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Featured Course: Topics in Political Science: Legal Advocacy 2: Moot Court

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  The Supreme Court is an important institution within our justice system. Recently there have been several United States Supreme Court cases dealing with controversial issues such as women’s reproductive rights, affirmative action, and immigration. These kinds of court cases have the potential to change the lives of hundreds, possibly thousands, of people. This summer, show off your legal knowledge […]

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Featured Course: International Relations

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POLI 280 - International Relations

  How did a 38-second video improve diplomatic relations with countries that don’t share a formal alliance with each other? In September 2016, as an act of “public diplomacy” the United States military released a 38-second video meant to address the growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula and emphasize military cooperation between the U.S., Japan, and South Korea. At the […]

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Featured Course: The Politics of Climate Change

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According to NASA, 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for global warming and climate change. This is no small phenomenon: Fifteen of the 16 warmest years ever on record have occurred in the twenty-first century (NOAA). In addition to rising global temperatures, evidence from around the globe includes rising sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking ice […]

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Winter Session 2017 Political Science Roundup

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Political Science

  According to the U.S. Election Project, a whopping 41.9 percent of eligible voters did not go to the polls during the most recent presidential election. And despite recently overtaking the baby boomers as the largest voting-age demographic, citizens ages 18-24 have consistently had the lowest voter turnout of all age groups over the past several presidential elections. Elections have consequences, […]

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Featured Course: The Politics of Poverty

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  According to Feed America, 43.1 million Americans or 13.5 percent of the population lived in poverty in 2015. The Cato institute tells us that federal government spends $668 billion on social welfare programs each year. Combine that figure with state and local spending, and our country contributes $1 billion to counteract poverty annually. But where does that money actually go? How […]

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