Consider two new political science courses to add to your schedule


Spring course to offer insights into Russia (POSC 377/477)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised many questions about the Russian government’s motivations, the preferences of the Russian public and the impact on the Russian economy. To better understand Russia’s politics, culture, and economics, consider taking POSC 377/477 Politics of Russia, offered during the spring semester on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:20 to 4:35 p.m. The course has no prerequisites and both majors and non-majors are welcome. The course also meets the Global & Cultural Diversity requirement.

For more information, see the course description in SIS. For questions, contact the instructor, Professor Kelly McMann at

Spring course explores economic, environmental, and health challenges and the impact of democracy (POSC 357/457)

Join faculty from the disciplines of economics, environmental science, epidemiology, medicine, political science and sociology to read and discuss the latest findings about how political institutions impact economic, environmental and public health outcomes. Topics include economic inequality, economic growth, climate change, water pollution, infectious and chronic diseases, and worker health and safety.

Building on this foundation of knowledge, students will work together to investigate the impact of political institutions on problems of their own choosing. This course, POSC 357/457 has no prerequisites.  It can be used toward environmental studies, political science, master’s in public health, and general education requirements. For other uses, students should contact their major or program advisors. 

Offered during the spring 2023 semester, this course takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. For course information, contact Kelly McMann at