category: Political Science

How Terrorist Groups End

How Terrorist Groups End

All terrorist groups eventually end. But how? Most modern groups have ended because they joined the political process or local police and intelligence agencies arrested key members. This has significant ...
Strategic Political Communication

Strategic Political Communication

The goal of this class is to teach students to be effective observers of political communicators in the public sphere. By analyzing the relationship between political actors, communication channels, and ...
The Good Society and the Market

The Good Society and the Market

This class examines thinkers from Plato, Marx and Mill to the present to trace the transition from giving political expression to the good life toward satisfying demands. We will explore ...
The Three-Headed Monster

The Three-Headed Monster

The last great generation of the Roman Republic emerges from the historical mists. The dynamic between Caesar, Cato, Cicero, Crassus, and Pompey forms the axis around which the rest of ...
The Art Of Not Being Governed

The Art Of Not Being Governed

This class challenges students with a radically different approach to political history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and explores the idea of state-making as a form ...
Death Throes Of The Republic

Death Throes Of The Republic

The wars which elevate Rome to superpower status also sow the seed for the downfall of its political system. Money, slaves, ambition, political stalemate, and class warfare prove to be ...
World Geography – Strange Maps

World Geography – Strange Maps

Europe used to be just one corner of the world, and a fairly peripheral one in historical terms. But in the colonial era, Europe set itself up as the center ...
US Empire History

US Empire History

This course explores the U.S.’ dramatic leap to preeminence and the nature of its global order. It introduces students to primary sources and competing interpretations of momentous events in US ...