The Catholic University of America

 

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COURSES OFFERED: SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Saturday, May 11, 2019

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (MAIA)

CPOL 513 – International Politics of Food and Hunger (3.00 Credits)

This course will examine where the United States stands in its bipartisan commitment to end hunger and poverty in the world. It will look at the institutions charged with this responsibility and will analyze why individuals should be similarly engaged.  Among other questions it will explore the root causes of both global and domestic hunger and will review the policy responses likely to be most effective toward the objective of ending hunger in our time.

Daniel Silverstein (Windham College)
Monday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm
 

CPOL 527 – Religion and International Politics (3.00 Credits)

This course provides a survey of the interplay of religion on a variety of worldwide political issues, including terrorism, war and peace, the economy, globalization, national identity, and the environment.  The role of Catholicism and other religious bodies will be examined, with consideration of religion’s role for good or bad in conflict situations, such as in the Middle East, as well as its influence on US foreign policy.This is primarily a lecture course, but students also participate in course discussions.

Fr. John Hurley (The Catholic University of America)
Thursday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm
 

CPOL 550 – Counter-Intelligence and National Security (3.00 Credits)

The practice of counterintelligence is more than capturing enemy spies.  This course examines the roll that counterintelligence plays in supporting intelligence and national security in modern nation states.  It also looks at problems that arise with such practices, especially in the context of western democracies where counterintelligence practices may have an impact on the rights and liberties of those democracies’ citizens.

John Fox (University of New Hampshire)
Tuesday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm
 

CPOL 594 Independent Study (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 595A Congressional Internship (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 595C Washington Internship (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 694 Independent Study: Master's Thesis (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 698A – Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0.00 Credits)

CPOL 698B Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1.00 Credit)

 

CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES (CAPS) 

CPOL 532 – Congressional Committees (3.00 Credits)

This course examines the history of the congressional committee system, and the functions of congressional committees, including policy development, administrative oversight, investigation, public information, and legislative power-sharing, and committee staffing as a political process.

Diana Rich (Georgetown University)
Thursday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm
 

CPOL 626 – The Modern Presidency (3.00 Credits)

This course examines the institutional and political developments that have helped shape the modern presidency. In particular, the course examines the shifts in the nomination process and electoral landscape that have influenced the policies pursued by presidents, the development of and enlarged presidential bureaucracy (including an expanded Cabinet and Executive Office of the President), the making of domestic and foreign policy, the relationship between the president, Congress, and Supreme Court, and how these transformations have intertwined to reconfigure the presidency in the twenty-first century.

John White (University of Connecticut)
Monday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm
 

CPOL 675 - Interest Groups and Congressional Lobbying

The nature and structure of interest groups and associations. The resources and techniques of lobbies and lobbyists. Regulation of lobbying, including a survey of relevant statutes and court cases. The perspective of the members of Congress.
 
Staff
Thursday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm
 

CPOL 594 Independent Study (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 595A Congressional Internship (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 595C Washington Internship (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 694 Independent Study: Master's Thesis (3.00 Credits)

CPOL 698A – Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0.00 Credits)

CPOL 698B Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1.00 Credit)