Welcome to Political Science at UConn
- Should we go to war?
- What is justice?
- How can our economic system be both productive and fair?
- How can we balance public safety with liberty?
- What is the best way to allocate education, housing and health care?
- How should different genders, races, and ethnic groups relate to each other?
- How can the environment be preserved and enhanced?
- What is the best way to organize a democratic system?
In our time, the Nobel-Prize-winning German author Thomas Mann once wrote, human destiny presents its meaning in political terms. Along these lines, all the questions above are a focus of the political process, whether local, national or global. The Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut is dedicated to understanding how the political process determines our common future and the choices that we face as a community of citizens. Through our undergraduate program, we hope to provide students with the facts and concepts that will enable them to be active and constructive citizens. Through our graduate program, we aspire to educate future scholars in the tools of our trade, but also a hope to provide them with a broader understanding of how the political process works or maybe should work. To achieve these goals, department faculty are all involved in research programs that enlighten the worldwide community of scholars and make us better teachers as well. And it is the intersection of our research and teaching that helps make us a challenging place to study and learn.
September 25, 2014, 3:00-4:30p.m.
“Computer-based Training for Student Investigators in Political Science and Other Disciplines Using the InfoEd Human Subjects Module”
Led by Matthew Cook, Office of the Vice President for Research
Homer Babbidge Library Electronic Classroom 1 (EC-1)
October 9, 2014, 4:00-5:30p.m
“Applying for Dissertation Funding from the SSRC”
Daniella Sarnoff, Social Science Research Council
PLEASE NOTE THAT DESPITE THE FOUNDATION’S NAME, ITS FELLOWSHIPS ARE OPEN TO STUDENTS IN THE HUMANITIES AS WELL AS THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Oak Hall 438
November 13, 2014, 4:00-5:30p.m.
“The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Winning Grant Proposal”
Allan Song, Smith Richardson Foundation
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ASSISTANT PROFESSORS AS WELL.
Oak Hall 438
Please click HERE to view the Spring 2014 Department Newsletter.
Please click HERE to view the Winter 2014 Department Newsletter.
Please click HERE to view the Late Fall 2013 Department Newsletter.
Please click HERE to view the Fall 2013 Department Newsletter.
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Department of Political Science
University of Connecticut
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Storrs, CT. 06269-1024
Phone: (860) 486-2440
Fax: (860) 486-3347