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“A User’s Guide to Political Science”

Research and writing are central to our activities as political scientists.  This website is intended to aid students engaged in a variety of related activities: writing a senior honors thesis, taking courses in research methods, and writing a paper for a government or social science course.

Note: I am actively developing a new version of this website. The new Political Science Guide should be completed by the end of Summer 2017.

Upcoming Monmouth Courses

Fall 2017

  • Political Science 270, Introduction to International Relations
    • Books:
      • Mingst, Karen and Jack Snyder (Editors). 2016. Essential Readings in World Politics. W.W. Norton. (Sixth Edition).
      • Kissinger, Henry. 2015. World Order. Penguin. Any edition is fine.
  • Political Science 415, Senior Seminar
  • Integrated Studies 210, Global Perspectives: Security in the Age of Globalization
    • Books:
      • Steger. 2017. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. [the common text for GP]
      • Wittes, Benjamin, and Gabriella Blum. 2015. The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones: Confronting a New Age of Threat. Basic Books.  Any edition is fine.
      • Murdie, Amanda. 2014. Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs. Stanford University Press. Any edition is fine.
      • Parenti, Christian. 2011. Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Nation Books. Any edition is fine.

Spring 2018

  • Political Science 375, Environmental Politics
    • Focus will be on Global Environmental Politics
  • Political Science 411, Political Philosophy from Plato to the Present
  • Political Science 415, Senior Seminar
  • International Studies 100, Introduction to International Studies

My Recent Courses

Africa in World Politics.
Global Environmental Politics
Honors Seminar
International Law
Introduction to International Relations

Opportunities for Monmouth Students

To be updated soon!