Learning Center: Writing Support for Graduate Students

The Learning Center (LC) provides free peer and professional tutoring in courses across the curriculum.  We are open 7 days a week: M-TH: 10 AM – 7 PM, F: 10 AM – 3 PM, and S/SU: 12 PM – 4 PM.  Students will find it a congenial place to share ideas, consult with a tutor, and improve their skills.  Computers are also available for use.   Students working on writing assignments can get support at every stage of the writing process, from outlining to revising, and everything in between.  For graduate students, the Learning Center hired a tutor, Ted Demos, to work specifically with graduate students.  He is available to meet with you to discuss writing strategies and to help you take advantage of all resources available in the Center.  To make an appointment, please call the center at 718.951.5821, or stop by.  For all non-writing  subjects, students may drop in during our posted days and times.  Tutorials are conducted in small groups or one-on-one depending on availability.  Our full schedule is available on our website at http://LC.brooklyn.cuny.edu and updated throughout the semester.

Fall internships: HRIU

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. 

Co-Sponsorship Statement and Policy

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.

Commencement

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.


Survey: class times and summer classes

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

 

Academic and Career Workshops for MA Students

FALL 2014

We are pleased to offer the Fall 2014 series of  academic workshops for graduate students. Registration required for all workshops. Consult the online college calendar for these and other workshops for graduate students, and register at grad@brooklyn.cuny.edu

 THESIS WRITING WORKSHOPS

Step by step, guide to research and thesis writing   Speaker: Prof. James Davis, English Dept.  Place:         Time:  TBA         .

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM WORKSHOPS

Procedures for taking the exam at BC.  Speaker:   Anselma Rodriguez  Place:      Library, Second Floor, Room 241  Time:     TBA

 From Probation to Academic Success

Strategies for academic success.  Speaker:  Anselma Rodriguez  Place:      Library, Second Floor, Room 241  Time: TBA