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 701 – Judicial Behavior

POL 702 – Judicial Politics

POL 703 – American Legislative Politics

POL 704 – Executive Politics

POL 706 – Media Politics

POL 709 – Southern Politics

POL 712 – American Political Parties

POL 713 – State Politics and Policy

POL 714 – Political Participation and Voting

POL 715 – Public Opinion and Political Psychology

Comparative Politics

POL 523 – Concepts and Theories of Comparative Political Analysis

POL 720 – Seminar in Advanced Industrial Societies

POL 721 РSeminar in European Comparative  Government

POL 722 – Political Development and Change

POL 724 – Asian Government

POL 725 – Reform in Post-Communist Political Systems

POL 726 – Comparative Bureaucracies

POL 727 – Comparative Legislatures

POL 728 – Comparative Parties and Elections

POL 730 – Comparative Democratic Institutions

POL 741 – Latin American Comparative Government

POL 742 – Quantitative Approaches to Comparative Politics

International Relations
POL 531 – Seminar in International Relations

POL 723 – Regime Change and Democratization

POL 729 – Political Conflict and Violence

POL 732 – Quantitative Approaches to International Relations

POL 733 – Global Strategy and Alliances

POL 734 – Formulation of American Foreign Policy

POL 735 – International Conflict in the Nuclear Age

POL 736 – International Security Law and Policy

POL 737 – International Political Economy

POL 738 – Intrastate War

Pol 739 – Int’l Organizations and Cooperation

Political Methodology
POL 550 – Research in Politics

POL 551 – Empirical Political Analysis

POL 552 – Applied Political Research

POL 753 – Advanced Topics in Political Methodology

POL 754 – Formal Models of Politics

Other
POL 598 – Special Topics in Political Science

POL 696 – Advanced Readings

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

POL 791 – Seminar in Teaching (1 hour, pass/fail)

POL 795 – Research Practicum

POL 798 – Special Topics in Political Science

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

POL 796 – Dissertation Prespectus (Ph.D. 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.