The Catholic University of America

COURSES OFFERED: Summer 2017

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

 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (MAIA)

CPOL 580: Germany and the European Union: What's Next?  

The future of Europe and the EU continue to challenge, as recent difficulties with immigration and membership reveal.  At the same time the relationship between Europe and the United States is no longer what it has been.  The key EU member here is Germany, particularly in view of its economic and financial strength. This course focuses on Germany, and attention is given to developments in Germany's political and security policies.  The overall outlook for the EU, including its role with NATO, likewise will be examined. 

Jack Hurley (The Catholic University of America)
Tuesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
May 15, 2017- July 29, 2017

CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTAL STUDIES (CAPS)

CPOL 661: Media and American Politics

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 relationhip between the President and Congress.

Jon-Christopher Bua
Wednesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
May 15, 2017 - July 29, 2017

COURSES OFFERED: Fall 2017

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

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. *Required for MAIA.

James Quirk (The Catholic University of America)
Thursday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 19, 2017—December 19, 2017

CPOL 513: The International Politics of Hunger and Food  

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
Wednesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 28, 2017—December 19, 2017

CPOL 578: Environmental Politics and Policies  

3.00 Credits

This course examines the impact the concerns regarding the environment such as global warming has on the development of policies, domestic and international.

Dennis Coyle (University of California, Berkeley)
Tuesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 28, 2017—December 19, 2017

CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES (CAPS)

CPOL 671: The Modern Congress

3.00 Credits

This course examines 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. *Required for CAPS.

Matthew Glassman 
Wednesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 28, 2017—December 19, 2017

CPOL 672: Congress and the Presidency

3.00 Credits

This course examines the historical relationship between the congressional and executive branches. Particular attention to constitutional separation of powers and their execution in an era of heightened partisanship.

John White (University of Connecticut)
Monday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 29, 2017—December 19, 2017

CPOL 578: Environmental Politics and Policies  

3.00 Credits

This course examines the impact the concerns regarding the environment such as global warming has on the development of policies, domestic and international.

Dennis Coyle (University of California, Berkeley)
Tuesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
August 28, 2017—December 19, 2017