University of Mississippi

Graduate Courses

The following graduate seminars are regularly taught in the Department of Political Science.
All seminars are 3 semester hours unless otherwise noted.

American Politics
POL 500 – Seminar in American Politics

POL 601 – Judicial Behavior

POL 602 – Judicial Politics

POL 603 – Legislative Politics

POL 604 – Executive Politics

POL 606 – Media Politics

POL 609 – Southern Politics

POL 612 – American Political Parties

POL 613 – State Politics and Policy

POL 614 – Political Participation and Voting

POL 615 – Public Opinion and Political Psychology

Comparative Politics
POL 620 – Seminar in Advanced Industrial Democracies

POL 621 – Seminar in Comparative European Government

POL 622 – Political Development and Change

POL 523 – Concepts and Theories of Comparative Political Analysis

POL 624 – Asian Government

POL 625 – Reform and Change in Post-Communist Political Systems

POL 626 – Comparative Bureaucracies

POL 627 – Comparative Legislatures

POL 628 – Comparative Parties and Elections

POL 641 – Latin American Government

POL 642 – Quantitative Approaches to Comparative Politics

International Relations
POL 531 – Seminar in International Relations

POL 632 – Quantitative Approaches to International Relations

POL 633 – Global Strategies and Alliances

POL 634 – Formulation of American Foreign Policy

POL 635 – International Conflict in the Nuclear Age

POL 636 – International Security Law and Policy

POL 637 – International Political Economy

Political Methodology
POL 550 – Research in Politics

POL 551 – Empirical Political Analysis

POL 652 – Applied Political Research

POL 653 – Advanced Topics in Political Methodology

POL 654 – Formal Models of Politics

Other
POL 598 – Special Topics in Political Science

POL 691 – Seminar in Teaching (1 hour, pass/fail)

POL 696 – Advanced Readings

POL 698 – Special Topics in Political Science (recent offerings have included International Organizations and Comparative Federalism)

POL 699 – Readings and Research in Political Science (Independent Study Projects)

Thesis and Dissertation
POL 697 – Thesis (M.A. students only)

POL 797 – Dissertation (Ph.D. students only)

Outside the Department
Graduate students sometimes supplement the courses offered by the department with classes offered by other departments in the university, such as Economics, Sociology, and Psychology. In addition, students in comparative politics may want to enroll in appropriate language classes for their region of interest.