The Catholic University of America

 

 

COURSE OFFERED: Summer Session 111

May 14 - July 27, 2018

 This class is held at the Hall of States
444 N. Capitol, near Union Station

   International Affairs (MAIA) and

Congressional and Presidential Studies (CAPS)

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, both domestically and in the world arena. 

Jon Christopher Bua  
Wednesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
May 14, 2018 - July 27, 2018

 

COURSES OFFERED: Fall 2018

August 27 - December 7, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the Hall of States
444 N. Capitol, near Union Station

 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (MAIA) 
 

CPOL 500: Introduction to International Affairs 

3.00 Credits

Required of all new students. 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.

James Quirk (CUA) 
Tuesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

CPOL 505: Congress and Foreign Policy  

3.00 Credits

An examination of the legislative role in the conduct of United States foreign policy, focusing on Congress' powers, including consideration of treaties, nominations, appropriations, and oversight. Course includes focused discussions of war powers, use of intelligence and politicization of foreign policy. Topic is developed in part through case studies and historical examples.

Richard A. Love (University of New South Wales)
Monday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

CPOL 546: Intelligence and World Politics

3.00 Credits

This course examines the US Intelligence Community and its role in national security. It covers the intelligence cycle (planning and direction, collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination) while focusing on key topics such as warning and surprise; denial and deception; covert action; oversight and civil liberties; the role of policymakers; and intelligence reform. For perspective, the organization and activities of intelligence services in select foreign countries will be compared to the US model.

Laura Johnson (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Thursday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018 

 

CPOL 594: Independent Study 

3.00 Credits

August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018 

 

CPOL 595C: Washington Internship 

3.00 Credits

August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

 

CPOL 694: Independent Study: Master's Thesis 

3.00 Credits

August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

 

CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES (CAPS) 

 

CPOL 505: Congress and Foreign Policy  

3.00 Credits

An examination of the legislative role in the conduct of United States foreign policy, focusing on Congress' powers, including consideration of treaties, nominations, appropriations, and oversight. Course includes focused discussions of war powers, use of intelligence and politicization of foreign policy. Topic is developed in part through case studies and historical examples.

Richard A. Love (University of New South Wales)
Monday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

CPOL 671: The Modern Congress  

3.00 Credits

The shaping of the present-day Congress as a representative and legislative institution. Trends in organization, procedure, personnel, and political behavior. Major reform movements. Major institutional problems of the contemporary Congress.

Staff
Thursday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

CPOL 674P: Parties and Elections 

3.00 Credits

The past and present roles of political parties in the Congress, including their functions in choosing leaders, organizing the institution, setting public agendas, electing and socializing members, and interacting with the other branches of the federal government.

John White (University of Connecticut) 
Tuesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018 

 

CPOL 594: Independent Study 

3.00 Credits

August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

 

CPOL 595A: Congressional Internship

3.00 Credits

August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

 

CPOL 694: Independent Study: Master's Thesis 

3.00 Credits

August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018