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Fall 2020 REMOTE Courses

A list of possible courses to be offered as remote instruction for the Fall 2020 REMOTE term can be accessed using the drop-down menu below. Select Fall 2020 Quarter or Fall 2020 Semester.

For *preliminary* information about each course, click on the course title. UCDC faculty are currently working to adapt their in-person courses and syllabi for virtual instruction.  As a result, course titles and descriptions are likely to change a bit.

Please note: In the event of low enrollment, a class may be cancelled. Students will be informed as soon as possible and enrolled in a different class.

Fall Quarter 2020 & Fall Semester 2020

Core Seminar

  • Topic Area: Congress

    About the Course: This thematic research seminar explores the history of Congress—the first branch under the Constitution—and its role in making public policy, as well as other issues in...

  • Topic Area: General Research

    About the Course: Gathering knowledge and learning the truth about the world around us is a fundamental part of human development and progress. While...

  • Topic Area: International Development

    About the Course: This is an introductory course to the international development field. The focus is on some of the key questions, challenges and achievements in this...

  • Topic Area: Research in World Politics

    About the Course: This seminar has been designed to help students to engage critically and think systematically about crucial questions that are global in scope and to guide you through the...

  • Topic Area: The U.S. Supreme Court

    About the Course: Gay marriage. The death penalty. Abortion. Health care. Cell phone privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court has heard cases on all of these topics in recent years, and its decisions...

  • Topic Area: Washington Media

    About the Course: What is the difference between “fake news’’and journalism? Does objectivity exist? Why does President Trump call the news media the “enemy of the people...

Fall Quarter 2020

Quarter Elective

  • Money, Message and Media

    About the Course: This course will look at all aspects of national campaigns, from the evolution of political parties and advertising, to the messages of potential 2020 candidates, the impact of...

  • US Foreign Policy

    About the Course: This course examines contemporary issues in U.S. foreign policy, focusing primarily on a series of regional case studies including the Persian Gulf (Iran and Iraq); the Middle...