Technology at Political Science
The department is committed to innovative uses of technology in the field of Political Science. We are working hard to develop one of the finest computer classrooms at any Political Science department in the country.
The state-of-the-art computer classroom allows our faculty to provide new ways to enhance student learning. We also have an extensive software collection, a graduate computer lab, and excellent network connectivity.
In addition to the department's facilities, students also have access to university computer labs provided by UWired and UW Tech (Computing and Communications). However not all software available in the department's labs is available in UWired facilities.
Computer Classroom - Smith Hall 220
Graduate Computer Lab - Smith 41
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Located in Smith 220, the computer classroom allows faculty to merge technology with their course material. It also serves as a general access lab. Political science students and students enrolled in political science classes have priority.
25 HP Compaq 8200 Elite workstations running Windows 7 (purchased with Student Technology Fee grant)
Autumn, Winter, Spring: Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm
The graduate computer lab, located in Smith 41, provides a dedicated area with extended hours for graduate students in Political Science
Currently, there are six workstations and a networked B&W printer (purchased with Student Technology Fee grant)
Most of the links below point to:
Web Publishing Resources
Walk-in Workshops by the UW Student Access & Computing Group (SACG) includes free workshops in computer essentials, web design, multimedia, etc., for UW students.
UW Catalyst Tutorial on how to build a project web site with SimpleSite
W3Schools tutorials in HTML, CSS and many other web technologies.
We have made a significant investment in our network infrastructure. All the workstations in the computer classroom have 1GB switched connections, allowing for rapid access to applications over the web.
Currently only graduate students in Political Science and students enrolled in Political Science classes taught in the computer classroom have access to limited, free printing.
All others may use their Husky Card to take advantage of pay-for-printing options.
Microsoft Office 2010
Access2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010