Political Science Program

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Independent Study

Independent Studies

The political science program faculty is always willing to provide independent study opportunities for students who want to go beyond the regular course offerings. Some recent independent studies have dealt with the following topics:

  • The impact of television advertising on election campaigns
  • Abortion policy in the U.S.
  • Technology and politics
  • Congressional budgeting practices
  • Government stability and economic well-being
  • The role of the superfund in environmental policy
  • Anarchism and globalism
  • Education policy and fairness in educational opportunity

In addition, many of the courses offered by the honors program are of interest to political science students; some are in fact political science courses.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about political science at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact

Harvey Schantz, Chairperson
Office: Hawkins Hall 149
Phone: (518) 564-5826
Fax: (518) 564-4124 or 564-3842
Email: [email protected]