Discussion of politics as an activity and of political problems, systems, ideologies, processes.
Either a 100 level or 200 level course is a prerequisite to all 300 level courses except with the consent of the instructor, unless otherwise specified
Foundations in Indigenous politics from diverse cultural perspectives and across regions. Addresses political issues facing Indigenous peoples at global and local levels, with attention to Indigenous epistemologies, languages, movements, and institutions. A-F only.
Introduces undergraduate students to the major political, social, economic, cultural, technological, and historical dimensions of globalization. Special attention will be paid to globalization process that have impacted Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region. A-F only. (Cross-listed as SOC 180)
Develop skills needed to read and write political texts. Weigh competing views; read and analyze texts for what they do and do not say; craft and defend evidence-based arguments; practice writing mechanics and style. POLS majors only or consent. A-F only.
Introduction to the problems individuals and political communities currently face with respect to war, peace, and international conflict. Includes questions of human nature, economy, morality, nuclear deterrence, arms control and disarmament, and alternatives to war.
Introduction to and critical study of institutions, governments, and political processes in Hawai‘i. Attends to race, class, gender, sexuality, indigeneity and nationality. Grounded in Native Hawaiian perspectives, with an emphasis on comparative study and dialogue. Pre: any 100- or 200-level POLS course, or consent.
Intensive examination of particular institutions, processes, and issues. (B) the military in Hawai‘i; (C) political thought in Hawaiian; Taught in Hawaiian; (D) politics of food. A-F only for (D). Sophomore standing or higher or consent. Pre: HAW 302 (or concurrent) for (C) only. ((C) Cross-listed as HAW 428) DS for (B) and (D), DH for (C)
Political, economic, and social development in the Third World. Repeatable one time. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.
Political, social, and economic processes in specific countries/regions. (B) Southeast Asia; (C) Pacific Islands; (F) Middle East; (G) Philippines; (H) Japan; (I) Europe; (J) India; (K) East Asia. Repeatable one time. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.
Interdisciplinary review and analysis of the social and political issues in contemporary China, the interchange between state and society in national policies, the relationship between cultural tradition and technological modernization in the social transformation process. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 308).
Study of the importance and processes of language revitalization for indigenous peoples in Hawai‘i, the Pacific, Asia, and North America. Pre: any 100 level POLS course. (Alt. years)
Introduction to global politics with emphasis on concepts and theories developed from an international relations perspective. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.
Principles, norms, cases, and their interaction with culture and organization in international politics. Pre: any 100 level POLS course or consent.
Political-cultural economy of international migration: postcolonial populations, refugees, and immigrants. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.
Evolution of international politics, law and decision-making on a variety of environmental concerns; from endangered species to pollution to climate change. Interaction of population, development, and environment in global governance. (Cross-listed as SUST 324)
Surveys church-state jurisprudence since the 1940s, with special attention to difficulty of defining religion, and applies the religion clauses to current issues. A-F only. Pre: sophomore or higher standing, or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as AMST 325)
Significant works, historical continuities, themes, and issues in political theory. (B) classical political philosophy; (F) revolution and utopia; (G) contemporary political theory; (I) Marxist philosophy. Pre: any 100- or 200- level POLS course; or consent.
Examines modern Korean politics and society through films. Through movies and documentaries, students will learn major sociopolitical issues including military dictatorship, democratization, and globalization that Korea underwent for the last several decades. Repeatable one time. Sophomore standing or higher. A-F only.
Study of Hawaiian news media with emphasis on political content. Taught in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 302 (or concurrent) and one of 110, 120, 130, 170, or 171; or consent. (Cross-listed as HAW 445)
Studies in political theory, media, and methods that analyze their interrelations in a globalized world. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.
Introduction to the history and politics of U.S. disability law and activism. An analysis of disability politics as the result of the interaction between disability movement activism and the development of policy and law. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Fall only)
Exploration of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases related to sex and gender. Topics may include sex discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, privacy, and reproductive freedom. A-F only. Pre: one of WGSS 151, WGSS 175, WGSS 176, WGSS 202, WGSS 360, WGSS 381, or consent. (Cross-listed as AMST 436 and WGSS 436)
History, culture, and contemporary reality of Asian women in Asia and the U.S. Includes critical analysis of American feminist methodology and theory. Pre: one of 339, AMST 310, AMST 316, AMST 318, AMST 373, AMST 455, WGSS 360, WGSS 361, WGSS 439; or consent. (Cross-listed as AMST 438 and WGSS 462)
Relationships between law, politics, and society will be explored. Emphasis is placed on several dimensions of legality: legal “indeterminacy” and some of the many things that law does for us and to us; law’s response to violence; the connections between law and social change; access to the law and its sociological dimensions; how/why law fails and what happens when it does. A-F only. Pre: a 100 level or 200 level POLS course or SOC 100 or any 200 level SOC course, or consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 374)
Provides students with methods for interpreting U.S. Supreme Court decisions and analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on institutional authority, including the Judiciary, Executive, and Legislative branches and their relationships to power. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.
Analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on civil rights and liberties. Sophomore standing or higher.
Women’s role in political institutions and processes in the U.S. and other countries. Female and male approaches to power; feminist political goals and actions. Pre: any 100 level POLS course (or concurrent), WGSS 151 (or concurrent), or WGSS 362 (or concurrent); or consent. (Cross-listed as WGSS 384)
Students develop understanding of theory, practice, and ethical issues of public policy-making. Combines lecture/discussion and fieldtrips. Students develop policy analysis and strategic plans that identify issues, interests, and methods of influence. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: HON 101 or HON 291(Alpha), or departmental approval.
(Cross-listed as HON 301)
Study of the ocean as a political place. Engagement with theories, policies, and lived-experiences of the ocean through a political lens, including literature and experiential learning. Sophomore standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: any 100 or 200-level POLS course, or consent. (Cross-listed as SUST 387)
Examines the politics of health care. Focus on institutional models to health care, the politics of health care reform, and contemporary health care issues and controversies. Repeatable one time. Sophomore standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: any 100-level POLS course or consent.
Studies integrating concerns of public law, public policy, public administration, and social movements. Pre: any 100- or 200-level POLS course, or consent.
Theory and practice of democratic organizations: women’s and feminist organizations; co-ops, communes, and collectives; indigenous people’s organizations; workplace democracy and social change. A-F only. Pre: any 100- or 200-level POLS course or 390 (or concurrent) or WGSS 151, or consent. (Cross-listed as WGSS 394)
Practicum for majors who serve as undergraduate teaching assistants. Repeatable one time. Pre: 390 (or concurrent), senior standing; and consent.
Independent research and thesis writing with supervision of senior advisor. Pre: 390 (or concurrent) and consent.
Open to students awarded a Mānoa Undergraduate Political Fellowship for placement in the Governor’s or Lt. Governor’s Office, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, or Public Defender’s Office. Field placement, integrated with academic study. A-F only. Recommended: 385, 390.
Hawai‘i Undergraduate Political Internship’s Congressional Fellowship. Award includes stipend and internship experience in a Hawai‘i congressional office. Students review policy processes, House and Senate procedures and produce a final paper. Restricted to fellowship awardees only. Junior and senior standing only. A-F only. Co-requisite: 386.
Main concepts delineating boundaries of discipline; approaches to knowledge employed by political scientists; empirical and normative theory; problems in theory-building; validity and reliability in research design; philosophy of science applied to political science.
Survey of theory-building, approaches and validation techniques.
Quantitative models and statistical inference techniques.
Specific methodological techniques and practices introduced in 601 and 602. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Major contemporary approaches and styles in political theory, philosophy, and analysis.
Discussion of texts and themes in the Western political tradition from Plato to Nietzsche. Repeatable one time.
Study of Hawaiian political thought in writing from ca. 1825 to the present, with emphasis on theory and research methods. Pre: 303, HAW 402 and HAW 428; or consent. (Cross-listed as HAW 612)
Specific traditions and individuals, or particular issues and problems. (C) feminist theory. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. ((C) Cross-listed as WGSS 615)
Historical treatment of the contact between state and indigenous peoples and a survey of contemporary indigenous political initiatives: social movements, media, indigenous studies programs, and events.
Politics of indigenous representations in media, literature, and academic scholarship.
Analysis of theories: actors, decisions, systems, conflict, integration, alternative approaches to validation. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Analysis of international conflict and conflict resolution. Theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, conciliation, facilitation, and other “third-party” methods of peaceful settlement. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Substantive and pedagogical approaches to using Model United Nations simulation for teaching and conflict resolution. Repeatable two times. Graduate students only. (Fall only)
(B) international relations and war; (E) international organization; (F) modeling international systems. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Emphasis on Asia, theories of development, and comparative methods. At least one section a semester.
Historical examination of U.S. and European imperialisms, including national narratives, politics, and impacts upon indigenous peoples in the Americas, Pacific, and Asia. Repeatable one time.
Politics of particular regions; particular development processes. (C) China. ((C) cross-listed as ASAN 608 and PLAN 608)
(F) political ecology and development.
Consideration of American political institutions and development relative to American philosophical foundations and non-American political forms. Federalism as an expansive devise will be emphasized, as will American influence and penetration abroad. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Once a year)
Focus varies among theoretical, comparative and developmental approaches to study of administration. One section each semester.
Exploration of political leadership as a focus for research, teaching, and applied political science.
Detailed examination of implementation of governmental policy in different countries. Pre: graduate standing.
Law, courts, and rights as a political resource; analyses of public law (including court decisions), other forms of dispute management, and judicial behavior and policy-making. Pre: 110.
Recent issues and practices in public law; particular judicial systems. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Perspectives on policy analysis; basic approaches to the study of public policy, political economy, and policy evaluation. (Cross-listed as PLAN 607)
Introduction to political futures studies; images of future, theories of social change, methods of social forecasting and designing preferred futures. Pre: graduate standing.
Normative and descriptive forecasts of political institutions, systems, subsystems, and behaviors. Design of preferred systems.
Particular political processes, specific political institutions, or particular policy area. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Exploration of nonviolent, non-killing alternatives in political science research, teaching, and public service.
Political development, international relations, decision-making processes, and systems of political thought in all or part of Asia and/or the Pacific.
Study of political and social movements, political status, national and cultural identities, and issues of representation of Native Hawaiians.
(C) Korean politics. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Examinations from several perspectives of the political, economic, and cultural forces that historically formed Hawai‘i and contemporary political themes, issues, and processes. Pre: graduate standing.
Combines the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching political science with supervised classroom teaching of POLS 110. Repeatable one time. A-F only.
Specialized subjects in political science.
Seminar for those seeking internship experience. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 672 and 673 or consent for the alternative futures option; 620 or consent for the indigenous politics option; consent of advisor for all other options.
Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.
Repeatable unlimited times.
Conceptual strategies, data collection approaches, and data analysis techniques appropriate to political inquiries. Repeatable unlimited times.
Seminar on the politics of writing, grammar, translation, argument, genre, and style with significant content on indigenous issues of oral traditions, alternative modes of writing and argument, and language continuance.
Pre-announced topics. Repeatable unlimited times. At least one section a year.
Pre-announced topics may include gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory, colonial discourse analysis, globalization, historiography; emphasis on indigenous epistemologies and the work of native scholars. Repeatable one time.
Pre-announced problems of both international organization and politics. Repeatable unlimited times. At least one section a semester.
Pre-announced topics. Repeatable unlimited times. At least one section a semester.
Pre-announced administrative theory, comparative and development administration, and functional aspects. Repeatable unlimited times.
Pre-announced topics. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent of instructor. At least one section a year.
Examines intersections of sovereignty and indigenity from comparative and critical perspectives. Engages indigenous studies of sovereignty and of alternative political frameworks. Repeatable one time. (Alt. years)
Topic engages probable and preferable futures of indigenous struggles and resistances. Emphasis placed on the ethics and responsibilities used to move towards those futures.
Analysis of political development, international relations, decision-making processes, and systems of political thought in regions and subregions of the world. Repeatable.
Repeatable unlimited times.