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POLSCI 381: Political Science Research Design   Tags: course_guide, political_science  

Guide for Political Science 381, Fall 2014 taught by Professor Mika LaVaque-Manty
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.umich.edu/polsci381 Print Guide RSS Updates

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