Political Science Courses

To find the syllabus of many of the courses taught between 2000-present, scroll down to the right course number and then select the course by semester and and instructor. 
For information on specific faculty members including research specialties, biographical and contact information, visit the
Faculty page.


Click on the links below to jump to specific course levels.

Pols 101-190 | Pols 200-297 | Pols 300-399 | Pols 401-494 | Pols 500-591

Visit the UIC POLS Course Index for abbreviated course descriptions.


Pols 101

Spring 2001 - Simpson
Fall 2004 - Adeoye
Spring 2005 - Adeoye
Summer 2005 - Yeary
Fall 2005 - Ramos
Spring 2006 - Ramos
Summer 2006 - Bliss
Fall 2007 - Kim
Spring 2008 - Kim
Fall 2008 - Bruhl
Spring 2009 - Bruhl
Fall 2009 - McKenzie
Fall 2010 - McKenzie
Spring 2014 - Simpson
Summer 2014 - McKenzie
Fall 2014 - McKenzie
Summer 2016 - Selden
Fall 2016 - Bruhl

Pols 103

Fall 2002 - Simpson

Pols 105

Honors Seminar Fall 2005 - Graber
Honors Seminar Fall 2006 - Graber

Pols 111

Spring 2007 - Johnson
Summer 2007 - Adeoye
Fall 2009 - Chriqui
Fall 2009 - Fortner
Spring 2010 - Fortner
Spring 2011 - Adeoye
Fall 2011 - Chriqui 
Fall 2012 - Chriqui

Pols 112

Fall 2007 - Boyd

Pols 120

Spring 2007 - Rahman
Fall 2007 - Engelmann
Fall 2008 - Maxwell

Pols 130

Spring 2004 - Dutt
Summer 2004 - Seslija
Fall 2004 - Dutt
Fall 2005 - Smith
Spring 2006 - Karklins
Fall 2007 - Kasule
Spring 2009 - Adeoye
Fall 2009 - Zimelis
Spring 2010 - Adeoye 
Summer 2013 - Rincon
Fall 2013 - Kostadinova
Spring 2014 - Kostadinova
Fall 2014 - Kostadinova

Pols 184

Spring 2004 - Dutt
Fall 2004 - Dutt
Summer 2005 - Smith
Spring 2006 - Johnson
Summer 2006 - Navratil
Summer 2008 - Valeriano
Fall 2008 - Valeriano
Spring 2009 - Valeriano
Fall 2009 - Haftel
Fall 2010 - Haftel
Spring 2012 - Haftel
Summer 2012 - Benthuysen
Fall 2013 - Floros
Spring 2014 - Floros
Summer 2014 - Maness
Fall 2014 - Floros
Fall 2015 - Floros

Pols 190

Fall 2003 - Simpson
Spring 2007 - Rundquist
Spring 2008 - Rundquist
Fall 2009 - Balbus
Spring 2012 - Balbus
Spring 2014 - French
Summer 2014 - Gomtsain

Pols 200

Fall 2005 - Strom
Fall 2007 - Bruhl 
Summer 2008 - Bruhl
Fall 2008 - Bruhl
Spring 2009 - Zhang 
Fall 2009 - Bruhl 
Spring 2014 - Bruhl 
Fall 2014 - Bruhl
Fall 2016 - Bruhl
Spring 2017 - Bruhl

Pols 201

Fall 2002 - Ruhil
Fall 2006 - Bruhl
Spring 2007 - Bruhl 
Fall 2007 - Bruhl
Spring 2008 - Kelly
Fall 2008 - Smith
Spring 2009 - Bruhl
Spring 2010 - Watson
Spring 2014 - Maness
Spring 2017 - Bruhl

Pols 206

Fall 2007 - Kim

Pols 207

Fall 2007 - Graber
Fall 2009 - Graber
Fall 2014 - Podrazik

Pols 209

Spring 2007 - Dominguez

Pols 210

Spring 2005 - Ruhil
Fall 2008 - Zhang
Summer 2014 - Cantor

Pols 211

Fall 2009 - Simpson
Fall 2010 - Simpson
Fall 2011 - Simpson
Fall 2013 - Simpson

Pols 212

Spring 2009 - Smith
Fall 2009 - Kazee
Fall 2010 - Kazee
Fall 2014 - Alexander

Pols 225

Spring 2007 - McFarland
Fall 2012 - McFarland
Fall 2014 - Johnson

Pols 226

Fall 2004 - Rusk

Pols 227

Summer 2004 - Bruhl
Fall 2004 - Rusk
Spring 2008 - Kim
Fall 2008 - Holyk
Fall 2009 - Fortner
Fall 2013 - Kaplan 

Pols 228

Spring 2004 - Ragsdale
Fall 2008 - Rundquist 
Summer 2008 - Rundquist
Spring 2009 - Rundquist 
Fall 2009 - Rundquist 
Spring 2014 - Kaplan

Pols 229

Fall 2008 - McFarland
Fall 2009 - McFarland
Fall 2010 - McFarland
Fall 2012 - Benthuysen

Pols 232

Spring 2012 - Choi
Spring 2014 - Choi

Pols 234

Spring 2012 - Kostadinova 
Fall 2014 - Kostadinova

Pols 235

Spring 2006 - Karklins
Spring 2009 - Costiou

Pols 242

Fall 2006 - Pallares

Pols 243

Fall 2003 - Tepe 
Spring 2017 - Moruzzi

Pols 245

Spring 2006 - Adeoye
Spring 2007 - Adeoye
Summer 2008 - French
Spring 2009 - Veney

Pols 251

Fall 2006 - Lyles
Fall 2007 - Lyles

Pols 252

Pols 252 Spring 2007 - Lyles 
Pols 252 Spring 2006 - Lyles 

Pols 257

Spring 2004 - Lyles 
Spring 2005 - Lyles 

Pols 258

Fall 2006 - McKenzie
Fall 2007 - McKenzie
Fall 2014 - McKenzie

Pols 275

Fall 2005 - Hurtig 
Spring 2007 - Goldman

Pols 281

Fall 2006 - Johnson
Fall 2007 - Johnson 
Fall 2010 - Graber
Spring 2014 - Floros
Spring 2015 - Floros

Pols 283

Spring 2008 - Haftel
Fall 2008 - Haftel
Fall 2009 - Haftel
Spring 2013 - Maness
Spring 2014 - Maness

Pols 284

Fall 2004 - Tachau
Fall 2008 - Choi
Spring 2009 - Valeriano
Fall 2009 - Choi
Fall 2010 - Valeriano
Fall 2012 - Maness
Fall 2013 - Choi
Fall 2014 - Choi

Pols 286

Spring 2012 - Haftel
Fall 2013 - Floros 
Fall 2015 - Floros

Pols 290

Fall 2003 - Moruzzi
Fall 2005 - Engelmann
Fall 2007 - Moruzzi
Fall 2013 - French
Fall 2014 - Moruzzi
Fall 2015 - Pathak
Fall 2016 - Pathak

Pols 291

Fall 2009 - Balbus

Pols 293

Summer 2007 - Balbus 
Spring 2009 - Balbus 

Pols 295

Summer 2005 - Balbus
Fall 2007 - Balbus 

Pols 300

Fall 2006 - Tepe
Fall 2013 - French 
Spring 2016 - Floros

Pols 301

Spring 2001 - Simpson
Spring 2002 - Simpson
Spring 2012 - Simpson
Spring 2013 - Simpson 

Pols 303

Fall 2005 - Lyles 
Fall/Spring 2007 - Lyles 

Pols 307

Spring 2008 - Graber  
Fall 2009 - Graber 

Pols 311

Spring 2007 - Boyd

Pols 312

Spring 2009 - Zhang

Pols 313

Spring 2002 - Judd

Pols 329

Spring 2002 - Judd
Spring 2003 - Gardiner
Spring 2006 - Rundquist
Spring 2007 - McFarland
Fall 2007 - Johnson
Spring 2008 - Rundquist
Fall 2009 - McFarland
Spring 2010 - Fortner
Fall 2010 - Graber
Fall 2011 - McFarland
Fall 2012 - McFarland
Spring 2014 - Davila-Ruhaak
Fall 2014 - Filindra

Pols 348

Fall 2003 - Tepe

Pols 349

Spring 2004 - Dutt
Fall 2004 - Dutt
Fall 2005 - Tachau
Fall 2006 - Pallares
Spring 2008 - Karklins
Fall 2008 - Adeoye
Spring 2010 - McFarland
Spring 2011 - McFarland
Fall 2011 - Kostadinova 
Spring 2012 - Moruzzi
Fall 2014 - McFarland

Pols 353

Summer 2007 - Lyles
Fall 2007 - Johnson
Fall 2009 - Watson
Fall 2010 - McKenzie
Summer 2014 - Lyles

Pols 354

Fall 2005 - McKenzie
Spring 2007 - Johnson
Fall 2007 - Lyles
Fall 2010 - Lyles 
Spring 2014 - McKenzie

Pols 356

Spring 2007 - Lyles
Spring 2009 - Lyles
Spring 2012 - Lyles

Pols 358

Spring 2012 - Lyles

POLS 359

Spring 2015 - McKenzie

Pols 384

Spring 2007 - Choi
Fall 2008 - Choi 
Fall 2013 - Choi 
Fall 2014 - Choi

Pols 389

Spring 2005 - McFarland
Spring 2006 - Johnson
Fall 2006 - Tachau
Fall 2007 - Tachau
Spring 2008 - Choi
Fall 2008 - Valeriano
Spring 2009 - Choi
Fall 2009 - Valeriano
Fall 2010 - Haftel
Spring 2014 - Choi
Fall 2016 - Moruzzi

Pols 399

Fall 2004 - Engelmann
Spring 2007 - Balbus
Fall 2010 - Moruzzi
Spring 2016 - Moruzzi

Pols 401

Fall 2004 - Ruhil
Fall 2005 - Choi
Fall 2006 - Haftel
Fall 2007 - Haftel
Fall 2008 - Bruhl
Fall 2009 - Choi
Fall 2013 - Kaplan
Fall 2015- Kaplan

Pols 465

Spring 2005 - Orum

Pols 467

Spring 2002 - Graber
Fall 2008 - Graber

Pols 469

Spring 2009 - Kazee
Spring 2013 - McFarland
Fall 2014 - Johnson

Pols 479

Spring 2012 - Kostadinova

Pols 482

Fall 2008 - Maxwell

Pols 485

Spring 2016 - Moruzzi

Pols 494

Fall 2008 - McFarland
Fall 2009 - Engelmann
Fall 2009 - Valeriano
Fall 2013 - Davila-Ruhaak
Fall 2014 - Davila-Ruhaak

Pols 500

Fall 2002 - McKenzie
Fall 2006 - Rundquist
Fall 2009 - Judd
Fall 2010 - Judd
Fall 2014 - Alexander
Fall 2015 - Filindra

Pols 501

Spring 2005 - Ruhil
Spring 2006 - Choi
Spring 2007 - Bruhl
Spring 2009 - Choi
Spring 2014 - Kaplan
Spring 2015 - Kaplan

Pols 502

Fall 2003 - Ruhil
Spring 2005 - Valeriano

Pols 504

Spring 2005 - Engelmann 
Spring 2006 - Balbus
Spring 2007 - Balbus

Pols 505

Spring 2005 - Tepe
Spring 2006 - Tepe
Spring 2014 - Kostadinova

Pols 506 

Fall 2007 - Graber
Fall 2008 - Graber

Pols 510

Spring 2008 - Mixon
Fall 2009 - O'Shaughnessy

Pols 541

Spring 2004 - Rundquist
Fall 2005 - Rundquist
Spring 2010 - McFarland
Spring 2011 - McFarland

Pols 549

Spring 2017 - McFarland

Pols 551

Fall 2000 - McKenzie
Fall 2001 - Simpson
Fall 2004 - Simpson
Fall 2007 - Judd
Fall 2009 - Judd
Fall 2010 - Spirou

Pols 559
Spring 2005 - Judd 

Pols 560

Spring 2005 - Ragsdale
Spring 2006 - Ragsdale
Fall 2008 - Rundquist
Fall 2014 - Filindra
Spring 2016 - Filindra

Pols 562

Fall 2001 - Rundquist
Fall 2009 - Rundquist 

Pols 566

Fall 2006 - McFarland
Spring 2009 - McFarland 
Fall 2011 - McFarland 
Spring 2016 - McFarland

Pols 567

Spring 2007 - Graber
Spring 2009 - Graber

Pols 569

Fall 2002 - Ragsdale
Fall 2003 - Rusk
Fall 2007 - Rundquist

Pols 570

Spring 2003 - Tepe
Spring 2006 - Tepe
Fall 2009 - Pallares
Fall 2011 - Kostadinova
Fall 2013 - Kostadinova

Pols 571

Fall 2004 - Choi
Fall 2005 - Choi
Fall 2007 - Valeriano  
Fall 2010 - Valeriano 

Pols 572

Spring 2005 - Choi
Spring 2007 - Haftel
Fall 2008 - Haftel 

Pols 578

Spring 2008 - Choi

Pols 579

Fall 2003 - Pallares
Fall 2005 - Karklins
Fall 2007 - Pallares

Pols 590

Fall 2003 - Ragsdale
Fall 2005 - Ragsdale
Spring 2007 - Judd
Fall 2014 - McFarland

Pols 591

Fall 2009 - Judd
Fall 2010 - Judd 

Chicago Seminar

Spring 2005 - Judd