The Catholic University of America


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CPOL 661 – Media: Impact on Domestic and International Politics (3.00 Credits)

In this age of the 24-hour news cycle, the course explores in a seminar setting the use of all forms of media including social networking and the key roles they play in influencing the vast political and policy agenda with an emphasis on the relationship between the President and Congress. 

Jon Christopher Bua
Wednesday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm
May 14 - July 28, 2019

CPOL 510 – Power and Money: Issues in Political Economy (3.00 Credits)

The new global economy - with its democratization of technology, finance, ideas, and problems - remade global politics in the last forty years. Now the divisions between knowledge workers and low-skill workers within countries is reshaping national (and sometimes nationalist) approches. From Keynes and Hayek to Brexit and BitCoin, we explore global and local approches to issues such as immigration, trade, inequality, energy, the environment, and cybersecurity.

Dr. James Quirk (The Catholic University of America)
On-Line Course
May 13 - June 29, 2019


Monday, August 26, 2019 - Tuesday, December 17, 2019


CPOL 500 – Introduction to International Affairs (required for the MAIA degree) (3.00 Credits)

Designed to acquaint the student with the recent history of international affairs, principal subfields in the discipline, major theoretical and methodological debates in the study of world politics, and the importance of proposing parsimonious hypotheses in testing the theories. International Affairs.

Dr. Laura Manning-Johnson (UC Santa Barbara)
Tuesday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm

CPOL 535 – Law of War (3.00 Credits)

Invesitgates the princples of international law regulating the use of force in international society. The course is designed to examine the permissibility of using force and the law governing the conduct of hostiles. The course looks in detail at the right of self-defense and anticipatory self-defense, the role of the UN, humanitarian intervention, self-determination, reprisals and intervention in civil war. Discussions will also include the right to participate in hostilities, the law of weaponry, including weapons of mass destruction, the protection of civilians, rules for occupation, classification of those captured on the battlefield, and rules of engagement. Significant attention will be given to developments arising from the Global War on Terrorism.

Dr. Richard Love (University of New South Wales)
Thursday, 6:40 pm - 9:10 pm

CPOL 563 – Post-Soviet Russia and the Era of Putin (3.00 Credits)

An examination of Russian political and economic development and foreign policy under Gorbachev and Yeltsin, with significant attention given to the era of Putin.

Dr. Sergei Gretsky (Georgetown University)
Monday, 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)