Rebecca McCumbers Flavin
Lecturer of Political ScienceEducation:
B.A., Wheeling Jesuit University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (in progress)
Rebecca McCumbers Flavin joins the Baylor faculty as a lecturer in Fall 2010 and comes to Baylor from the University of Notre Dame. Her dissertation, The Battle of the Unarmed Prophets: Religion and Republicanism in the Thought of Girolamo Savonarola and Niccolo Machiavelli, examines the similarities and differences between the models of church/state relations proposed by both thinkers. McCumbers Flavin has research and teaching experience in constitutional law, the history of political philosophy, and American politics, particularly in the area of religion and politics.
Courses at Baylor:
PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development:
An historical and institutional study of the background, content, development, and interpretation of the United States Constitution.
PSC 3375 Model United Nations:
An overview of the United Nations, including its origins, the six principal organs established by the UN charter, the UN's role in international relations, and the functions of the General Assembly and Security Council. Emphasis is on the in-depth study of several UN member countries. Through research projects, oral reports, and in-class simulations, students will gain an understanding of how countries participate and cast votes in the General Assembly.
PSC 4360 Religion and the Body Politic
Theological foundations, historical roles, and political directions of religion in the body politic in the United States. Particular attention will be given to the ways in which religion has been and is involved in the body politic and the political consequences of religion in the life of the nation.
PSC 4381 American Constitutional Law
Continuation of PSC 4361, but may be taken independently of that offering. Deals with those cases relating particularly to personal liberty and civil rights.