We will be adding course descriptions soon, but we wanted to get you as much information as possible as soon as possible. We know lots of you are trying to plan your schedules already!
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Course for 1st year and Sophomore SBS Students that Empowers You to Take Charge of Your College SuccessWednesday, September 4th, 2013
Socbehav 197S is a 1-credit class geared towards first year and sophomore students in SBS, particularly ALANA students and those who are first generation college students, that empowers you to take charge of your college career and success.
Through weekly workshops, presentations and assignments, you will develop study and writing skills, understand your own values system and identify campus mentors.
SOCBEHAV 197S. 1 credit. Wednesdays, 1:25-2:15 PM.
Space is limited. Enrollment by permission only!
Contact: Jackie Brousseau-Pereira, email@example.com, or Wilma Crespo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Course Teaches SBS Students How to Make the Most of Their Liberal Arts Education in the Work WorldWednesday, September 4th, 2013
This fall, a new course is being offered that is geared towards helping students get a better grasp of how to look for employment and internships as well as how they can best present themselves in the world of work.
Alumnus Benjamin Happ ’98 (Psychology) is a member of Dean Feldman’s Alumni Advisory Board and he is also director of capital services for Credit Suisse. He has developed the course Business Communication and Networking (Socbehav 297A), which is designed to help students develop and master the skills necessary to succeed in life after college. It will also help students both recognize and talk about the value of a liberal arts degree in fostering a successful career.
The course is on Fridays from 2-4 pm and is limited to juniors and seniors with majors in SBS. Space is limited, so register today!
Yes, that’s right! The Department is offering several research fellowships this semester. All openings are posted on our website and carry with them academic credit through our Political Science or Legal Studies research practicum. Apply now to work with one of our faculty or ABD PhD students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
These research assistantships are the perfect place for you to investigate what social science research is all about. Students are expected to work on the research projects listed, but will also have the opportunity to engage with faculty and other fellows through regular research workshops and meetings.
They are also a great way to get to know your professors and TAs! Learn more about their research and methodology while building your own resume!
Keep checking our list of openings. Positions will be posted through the end of add/drop!
The following online course has just been added to our list of approved Law-related Liberal Arts courses for the Legal Studies major:
Econ 397LE: Law and Economics
Law and economics addresses the economic motivation for legal practice and the economic implications of different legal regimes. Law and economics is often taught based on the assumption that legal rules are and should be designed to maximize “efficiency,” often understood as some variant of cost-benefit analysis or welfare-maximization. The best legal system is therefore, under this view, one that responds to impersonal factors, a society’s factor endowments and production technology. Our approach is different, because we recognize that legal systems are the product of political processes, shaped by the distribution of political and economic power, and with goals that go beyond maximizing output course to include the shaping of power within society. The question then becomes whether the concept of “efficiency” can be as uncritically applied to legal rules as the field of law and economics often suggests.
We begin by exploring the relationship between a society and its legal system. While some treat this as the relationship between a society’s economic substructure and its legal superstructure, we recognize that political and cultural relationships also have independent effects on the development of the economy and of the legal system. We then focus critically on the question of efficiency, and on what sorts of limitations might be presented by the concept in its application to the law, drawing in part on the perspective offered by critical legal studies. We then investigate different approaches to law and economics, apart from efficiency, including static theories of “original intent” and “individual rights,” as well as sociological theories where the law is a changing system to facilitate different social ends, a fair distribution of income, protection of the environment, and other ends.
Prerequisites for this class are either Econ 103, or Res-Econ 102.
This class was developed by Mark Silverman (graduate student in Economics and Attorney at Law) in consultation with Professor Gerald Friedman of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an experienced teacher, renowned economic historian, author of many articles and books, and an editor of the journal Labor History.
This online course in Law and Economics is offered by the Department of Economics through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Questions? Email us: email@example.com.
In the interdisciplinary MA in Labor Studies, students examine the history, debates and challenges affecting working people and unions. It’s an ideal degree for anyone interested in advocacy, non-profits, organizing, worker rights, or graduate studies in labor. The program offers:
- Evening classes in midtown Manhattan; Internships
- Affordable tuition, academic resources, and financial aid
NY Union Semester offers a mentored internship for graduates and undergraduates at a labor union or worker organization, in addition to 4 outstanding classes. Interns receive:
- A weekly stipend and unlimited Metro Card
- In-state tuition rates and a scholarship for 4 labor studies courses
- 12 graduate or 16 undergraduate credits
Open Houses are May 14 & June 12
The International Programs Office has two study abroad options in London that suit Legal Studies students. The programs are offered by CIS at the University of Westminster and at the University of Roehampton in the heart of London.
Meaghan Murphy from CISwill be on campus on Thursday, April 11 to run an information session about these semester programs in the Education Abroad Advising Center (455 Hills South) at 12 pm.
The Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a Summer Workshop in International Security from July 7–12, 2013.
Some workshop topics include:
1) How to think about International Security?
2) Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
3) Global Terrorism
4) Regional Conflicts and Their Management and Resolution: Middle East; Iran and Afghanistan; South and East Asia.
5) China and the U.S.: Competitors or Adversaries?
The workshop will have instructors from UIUC faculty and university and security studies centers who are experts in strategic analysis and policy-making.
The fee is $1,500 to cover cost of instruction, lodging on campus, and all meals, with travel not included. Some financial assistance is available. Applicants admitted to the workshop must pay a deposit of $250 and the remainder no later than May 25, or one may pay the entire fee of $1500 on admission.
To apply, make sure to submit your application by April 15, 2013. You can find the application here.
Looking for something to do this summer? Consider this seminar.Columbia is looking or 10-15 students to join them this summer. Be sure to talk to an advisor before registering to make sure the credits will transfer! And pay attention to the details about tuition and fees.
The History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance
Department of History, Columbia University
New York City, May-August 2013
The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative (HGSI) seeks talented undergraduate and graduate students for its 2013 seminar on the History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance.
HGSI is a research program that explores how the world community has responded to planetary threats to derive lessons that will help us take on the challenges of the present and the future. Each summer, a select group of students from across the nation comes to Columbia University for three months to work with leading scholars and policymakers. This year’s initiative hopes to train a new generation of researchers and leaders who understand both the development of climate science and the changing nature of world politics.
The 2013 seminar will be taught by Matthew Connelly, Professor of History at Columbia University, and Jim Fleming, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Colby College. They will be assisted in the classroom by Deborah Coen, Paul Edwards, Mike Hulme, Bill McKibben, Gavin Schmidt, and nearly a dozen other leaders in the field.
Participants pursue original research both independently and in teams. Students will receive eight credit points for the seminar, the equivalent of two semester-long courses at Columbia.
For more information about the program, visit globalstrategy.columbia.edu. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. Please direct any further questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-9854.
Application Deadline: March 5, 2013
Credits: Eight Points (seminar); Three-Four Points (per elective)
Tuition: Tuition is calculated on a per point basis, as set by the Columbia School of Continuing Education. For Summer 2013, tuition for all undergraduate and graduate students is $1,454 per point. Tuition for students not currently enrolled in an academic program is $1,488 per point. Accordingly, the cost of our 8-point seminar ranges from $11,632-$11,904 plus fees. Information on our elective courses can be found here.
Fellowships and Financial Aid: Some outstanding undergraduates and postgraduate applicants may receive Hertog Fellowships to help pay tuition and fees. Some PhD students may be eligible for tuition exemption and a research stipend.
The Center for Public Policy and Administration is offering a handful of online classes this summer related to LGBT policy, GIS, and Social Movements. If you are interested in policy or pursuing the CPPA undergraduate certificate, take a look!
Remember that Political Science and Legal Studies are offering several online classes, as well, including these new courses: Politics of Affordable Health Care, Green Politics and Theory, Politics of East Asia, and Media and Politics.
Registration opens March 18.