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The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

Final Year Workshop for F-1 International Students
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2:30-4:00pm

Students will learn important information on maintaining their F-1 status in regards to enrollment, graduation, employment, travel and more! Guest speakers from the Counseling Center, Career Center, and Registrar’s Office will come talk about the next steps and expectations after graduation for students. We highly encourage graduating students to attend the Final Year Workshop to get information on how to smoothly transition from the UW.

Please check in first with the ISS Office in Schmitz Hall Room 459 at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop. Space is limited! Sign up will start at 2:00pm on the day of the workshop.

For more information about other quarterly ISS workshops, please visit,

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Political Science is sponsoring a faculty panel on the Politics of Global Climate Change.

Event Details
When: Wednesday, April 8, 4:30-6:00pm
Where: Odegaard 220

Please join us for a discussion of the political challenges of addressing global climate change and ideas about how the current debate can be reframed and revisioned. Participating faculty are:

  • Aseem Prakash on Climate Inaction: The Problems of Elite Politics
  • Lance Bennett on Economy vs. Environment: Why Is It So Hard to Strike a Balance?
  • Karen Litfin on Planetary Citizenship: Being the Change in a Changing Climate

The panel and question and answer session will be moderated by Professor Christine Di Stefano.

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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ASIAN 498: Violence and Humor in Contemporary Korean Literature and Film
Instructor: Emily Hall
5 Credits
MWF 1:30-2:50

This course explores the different theories and usage of violence and humor within Korean literature and film, and how these works reflect the cultural narratives of Korean society. In particular, we will analyze the effect of war, division of North and South Korea, and government violence on literature and film and how these experiences shaped memories of historical events and the depictions of violence within particular genres. In conjunction, the course explores humor and violence as a genre and how Korean literature and film uses humor and violence as satire, critique, and escape.

This course is designed as a seminar with a significant portion dedicated to discussion and close reading of Korean films and literature. Subject topics and historical background will be introduced throughout the course so, while useful, no background in...

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Categories: Advising, Courses
The Agnes C. Nelson Memorial Scholarship is offered to students majoring in either Political Science or Economics, who demonstrate interest in BOTH fields.  One scholarship, approximately $7,600 towards tuition for the 2015-16 Academic year, will be awarded to a student who shows commitment to these fields and meets the following eligibility criteria:   1.  maintain a cumulative UW GPA of at least 3.2, 2.  have completed 25 combined credits in Economics and Political Science, with at least 10 credits in each department, 3.  have completed 75 credits by the end of Spring Quarter 2015, 4.  have submitted a completed application form with all necessary attachments, 5.  be eligible for financial aid, as determined by the UW Financial Aid Office.   ***If you did not apply for financial aid (submit a FAFSA) by the February 28th, 2015 deadline, contact the Financial Aid Office in 105 Schmitz Hall about submitting a late application.***     The deadline for the Agnes Nelson Scholarship... Read more
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If you are interested in applying to the Political Science Honors Program, go to our online application at There you will see a description of the 2015-16 program and eligibility requirements and components of the application. 

It is due by Friday, April 24th.

Students accepted into the 2015-16 program will enroll in Pol S 398 (Honors Seminar) in autumn quarter and must take two 400-level seminars chosen from a departmental list. The 400-level seminars may be taken at any time but must be completed by spring 2016 (seminars already completed or in progress may count toward this requirement). Students will also write a thesis and will be registered in Pol S 488 and 489 (Honors Senior Thesis) in winter and spring quarters.

Students completing this program will earn 'Honors in Political Science' at graduation. Students who are in the College of...

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Entrepreneurship Minor for non-business majors
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Some people are just born to change the world. They see opportunities everywhere—from the daily annoyances to the grand challenges that face our society. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowledge, and energy of an entrepreneur.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School’s new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor for undergraduates.

Attend an OPEN HOUSE at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship!

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome.
Tuesday, April 14 | 12:30-1:20: Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall 2nd flr
Tuesday, April 14 | 5-6 PM: Herbold Innovation Lab, Dempsey 211


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Blind Glass, a student-run poetry magazine at the University of Washington, is seeking submissions for our third issue. Send up to ten pages of previously unpublished poetry to by Monday, May 4.

Submissions are read and scored anonymously by a panel of peer writers to ensure a fair and eclectic sampling of work. Selected poems are published together as an online anthology. Past issues are available for free via our issuu page.

We welcome poems of all kinds and styles (traditional forms, lyrics, hymns, narratives, found text, fragments, mixed media, etc.), but we are particularly interested in writing that challenges, signifies in complex and plural ways, and illuminates new possibilities for poetry.

To learn more about Blind Glass and stay current with...

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Student Tax season is simultaneously drawing to a close and heating up as we come closer and closer to the April 15th tax filing deadline. We’d love to help your students with their student tax forms; help us help them by sending this announcement/reminder to your student lists. I am also including a link to the tax class website for any students who may have missed the classes and want more information. Thank you! Kyra

Student Tax class for Non-US Residents / International Students
UW non-resident students may receive tax forms related to US source funds they receive. The information contained in these forms can be confusing. Student Fiscal Services sponsors tax classes with student tax information for UW non-resident students. The session focuses on helping students understand the 1042S forms sent out by the UW Payroll Office. This class is co-sponsored by International Student Services Office. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional...

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Employer-Led Workshops
Come join us to hear straight from top employers about important and timely career-related topics! Next up? INROADS presenting on how to Navigate a Career Fair.

Employer-Led Workshop: Navigating a Career Fair (presented by INROADS)
Wednesday, April 8th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

During this Navigating a Career Fair presentation INROADS will help you to create a plan to find an internship or full-time position at the UW’s Spring Career Fair on April 16th. Our session will help you to determine why and when to attend a career fair, create a plan and focus your efforts and follow through on your connections. Instead of sitting back, and taking notes, we will work through developing your strategy for landing an internship for summer 2015 or a full-time career-focused position post-graduation.

No RSVP is required; space will be...

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Categories: Advising, Jobs, Lectures and Events

The ASUW Office of Government Relations is thrilled to announce their final event of the year: Appetizers with Administrators. Students will sit down with administrators such as interim Provost Jerry Baldasty, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Bob Stacey to discuss various issues on campus and help increase transparency between administrators and students.

All are invited to attend the event on Monday April 13th from 4:30-6:30 PM in HUB 250. Appetizers will be provided. RSVP now at <>.

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