Political Science Major


Spring 2016 Newsletter

Why should I check out the department newsletter? Well, it has an at-a-glance look at classes being offered by HTY and POS and also has them broken down by campus and online. Plus, we've thrown in a little department news and course descriptions for topics classes being offered.

Professor Schmidt has Bi-weekly Column with Maine Beacon

Professor Schmidt contributes to the online magazine Maine Beacon with a bi-weekly column.

Social Media Activism Minor mentioned in recent Wired Magazine article on the Refugee Crisis

A recent article published by Wired Magazine mentioned USM's new Social Media Activism minor and featured quotes by Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science.

POS Major Chosen for Stennis Intern Program on Capitol Hilll

Congratulations to Autumn Duguay, Political Science major, who did her summer internship in Washington, D.C. where she interned in the office of Senator Angus King. Autumn was additionally selected for the prestigious Stennis Intern Program on Capitol Hill! Students interested in the Political Science Internship course should contact Prof. Robert Klotz (rklotz@usm.maine.edu). Reminder: Make sure to plan well in advance for your internship, so you can receive academic credit for it.

Congratulations to Political Science Major Neal Young!

Political Science major Neal Young has just accepted a position with Vote Smart in Montana. Neal was selected for his preparation in empirical political analysis. Congratulations, Neal!

Attention Majors! Paid Internship Positions with the Maine International Trade Center

Paid internships with the Maine International Trade Center in Portland are available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

Social Media Activism Minor

Interested in activism through online media? USM is now offering a Social Media Activism minor for 15 credits. The minor integrates Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Media Studies, and Philosophy courses.

Joshua Dodge Interning at UN in NY

Joshua Dodge, a political science major, is interning this semester at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York City. While working in the Host Country Affairs division, Joshua interacted with diplomats from other missions and drafted cables for the State Department. He even got to meet Ban Ki-moon, current Secretary General of the United Nations. Congratulations Joshua!

Challenging the Single Story

Faculty and Staff are invited to join us for a workshop entitled Challenging the Single Story on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM in Room #1 Payson Smith on the USM Portland Campus. FMI please contact us at 780-4959 or via e-mail at ksinc@usm.maine.edu

Department of History and Political Science Spring 2015 Newsletter

Whitmore lecture on April 23rd, registration information, course schedules for fall, Portland Women's History Trail app, and more in this semester's issue of the Department of History and Political Science Spring 2015 Newsletter.