This course is open only to seniors interested in qualifying for departmental honors. Admission to the course will be determined by the department. Each student will write an honors essay under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Prerequisites: department stamp; senior standing; PS major with minimum 3.6 GPA; significant writing project and recommendation by political science faculty member. More information.
The senior seminar is designed to allow senior undergraduates to meet with faculty members in a small group setting to explore an intellectual topic in political science at the upper-division level. Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. Senior seminars may be taken for credit up to four times, with a change in topic and permission of the department. Enrollment is limited to twenty students, with preference given to seniors. Prerequisite: department stamp and/or consent of instructor.
(Same as Comm 194/USP 194) Course attached to six unit internship taken by students participating in the UCDC program. Involves weekly seminar meetings with faculty and teaching assistant and a substantial research paper. Prerequisite: Participating in UCDC program.
Preparation of a major paper from research conducted while participating in the Research Apprenticeship (POLI 198RA). Presentations to and participation in weekly seminar meetings also required. Department approval required.
The Local Internship Research Seminar will be paired with a Local Internship in Political Science (POLI 197SD) in the same quarter or a departmentally-approved internship in AIP during the preceding quarter. The linkage to this research seminar will provide advanced academic training in analytic skills appropriate to the internship experience and requires a substantial paper based on original research. Students must enroll in POLI 197SD in the same quarter as 194SD, or, with permission of instructor, AIP 197 in the preceding quarter.
This internship is attached to the UC in DC Program. Students participating in the UC in DC Program are placed in an internship in the Washington, DC, area for twenty-four hours per week. Prerequisites: must be enrolled in the UC in DC Program.
(This course may not be used toward the political science major or minor).
Individual placements for field learning integrated with political science. A written contract involving all parties with learning objectives, a project outline, and a means of supervision and progress evaluation must be filed with the faculty advisor and department undergraduate coordinator prior to the beginning of the internship. 90 units; 2.5 min. cumulative GPA overall; 3.0 in political science; POLI 30; and at least two upper-division courses in political science completed prior to application; approval of faculty advisor. (This course may not be used toward the political science major or minor).
Students conduct directed research as part of a principal investigator’s project and under the supervision of a department mentor. Students may conduct research with a department mentor for up to two quarters. This course is part of the Research Apprenticeship program in Political Science. Department approval required.
Independent reading in advanced political science by individual students. (P/NP grades only.) Instruction on how to enroll in a POLI 199 can be found on the second page of the form. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
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