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  • Minors Offered by the Department of Political Science | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Award for Teaching Effective Fall 2015 Vanderbilt University has introduced a new course catalog numbering scheme For assistance with the translation between old and new numbers please consult the Course Renumbering Lookup Tool The department of Political Science offers three minors in American Politics Political Theory and in World Politics Each course of study consists of 18 hours one introductory level course and five upper level courses as detailed below Minor in American Politics Courses Hours Required PSCI 1100 or 1150 3 hours Plus any five of the following PSCI 2222 2243 2245 2251 2255 2256 2259 2262 2265 2266 2267 3241 3244 3247 3249 3250 3252 3253 3254 3260 3893 3897 15 hours MINIMUM 18 HOURS Minor in Political Theory Courses Hours Required Political Science 1103 3 hours Plus any five of the following PSCI 2202 2203 2205 2207 2207W 2208 2209 2263 3253 3258 3264W 3271 3272W 3896 4257 15 hours MINIMUM 18 HOURS Minor in World Politics A student may stress comparative politics or international politics or may mix the two in this minor Courses Hours Required Political Science 1101 or 1102 3 hours Plus any five of the following PSCI 2210 2213 2215 2216 2219 2220 2221 2222 2223 2225 2226 2230 2236 2237 2273 2274 3211 3217 3228 3229 3235 3272W 3275 3894 3895 3897 4238 4277 15 hours MINIMUM 18 HOURS To declare your minor in Political Science You will obtain two minor declaration forms online or in person at the Political Science Department office Commons 355 You will declare which of the three areas you will be minoring in Once the Director of Undergraduate Studies has signed both your Minor Declaration forms leave one in Commons Center 355 and take the other to the A S Academic Services office in Kirkland 311 If

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  • Courses | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching Research Network Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Latin American Public Opinion Project Research on Individuals Politics Society Lab Visiting Speakers News News Video Current Events Giving Home Undergraduate Program Courses Courses Explore the Undergraduate Program About the Program Major in Political Science Minors Current Schedule of Courses Formatting Guidelines for Term Papers in Political Science Courses Individualized Instruction Courses Honors

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  • Enrolling in Individualized Instruction Courses | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Courses Enrolling in Individualized Instruction Courses Explore the Undergraduate Program About the Program Major in Political Science Minors Current Schedule of Courses Formatting Guidelines for Term Papers in Political Science Courses Individualized Instruction Courses Honors Program Internships Undergraduate Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching First you should read the course description for Individualized Instruction courses in the undergraduate catalog or on the Political Science webpage Then you should meet with the instructor with whom you wish to study to propose what you are interested in studying or researching You will need to create a written study plan detailing the nature of the project including required readings assignments method of evaluation and specifying the arrangements and frequency of meetings with the instructor Once the instructor agrees to this plan you can begin the process of enrolling Second to enroll in Independent Research PSCI 3851 and 3852 Directed Study PSCI 3841 and 3842 or Senior Honors Research PSCI 4998 and 4999 you will obtain a form either by downloading it here or picking it up from Undergraduate Coordinator Tina Bembry in the Department of Political Science office in Commons 355 Fill it out using the study plan you agreed upon or attaching the plan to the form Third you will schedule a meeting via email with the Director of Undergraduate Studies DUS Carrie Russell in Commons 359 to review the process for enrolling in such courses address any questions and obtain her signature on the form Fourth each semester there is one professor who coordinates all students enrolled in Independent Research Directed Study and Senior Honors Research You can find out the name of the professor from the Undergraduate Coordinator or the DUS You will need to get the coordinating professor s

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  • Honors Program | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching To be eligible to enter the program students should have completed all but 6 hours of the AXLE requirements and have a minimum overall GPA of 3 6 They should also have a minimum GPA of 3 6 in all the political science courses they have taken up to the point at which they enter the Honors Program Students must have exhibited to the department additional evidence of an ability to do independent work Finally students who wish to be considered for nomination to the Honors Program must schedule a meeting via email with the director of undergraduate studies where admission to the Honors Program and the requirements of the program will be discussed and the appropriate forms obtained here or in the Political Science main office will be routed for signatures In addition to requirements set by the College of Arts and Science the following requirements must be met in order for honors in political science to be awarded 30 hours in political science as well as all of the requirements for political science majors 3 6 grade point average in all political science courses and a 3 6 average in courses that count toward honors in political science Completion of an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty adviser Students will enroll in Senior Honors Research 4998 and 4999 during the semester s when they work on the honors thesis An oral exam on the honors thesis in the last semester of the senior year Students in the Honors Program are encouraged to take PSCI 2270 before they enter or during their first semester in the Honors Program A three member Honors Committee will administer each student s Honors Thesis project Students should petition a faculty

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  • Internships | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Program Internships Internships Explore the Undergraduate Program About the Program Major in Political Science Minors Current Schedule of Courses Formatting Guidelines for Term Papers in Political Science Courses Individualized Instruction Courses Honors Program Internships Undergraduate Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching Political Science does not offer graded credit for internships unrelated to formal internship programs To receive credit for such internships a student should enroll for independent study PSCI 3851 3852 with a professor in the department who ideally has research or professional interests related to the work involved in the internship The research and writing for the independent study project should be related to the internship experience and the professor would take the student s completion of the internship requirements into account when assigning a grade for the course For a summer internship students may enroll in an independent study the following fall note these arrangements must be made before the student begins the internship The department does offer a set of graded and pass fail credits for internships PSCI 3880 3882 or 3883 that is reserved for students involved in formal internship programs that are full time and supported by additional programming courses lectures etc Graded credit in these instances may come from coursework arranged by the program and or from independent studies similar to those described above The internship work itself is awarded 9 hours pass fail credit which do not count for the major Such formal internship programs include those offered by the Tennessee General Assembly or The Washington Center If you have questions about these internships contact Katherine Carroll If you have been offered an internship and are required to show that you are receiving academic credit for it the College of Arts and Science

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  • Undergraduate Political Science Association | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching Research Network Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Latin American Public Opinion Project Research on Individuals Politics Society Lab Visiting Speakers News News Video Current Events Giving Home Undergraduate Program Undergraduate Political Science Association Undergraduate Political Science Association Explore the Undergraduate Program About the Program Major in Political Science Minors Current Schedule of Courses Formatting Guidelines for Term Papers in Political Science Courses Individualized Instruction Courses Honors Program Internships Undergraduate Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching The purposes and objectives of the Undergraduate Political Science Association UPSA are to promote a better understanding of political science to foster a relationship between faculty and students by providing a channel of communication between political science student and political science faculty to represent the undergraduate political science students before other departmental groups to sponsor projects that may be of specific interest to political science students and to motivate and inspire undergraduates to engage in political science Membership in the UPSA is open to any Vanderbilt University undergraduate student who is majoring in political science minoring in political

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  • Pi Sigma Alpha | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Teaching Research Network Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Latin American Public Opinion Project Research on Individuals Politics Society Lab Visiting Speakers News News Video Current Events Giving Home Undergraduate Program Pi Sigma Alpha Pi Sigma Alpha Explore the Undergraduate Program About the Program Major in Political Science Minors Current Schedule of Courses Formatting Guidelines for Term Papers in Political Science Courses Individualized Instruction Courses Honors Program Internships Undergraduate Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching Beta Alpha Chapter at Vanderbilt University National Political Science Honor Society The Beta Alpha Chapter at Vanderbilt University was chartered in March 1950 As of April 2014 747 members have been inducted The membership roster is impressive Membership Requirements 3 5 overall GPA 3 6 GPA in political science courses Completion of 15 hours political science courses of which 9 hours must be in 2000 and 3000 level courses Download Application Form The application deadline is the Friday before Spring break Pi Sigma Alpha provides these benefits to members Recognition of academic excellence Right to wear honor regalia National Student Conference Scholarships for graduate study Best paper awards Annual chapter activity grants Student leadership

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  • Department Awards for Undergraduate Students | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Lab Visiting Speakers News News Video Current Events Giving Home Undergraduate Program Department Awards for Undergraduate Students Department Awards for Undergraduate Students Explore the Undergraduate Program About the Program Major in Political Science Minors Current Schedule of Courses Formatting Guidelines for Term Papers in Political Science Courses Individualized Instruction Courses Honors Program Internships Undergraduate Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching Named for and established by three distinguished political scientists figuring prominently in the Department s history are awards recognizing the exemplary work of Vanderbilt undergraduates The Avery Leiserson Award The Department bestows the Avery Leiserson Award for the best undergraduate paper in political science which offers a 500 prize a plaque for the recipient and a special inscription on the Department s plaque honoring recipients of this award The award is named for the late Avery Leiserson Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Emeritus and a former President of the American Political Science Association Any faculty member may nominate a student for the recognition A faculty committee is convened to consider the work of the nominees and makes the award Recipient list The Alexander Heard Award The Alexander Heard Award is given to the graduating senior with the highest GPA among political science majors The Department fetes one commencing senior with the Alexander Heard Award It confers a 500 prize as well as a commemorative plaque for the recipient The Department reminds itself of honorees receiving this award created in honor of political scientist and Vanderbilt University Chancellor Emeritus Alexander Heard with inscription on its own plaque proudly displayed in the department office Recipient list The James Lee Ray Award The James Lee Ray Award is given to a Senior Political Science major who exemplifies outstanding service and leadership within the

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