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  • Graduate Admissions | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    that are measured by the test While having the highest GRE scores you are capable of achieving is always desirable submitting other application materials that are deemed to be of exceptional quality will help counterbalance lower scores Complete the exam in time for the scores to reach the university by our deadline December 15th or very soon after this date Note that GRE scores must be sent directly to the university by the Educational Testing Service ETS photocopied score reports are unacceptable Our Institution code is 4854 and our Department code is 1902 The committee will not review scores that are more than five 5 years old The Political Science test is not required English Proficiency Scores for applicants whose native language is not English Please review the Graduate School s Information on English language prof iciency Memorandum 8 http www grad washington edu policies memoranda memo08 shtml as well as the material below regarding language requirements for funding for international students Though we require these minimum scores for consideration for admission most international applicants who are admitted to our graduate program have significantly higher scores Note that TOEFL scores and other English proficiency test scores must be sent directly to the university by the Educational Testing Service ETS or other agencies Photocopied score reports are unacceptable For TOEFL our Institution code is 4854 and our Department code is 89 International students Please review additional information on the Graduate School website regarding Graduate School requirements for admission Funding The Political Science Department seeks to provide funding to as many enrolled students as possible with funds provided through fellowships and teaching and research assistantships There is no application for departmental funding All applicants who are admitted to the Political Science graduate program are considered for financial aid awards We also encourage applicants to pursue outside funding Contact the Financial Aid Office at 206 543 6101 or on line for information about applying for federal financial aid Note that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA has strict Winter deadlines Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship FLAS forms are available from the Jackson School of International Studies via their website FLAS applications must be postmarked by January 16 be sure to include all required materials with the application For more information on funding for new students and funding beyond the first year please see Graduate Funding International Students and Funding For appointment to Teaching Assistant TA positions in addition to the minimum English Proficiency requirements listed on the Graduate School site and referenced above as Memorandum 8 international students must meet the spoken English proficiency requirements Please review the Graduate School s Conditions of Appointment for TAs who are not Native Speakers of English Memorandum 15 http www grad washington edu policies memoranda memo15 shtml Note The Political Science Department requirements surpass those of the Graduate School For an international student to receive an offer of admission AND an offer of funding as a Teaching Assistant you must have presented the

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  • Graduate Courses | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    Newsletter Upcoming Events Calendar Resources Advising Administrative Forms Careers Graduate School Grad Students TAs Internships Related Programs Centers Scholarships Awards Technology Visiting Scholars Students Writing Center About Department Profile Stay Connected Support Us Contact Us You are here Home Programs Courses Graduate Graduate Courses As well as offering introductory and in depth instruction in many areas the Department of Political Science offers a wide range of courses in a variety of specialties 2015 16 Projected Graduate Courses pdf Course Catalog General Course Descriptions Time Schedule Upcoming Classes Share Print PDF Programs Courses Undergraduate Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Field Structures Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration Travel for Graduate Students TA and Funding Eligibility Renewals Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Support Political Science Stay Connected Newsletter Sign up News Feed Alumni Update Advising Blog Main Menu People Faculty Adjuncts Staff Graduate Students Alumni Distinguished Alumni Alumni Notes Where are you Hire a UW Ph D Programs Courses Undergraduate What is Political Science Advising Major Minor Honors Internships Research Independent Study Scholarships Awards Transfer Students Writing Center Organizations for Students Careers Graduate School Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Course Catalog Time Schedule Projected Courses Certificate in Advanced Political Studies and Research Courses International Security and Political Economy Option Courses VLPA Courses NW Courses Tips for Getting into Closed Restricted Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Affiliated Centers Center for American Politics and Public Policy CAPPP Center for Communication and Civic Engagement CCCE Center for Environmental Politics CEP Center for Human Rights CHR Center for Social Science Computation Research CSSCR Center for Statistics the Social Sciences CSSS Comparative Law

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  • Graduate Funding | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    or who are from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds and it designates financial resources to support these students The Political Science department has been successful nominating under represented applicants for the merit based Graduate Opportunity Program GOP awards These awards are for Research Assistantships and for Graduate Diversity Fellowships Several of the later are two year fellowships These fellowships are only available to US citizens and permanent residents Research Assistantships RA Research assistantships provide a combination of employment and professional training in research No application is required for a RA position as applicants will be considered for these opportunities as part of the admissions process and as openings arise Students with research assistantships gain the valuable experience of working with faculty on a faculty research project or in an affiliated research center Examples of centers directed by Political Science faculty are the Center for American Politics and Public Policy the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement the Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Center for Labor Studies The time commitment for research assistants is a maximum of 20 hours per week Teaching Assistantships TA Teaching assistantships provide graduate students with a combination of employment and professional training in the teaching of political science Teaching assistants are assigned to large undergraduate courses usually in their major fields of interest and are provided with office space Duties include attending lecture teaching quiz sections subgroups of the large lecture and grading papers and assignments Political Science teaching assistants are also employed by the Department of English s Interdisciplinary Writing Program These TAs teach writing skills to Political Science undergraduates The time commitment is 20 hours per week In addition the College of Arts and Sciences and the department provide funding to hire advanced Political Science TAs for positions as Lead TA Director of the Writing Center and Computor Lab Assistant The writing center Director works 20 hours per week in the Political Science Advising Office Summer Funding Continuing students who are on campus during the summer are typically engaged in a variety of activities that provide financial support on fellowship as Research Assistants with faculty and research centers in department hourly positions such as in the advising office or in language study on FLAS or other foreign language fellowships More advanced students are often abroad on language and dissertation grants and are studying or conducting fieldwork Many of our graduate students who have reached Candidacy teach independently in the Political Science department summer programs Funding After the First Year Funding from the department after the first year is usually in the form of TAships A number of continuing students have opportunities as RAs or in special assignments as described above or statistical consulting Continuing students are eligible to apply for department graduate research awards travel grants and compete for graduate paper prizes and teaching awards The department has also been successful in funding advanced graduate students who are beyond eligibility for TAships and many graduate students find Teaching

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  • Doctoral Program Requirements | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    take the core course in the designated field All students are required to take at least one additional core course in another general field A student must also prepare in a second general field or in one of the specialized fields area study i e China Studies or Western European politics Public Law Political Economy Public Policy Processes Political Communications Political Methodology Middle East Studies and Minority and Race Politics Specialized fields are periodically redefined given faculty student interests The third field may be a general or specialized field or the doctoral student may choose to substitute one non designated field that is constructed from another academic discipline such as anthropology or sociology or individually defined by the student International law public administration urban politics political psychology ethnicity and nationality philosophy of social science and language policy are examples of recent non designated fields General Fields American Politics Comparative Politics International Relations Political Theory Specialized Fields Area Study Chinese Politics Area Study Russian East European and Central Asian Studies Additional Area Study Constructed fields i e Middle East Studies South Asian Politics Minority and Race Politics Political Communication Political Economy Political Methodology Public Law Public Policy Processes Methodology Requirements All graduate students are required to achieve a minimum level of competence in political research methods Prior to completing the MA requirement all students complete POL S 500 Political Research Design Pol S 501 Advanced Political Research Design and Analysis Pol S 503 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods OR one course from a list of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Courses See the Political Methodology field requirements for a list of accepted courses Foreign Language Requirement Demonstration of competence in a foreign language is not required for the Ph D Should the student select a field s where the supervisory committee believes that competence in a language would be beneficial s he will be so advised University of Washington MA Requirement Students entering the graduate program are expected to complete the MA degree 46 credits minimum within two years After completing the methodology courses two core courses and generally two to three additional courses in two fields the graduate student will complete an Essay of Distinction and an oral examination to demonstrate substantive field knowledge and the ability to synthesize and apply that knowledge to new problems The M A Essay of Distinction is a highly polished paper of approximately forty pages in length They often build upon papers begun in seminars Ph C and Ph D The doctorate usually takes an additional three to four years beyond the M A 124 credits minimum including at least 27 credits for the dissertation Students must pass comprehensive written and oral examinations in each of the three fields Successful completion of the General Examination the oral defense of the dissertation prospectus constitutes advancement to candidacy for the doctoral student A candidate then completes the research and writes the dissertation for faculty review A final oral examination and committee approval of the doctoral dissertation complete the

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  • Office Policies and Procedures | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    adjusted For example a ream of paper will give you 500 more pages of printing Hours are Monday through Friday 9am 5pm when the quarter is in session or by appointment Smith 41 The Graduate Computer Lab consists of seven three Dell computers one Mac computer and one network printer This room is locked so you need to pay a 10 deposit for a key The software on these computers is the same as on the computers in the Collaboratory Student Papers and Grades Students should hand in assignments in your quiz sections or the main lecture With the exception of final papers and take home exams do not have your students hand in any assignments to the main office If your students bring final papers or take home final exams to the Main Office during finals week they must bring them to the Gowen 101 window before 4 30pm with the TA s name clearly written on the front It is a violation of university policy and federal law to post student grades or leave final exams papers etc outside your office door Students who request their papers or final exams after the end of the quarter have the following options Provide you with a self addressed stamped envelope the department will not pay the postage to mail papers to students Make arrangements to pick up their papers exams from you between quarters Wait until the next quarter to contact you for return of their papers exams If students do not pick up their graded assignments student papers exams etc by the end of the quarter in which they were graded instructors TAs are responsible for retaining these documents for one additional quarter note that an assignment for a spring class must be held until the end of the following autumn quarter Once the retention deadline passes assignments can be brought to the main office for shredding Department Stationery Some of your letters may need to be printed on department letterhead letters of recommendation for students letters to guest speakers etc Department stationery and envelopes are located in Gowen 101 Ask for assistance File Cabinet for Syllabi A file of syllabi for all classes taught by Political Science instructors is maintained through the main office Please submit them at the front desk and inquire here should you wish to review any syllabi You are welcome to photo copy a syllabus using the machine in Gowen 109 but do not remove them from the Main Office Please remember to return the syllabus for refiling Teaching Supplies Among the staff s numerous duties is the ordering and distributing supplies for the department If you need supplies for your TA duties fill out a blue supply request form in the copy room Only request what you need and will use Be sure to include your full name on the form and leave it in the envelope marked for supplies Requests are typically filled within 24 hours Because budgets are tight the department can provide only TAs with supplies Supplies that may be requested are White Note Pads Post It Notes Lined Tablets Manila File Folders Index Cards Pens Transparencies Transparency Pens UW pencils White Board Markers 3 x5 4 x6 and 5 x8 1 x1 1 2 3 x3 and 3 x5 8 1 2 x11 plain or ruled 3 x5 4 x6 and 5 x8 red blue black 1 package 25 sheets per quarter for use with overhead projectors only black medium 2 1 2 hardness Normally available in the classroom If not ask at the Main Office or fill out a pink supply slip Work Box and Photocopy Scanning Requests The Work Box is located in the copy room You may access the Work Box through Gowen 109 not Gowen 101 There are pink order forms on the counter that must be completed for each project If you have any questions ask the staff in the Main Office There is a minimum 24 hour turn around for requests left in the Work Box so plan accordingly Although rush jobs are sometimes necessary they should be rare DO NOT let chronic lateness become your routine As staff do all photocopying neither faculty nor graduate students have access to the large photocopier you must fill out a work order form for all requests Check with the staff in the Main Office regarding use of the small copier in Gowen 109 All materials except transparencies have to be copied on the large photocopier Transparencies can be made on the small Canon copier in GWN 109 Check with Main Office Staff for instructions on how to do this and to pick up the transparencies Notes for TAs The staff will photocopy exams information sheets review sheets paper assignments newspaper and magazine articles although requests for photocopies of these items should be limited to those that are essential needed for students in your classes Be sure to submit your photocopying requests at least 24 hours in advance Notes for Graduate Students The department will not copy personal projects including papers assigned to you by your instructors or copies of your paper for distribution to other seminar participants There are copy centers on campus e g the Suzzalo Library Copy Center and Odegaard Undergraduate Library Copy Center self service copiers in the libraries and local copying businesses on University Way Note that the campus copy centers will include a surcharge for every copying job you submit Payroll Information Payroll Schedule University payroll schedules run in three month cycles as follows Autumn Quarter 9 16 to 12 15 Winter Quarter 12 16 to 3 15 Spring Quarter 3 16 to 6 15 Summer Quarter 6 16 to 8 15 a two month cycle since instruction is shorter RA appointments usually are from 6 16 9 15 You will be paid twice a month on the 10th and 25th or the work day closest to these calendar dates for which you are employed Each paycheck you receive will

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  • Graduate Student Guide | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    Advising Administrative Forms Careers Graduate School Grad Students TAs Internships Related Programs Centers Scholarships Awards Technology Visiting Scholars Students Writing Center About Department Profile Stay Connected Support Us Contact Us You are here Home Programs Courses Graduate Graduate Student Guide The following is information on Master s and Doctoral program requirements The entire guide is also available in PDF format Contents Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration Travel for Graduate Students Departmental Policies Governing TA and other Departmental Funding Eligibility Renewals Share Print PDF Programs Courses Undergraduate Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Field Structures Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration Travel for Graduate Students TA and Funding Eligibility Renewals Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Support Political Science Stay Connected Newsletter Sign up News Feed Alumni Update Advising Blog Main Menu People Faculty Adjuncts Staff Graduate Students Alumni Distinguished Alumni Alumni Notes Where are you Hire a UW Ph D Programs Courses Undergraduate What is Political Science Advising Major Minor Honors Internships Research Independent Study Scholarships Awards Transfer Students Writing Center Organizations for Students Careers Graduate School Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Course Catalog Time Schedule Projected Courses Certificate in Advanced Political Studies and Research Courses International Security and Political Economy Option Courses VLPA Courses NW Courses Tips for Getting into Closed Restricted Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Affiliated Centers Center for American Politics and Public Policy CAPPP Center for Communication and Civic Engagement CCCE Center for Environmental Politics CEP Center for Human Rights CHR Center for Social Science Computation Research CSSCR Center for Statistics the

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  • Graduate Placement Record | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    International Studies University of Denver Assistant Professor tenure track Vince Jungkunz Political Science Ohio University Assistant Professor tenure track Min hyung Kim Political Science Hobart and William Smith Colleges Visiting Assistant Professor Erik Lundsgaarde Bi and Multilateral Development Cooperation German Development Institute Research fellow Mellissa Merry Political Science Pacific Lutheran University Visiting Assistant Professor Michael Strausz Political Science Texas Christian University Assistant Professor tenure track Job Placements 2006 2007 Umut Aydin International Relations Comparative Politics Bogazici University Turkey tenure track position Autumn 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow European University Institute Florence Autumn 2007 Kristen Bakke Comparative Politics International Relations University College London Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Autumn 2009 Leiden University Netherlands Assistant Professor Autumn 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs Harvard 2007 2008 Graeme Boushey American Politics Public Policy Processes San Francisco State tenure track position Autumn 2007 Christian Breunig Political Economy Comparative Politics University of Toronto tenure track position Autumn 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies Cologne Germany Autumn 2007 Stephanie Burkhalter Political Theory American Politics and Political Communication Humboldt State University tenure track position Autumn 2007 Xun Cao International Relations Political Economy Postdoctoral Fellow Princeton Autumn 2007 Rose Ernst American Politics Public Law Seattle University Visiting Assistant Professor two year appointment Autumn 2007 Lisa Glidden Comparative Politics Latin Am Studies State University of New York Oswego tenure track position Autumn 2007 Iza Hussin Public Law Comparative Politics SE Asia Middle East University of Massachusets tenure track position Autumn 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard Autumn 2007 Chris Koski Public Policy American Politics James Madison tenure track position Autumn 2007 Terence Lee International Relations SE Asian Politics Comparative Politics Nanyang Technological University S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Singapore 3 year appointment autumn 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow Olin Institute for Strategic Studies Harvard University Autumn 2006 Ying Lin China Comparative Politics Political Economy Offer Hong Kong University of Science and Technology tenure track position Glenn Mackin Political Theory Public Law Eastman School of Music Assistant Professor Autumn 2007 Brian Mello Comparative Politics Political Theories Social Movements Muhlenberg College tenure track position Autumn 2007 Anthony Pezzola Comparative Politics International Political Economy Pontificia Universidad Chile Assistant Professor Autumn 2007 Reed College Visiting Assistant Professor Autumn 2006 Job Placements 2005 2006 Wongi Choe Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security Korea Autumn 2006 University of Oklahoma School of International and Area Studies Visiting Assistant Professor 2005 2006 Robert Farley Patterson School of Diplomacy University of Kentucky tenure track position Autumn 2006 Doctoral Fellow Patterson School of Commerce and International Diplomacy University of Kentucky Autumn 2005 Lecturer University of Washington Department of Political Science Autumn 2004 Ahmet Kuru San Diego State University tenure track position Autumn 2006 Other offers Iowa State and Dickinson College Other interviews Cornell University of Arizona Villanova and interview declined at Colorado State University Heather Larsen University of Memphis tenure track position Autumn 2006 Other offers University of Mississippi and Albright College Other Interviews University of Pittsburgh Penn State University Southern Illinois University

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  • Projected Courses for the 2015-16 Academic Year | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    and Social Movements Prakash C Advanced Political Studies Certificate 405 Am Politics Adv Sem Right Wing Movements Parker D Advanced Political Studies Certificate 427 Intl Political Economy Balaam C PE Advanced Course 442 JSIS A 408 Govt Pol China Whiting B Optional W Credit PE Advanced Course 447E JSIS 488B Comp Pol Adv Sem Post Conflict States and Societies in Europe Cirtautas B 448 Politics of the EU Wendler B 461D Com 440D Mass Media Law Cook D 461E Com 440E ONLINE Mass Media Law Lawson D Group start online course 120 additional fee charged 468 Com 420 Comp Media System Howard B Winter 2016 Pol S Course Abbrev Title Instructor Field Requirements Fulfilled and Notes 120 Contemp Pol Issues STAFF Does not count for Pol S major credit 201 Intro Pol Theory Turner Introductory Course W course 202 Intro to Amer Pol Francis Introductory Course 203 Intro to Internatl Rel Mercer Introductory Course 204 Intro to Compar Pol Whiting Introductory Course W course 249 Hist 249 Soc 266 Intro to Labor Studies STAFF D PE Option Advanced Courses 270 Intro to Pol Economy Gill C or D PE Option Required Course 273 Concept of Power Taylor A 302 Free Will in Pol Smith A 307 JSIS C 307 Relig World Pol Gill B or C PE Option Advanced Course IS Option Elective Course 310 Modern Pol Thought Taylor A W course 316 Af Am Pol Soc Tht Parker A or D Diversity Requirement Course 321 American Foreign Policy Kier C or D IS required course Course will be taught online in Spring 2016 325 Arab Isrl Conflict Duman C IS Option Elective Course 326 Scand 326 Scand in World Afrs Ingebritsen C PE Option Advanced Course 353 US Congress Wilkerson D Includes legislative simulation 361 LSJ 361 US Cts Civil Lib Francis D 384 Envir 384 Global Env Politics Litfin C Optional W credit Optional service learning 425 Politicl Psych War Mercer C IS Option Elective Course Advanced Political Studies Certificate Course 447 Comp Pol Adv Sem Immigration Asylum and Citizenship in a Globalized World Duman B Advanced Political Studies Certificate Course 460 Pol Economy of EU Caporaso B PE advanced course Advanced Political Studies Certificate Course 472 JSIS B 472 Electoral Systems R Pekkanen B 479 JSIS A 479 Cent Asian Politics STAFF B 497 State Internship Wilkerson D 15 credits Competitive selection Application due by Oct 17 5 cr decimal grade for Pol S major 10 cr CR NC for internship credit Spring 2016 Pol S Course Abbrev Title Instructor Field Requirements Fulfilled and Notes 201 Intro Pol Theory Taylor Introductory Course 202 Intro to Amer Pol Smith Introductory Course 203 Intro to Internatl Rel Caporaso Introductory Course 204 Intro to Compar Pol Duman Introductory Course 2XX Phil 2XX Values 2XX Global Justice Mayerfeld A Formerly Pol S Phil Values 207 Course will count for Pol S major credit 306 Com 306 Media Soc Pol Id Bennett D 308 Ancient Pol Thought STAFF A 317 LSJ 331

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