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Featured Faculty: Dr. Sunil Dasgupta

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Sunil Dasgupta

  “If you hate politics, politics will hate you back. It will exclude you.” – Dr. Sunil Dasgupta Life Lessons in Political Science   I try to create a structure in my classroom that allows students to acquire critical learning skills that they can carry with them long after my class ends. A lot of the specifics about the courses […]

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Featured Course: Politics & Film

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Politics and Film

  Politics has been defined as the authoritative allocation of values within a society. Because of this emphasis on social values, politics and popular culture frequently intersect, which means going to the movies is often a form of political engagement. Film, like politics, is most effective when it is persuasive. Sometimes, movies seek to challenge our preconceptions and assumptions, while […]

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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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