Political Science

Pro-democracy stand-off in Tienanmen Square. (AP/Wide World Photos.)

Political Science was formally established at MIT in 1955 as part of the Department of Economics and Social Science.

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Course # Course Title Term
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17.006 Feminist Political Thought Spring 2010
17.006J Feminist Theory Spring 2008
17.007J Feminist Theory Spring 2008
17.01J Justice Spring 2006
17.03 Introduction to Political Thought Spring 2004
17.037 American Political Thought Spring 2004
17.038 American Political Thought Spring 2004
17.045J Power: Interpersonal, Organizational and Global Dimensions Fall 2005
17.118J Feminist Political Thought Fall 2000
17.125 The Politics of Global Financial Relations Fall 2007
17.158 Political Economy of Western Europe Spring 2003
17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy Spring 2009
17.182 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy Spring 2009
17.195 Globalization Fall 2005
17.196 Globalization Fall 2005
17.199J Working in a Global Economy Fall 2005
17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process Fall 2006
17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process Spring 2004
17.245 The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights Fall 2006
17.249J Law and Society Spring 2003
17.251 Congress and the American Political System I Fall 2004
17.261 Congress and the American Political System II Fall 2005
17.262 Congress and the American Political System II Fall 2005
17.265 Public Opinion and American Democracy Spring 2007
17.30J Fundamentals of Public Policy Fall 2004
17.315 Comparative Health Policy Fall 2004
17.317 U.S. Social Policy Spring 2006
17.32 Environmental Politics and Policy Spring 2003
17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future Fall 2004
17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East Fall 2003
17.406 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East Fall 2003
17.407 Chinese Foreign Policy: International Relations and Strategy Spring 2009
17.407 Chinese Foreign Policy Fall 2005
17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy: International Relations and Strategy Spring 2009
17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy Fall 2005
17.410 Globalization, Migration, and International Relations Spring 2006
17.411 Globalization, Migration, and International Relations Spring 2006
17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory Spring 2009
17.42 Causes and Prevention of War Spring 2009
17.432 Causes of War: Theory and Method Fall 2003
17.433 International Relations of East Asia Spring 2005
17.434 International Relations of East Asia Spring 2005
17.441 International Politics and Climate Change Fall 2007
17.442 International Politics and Climate Change Fall 2007
17.460 Defense Politics Spring 2006
17.471 American National Security Policy Fall 2002
17.50 Introduction to Comparative Politics Fall 2006
17.508 The Rise and Fall of Democracy/ Regime Change Spring 2002
17.509 Social Movements in Comparative Perspective Spring 2005
17.523 Ethnicity and Race in World Politics Fall 2005
17.53 Democratization in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Fall 2001
17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan Spring 2009
17.538 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan Spring 2009
17.541 Japanese Politics and Society Fall 2008
17.543 Japanese Politics and Society Fall 2008
17.547 Government and Politics of China Fall 2002
17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies Fall 2005
17.551 Political Economy of Chinese Reform Spring 2003
17.552 Political Economy of Chinese Reform Spring 2003
17.559 Comparative Security and Sustainability Fall 2004
17.55J Introduction to Latin American Studies Fall 2006
17.560 Comparative Security and Sustainability Fall 2004
17.57J Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991 Spring 2003
17.586 Warlords, Terrorists, and Militias: Theorizing on Violent Non-State Actors Spring 2009
17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods Fall 2003
17.871 Political Science Laboratory Spring 2004
17.881 Game Theory and Political Theory Fall 2004
17.882 Game Theory and Political Theory Fall 2004
17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New Spring 2005
17.906 Reading Seminar in Social Science: The Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Global Energy Spring 2007
17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law Spring 2007
17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Intelligence and National Security Fall 2005
17.910 Reading Seminar in Social Science: International Political Economy Fall 2006
17.914 International Politics in the New Century - via Simulation, Interactive Gaming, and 'Edutainment' January IAP 2005
17.918 New Global Agenda: Exploring 21st Century Challenges through Innovations in Information Technologies January IAP 2006
17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future Spring 2009
17.951 Reading Seminar in Social Science: The Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Global Energy Spring 2007
17.THT Thesis Research Design Seminar Fall 2004
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Updated within the past 180 days

Course # Course Title Term
17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice Spring 2003
17.037 American Political Thought Spring 2004
17.038 American Political Thought Spring 2004
17.042 Citizenship and Pluralism Fall 2003
17.100J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy Fall 2005
17.148 Political Economy of Globalization Spring 2006
17.158 Political Economy of Western Europe Spring 2003
17.176J Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization Fall 2004
17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy Spring 2009
17.182 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy Spring 2009
17.184J Economic Institutions and Growth Policy Analysis Fall 2005
17.188J Labor and Politics Fall 2005
17.195 Globalization Fall 2005
17.196 Globalization Fall 2005
17.202 Graduate Seminar in American Politics II Spring 2010
17.261 Congress and the American Political System II Fall 2005
17.262 Congress and the American Political System II Fall 2005
17.312J Integrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Technologies Fall 2005
17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East Fall 2003
17.406 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East Fall 2003
17.407 Chinese Foreign Policy: International Relations and Strategy Spring 2009
17.407 Chinese Foreign Policy Fall 2005
17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy: International Relations and Strategy Spring 2009
17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy Fall 2005
17.410 Globalization, Migration, and International Relations Spring 2006
17.411 Globalization, Migration, and International Relations Spring 2006
17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory Spring 2009
17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory Spring 2003
17.422 Field Seminar in International Political Economy Fall 2003
17.424 International Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Societies Spring 2007
17.428 American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method Fall 2004
17.432 Causes of War: Theory and Method Fall 2003
17.433 International Relations of East Asia Spring 2005
17.434 International Relations of East Asia Spring 2005
17.436 Territorial Conflict Fall 2004
17.441 International Politics and Climate Change Fall 2007
17.442 International Politics and Climate Change Fall 2007
17.460 Defense Politics Spring 2006
17.462 Innovation in Military Organizations Fall 2005
17.466 Organization Theory and the Military Spring 2003
17.484 Comparative Grand Strategy and Military Doctrine Fall 2004
17.486 Japan and East Asian Security Spring 2008
17.504 Ethnic Politics I Fall 2003
17.506 Ethnic Politics II Spring 2007
17.508 The Rise and Fall of Democracy/ Regime Change Spring 2002
17.522 Politics and Religion Fall 2006
17.524 Nationalism Fall 2004
17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan Spring 2009
17.538 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan Spring 2009
17.544 Comparative Politics and China Fall 2002
17.547 Government and Politics of China Fall 2002
17.550J Property Rights in Transition Spring 2005
17.551 Political Economy of Chinese Reform Spring 2003
17.552 Political Economy of Chinese Reform Spring 2003
17.554 Political Economy of Latin America Fall 2002
17.556 Political Economy of Development Spring 2003
17.559 Comparative Security and Sustainability Fall 2004
17.560 Comparative Security and Sustainability Fall 2004
17.582 Civil War Spring 2010
17.584 Civil-Military Relations Spring 2003
17.586 Warlords, Terrorists, and Militias: Theorizing on Violent Non-State Actors Spring 2009
17.812J Collective Choice I Fall 2008
17.872 Quantitative Research in Political Science and Public Policy Spring 2004
17.874 Quantitative Research Methods: Multivariate Spring 2004
17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods Fall 2007
17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods Spring 2005
17.881 Game Theory and Political Theory Fall 2004
17.882 Game Theory and Political Theory Fall 2004
17.906 Reading Seminar in Social Science: The Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Global Energy Spring 2007
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17.950 Understanding Military Operations Spring 2010
17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future Spring 2009
17.951 Reading Seminar in Social Science: The Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Global Energy Spring 2007
17.951 Intelligence: Practice, Problems and Prospects Spring 2005
17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Political Behavior Fall 2005
17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion Spring 2004
17.952 Great Power Military Intervention Spring 2004
17.953 U.S. Military Budget and Force Planning Fall 2004
17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective Fall 2004
17.959 Organizational Analysis Fall 2005
17.960 Foundations of Political Science Spring 2005
17.960 Foundations of Political Science Fall 2004
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