Courses

Government Research Practicum Course

GOV 362L (Undergraduate)

Co-taught by

Dr. Amy Liu

Amy Liu

Co-Director

Roman Hlatky

Lab Manager

This one semester course provides undergraduate students with an introduction to the research process in the social sciences – through the lens of racial and ethnic politics. As part of this program, students will attend regular classes, understand data collection, and gain internship experience with the Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) Lab.

Comparative Race and Ethnic Politics

GOV 391L (Graduate)

Co-taught by

Dr. Amy Liu

Amy Liu

Co-Director

Dr. Eric McDaniel

Eric McDaniel

Co-Director

This graduate-level course introduces students to the principal concepts, questions, and answers in the subfield of race and ethnic politics. The readings and discussions will draw from both the American and comparative literatures. In this course, we will study the following four sets of topics:

  • Concept and Measurement
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Institutions
  • Group Interactions and Intersectionality

The objective of this course is fourfold. The first is to acquaint students with the theoretical literatures on race and ethnic politics. The second is to familiarize students with the process of dataset construction. The third is to train students to carry out various types of writing assignments that political scientists – or social scientists more broadly – are frequently required to perform. And the fourth is to enable students to move towards a working paper – if not a dissertation project.