Many courses are filled, but the following classes still have openings for MA students:
- Political Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa (POLS 7714, code 69554) with Professor Okome
- Global Gender Politics (POLS 7640 code 74484) with Professor Johnson 3:40-5:20PM 5604 James Hall
The Human Rights in Iran Unit (HRIU) seeks interns for the Fall 2014 semester to help the team research and analyze, from a variety of quantitative and qualitative perspectives, the performance of the Iranian Government on the 126 recommendations it accepted during its 2010 United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Interns will help conduct research, produce info-graphics on Iran’s rights practices, participate in public outreach, and support other activities in preparation for the United Nations General Assembly and Iran’s November 2014 UPR. Schedule is flexible, but will approximately one full day per week for 14 weeks. Through POLS 7950, 3.0 credits will be counted toward the MA degree. Contact Mark Ungar at MUngar@brooklyn.cuny.edu for more information.
The Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College welcomes requests to co-sponsor speakers and events from all student groups, departments and programs. We co-sponsor events because we as a department value the open and free exchange of ideas. As educators, we place great value on learning, inside and outside the classroom. At our commuter campus, students’ time is scarce, as most have jobs. We want our students to care enough about ideas and about politics to plan and attend such events. By sponsoring and co-sponsoring speakers, we are not endorsing the ideas expressed; in the past we have sponsored and co-sponsored speakers as various as Omar Barghouti, Alan Dershowitz, Kathleen Cleaver, Elliot Abrams, Glenn Greenwald, Judith Butler, and Leonard Garment. We are instead acknowledging and encouraging students’ contributions to the intellectual life of the campus.
For our soon-to-be graduates, please note that filing for graduation is not the same as requesting tickets to walk in the commencement ceremony. If you would like to participate in the ceremony and would like tickets for friends and family members, call the Division of Student Affairs at 718.951.5352 to request tickets.
The MA program would like to get your input on your preferred times for masters courses. We now offer most courses in the evenings, but can schedule them in the afternoons and other times if there is enough interest. When you can, please take this two-minute survey. It will help us tremendously in knowing when, and where, you would like your classes to take place: http://bit.ly/poli-sci-Fall2012
If you would like to take your writing up a notch, check out the graduate tutor at the Learning Center, http://lc.brooklyn.cuny.edu/. Call 718-951-5821 to schedule an appointment.