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  • Faculty — Political Science — Carthage College
    edu 262 551 5949 Professor Ellen Hauser teaches courses in sociology political science and women s and gender studies Those courses focus on global poverty women and politics African transitions women of Africa and women s Read more Paul Kirkland Associate Professor of Great Ideas and Political Science Lentz Hall 211 carthage edu 262 551 2303 Professor Paul Kirkland specializes in the study of political philosophy He earned a B A in politics from Ursinus College in 1994 a master s in political science from Fordham University in Read more Christopher Lynch Associate Professor of Great Ideas and Political Science Lentz Hall 417B carthage edu 262 552 5530 Professor Christopher Lynch earned his B A from St John s College and his M A and Ph D degrees from the University of Chicago s Committee on Social Thought He held a Bradley Postdoctoral Read more Jonathan Marshall Chair of the Political Science Department Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies Lentz Hall 419A carthage edu 262 551 5894 Professor Jonathan Marshall teaches courses in comparative politics East Asian politics constitutional law and law and society His research focuses on legal mobilization and citizen litigants in Japan where he Read more Jerald Mast Associate Professor of Political Science Clausen Center 222 carthage edu 262 551 5397 Professor Jerald Mast primarily teaches and researches in the field of public policy particularly the ways in which public values opinions and participation affect the democratic character of decisions within Read more Thomas Powers Director of the Social Science Program Associate Professor of Great Ideas and Political Science Lentz Hall 242 carthage edu 262 551 6332 Professor Tom Powers teaches Constitutional Law and Religion and Politics at Carthage His work related to the legal field explores the interrelationships between political theory and constitutional law

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  • Courses — Political Science — Carthage College
    and people This course uses texts written predominantly by African authors from various parts of the continent to provide African perspectives of transitions that have occurred on the continent These transitions include the transition from traditional life to colonial rule the shift to independence attempts at democratization adaptions rural African make when moving to urban areas and the clashes between Western and African cultures that continue today Using themes of governance community and reference groups to examine different African cultures the course incorporates theories and concepts from the disciplines of political science and sociology 3100 The Logic of Political Inquiry SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Jerald Mast This class is an introduction to the research process in political science Questions about the history and structure of the discipline how inquiry is framed by philosophical assumptions and the role of observation and experimental design are all examined Students will use their understanding of these issues to plan a research project collect and analyze data and effectively present their findings This class is a direct link to the Senior Seminar Senior Thesis Prerequisite Junior Standing Spring 3200 Women and Politics SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Ellen Hauser This class is an examination of the political roles and activities of women internationally Exploring cultural religious racial economic and social constraints as well as opportunities for women s involvement in politics the course will keep in mind theory and practice as well as the problems in specific countries Attention will be given to how the discipline defines political participation how various feminists may influence change and what it means to look for common differences Fall 3250 Classics of Political Thought SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Christopher Lynch Paul Ulrich An analysis interpretation and synthesis of the major trends of Western political thought and philosophy from Machiavelli to the present The course emphasis will be on the development of constitutional democratic thought The approach emphasizes the connection between normative and empirical matters Prerequisite POL 1070 3260 Studies in Political Theory SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Christopher Lynch Paul Ulrich This course covers a major figure or epoch in the history of political philosophy on a rotating basis this will include individual authors such as Plato Augustine Machiavelli or Tocqueville or specific periods of political philosophy and thought such as ancient medieval early modern American or contemporary This course is repeatable for credit Prerequisite POL 1070 or consent of instructor 3350 Human Rights 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Jeffrey Roberg This course examines the politics of human rights and the changing nature of sovereignty in the international system To do this we will explore the major threats to human rights in the contemporary world as well as the cultural and political obstacles to international consensus on human rights norms Finally we will attempt to determine the appropriate mechanisms for their implementation Prerequisite POL 1030 or 1050 or instructor s consent 3360 Latin American Politics 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Jeffrey Roberg This course examines the origin and development of Latin American political institutions by exploring the history politics economics and social issues of the region While examining the remaining effects of colonialism on Latin America this course also investigates questions of political and economic development and dependency democratization political culture and relations with extra regional actors Individual countries will be examined as a way to discuss the status and prospect of democracies and dictatorships in the region 3370 Russia East European Politics SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Jeffrey Roberg This course will focus on the changes that have occurred in the countries that occupy the territory of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe The newly independent states that succeeded the disintegration of the former Soviet Union are still struggling with the Soviet legacy We will explore whether the successor states will be able to throw off their past and become successful independent countries 3380 West European Politics SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Arthur Cyr This course will focus on Western Europe s historical experience the organization of its decision making institutions and its electoral politics after 1945 with a largely contemporary emphasis The country or countries that receive the most attention will vary from topic to topic In general the approach will be comparative across countries This course will also explore the European Union by examining its history institutions policies and future 3390 Politics of Rapid Growth East Asia SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Jonathan Marshall Politics of Rapid Growth introduces theoretical approaches to economic development in Japan South Korea and Taiwan Students will also investigate democratization in Taiwan and Kora and the consequences of the changing global economy for domestic politics in the three countries Finally students will examine the environmental and social costs of rapid growth 3400 Chinese Politics WI GH SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Jonathan Marshall Chinese Politics surveys the organization and policies of the post 1949 Chinese state with a focus on state building economic reform and the problems created by economic change The course covers both the Maoist and Reform periods and explores politics and policy in a Leninist party state that has organized its economy using market mechanisms 3450 Global Poverty 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Ellen Hauser While the focus of this course will be theoretical the class will begin by introducing some general background information on global stratification We will examine the geography of stratification i e which countries are rich which countries are poor etc The basic demographics of poverty will also be explored Particular attention will be paid to infant mortality rates life expectancy rates health care quality and access education the status of women and the availability of foreign and domestic assistance Finally we will analyze various concepts of poverty measures of poverty and different kinds of stratification systems 3510 Campaigns and Elections SOC 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Jeffrey Roberg This course focuses on three institutions of American politics that serve as the linkage

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  • Requirements — Political Science — Carthage College
    select Political Theory as their area of emphasis POL 1070 Introduction to Political Theory and POL 3250 Classics of Political Thought are both required courses in addition to a third Political Theory course The Political Science Minor A minor in political science consists of five courses These courses must be chosen from at least three of the five areas designated for political science Those courses under the heading general courses do not constitute an area of political science but may be chosen as electives Recommended Courses Although not required for the major it is strongly recommended that students planning to attend graduate and or professional school take a course in statistics Possible courses include MTH 1050 Elementary Statistics SOC 2330 Behavioral Research Statistics BUS 2340 Applied Statistics Recommended supporting areas include courses from other departments in the Social Science Division Psychology Sociology and Economics and from the Humanities Division Philosophy History and English Course Categories American Government and Politics POL 1040 Introduction to Public Policy POL 2400 American Government National State and Local POL 3510 Campaigns and Elections POL 3520 America at War POL 3530 American Political Institutions POL 3580 American Foreign Policy Comparative Politics POL 1030 Introduction to Comparative Politics POL 3030 Women of Africa POL 3200 Women and Politics POL 3350 Human Rights POL 3360 Latin American Politics POL 3370 Russia East European Politics POL 3380 West European Politics POL 3390 Asian Politics POL 3440 African Transitions POL 3450 Global Poverty General Courses POL 2050 Philosophical Foundations of Political Economy POL 200T Topics in Political Science POL 3100 The Logic of Political Inquiry POL 4000 Senior Seminar POL 4050 Seminar in International Political Economy International Relations POL 1050 Introduction to International Relations POL 3600 International Security POL 3610 Nuclear Proliferation POL 3620 Environmental Politics Political Thought and Theory

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  • Special Programs — Political Science — Carthage College
    Science Department Internships One of the best ways to find a job in government is to obtain an internship that may lead to a paid position Carthage faculty and the Carthage Career Center assist students in finding internships In recent years Carthage political science students have interned in the U S House of Representatives worked at the Republican Governors Association in Washington D C and interned with the U S Department of State in Rennes France See a list of internship resources Scholarships and Awards The Political Science Department offers awards every year to recognize exceptional work by students including the Eric H Olson and Anna Olson Thom Scholarship and the Political Science Senior Recognition Award Learn more and see a list of past award winners International Political Economy For students interested in public policy in today s global economy Carthage offers a major in International Political Economy This interdisciplinary program is designed for students who want to focus their work in political science economics and business on the evolving web of today s global relationships Students majoring in IPE take courses in business economics geography modern languages political science and social science Learn more about Carthage s International Political Economy Major The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Carthage is a member of The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies an organization of public and private colleges and universities dedicated to enriching academic and public discourse on issues of peace and conflict Membership in the Institute provides opportunities for Carthage students and faculty to share their research and expertise with other institutions through presentations at the Institute s semi annual conferences Carthage has also hosted speakers from member institutions engaging the campus community in thoughtful discussions of issues involving peace and conflict Learn more and read about

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  • J-Term Trips — Political Science — Carthage College
    Department Patagonia Tourism and Glaciers Melting Profits in Patagonia Offered in January 2010 this J Term study tour was led by political science professor Jeffrey Roberg and sociology professor Bill Miller As one of the last remaining areas of the world with an advancing glacier Patagonia demonstrates the difficulties of balancing nature economics and the rights of tourists to explore this area Learn more Argentina Eco and Ethno Tourism in Argentina and Brazil Preserving Cultures and Environments This J Term study tour is offered regularly by political science professor Jeffrey Roberg and psychology neuroscience professor Penny Seymoure Students explore politics economics social and ethnic issues indigenous cultures geography and natural habitats Galapagos Islands Environmental Geography and Politics of the Galapagos Islands In this course students lived on a boat for eight days and conducted field research numerous islands led by geography professor Matt Zorn and political science professor Jeffrey Roberg Cuba Students studied politics economics human rights issues foreign relations and other topics in several J Term study tours to Cuba Cities on the tour included Havana Santa Clara Trinidad and Cienfuegos Russia Winners and Losers of the Transition to Democracy and Capitalism In this 2002 J Term trip led

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  • Careers — Political Science — Carthage College
    who graduate with a bachelor s degree in political science include Business Community Relations Corporate Law Foreign Services Government service International Affairs Journalism Labor relations Law Political advising consulting Political campaigning Public service Research analysis with a think tank or research institution Teaching at high school or collegiate level Indeed com is a good place to begin your job search Getting Hired Internships One of the best ways to find a job in government is by volunteering on a political campaign or obtaining an internship that may lead to a paid position Carthage faculty and the Carthage Career Center assist students in finding internships See a list of internship resources Visit the Carthage Career Center Further Education For jobs that require additional education that education may be provided by an employer For example for individuals interested in teaching at the pre collegiate level there are several options for obtaining certification depending on demand in various areas Similarly many companies have programs that assist individuals in completing the required business courses as compared to completing a degree through a business school Students interested in one of these fields can receive direction from an advisor in the Political Science Department Graduate School For those students who plan to continue their education the political science degree provides a basis for a number of options Students interested in specialized fields may choose to continue toward a master s degree in that field Other students choose to attend law school Students who want to teach at the college level work toward a Ph D in political science In addition there are jobs in research analysis with think tanks and research institutions as well as positions with the government See additional graduate and law school information Clearly a political science degree offers a significant amount of

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  • Scholarships — Political Science — Carthage College
    03 Thomas Justice 02 Brian O Connell 01 April Lamb 98 Eric H Olson and Anna Olson Thom Scholarship With what then president F Gregory Campbell described as a lively and jovial effervescent spirit Eric Olson was remembered fondly after his death Mr Olson was a political science professor for more than 30 years at Carthage retiring in 1986 He was associated with Carthage for 33 years and moved with the College from Illinois to Kenosha to continue teaching After the move he was named chairman of the Political Science Department A man with many interests he was a Kenosha County supervisor and a member of the Republican National Committee Republican Governors PAC and the United States Senatorial Club he was also a Congressional Republican VIP and a local Republican Party officer Eric Olson served in the military in the 102nd Infantry Division from 1943 46 including two years of combat during the occupation of France and Germany After passing on to countless Carthage students the gift of his experience and knowledge he died in 1989 His legacy of kindness is continued in the form of this scholarship established just before his death in 1988 to remember his sister Anna Olson Thom who passed away in 1987 Past winners Vincenzo Chimera 11 Paul Kuszel 11 Thomas Stowe 10 Jeanne Sullivan 10 Brittany Dayton 09 Eric Jaburek 09 Nicole Rakers 08 Kelley Bauer 07 William Crowley 07 Karina Hoth 06 Chris Nikkinen 06 Casen Griffiths 05 Alyson Kuttruff 04 Kim Phillips 04 Kurt Kromm 03 Erica A Williams 02 Adam D McBrady 01 David E Ahlvers 00 Alan L Spiegel 00 Kelly Sexton 99 Ryan E Ruffcorn 98 Jeffrey Winden 98 Angela M Serio 97 Sean T Shields 96 Rolan Covert 95 Deborah Schlitz 94 David Sweeney 93 Martin Schulteis 92

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  • Student Voices — Political Science — Carthage College
    willing to work one on one with students and help them grow as individuals as well as academically Read more Alyssa Scott 14 I love the Political Science Department because it is really flexible and allows you a lot of freedom to study what you are interested in Read more Megan Smith 13 Carthage creates a lot of opportunities for leadership and through those experiences on campus I ve definitely

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