Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Elective Courses

  • LAW 137 - International Arbitration: Public and Private (2-3 credit hours)**
  • LAW 274 - International Arbitration (1 credit hour)
  • LAW 371 - International Business Transactions (1-3 credit hours)**
  • LAW 381 - International Arbitration Workshop (1 credit hour)
  • LAW 388 - Global Access to Medicine: A Patent Perspective (2 credit hours)
  • LAW 459 - Intro to English Legal Profession (1 credit hour)
  • LAW 527 - International Arbitration Oral Advocacy (1 credit hour)
  • LAW 537 - Human Rights in the Global Economy (2 credit hours)
  • LAW 197 - Advanced Business Organizations, including a Comparative Perspective (2 credit hours)
  • LAW 118 - International Art Law (1 credit hour)
  • LAW 172 - Comparative Law (1-3 credit hours)**
  • LAW 176 - International Trade Law (1-3 credit hours)**
  • LAW 195 - International and Comparative Antitrust (2 credit hours)
  • LAW 305 - Global Law Seminar and Field Study (3 credit hours)
  • LAW 338 - U.S. Foreign Trade and Customs Law (2 credit hours)
  • LAW 372 - International Law and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • LAW 465 - Strategic Counseling for International Corporate Clients (2 credit hours)
  • LAW 568 - European Union Law (1-3 credit hours)**
  • LAW 735 - London Comparative Law Program (2 credit hours)

 

**Explanatory note about 1, 2, 3, and variable credit hour courses from the School of Law: “For the law courses showing a range of hours (e.g., 1-3 credit hours), students have the option to choose the number of credits for enrollment within the range. For students opting for the higher credits (i.e., enrollment in 3 credit hours rather than 1 credit hour would require additional assignments and/or an examination). If the MA students in these courses need to be enrolled in 3 credit hours, the following notation can be included with the course listing: ‘MA students must choose the 3 credit option for enrollment in this course’.” Please note that courses to be included in this MA program will require students choosing the 3-credit option.

  • PLAW 101 - Comparative and Ethical Lawyering for the Rule of Law (3 credit hours)
  • PLAW 102 - History, Theory and Practice of Law for Development (3 credit hours)
  • PLAW 103 - Theory and Practice of Assessments in Rule of Law Advising (3 credit hours)
  • PLAW 104 - International Development Architecture (3 credit hours)
  • PLAW 105 - Advising for Economic, Social, and Institutional Reform (2 credit hours)
  • PLAW 106 - Design of Rule of Law Programs and Proposal Preparation (3 credit hours)
  • PLAW 107 - Rule of Law in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (2 credit hours)
  • PLAW 108 - Legal Systems and Methods (3 credit hours)
  • PLAW 250 - Research and Writing on the Rule of Law (3 credit hours)
  • PLAW 907 - Rule of Law Project Management (2 credit hours)

Criminal Justice and Criminology Department

  • CJC 416 - International Criminal Justice

Methods Courses

  • CJC 403 - Program Evaluation and Research Methods
  • CJC 404 - Applied Data Analysis and Interpretation

 

History Department

  • HIST 441 - Women and Gender in Europe
  • HIST 459 - Environmental History
  • HIST 464 - Transnational Urban History

Methods Courses

  • HIST 483 - Oral History

 

Modern Languages and Literatures Department

Language Research Tool: Although there is no language requirement, students interested in honing their foreign language skills will have the option of taking a 200-level language course (i.e., a course beyond 101, 102, 103, and 104), and having that course count as one of the six elective courses. Current language possibilities offered at Loyola at the 200 level include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.

MLL also offers graduate-level courses in Spanish as part of their master’s degree in Spanish. These courses are as follows and would be open only to interested students with advanced writing, speaking, and reading skills in Spanish. These courses are as follows:

  • SPAN 400 - Bibliography & Methods of Literary Study (current focus on Hispanic Women Writers, including Latin America)
  • SPAN 405 - Critical Methods (pan-Hispanic world)
  • SPAN 490 - Hispanic Culture and Civilization (Latin American film, with a focus on human rights)

 

Philosophy Department

  • PHIL 459 - Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 463 - Virtue Ethics (includes non-Western philosophy)
  • PHIL TBD - Critical Race Theory (originally taught as a “special topics” course; is being turned into a permanent course)
  • PHIL 480 - Social and Political Philosophy (focuses on global development on a regular basis)

Methods Courses

  • PHIL 400 - Philosophical Research Tools

 

Political Science Department

  • PLSC 421 - Democratic Political Systems
  • PLSC 422 - Authoritarian Political Systems
  • PLSC 431 - U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PLSC 432 - Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis
  • PLSC 433 - International Organization
  • PLSC 435 - International Political Economy
  • PLSC 436 - International Conflict

Methods Courses

  • PLSC 401 - Research Design
  • PLSC 476 - Techniques of Political Analysis II

 

Psychology Department

  • PSYC 460 - Social Psychology Theory
  • PSYC 461 - Attitudes and Attitude Change
  • PSYC 474 - Group Dynamics
  • PSYC 484 - Prejudice and Intergroup Relations

Methods Courses

  • PSYC 486 - Program Evaluation

 

Sociology Department

  • SOCL 418 Demography
  • SOCL 423 - Social Movements
  • SOCL 426 - Sociology of Gender
  • SOCL 441 - Sociology of Religion
  • SOCL 447 - Sociology of Culture
  • SOCL 461 - Race and Ethnicity

Methods Courses

  • SOCL 410 - Logic of Sociological Inquiry
  • SOCL 412 - Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • SOCL 414 - Statistical Methods of Analysis I
  • SOCL 415 - Statistical Methods of Analysis II

 

Theology Department

  • THEO 459 - Contemporary Theologies
  • THEO 460 - Seminar in the History of Theology
  • THEO 464 - Religion and Politics in Christian History
  • THEO 470 - Foundations and Critical Issues in Christian Ethics
  • THEO 480 - Seminar in Christian Ethics
  • ELPS 405 - Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis
  • ELPS 448 - International Higher Education
  • ELPS 455 - Comparative Education
  • ELPS 540 - Seminar in the History of Education
  • ELPS 550 - Seminar on Globalization and Education
  • ELPS 555 - Seminar on Comparative Education
  • COMM 401 - Foundations of Global Strategic Communication
  • COMM 402 - Organizational Leadership and Change Management
  • COMM 422 - Global and Multicultural Audiences and Stakeholders
  • SOWK 502 - Oppression, Privilege and Diversity
  • SOWK 654 - Social Work Practice in a Global/Cross Cultural Context
  • SOWK 730 - Migration and US Policy
  • SOWK 731 - Social Work and Refugees and Immigrants
  • SOWK 732 - Migration, Social Justice, and Human Rights
  • SOWK 733 - North American Migration Dynamics

Please note that the courses listed below might not be offered every year and new courses may be added to this list. Students should talk with the Graduate Program Director if they want to take a course that is not on the list of elective courses to see whether the course can serve as an elective.