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Ms. Imchen

Ms. McHenry

Ms. Ostrowski

Writing in Political Science


Political Science 399 satisfies the University's junior year writing requirement.

This course

  • Introduces students to some of the analytical tools used by political scientists

  • Promotes greater awareness of the various ways "spin doctors" and others with very strong positions favoring or opposing parties, candidates, or policy proposals may use deceptive forms of argument

  • Provides students with opportunities to improve their own writing trough short exercises and papers that they have an opportunity to rewrite after receiving comments on a first draft

The syllabus page contains the full syllabus for each section. The readings page contains the reading assignments with the notation (website) in the syllabus. The resource page has links to information that will help with course assignments and to Career Services for tips on writing resumes and cover letters.