March 10th – Ricardo Ramirez – "Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics"
March 4, 2014
February 6, 2014
POSC Juniors & Seniors:
Applications are now available for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. To be eligible, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
1) Be at least a Junior majoring in POSC or IR
2) Have completed a minimum of three (3) upper division POSC/IR courses
3) Have at least a 3.5 overall GPA
4) Have a minimum 3.5 GPA in all POSC/IR courses
If you meet the above requirements, you may fill out the attached application (also available in VKC 214, 301, and 327). Applications are due no later than Monday, FEBRUARY 10, 2014, by 5 pm in VKC 327.
December 17, 2013
Professor Ann Crigler invites students to enroll in POSC 420: Practicum in the American Political Process (Practicum on Participation and Youth Civic Engagement). She is teaching the course this Spring 2014 at 2-4:50 Tuesdays. If you are interested in a small class with a chance for a”hands-on” experience in a Los Angeles elementary school (Penny Harvest Project), then this may be the right class for you. Please see the attached course description to learn more about the course. There is no prerequisite for enrolling. The course will fulfill a POSC course in AMERICAN Politics or for an Upper Division POSC Elective.
Please see attached flyer for details.
November 12, 2013
Ever wish of leading your OWN seminar on a topic you are passionate about? Want to learn about fascinating subjects directly from your peers and engage in rich discussion? Join one of the boldest intellectual experiments USC undergraduates have ever undertaken.
The CET Undergraduate Fellows will be piloting “Student-Led Seminars: Sparking Intellectual Curiosity at USC” on November 21st at 4:30 P.M in THH 102. If you want to learn more about this movement, please join us for a fascinating seminar on “The Economics of Documentaries,” given by a USC undergraduate. Bring your intellect, your curiosity, and your friends. Food will be served.
CET Undergraduate Fellows Present: “Student-Led Seminars: Sparking Intellectual Curiosity at USC” on November 21st at 4:30 P.M. in THH 102. Food will be served.
Please RSVP at http://cet.usc.edu/rsvp/?eventTag=2013-11-21Student-l
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November 12, 2013
The six week study abroad session is suitable for students planning to enter the political science professions and who anticipate using Spanish in their careers, such as working in populations with a high percentage of Spanish-speaking residents.
Participants will study two semesters worth of Spanish plus participate in a government/legal exposure seminar in Lima, followed by hands-on volunteer work in community building. A large portion of the Peruvian population lives in poverty, much of them concentrated in Lima’s metropolitan area. Students will be able to use their Spanish and participate firsthand in a local NGO.
Proficiency in Spanish is not required, however we encourage students below intermediate level to come a few weeks early.
2014 Program Information
Spanish & Political Science
Lima, Peru, Exact Dates TBD (six weeks) Max 30 students.
At this point we do not have the exact prices set, however we expect program cost (Spanish course, political science exposure seminar, volunteer placement, and administration fees) to be about $2,300 for the summer session.
We will be accepting applications in a few weeks.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond promptly. You may also phone us at 1 (347) 329 5506.
October 24, 2013
ILIOS: USC JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY
CALL FOR PAPERS
The editors of Ilios invite all USC undergraduates to submit papers for review and potential publication in the journal’s Spring 2014 issue.
Ilios—published by and for undergraduates—is the University’s political science and philosophy journal. Its objective is to provide young scholars a forum in which to explore contemporary and historical issues in politics, both practical and theoretical. In addition to accepting work from political science majors and non-majors alike, the editors welcome and encourage high-quality submissions from a wide array of disciplines, among them aesthetics, anthropology, economics, history, law, linguistics, sociology, and psychology. In so doing, Ilios aims to create a space for analysis and discourse whose depth and complexity matches those of the politics of our world.
The Fall 2013 issue of Ilios, “Virtú and Terror: The Meaning of Politics and the Politics of Meaning,” can be viewed at dornsife.usc.edu/ilios
FALL 2013 – OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS
In order to welcome a broad range of work, the editors are issuing an open call for papers. We impose no specific requirements relating to theme or topic; our only preference is that any article submitted for review provide a thoughtful, critical analysis of something political, taking that term at its broadest interpretation. This year, we are particularly interested in work that relates to the following themes:
· Coercion—The power of symbolism, propaganda, and political force, both institutional and extralegal
· Citizenship – Contemporary notions of citizenship, and questions regarding its relevance
· Why Politics?—The case (or lack thereof) for politics as a field of study, the tradition of popular contempt for legislators, and motivations for seeking or spurning public office
Papers dealing with comparative politics, international relations, ancient and modern political thought, legal case studies, and contemporary issues are also welcome.
Requirements and Considerations
There is no length requirement for submissions; however, the editors advise keeping work to a 30-page maximum. Additionally, the journal attempts to incorporate one brief, editorial-length submission into every issue.
Any papers originally prepared as coursework and later submitted to Ilios should have received marks of at least A-. We also highly encourage students to submit new work. All submissions must include an abstract of no more than 150 words and be received electronically by December 21, 2013.
Questions, comments, and submissions may be sent to email@example.com
September 10, 2013
The Unruh institute is looking for interns!
The internships are designed for students interested conducting extensive research on one of the following topics:
· Voter Turnout/Youth Civic Engagement (for Latino and API communities specifically)
· Energy/Environment (incentivizing the public to switch to clean fuel energy)
· Education Reform
The deadline is next Friday, Sept. 13 at 5PM. Students would need to enroll in POSC 395 (2-units).
August 20, 2013
Interested in eye witness testimony, criminal insanity, the use of MRIs in court and other related topics? Join the USC Neuroscience & Law Society, a new journal club that discusses topics concerning both neuroscience and the law. Learn more at our web-site http://www.uscnls.org. Questions or comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: NLS members & guest speakers – all majors and backgrounds welcome!
What: lively discussion, new friends and colleagues, and cookies!
Where: Hedco Neuroscience Building
When: biweekly, day and time TBD based on member availability