The college is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 professional development fund for masters students. Please see Scholarships & Funding page on this blog for details and application form.
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.
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 those of you who are graduating, 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 in May, 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
The college will offer a fall series of academic workshops for graduate students. Consult the online college calendar for the dates and locations of these workshops, and register at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Place: Library, Second Floor, Room 241 Time: TBA