PLSC 370: Chicago Internship
Professor Gitelson / permission required
Gain valuable professional experience as an intern in public or private institutions engaged in public service projects. Internship opportunities include the Chicago offices of national and state legislators, city office holders, alderman, or Cook County Commissioners, the States’ Attorney Office, the Public Defender's Office, non-governmental organizations, and various political campaigns. Interns earn 3 or 6 credit hours by working in an internship position that is jointly agreed upon by the student and the internship coordinator. The intern is also required to take part in a special internship seminar that will meet four times during the semester and write a paper related to the internship experience. Students need the permission of the internship coordinator in order to register and must submit an application form. You may contact the internship coordinator at (773) 508-3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLSC 395: Political Science Honors Seminar
T 4:15pm / LSC
This course will consider foundational debates regarding the meaning of representation. We will use the models of representation discussed in these debates as frameworks for assessing the extent to which the American political system offers effective representation to the public. Many of the questions we address in this course will focus on the relationship between the public and policymakers. Do policy-makers respond to, shape, or ignore public opinion? How do citizens want the representation relationship to work? How do the practices of institutions and organizations ranging from mass media outlets to congress either facilitate or interfere with effective representation?
This class is available to students who have been admitted to the Political Science Honor’s Program and political science majors in the University Interdisciplinary Honor’s Program; registration is by permission only. See this link for more information.
PLSC 396: Directed Readings
Professor Schraeder / permission required
A special readings course designed for students with particular topics in mind. Interested students should discuss the proposed topic with a faculty member prior to the beginning of the semester. The Chairperson's permission is required before students may register for this course.
PLSC 499: Graduate Directed Readings
Professor Sanchez / permission required
A special readings course designed for students with particular topics in mind. Interested students should discuss the proposed topic with a faculty member prior to the beginning of the semester. The Graduate Program Director's permission is required before students may register for this course.