Political Science Internships

POSC-470  Internship in Judicial Process 
(3 credits)

The objective of this course is to expose students to the intricacies of the New York State Judicial Process by blending selected readings and participation in seminar sessions with hands-on participation in the 3rd Judicial District of State Supreme Court.  Students will serve as Judicial Process Interns and performs duties and responsibilities as determined by their State Supreme Court sponsors.  Students will serve 120 to 150 hours during the semester.  Students will be graded based upon joint evaluation by the judicial sponsor and internship professor.  Written permission of the internship supervisor is required.  Prerequisite:  Seniors and permission.  The internship is offered on a semester basis and may be taken in the fall or spring semester. (ATTR: ARTS, INT)

POSC-485. Legislative Process
(3 credits)

The objective of the course, exposure to the intricacies of the legislative process, is achieved by a blend of selected readings and participation in the New York State Legislature. Students will serve as Legislative interns working 120 to 150 hours during the semester performing duties and responsibilities as determined by the legislator in consultation with the faculty director. Students will be graded based upon joint evaluation of the legislator and internship professor. Written permission of the internship supervisor is required. Prerequisite: Seniors and permission. ((ATTR: ARTS, INT)

POSC-489. Public Service Studies
(3 credits)

The course is designed to prepare and expose students to public policy making in New York State and allow them to participate in public policy formulation and execution at the state, substate and not-for-profit level. Students will serve as Public Service interns working 120 to 150 hours during the semester performing duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency supervisor in consultation with the faculty director. Students will be graded based upon the joint evaluation of the agency supervisor and internship professor. Written permission of the internship supervisor is required. Prerequisite: Seniors and permission.  (ATTR: ARTS, INT)

POSC-490. Political Science Honors
(3 credits)

Department approval required. Consult Department for specific topics. Students may repeat this course for credit provided the selected subject matter has not previously been taken for credit. Prerequisite: Juniors or above and invitation. (ATTR: ARTS)

POSC-499. Independent Study in Political Science
(1-3 credits)
 

Special problems of research in any of the following areas: Political Theory and Methodology, American Government, Comparative Government, International Relations, Law, Foreign Policy, and Area Studies. Each student must have the approval of the faculty member guiding his studies and the department head. Prerequisite: Juniors or above and permission. (ATTR: ARTS)

POSC-790. Washington Semester I- American Politics: National Government I
(4 credits)

POSC-791. Washington Semester II- American Politics: National Government II
(4 credits)

POSC-792. Washington Semester I- American Politics: Public Law I
(4 credits)

POSC-793. Washington Semester I- American Politics: Public Law II
(4 credits)

POSC-794. Washington Semester I- American Politics: Justice I
(4 credits)

POSC-795. Washington Semester I- American Politics: Justice II
(4 credits)

POSC-796. Washington Semester I- American Politics: Policy I
(4 credits)

POSC-797. Washington Semester I- American Politics: Policy II
(4 credits)

Please refer to ATDV-788 and 789 (Washington Semester Research and Internship in Washington Semester) for additional information.