Recent Course Offerings

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Here you will find some of the 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 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 and how your course selections fulfill degree requirements. 


Spring 2020

Core Courses
GOVT 540: Program Design and Evaluation (Prof. Alysson Oakley)
GOVT 553: Comparative Political Institutions (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)

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

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 533: Authoritarianism & Hybrid Regimes (Prof. Meir Walters)
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 553: Comparative Political Institutions (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)
GOVT 628: Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations (Prof. William T. Gormley)
GOVT 677: Comparative Civil-Military Relations (Prof. Elizabeth Stanley)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 438: Public Opinion & Party Polarization (Prof. Jonathan Ladd)
GOVT 503: Intergroup Relations (Prof. Katherine Collin)
CCTP 610: Technology for Political Change (Prof. Irene Wu)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)
GOVT 589: Development Responses to Political Violence (Prof. Daniel Adrian Weggeland)
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 516: The Future of Russia (Prof. Thane Gustafson)
GOVT 643: Chinese Politics in Comparative Perspective (Prof. Kristen Looney)
INAF 533: Japan’s Domestic Politics (Prof. Sheila Smith)
INAF 548: Democratization in the Muslim World (Prof. Lily Rahim)

Other
GOVT 565: Mullen Seminar in Law (Prof. Ariel P. Eckblad)
GOVT  570: Gender, International Security, & Development (Prof. Seniha Ayse Orellana)
GOVT 597: Environment & Conflict Resolution (Prof. William E. Hall)
GOVT 633: Women and Leadership (Prof. Anne M. Cammisa)
GOVX 513: Counter-Crisis Communications (Prof. Brett P. Bruen)
GOVX 515: Skills for Navigating Confrontation (Prof. Joe Weston)
GOVX 517: Creating Alliances for Action (Prof. Sharona Shuster)
GOVX 523: Facilitation (TBA)
GOVX 524: Cyber Security & Conflict Resolution (TBA)
GOVX 541: Policy Briefing (Prof. Patrick Quirk)


Fall 2019

Core Courses
GOVT 532: Research Methods in Democracy and Governance (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 550: Democracy Promotion (Prof. Georges Fauriol)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 493: The Civil and Social Community (Prof. Thomas Michael Kerch)
GOVT 539: Electoral Violence: Analysis (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 562: Conflict and Democracy (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 539: Electoral Violence: Analysis (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 554: International Electoral Policy and Practice (Prof. Jeffrey Fischer)
GOVT 562: Conflict and Democracy (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 577: Corruption, Conflict, and Security (Prof. Frank Vogl)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 544: Civil Society and Social Movements (Prof. Heba El-Shazli)
GOVT 546: States and Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 577: Corruption, Conflict, and Security (Prof. Frank Vogl)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 546: States and Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)
GOVT 558: Pol of Energy Russia and Europe (Prof. Thane Gustafson)

GOVT 646: Chinese Politics (Prof. Kristen Looney)
GOVT 655: African Democracy and Governance (Prof. Elias Opongo)

Other
GOVT 501: Analysis of Political Data (Prof. Jonathan Ladd)
GOVT 580: Conflict Resolution Theory (Prof. Desha Girod)
GOVT 573: Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (Prof. Brian Kritz)
GOVT 588: Criminal Law and Conflict Resolution (Prof Brian Kritz)
GOVT 594: Growth and Extremism in Africa ( Prof. Charles Villa-Vicencio
GOVX 508: Social Entrepreneurship for Social Change (Prof. Craig Zelizer)
GOVX 509: Skills for Fieldwork (Prof. Julie-Ayn Steiger)
GOVX 514: Routes to Resolve M.E. Conflict (Prof. Mara Rudman)


Spring 2019

Core Courses
GOVT 540: Program Design and Evaluation (Prof. Alysson Oakley) 
GOVT 553: Comparative Political Institutions (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 543: Governance and Stabilization Operations (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 553: Comparative Political Institutions (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)
GOVT 627: Political Parties (Prof. Hans Noel)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 505-02: Life and Protest Under Authoritarianism (Prof. Meir Walters)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)
GOVT 589: Development Responses to Political Violence (Prof. Daniel Weggeland)
GOVT 592: Conflict Resolution and Development (Prof. Ayse Orellana)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 403: Democracy in Europe (Prof. Nuno Teixeira)
GOVT 446: Politics of North Africa (Prof. Stephen King)
GOVT 450: Politics of 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 501: Technology for International Crisis Response
GOVX 502: Advocacy Skills
GOVX 505: Social Media for Social Change
GOVX 513: Crisis Management
GOVX 515: Skills for Navigating Confrontation
GOVX 541: Policy Briefing


Fall 2018

Core Courses
GOVT 532: Research Methods in Democracy & Governance (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 550: Democracy Promotion (Prof. Georges Fauriol)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 493: The Cvil & Social Community (Prof. Thomas Michael Kerch)
GOVT 539: Political Violence: Analysis (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 562: Conflict and Democracy (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 545: Political Violnce: Analysis (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 567: Electoral Integrity (Prof. Jeffrey Fischer)
GOVT 562: Conflict and Democracy (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 577: Corruption, Conflict, & Security (Prof. Frank Vogl)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 546: States & Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)
GOVT563: Ethnicity, Race, and Nation (Prof. Charles King)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
INAF 491: Business and Politics in Africa (Prof. Scott Taylor)
GOVT 577: Corruption, Conflict, & Security (Prof. Frank Vogl)
 

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 403: Democracy in Europe (Prof. Nuno Teixeira)
GOVT 458: Arab Politics in Transition (Prof. Stephen J. King)
GOVT 546: States & Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)
GOVT 555: Post Communist Politics (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 646: Chinese Politics (Prof. Kristen Looney)
 

Other
GOVT 501: Analysis of Political Data (Prof. Jonathan Ladd)
GOVT 573: Human Rights & Conflict Resolution (Prof. Molly Inman)
GOVT 583: Strategic Collaboration (Prof. Jessica Kritz)
GOVT 688: Religion, Morality and Contested Claims for Justice (Prof. Michael Kessler & Prof. Amy Uelmen)
GOVX 508: Social Entrepreneurship for Social Change (Prof. Craig Zelizer)
GOVX 509: Skills for Fieldwork (Prof. Julie-Ayn Steiger)
GOVX 514: Policing in Divided Societies (Prof. Eric Beinhart)


Spring 2018

Core Courses
GOVT 540: Program Design and Evaluation (Prof. Molly Hageboeck) 
GOVT 553: Comparative Political Institutions (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 564: Comparative Democratization (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 543: Governance and Stabilization Operations (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 548: USAID Study Group (Prof. Jeff Fischer)
GOVT 553: Comparative Political Institutions (Prof. Josep Colomer)
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
INAF 560: Ethnic Politics (Prof. Yuhki Tajima)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 560: Corruption and Governance (Prof. Jodi Vittori)
GOVT 592: Conflict Resolution and Development (Prof. Ayse Orellana)

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 557: Democracy in Africa (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 643: Chinese Politics in Comparative Perspective (Prof. Kristen Looney)

Other
GOVX 501: Technology for International Crisis Response
GOVX 502: Advocacy Skills
GOVX 512: Government Funding for International Development
GOVX 513: Crisis Management
GOVX 515: Skills for Navigating Confrontation
GOVX 541: Policy Briefing


Fall 2017

Core Courses
GOVT 532: Research Methods in Democracy & Governance (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 550: Democracy Promotion (Prof. Georges Fauriol)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)

History and Theories of Democracy
GOVT 545: State Department Study Group (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 562: Conflict and Democracy (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 645: Theories of Political Development (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 647: Global Justice (Prof. Desha Girod)

Democracy, Governance, and Institutions
GOVT 545: State Department Study Group (Prof. Patrick Quirk)
GOVT 554: International Electoral Policy and Practice (Prof. Jeffrey Fischer)
GOVT 562: Conflict and Democracy (Prof. Jennifer Dresden)
GOVT 577: Corruption, Conflict, & Security (Prof. Frank Vogl)

Democracy and Society
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 542: Civil Society in Emerging Democracies (Prof. Heba El Shazli)
GOVT 546: States & Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)

Democracy, Governance, and Development Policy
GOVT 444: Globalization and Autocracy (Prof. Daniel Brumberg)
GOVT 577: Corruption, Conflict, & Security (Prof. Frank Vogl)
INAF 487: Practice and Ethics in Global Development (Prof. Katherine Marshall)

Regional Studies in Democracy
GOVT 458: Arab Politics in Transition (Prof. Stephen J. King)
GOVT 546: States & Societies in Latin America (Prof. Matthew Carnes)
GOVT 555: Post Communist Politics (Prof. Kathleen Smith)
GOVT 566: Politics of Cuba (Prof. Marguerite R. Seldin Jimenez)

Other
GOVT 501: Analysis of Political Data (Prof. Jonathan Ladd)
GOVT 573: Human Rights & Conflict Resolution (Prof. Molly Inman)
GOVT 688: Religion, Morality and Contested Claims for Justice (Prof. Michael Kessler & Profm Amy Uelmen)
GOVX 506: Strategic Collaboration (Prof. Jessica Kritz)
GOVX 508: Social Enterprise for Social Change (Prof. Craig Zelizer)
GOVX 509: Skills for Fieldwork (Prof. Julie-Ayn Steiger)


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