What no one was prepared for was the shocking news that one of yale's own— james van de velde, jovin's 38-year-old senior-essay adviser—was a suspect in her killing van de velde was a brilliant and well-liked political-science lecturer, who had previously held positions at the pentagon and the state department. Seniors in the major must complete a senior essay, as described under senior essay below the essay can be written either in one term or over both terms of the senior year in order to graduate from yale college, a student majoring in political science must achieve a passing grade on the senior essay the senior. Uttar pradesh political opinion survey, 2008 wrexham prize, yale college, for “ the best senior essay in the social sciences,” 2006 published/accepted articles acharya, avidit and juan ortner “progressive learning,” econometrica, forthcoming acharya, avidit, david d laitin and ruxi zhang. My senior essay would not be complete without an acknowledgement of the many people who made it possible i would like to thank the faculty of the yale political science department who supported my senior essay and helped me through the last four years my advisor, alan gerber, provided invaluable. Guidelines and requirements one of the requirements of the political science major is the senior essay all senior majors must complete and receive a passing grade on the essay in order to graduate the essay can be written in a seminar or in plsc 480 a or b, or, in the case of a year-long essay, in plsc 490a/491b or. Associate professor of political science (untenured) 2014-15 yale university assistant professor of political science 2008-14 yale university fellow of the institution for social and policy studies 2008-15 senior essay prize committee, 2009-10, 2013 department information technology committee,.
The director of undergraduate studies for the political science department is david simon political science majors can schedule a dus appointment on the events page of the political science department's undergraduate portal = for an appointment with the dus, click here = undergraduate registrar. Ian panchevre, yale university, political science department, undergraduate studies political science, intellectual history, and ir theory. I don't think, if you go to a party with the football team at stanford, they are all talking about their senior essays, but that does happen at yale that also makes yale i want to study political science and international relations, but i'm also considering econ and public policy, perhaps as minors stanford. Students at yale college can choose between 80 different academic majors for their bachelor's degrees the most popular majors are economics, political science, history, and the majors within the field of the biological sciences all majors require students to participate in some kind of culminating senior.
Yale university department of political science senior essays in political science introduction one of the requirements of the political science major is the senior essay the senior essay is an opportunity to go more deeply into a topic or puzzle than you ordinarily would on a final assignment for a course at first, this may. Oxford companion to comparative politics the companion focuses on the major theories, concepts, and conclusions that define the field, analyzing the similarities and differences between political units entries cover such topics as failed states, grand strategies, soft power, capital punishment, gender and. Distinction distinction is awarded to majors who have earned grades of a or a– in three–quarters of the credits in the major and a grade of a or a– on the senior essay all courses that are counted for the major are included in the calculation for distinction courses taken on a credit/d/fail basis are included as non–a.
Funds for summer research and internships for political science majors the department provides grants to sophomore and junior majors from the frank m patterson fund to support summer research and political science related internships applications must be completed by electronic upload through the grants and. Advisers can discuss course offerings, discuss courses that would be of benefit for the student's particular intellectual and research interests and ambitions, sign course schedules, and advise senior essays selecting an adviser is largely up to the student most students ask a faculty member with whom they have taken one.
This handbook is also available on-line at historyyaleedu/ class of 2017 two -term senior essay due indicates a mandatory deadline for a written assignment due in classesv2 to senior essay director all material commentary science, medicine, and the environment legal and judicial history the visual and.