Recent Course Offerings

Here you will find the most recent course offerings relevant to the MA Program in Democracy and Governance, and how they fill degree requirements. You may use this as a rough guide line to help plan your course schedule.

You may also draw on courses from other units at Georgetown or the regional consortium (space available and with instructor approval). Please consult with the program about whether your course selections fulfill degree requirements. 

spring 2017

Core Courses
GOVT 449: Political Institutions (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 532: Research Methods in Democracy & Governance (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 533: Authoritarianism & Hybrid Regimes (Prof. Meir Walters)
GOVT 545: State Department Study Group (Prof. Patrick Quirk))
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 449: Political Institutions (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 533: Authoritarianism & Hybrid Regimes (Prof. Meir Walters)
GOVT 545: State Department Study Group (Prof. Patrick Quirk))
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 546: States & Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)
INAF 560: Ethnic Politics (Prof. Yuhki Tajima)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)
GOVT 592: Conflict Resolution and Development (Prof. Ayse Orellana)
INAF 491: Business & Politics in Africa (Prof. Scott Taylor)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 450: Politics of East & Central Europe (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 455: Latin American Government and Politics (Prof. Diana Kapiszewski)
GOVT 458: Arab Politics in Transition (Prof. Stephen King)
GOVT 465: Politics of North Africa (Prof. Stephen King)
GOVT 546: States & Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)

Other
GOVX 501: Technology for Social Change
GOVX 502: Advocacy Skills
GOVX 512: Government Funding for International Development
GOVX 513: Crisis Management
GOVX 541: Policy Briefing
GOVX 570: Making Decisions During Conflict

FALL 2016

Core Courses
GOVT 540: Program Design and Evaluation (Prof. Molly Hageboeck)*
GOVT 550: Democracy Promotion (Prof. Georges Fauriol)*
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (TBD)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 452: Third World Politics (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 481: Dem. Diplomacy and Rule of Law (Prof. Richard Boyd)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 493: Constitutions (Prof. Shannon Stimson)
GOVT 552: Electoral Violence (Prof. Jeffrey Fischer)
GOVT 562: Conflict and Democracy (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)*
GOVT 677: Civil-Military Relations (Prof. Elizabeth Stanley)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 544: Civil Society and Social Movements (Prof. Heba el Shazli)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 653: Politics of Economic Reform (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)*
GOVT 656: Economics for the Study of Politics (Prof. Jenny Rodriguez)
INAF 487: Practice and Ethics in Global Development (Prof. Katherine Marshall)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 452: Third World Politics (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 546: States and Society: Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)
GOVT 555: Post Communist Politics (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 557: Democracy in Africa (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)

Other
GOVT 501: Analysis of Political Data (Prof. Jonathan Ladd)
GOVT 579: Research Design and Conflict Resolution (Prof. Molly Inman)*
GOVT 601: Qualitative Data Lab (Prof. Diana Kapizsweski)
GOVX 505: Social Media for Social Change (Prof. Aaron Sherinian)**
GOVX 506: Strategic Collaboration (Prof. Jessica Kritz)**
GOVX 507: Philanthropy and Fundraising (Prof. Alexandra Toma)*
GOVX 508: Social Entrepreneurship (Prof. Craig Zelizer)**
GOVX 509: Skills for Fieldwork (TBA)*

*Evening Course
**Weekend Course

 

 

SPRING 2016

Core Courses
GOVT449: Political institutions (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 541: Research Methods in Democracy and Governance (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 541: Research Methods in Democracy and Governance (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 545: State Department Research Group (Dr. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 559: Hybrid Regimes and Contemporary Authoritarianism (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 549: State Department Research Group (Dr. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 559: Hybrid Regimes and Contemporary Authoritarianism (Prof. Yonatan Morse)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 549: Civil Society and Democratization (Prof. Hector Schamis)
INAF 595: Religion, Politics, and Social movements: Modern SE Asia (Prof. Norbani Binti Ismail)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Dr. Jodi Vittori)
GOVT 649: Informal Economic Institutions (Prof. Harley Balzer)
INAF 422: African Politics and Development (Prof. Harry Verhoeven)
GHDP 505: Economics of Development (Prof. Gilette Hewitt Hall)
GOVT 510: Policy and Practice in Development (Prof. Louise Berry Wise)
MSFS 513: Development Economics: Theory, Evidence, Politics (Prof. Martin J Staab)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 450: East Central Europe (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 455: Latin American Government and Politics (Prof. Diana Kapiszewski)
GOVT 643: Chinese Politics in Comparative Perspective (Prof. Kristen Looney)

Other
GOVX 500: Policy Writing
GOVX 501: Tech for Social Change
GOVX 502: Advocacy Skills (Prof. Saman Anderlini)
GOVX 503: Fundamentals of Consulting (Prof. Eric Bjornlund)
GOVX 504: Budgeting for Change
MSFS 533: Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making (Prof. Timothy J. Ryder)
MSFS 611: Geographic Information Systems (Prof. Ivan Cheung)

FALL 2015

Core Courses
GOVT 540: Program Design and Evaluation (Prof. Allyson Oakley)

GOVT 550: Democracy Promotion (Prof. Georges Fauriol)
GOVT 562: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Eusebio Mujal-Léon)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 441: New Democracies (Prof. Diana Kapiszewski)
GOVT 452: Third World Politics (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 547: Authoritarianism in Comaprative Perspective (Prof. Stephen King)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 543: Political Parties in the Developing World (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 554: International Electoral Policy and Practice (Prof. Jeff Fischer)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 499: Multiculturalism (Prof. Louba el Amine)
GOVT 542: Civil Society in Emerging Democracies (Prof. Heba el Shazli)
GOVT 640: Comparative Constitutional Politics (Prof. Diana Kapiszewski)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 653: Politics of Economic Reform (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 452: Third World Politics (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 454: Russia and Ukraine (Prof. Thane Gustafson)
GOVT 458: Arab Politics in Transision (Prof. Stephen King)
GOVT 558: African Democracy & Governance (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 546: States and Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)

GOVT 555: Post Communist Politics (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 646: Chinese Politics (Prof. Kristen Looney) 

Professional Enrichment / Methods
GOVT 501: Analysis of Political Data (Prof. Wesley Joe)
GOVT 505-10: Leadership (TBA), 1 credit skill class
GOVT 505-11: Social Media for Social Change (TBA), 1 credit skill class
GOVT 505-12: Communication for Influence ,1 credit skill class
GOVT 505-21: Philanthropy and Fundraising (TBA), 1 credit skill class

GOVT 579: Research Design and Conflict Resolution (Prof. Molly Jean Inman)

FALL 2014

Core Courses
GOVT 541: Research Methods in Democracy and Development (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 550: Democracy Promotion (Prof. Daniel Calingaert)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Eusebio Mujal-Leon)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 441: New Democracies (Prof. Diana Kapiszewski)
GOVT 550: Democracy Promotion (Prof. Daniel Calingaert)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 650: Ideology and Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 543: Political Parties in the Developing World (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 552: Electoral Conflict and Integrity (Prof. Jeffrey Fischer)
GOVT 640: Comparative Constitutional Politics (Prof. Diana Kapiszweski)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 544: Civil Society and Social Movements (Prof. Heba El-Shazli)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 650: Ideology and Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 458: Arab Politics in Transition (Prof. Stephen King)
GOVT 546: States and Society in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)
GOVT 555: Post Communist Politics (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 648: Research Seminar in Russian Politics (Prof. Thane Gustafson)
GOVT 458: Arab Politics in Transition (Prof. Steven King)

SPRING 2015

Core Courses
GOVT 449: Political Institutions and Government (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 540: Program Design and Evaluation (Prof. Allyson Oakley)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 650: Ideology and Political Change (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 449: Political Institutions and Government (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 559: Hybrid Regimes (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 628: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (Prof. William T Gormley)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 549: Civil Society and Democratization (Prof. Hector Schamis)
GOVT 553: Religion, Society, & Governance (Prof. Jocelyne Cesari)
INAF 396: Social Change in Sub Saharan Africa (Prof. Yoon Jung Park)
INAF 419: Citizenship, Belonging and Mobility in Europe (Prof. Asiye Kaya)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 551: Governance and Rule of Law (Prof. Moana Erickson)
GOVT 651: Political Economy of Communism (Prof. Harley Balzer)
INAF 437: Development Practice in Fragile/Conflict States (Prof. Joseph Saba)
INAF 491: Business and Politics in Africa (Prof. Scott D Taylor)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 417: Gulf Politics (Prof. Brioi Baskan)
GOVT 446: Politics of North Africa (Prof. Stephen J King)
GOVT 450: Politics: East Central Europe (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 455: Latin American Government and Politics (Prof. Diana Kapiszewski)
GOVT 558: African Democracy & Governance (Prof. Yonatan Morse)
GOVT 643: Chinese Politics in  Comparative Perspective (Prof. Kristen Looney)

Professional Enrichment / Methods
GOVT 421: Data Visualization for Politics (Prof. Mark C Rom)
GOVT 505-01: Advocacy Skills (TBA), 1 credit skill class
GOVT 505-02: Building a Sustainable NonProfit Organization (TBA), 1 credit skill class
GOVT 505-03: Writing Grants and Contracting the Government (Prof. Eric C Bjronlund),1 credit skill class
GOVT 505-04: Technology for Social Change (TBA), 1 credit skill class
GOVT 505-05: Storytelling and Influence (Prof. Jennifer Lentfer), 1 credit skill class
GOVT 540: Program Design and Evaluation (Prof. Allyson Oakley)
GOVT 591: Applied Research Methods CR (Prof. Molly Jean Inman)

Democracy and Governance Electives
GOVT 548: USAID Student Research Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)