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									   Welcome Statement on Department Home Page

Chico State’s baccalaureate programs in political science offer great flexibility. Students choose
courses from a rich curriculum, providing close student-faculty contact in each of the following
majors of study: General Political Science, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, International
Relations, and Public Administration. The department also offers a Master of Public
Administration and a Master of Arts in political science degree.

   About Us
      o Chair's Welcome




Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Chico State Political Science Department Web Site!

If you are interested in politics, how and why government works the way it does, international
issues and systems, political theory or the law, then join us in the Political Science Department.
We offer bachelor’s degrees in general political science, legal studies, international relations,
criminal justice and public administration, and master’s degrees in political science and public
administration.

Our accomplished, committed, and energetic faculty offer a variety of courses on varied topics
and will guide you through a program suited to your interests. Our program advisors are the best
on campus.

The Political Science Department offers numerous internships, service learning opportunities,
study abroad, and other activities such as the Model United Nations, the Community Legal
Information Center (CLIC), the Moot Court competition, Studium (the political science student
journal), Pi Sigma Alpha (the national political science honor society), the Pre-Law Society, and
the Criminal Justice Student Association. Moreover, we are proud to offer more scholarships
than any other department in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Our Web site provides useful information on all of these programs and opportunities. I hope you
find it helpful. We also invite you to come visit us on the seventh floor of Butte Hall.

A special note to our alumni – although you’re not on campus, we still like to hear from you.
Check out our alumni Web page, and come visit when you’re back in Chico.

Sincerely,

Diana Dwyre
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
         o   Mission and Goals

                                Political Science Mission Statement

The mission of the Political Science Department is to provide students with the educational
experiences and environment to become familiar with and competent in the attitudes, subjects
and skills of the discipline of Political Science, the capacity to attain career success that allows
them to utilize the knowledge, skills and judgment acquired in our programs, and a sense of civic
responsibility.

Each major and program in our department has its own mission and goals, which you can read
about in the program descriptions.

   Undergraduate Programs                  (List all with links to separate pages for each
    program))

         o   BA in Political Science - General

Handout on General Political Science major: BA in Political Science.pdf

Catalog Description: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/programs/pols/ba_pols.html

                                  General Political Science

        Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes
Mission Statement

The mission of the Political Science Program is to provide students with the educational
experiences and environment to become familiar with and competent in the attitudes, subjects,
and skills of the discipline of political science, the capacity to attain career success that allows
them to utilize the knowledge, skills, and judgment acquired in our program, and a sense of civic
responsibility.

Program Goals

        Inquisitiveness: Students ask relevant questions within the field
        Open-mindedness: Students understand and appreciate multiple positions
        Judgment: Students choose positions following appropriate data and analysis
        Professionalism: Students understand the unique perspective of political science in the
         analysis of international, national, state, and local governments and politics, and the
         societies, groups, and individuals that shape them
        Citizenship: Students understand the role of active participation in a democratic society.
Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students can distinguish among theories of politics and analyze current political situations in
theoretical terms.

2. Students can describe basic structural components of national government—legislative,
executive, and judicial—and explain their relationship to each other and to subnational units.

3. Students can identify the various types of actors in international relations and relate these in
describing current global issues.

4. Students can apply their political science knowledge and skills in applied settings.

5. Students can formulate hypotheses, construct research designs, and apply appropriate
analytical skills, including quantitative reasoning, to the study of political science.

6. Students can locate appropriate sources by searching electronic and traditional data bases.

7. Students can use and cite appropriate sources correctly.

8. Students can write and speak with sufficient clarity to convey their attitudes, knowledge, and
skills.



       o   BA in Political Science - Legal Studies

Handout on legal studies major: BA in Legal Studies.pdf

Catalog Description: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/programs/pols/ba_pols.html

                         Political Science—Legal Studies Option

      Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the Political Science Program is to provide students with the educational
experiences and environment to become familiar with and competent in the attitudes, subjects,
and skills of the discipline of political science, the capacity to attain career success that allows
them to utilize the knowledge, skills, and judgment acquired in our program, and a sense of civic
responsibility.

Program Goals
       Inquisitiveness: Students ask relevant questions within the field
       Open-mindedness: Students understand and appreciate multiple positions
       Judgment: Students choose positions following appropriate data and analysis
       Professionalism: Students understand the unique perspective of political science in the
        analysis of international, national, state, and local governments and politics, and the
        societies, groups, and individuals that shape them
       Citizenship: Students understand the role of active participation in a democratic society.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students can distinguish among theories of politics and analyze current political situations in
theoretical terms.

2. Students can describe basic structural components of national government—legislative,
executive, and judicial—and explain their relationship to each other and to subnational units.

3. Students can identify the various types of actors in international relations and relate these in
describing current global issues.

4. Students can apply their political science knowledge and skills in applied settings.

5. Students can formulate hypotheses, construct research designs, and apply appropriate
analytical skills, including quantitative reasoning, to the study of political science.

6. Students can locate appropriate sources by searching electronic and traditional data bases.

7. Students can use and cite appropriate sources correctly.

8. Students can write and speak with sufficient clarity to convey their attitudes, knowledge, and
skills.



        o   BA in Public Administration

Handout on Public Administration major: BA in Public Administration.pdf

Catalog Description: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/programs/pols/ba_puba.html

                                    Public Administration

       Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes
Mission Statement
The mission of the Public Administration Program is to help students develop and enhance
knowledge and skills in the discipline of public administration, including capacity for career
success in this field.

Program Goals

       Ethical and knowledgeable graduates who are well educated in both the theory and
        practice of public administration
       Graduates who can obtain or enhance careers in professional staff or management
        positions in public organizations
       Graduates who can communicate clearly and think critically about the role of public
        organizations in a democratic society.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students can demonstrate theoretical knowledge for understanding, developing, and
   implementing public policy and administration.

2. Students can integrate academic theory with practitioner experience and skills.

3. Students can apply appropriate analytical and research skills to the study of public
   administration.

4. Students can write and speak with sufficient clarity to convey their attitudes, knowledge and
   skills.

5. Students can identify relevant political and legal actors in the policy process and analyze
   their roles critically.

6. Students can judge the ethical components of public responsibility.



        o   BA in Criminal Justice

Handout on Criminal Justice major: BA in Criminal Justice.pdf

Catalog Description: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/programs/pols/ba_cjus.html

                                 Criminal Justice Program

       Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission
The mission of the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts Degree Program is to provide students with
a multi-disciplinary course of study that emphasizes critical thinking, the ability to effectively
communicate in written and oral form, a substantive and practical knowledge base in the area of
criminal justice, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Goals
   Inquisitiveness: Students are able to ask critical questions about the major controversies
      within the discipline of criminal justice.
   Open-mindedness: Students understand and are able to critique different problem-
      solving approaches that criminal justice agencies employ.
   Judgment: Students make decisions based on evaluating and analyzing data as well as
      their understanding of theories of crime and justice.
   Professionalism: Students understand the ethical dilemmas that criminal justice
      professionals confront.

Student Learning Outcomes
   1. CJ majors critically evaluate theories, policies, and CJ professionals’ actions based on
      empirical evidence.
   2. CJ majors communicate and express themselves in a clear and professional manner.
   3. CJ majors demonstrate effective written communication skills.
   4. CJ majors demonstrate knowledge of policing, courts, and corrections, and theories of
      crime and justice.
   5. CJ majors demonstrate an understanding of the diverse and multicultural nature of
      society.



       o   BA in International Relations

Handout on International Relations major: BA in International Relations.pdf

Catalog Description: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/programs/pols/ba_intr.html

                                  International Relations

     Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes
Mission Statement

The mission of the International Relations Program is to develop and enhance in students an
understanding and appreciation of the emerging problems, diversity, and interdependence of the
global arena.

Program Goals
       Graduates who have developed a world view centered on an awareness of the diversity of
        perspectives and life experiences that structure the global political, social, and economic
        environment.
       Graduates who recognize how the diverse universe of opinions and experiences relates to
        and impacts the American experience.
       Graduates who can obtain or enhance professional careers in which advanced descriptive
        and analytic skills and a high level of knowledge of global concepts, theories, institutions,
        methods, and processes.

Student Learning Outcomes

    1. Students can describe the basic facts and concepts of international relations and can relate
       these to contemporary global issues.

    2. Students can apply academic theories and concepts of international relations to practical
       issues and problems in the world around them.

    3. Students can demonstrate appropriate analytical and research skills, including
       quantitative reasoning, to the study of international relations.

    4. Students can read, speak, and write a foreign language at least through the intermediate
       level.

    5. Students can evaluate a variety of material from diverse national and cultural
       perspectives.

    6. Students can write and speak with sufficient clarity to convey their attitudes, knowledge,
       and skills.



   Minors & Certificates
       o Minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution

        http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/ADRSNONEPM.html

        o   Minor in Criminal Justice

        http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/CRIMNONEPM.html

        o   Minor in International Relations

        http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/INTRNONEPM.html

        o   Minor in Political Science
       http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/POLSNONEPM.html

       o   Minor in Public Administration

       http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/PADMNONEPM.html

       o   Paralegal Certificate

       http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/PLGLNONEPC.html

       o   Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate

       http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/ADRSNONEPC.html

   Graduate Programs
       o Masters in Political Science

Handout on MA in Political Science: MA in Political Science.pdf

Catalog Description: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/POLSNONEMA.html

MA Program Web site: http://www.csuchico.edu/gisp/gs/programs/pols/index.html

       o   Masters of Public Administration

Handout on MPA: Masters in Public Administration.pdf

Catalog Description: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/pols/PADMNONEMP.html

MPA Program Web site: http://www.csuchico.edu/gisp/gs/programs/mpa/index.html

   Curriculum (change links so they always point to current catalog)
      o Course Descriptions

       http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/cat05/pols/offerings.html

       o   Class Schedule

       http://www.csuchico.edu/schedule/Spr2006/POLS.html

       o   CSU, Chico Catalog

       http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/cat05/

   Faculty, Staff, and Advisors
                      Department of Political Science Faculty and Staff
 (obviously the formatting will need some work here, but this is the info we want. Each of
  the names under “Full-time Faculty” should be a link to their own web page, which will
                            have the content which follows below)
The Department office is 741 Butte Hall. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Office Staff
Tami Harder                   Administrative Support Coordinator          (530) 898-5301
politicalscience@csuchico.edu
Angela Walden                 Administrative Support Assistant            (530) 898-5301
politicalscience@csuchico.edu



Full-time Faculty ( see doc POLS Fac Lists use as pdf

 (for current semester office hours click here) (click here is a link to the office hour info in
another doc S06 POLS use as pdf)



Justin--Ask Tony how he planned the layout to be for all these folks…

Mahalley Allen
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Allen has taught at Chico State since 2005. Her teaching and research interests are in the fields of
public law and public policy, especially environmental policy. She holds a PhD from the University of Kansas
and a J. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her current research explores the political tactics and
strategies of the animal rights movement in the United States and its policy impact through several theoretical
lenses and using a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Professor Allen’s other research
includes an examination of bias in the media’s coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2003 decision Lawrence
v. Texas. She has also conducted research on the conditions under which the national government can
influence state policy adoption. Her publications have appeared in Policy Studies Journal, State Politics and
Policy Quarterly, and several edited collections. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Professor Allen worked as a
judicial law clerk at the Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sharon Barrios
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Barrios has taught at Chico State since 1999. Her teaching and research interests are in the field of
public administration. She holds a PhD from Princeton University.

Dane Cameron
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Cameron has taught at Chico State since 1981. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
public law. He holds a JD from Golden Gate University.
Teddy DeLorenzo
Professor of Political Science
Professor DeLorenzo has taught at Chico State since 1982. Her teaching and research interests are in the field
of public law. She holds a JD from New College of California.

Diana Dwyre
Professor of Political Science
Professor Dwyre has taught at Chico State since 1997. Her teaching and research interests are in the field of
American politics. She holds a PhD from Syracuse University.

Alan Gibson
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Gibson has taught at Chico State since 2001. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
political theory. He holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame.

Beau Grosscup
Professor of Political Science
Professor Grosscup has taught at Chico State since 1988. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
international relations. He holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts.

Robert Jackson
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Professor Jackson has taught at Chico State since 1970. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
international relations. He holds a PhD from the University Oregon. Professor Jackson has extensive
experience in international education projects. He has managed federally funded training projects for
professionals from Central and South America, Africa, the newly independent states of the former Soviet
Union, and elsewhere. Each year, Professor Jackson edits a book readings, Annual Editions: Global Issues.

Jim Jacob
Professor of Political Science
Professor Jacob has taught at Chico State since 1995. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
international relations. He holds a PhD from Cornell University.

Donna Kemp
Professor of Political Science
Professor Kemp has taught at Chico State since 1985. Her teaching and research interests are in the field of
public administration. She holds a PhD from the University of Idaho.

Stephanie Mizrahi
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Mizrahi has taught at Chico State since 2005. Her teaching and research interests are in the field of
criminal justice. She holds a JD from the McGeorge School of Law and is ABD at Washington State
University.

Richard Ostrom
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Professor Ostrom has taught at Chico State since 1967. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
international relations. He holds a PhD from Claremont Graduate School. Ostrom’s overseas experiences
include a Fulbright grant year in Singapore, two years teaching in Indonesia, three study tours for professors
(to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam), leading five summer tours in Asia, and over twenty research trips to
Asia.
His 21st century publications include the following journal articles: ―Bali’s Tourism Interests: Local
Responses to Suharto’s Globalization Policies;‖ ―Adapting a Popular Culture Genre to Criticize an
Authoritarian Government: Balinese Artists Attack Suharto’s Repressive Indonesian Regime;‖ ―Bali’s
Transition from a Traditional to a Modern Society: Some Op-Art Warnings about the Tradeoffs;‖ ―Indonesia
Honors a Political Cartoonist with a Postage Stamp;‖ ―The Utility of Film in Political Science Courses:
Teaching The Battle of Algiers;‖ ―The Changed Function of Political Cartoonists in Indonesia: From
Challenging a Repressive Regime to Promoting Democratic Reforms;‖ and ―Active Learning Strategies for
Using Cartoons and Internet Research Assignments in Social Studies Courses.‖

Paul Persons
Professor of Political Science
Professor Persons has taught at Chico State since 1979. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
public law. He holds a JD from New College of California.

Norma Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Rodriguez has taught at Chico State since 2002. Her teaching and research interests are in the field
of American politics. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington. She studies issues of political
representation, Latino politics, and agenda setting. Her dissertation is on the representation of Latino policy
issues in California. In it, she argues that Latino issues are effectively addressed only when Latinos reside in
legislative districts in which they are not the only group of color. Her conclusions challenge previous work in
the field, which finds that the substantive representation of Latino issues does, in fact, exist. She is currently
developing a project on the effects of public initiatives on state legislatures regarding any changes that occur
in the number of bills introduced on an issue and the kinds of solutions that are provided for that issue. Her
teaching interests center on U.S. politics, specifically focusing on race and ethnicity, public policy formation,
interest groups, urban politics, and introduction to American government.

Robert Ross
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Professor Ross has taught at Chico State since 1968. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
American politics. He holds a PhD from the University of Colorado.

Rick Ruddell
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Ruddell has taught at Chico State since 2002. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
criminal justice. He holds a PhD from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Professor Ruddell's research
interests are criminal justice policy, juvenile justice, corrections, firearms policy, and lethal violence. His
publications have appeared in Crime and Delinquency, Juvenile and Family Court Journal, and the Criminal
Law Quarterly. Prior to his academic career, Professor Ruddell worked as a supervisor and manager within
the Department of Corrections and Public Safety in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Diane Schmidt
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Schmidt has taught at Chico State since 1998. Her teaching and research interests are in the field of
public administration. She holds a PhD from Washington University.

Michele Shover
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Professor Shover has taught at Chico State since 1968. She holds an MA and a PhD from Tulane
University. Her teaching fields have been political theory and American government as a part of
which she designed the first course in the country on Women and Politics. This is a subject on
which she has published. Since the late 1970s she has most extensively published on nineteenth
century politics and economics in the central northern Sacramento Valley. Her publications have
provided extensive original analyses of that area’s anti-Chinese movement as well as a book
under publisher’s consideration which traces the evolution of complex and deadly Indian-settler
conflicts that culminated in a tragic Indian removal. She has also published accounts of the
efforts of black pioneers and economic strategies employed by rural, small town women.
In the Department of Political Science, Dr. Shover served as department chair from 1978 to
1984. An early leader in the efforts to create a faculty union in the State University system, in the
1970s she was reelected numerous times as campus president of United Professors of California,
AFT which narrowly lost to California Faculty Association, C.T.A. in a statewide election.
In the City of Chico she contributed to preservation efforts over many years. At her initiative the
community united to restore the Chico Depot for use by Amtrak. She also restored her residence,
a neglected Chico farmhouse, the Little Chapman Mansion. She set out its history in a
monograph which launched her interest in local history.

Robert Stanley
Professor of Political Science
Professor Stanley has taught at Chico State since 1989. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
public law. He holds a PhD from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Texas.

William Stewart
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Professor Stewart has taught at Chico State since 1975. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
international relations. He holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina.

Matt Thomas
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Thomas has taught at Chico State since 2001. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of
criminal justice and public administration. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland. His research
focuses include examinations of reform and reorganization in American policing, and the study of urban
political regimes. His research has appeared in political science and criminal justice journals, and he is the
author or co-author of several reports submitted to the National Institute of Justice. He is an active conference
participant, and in the past several years has attended meetings of the American Political Science Association,
the American Society of Criminology, the Urban Affairs Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice
Sciences, the Southwestern Political Science Association, and the Western Political Science Association.
Professor Thomas supervises internships for the department’s MPA program, serves on the Butte County
Juvenile Justice Commission and the Butte County Sheriff’s Parole Board, and he chairs the university’s
Public Safety Advisory Committee.

Stafford Thomas
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Professor Thomas has taught at Chico State since 1984. His teaching and research interests are in the field of
American government and security studies, including the Vietnam war. He holds a PhD from the University
of Colorado.

Charles C. Turner
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Turner has taught at Chico State since 2000. Her teaching and research interests are in the field of
American politics. He holds a Ph. from Claremont Graduate University. His course syllabi and a recent cv are
available online.

Lori Beth Way
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Way is coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program. She earned her PhD from the Maxwell School
at Syracuse University. Her teaching and research interests include police discretion, women and the criminal
justice system, women and politics, and public law. She is currently working on projects that consider
proactive (or self-directed) police patrol, police and city efforts to deal with large scale events, and Supreme
Court justices' concurrences.

Lori Weber
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Weber received her Ph. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has taught
political methodology and public opinion courses at Chico State since 1999. Her teaching and
research interests are in the fields of American politics and methodology. Professor Weber
received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Enhancement award for her
dissertation on "The Effects of Democratic Deliberation on Political Tolerance." She has
published several book chapters on the 1992 Perot movement and the Reform Party. She also has
published articles in scholarly journals on political participation, deliberative democracy, and
electronic democracy. Currently, Professor Weber is involved in an NSF-funded research project
based at Carnegie Mellon University that investigates face-to-face and online citizen
deliberation. Professor Weber, along with Sharon Barrios, is a faculty editor and adviser for
Studium: The California State University Student Journal of Politics.




   Student Resources
       o Student Organizations & Activities
                     Political Science Student Organizations & Activities

   CLIC (Community Legal Information Center) (http://www.aschico.com/?Page=10 )
        o CLIC provides free legal information to the Chico community as well as surrounding
           areas. California State University, Chico student paralegal interns staff CLIC and
           provide free legal information in the forms of seminars, workshops, and limited
           representation to clients in administrative law hearings. To find out about
           opportunities to participate as an intern, visit their Web site, or call 898-4354.
   CJSA (Criminal Justice Student Association)
        o The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) is an organization for students
           interested in the field of criminal justice. CJSA organizes activities to help students
           succeed in their chosen professions. For example, they have hosted résumé
           workshops, job recruiters, and information sessions regarding how to interview well.
           They also plan activities that are of interest to members such as prison tours and
           inviting professionals to talk about their careers. The organization is open to all CSU,
           Chico students interested in criminal justice, not just criminal justice majors. Contact
           Professor Way, lway@csuchico.edu, faculty advisor, for more information.
   GAPSS (Graduate Association of Political Science Students)
        o GAPSS provides graduate students with an opportunity to network, strategize about
           careers and classes, and get to know each other outside of the seminar environment.
           Contact Professor Weber, lweber@csuchico.edu, faculty advisor, for more
           information.
   Model United Nations (http://www.csuchico.edu/mun/ )
        o Chico’s Model UN students have earned an international reputation for excellence
           over the past 15 years. Interested students take POLS 442 in the fall semester and
           compete at the American West conference in mid-November. The top performers
           then take POLS 340A and 340B in the spring to prepare for the National Model UN
           Conference (usually mid-spring semester). In 2005 more than 3200 students (40
           percent from colleges outside the U.S.) competed, representing over 230 delegations.
           Contact Professor Ostrom, costrom@csuchico.edu. faculty advisor, for more
           information, and read an article
           (http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/conference_papers/abstracts/Jacob_j._e._96_abstract.htm )
           the faculty advisors wrote about the MUN experience.
   Pi Sigma Alpha
        o Chico State is home to the Upsilon Delta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National
           Political Science Honor Society. Applications can be obtained from the political
           science department office. For more information, contact Professor Turner,
           ccturner@csuchico.edu, faculty advisor.
   Pre-Law Society
        o Contact Professor Persons, ppersons@csuchico.edu, faculty advisor, for more
           information.
   Studium (http://www.csuchico.edu/pols/studium/ )
        o Studium is a student journal of political science. The journal contains articles about
           politics by students from all disciplines. The journal is edited and produced by
           students enrolled in POLS 480. For more information, contact the faculty advisors
            Professor Barrios sbarrios@csuchico.edu, and Professor Weber,
            lweber@csuchico.edu.

Other campus clubs and organizations (http://www.csuchico.edu/sac/org/orgindex.html )

       o    Activities (include this with previous link, not as separate category)
       o    Internships

Students in all departmental undergraduate majors are encouraged (and, in the case of the general
political science and public administration majors, required) to enroll in at least one three-unit
internship. Many students find opportunities that match their interests in the internship programs
offered by CLIC (http://www.aschico.com/?Page=10), CAVE (http://www.aschico.com/?Page=8
), or the Chico State Women’s Center (http://www.csuchico.edu/womyn/home.html ).

Other students take advantage of established external programs, such as The Panetta
Congressional Internship (http://www.panettainstitute.org/intern.html ), The Sacramento
Semester Program (http://www.csus.edu/calst/Programs/sac_semester_program.html ), and The
Capital Fellowship Programs (http://www.csus.edu/calst/Programs/programs.html ).

Still other students seek out a more individualized path based on their career-path or interests.
For more information on internships in the following program areas, please contact the internship
coordinators listed below.

area of interest                                   internship coordinator
Criminal Justice                                   Professor Ruddell
Legal Studies                                      Professor DeLorenzo
Political Science (general)                        Professor Dwyre or Professor Turner
Public Administration                              Professor Ruddell

For internships beyond the scope of political science, see the University’s Career Planning and
Placement Office (http://www.csuchico.edu/plc/ ).

       o    Scholarships

In addition to general financial aid (http://fa.csuchico.edu/fa/index.aspx )political science
students are eligible for a number of merit-based and/or need-based scholarships. Below is a list
of departmental scholarships for which students can apply via the university’s scholarship
application (http://fa.csuchico.edu/fa/basics/howtoapply/scholarships/index.aspx ).

           Royce D. Delmatier Scholarship
           Paul DiGirolamo Memorial Scholarship
           Charles M. Price Internship Endowment
           Ralph and Ruth Choisser Law Scholarship
           Sarah Libby Mahood Merit Scholarship
           Matilda K. and Maurice E.S. Brunelle Scholarship
           Lew D. Oliver Scholarship
            Bob Sherrard Scholarship
            The Honorable Mike Thompson Political Science Scholarship
            Carl & Katie Thomas Scholarship
            Public Law Community Service Award
            Edward J. Bronson Scholarship
            Advocacy Award
            Tamsen Swift Scholarship
            Target Corp. Criminal Justice Scholarship



       o    Library Resources

    The Meriam Library (http://www.csuchico.edu/library/) provides many excellent resources
    for political science students. Among these resources are a guide to government documents
    (http://www.csuchico.edu/library/gov/govindex.html ) and subject guides in several fields.

           Criminal Justice (http://www.csuchico.edu/lref/guides/rbs/cj.htm )
           International Relations (http://www.csuchico.edu/lref/guides/rbs/ir.htm )
           Law and Legal Studies (http://www.csuchico.edu/lref/guides/rbs/law.htm )
           Political Science (http://www.csuchico.edu/lref/guides/rbs/polsci.html )
           Public Administration (http://www.csuchico.edu/lref/guides/rbs/pa.htm ).



   Alumni

Political Science Alumni

The Political Science Department is tremendously proud of our alumni. They are successful
professionals and leaders in government, politics, and business, and role models in our
communities.

Our current students benefit from alumni who stay involved with the department and
organizations such as CLIC, the Pre-Law Society, the Criminal Justice Student Association, Pi
Sigma Alpha, Studium, and the Model UN. Their care and support is vital to the great tradition of
innovation, teamwork, and community service that exemplifies the Chico State experience.

Stay Connected
Although gone from campus, you are not forgotten. We'd love to hear from you and find out
what you've been doing since graduating!

Tell us what year you graduated, from what program, and what you’re doing now.
Send an e-mail to politicalscience@csuchico.edu

Or write to us at:
Department of Political Science
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0455



Alumni Profile

[picture of Kiana Buss—see attachment]

While earning her degree in political science, Kiana was active in many student organizations on
campus including Pi Sigma Alpha, Model United Nations, CLIC, and Studium (the political
science student journal). She interned for Congressman Pete Stark on a summer research grant in
2001 as well as for California State Assemblymember Wilma Chan as a Sacramento Semester
intern in 2003. After graduating she went to work for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi as a Panetta
Congressional Intern in Washington, D.C.

At the end of her internship with Congresswomen Pelosi, Kiana moved back to California to
begin working for Assemblymember Wilma Chan as a legislative assistant. Her issue areas
include labor and employment, public safety, housing, and water quality, with a primary focus on
environmental and children’s health. She has worked on numerous environmental health and
children’s health measures that seek to change the way chemicals are regulated in the state of
California. Additionally, Kiana has staffed bills seeking to protect the health of children by
phasing-out certain dangerous chemicals found in toys and childcare products.

Kiana is in the good company of many Chico State grads working in government and politics in
Sacramento. Let us know if you’re one of them!


Give to the Department

Make a contribution to the department, one of our scholarships, or one of our
programs.

You can contribute online, by phone, or by mail. Visit the University Advancement
Web site to find our how to give: http://www.csuchico.edu/url/Gift/. [make a link
for this please]

Be sure to direct your donation to the Political Science Department, and, if
you would like, to one of our scholarships or programs listed below.
Scholarships

         Royce D. Delmatier Scholarship
         Paul DiGirolamo Memorial Scholarship
         Charles M. Price Internship Endowment
         Ralph and Ruth Choisser Law Scholarship
         Sarah Libby Mahood Merit Scholarship
         Matilda K. and Maurice E.S. Brunelle Scholarship
         Lew D. Oliver Scholarship
         Bob Sherrard Scholarship
         The Honorable Mike Thompson Political Science Scholarship
         Carl & Katie Thomas Scholarship
         Public Law Community Service Award
         Edward J. Bronson Scholarship
         Advocacy Award
         Tamsen Swift Scholarship
         Target Corp. Criminal Justice Scholarship
Programs and Student Organizations
       Political Science Annual Fund
       CLIC (Community Legal Information Center)
       CJSA (Criminal Justice Student Association)
       GAPSS (Graduate Association of Political Science Students)
       Model United Nations
       Pi Sigma Alpha (the Upsilon Delta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political
          Science Honor Society)
       Pre-Law Society
       Studium (the student journal of political science)


   Contact Us

The Department of Political Science is located in 741 Butte Hall

Mailing Address:      Department of Political Science
                      California State University, Chico
                      400 W. 1st St.
                      Chico, CA 95929-0455

Telephone:            (530) 898-5301
Fax:                  (530) 898-6910
E-mail:                      politicalscience@csuchico.edu
   Links

This listing of Web sites on political science and politics is provided as a starting point for
exploring your interests on the Internet.

Sites of General Interest

       American Political Science Association: http://www.apsanet.org/
       the polling company: http://www.pollingcompany.com/default.asp
       The Field Institute: http://www.field.com/institute/index.html
       Senate Office of Research: http://www.sen.ca.gov/sor/
       Public Policy Institute of California: http://www.ppic.org/
       D.C. Internships: http://www.politixgroup.com/dcintern/tt.htm
       Center for Responsive Politics: http://www.opensecrets.org/about/intern.asp
       Progressive Policy Institute: http://www.ppionline.org/ppi_ka.cfm?knlgAreaID=87
       National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/intern/
       Marketing Research: http://www.jflrecruit.com/jfl_home.html
       American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/services/youth/ya/intern.html
       Smithsonian: http://residentassociates.org/rap/vol-interns.htm
       Urban Institute:
        http://www.urban.org/content/About/Employment/Internships/Internships.htm
       The Washington Center: http://www.twc.edu/
       Public Administration Jobs: http://www.geocities.com/ting_wei/paonline.htm
       California Budget Project: http://www.cbp.org/
       Careers in Government: http://www.careersingovernment.com/index.cfm
       Education Policy: http://www.wested.org/
       State of California Jobs: http://www.spb.ca.gov/indexrd.cfm
       California Voter Foundation: http://www.calvoter.org/
       Federal Government Jobs: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/
       Jobs in the Social Sciences: http://www.rileyguide.com/social.html
       The Heritage Foundation: http://www.heritage.org/About/Internships/socialscience.cfm
       The National Academies: http://www.nas.edu/
       United Nations: https://jobs.un.org/release1/vacancy/vacancy.asp
       Political Advocacy Groups: http://www.csuchico.edu/~kcfount/index.html
       Politics1: http://www.politics1.com/index.htm
       Polling Report: http://www.pollingreport.com/
       Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/
       Polling Resources: http://www.ceip.org/files/news/library/poll.htm

State and Local Government Resources

       http://www.ca.gov/state/portal/myca_homepage.jsp --official California home page.
       http://www.calpday.com/ --California Political Daily.
      http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections.htm --California Secretary of State's elections
       and voter information page.
      http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_f.htm --information on California political
       parties.
      http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm --provides a form to register to vote by
       mail.
      http://www.vote-smart.org/ --find out who your elected officials are.
      http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/defaulttext.asp --the California State Assembly.
      http://www.senate.ca.gov/ --the California State Senate.
      http://www.governor.ca.gov/state/govsite/gov_homepage.jsp --California governor's
       page.
      http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ --the California court system.
      http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/BUD_DOCS/Bud_link.htm --the California budget.

      http://www.governing.com/ --Governing Magazine (which focuses on state and local
       government).
      http://www.statesnews.org/ --Council of State Governments site.
      http://www.commoncause.org/states/states.htm --Common Cause's state politics page.
      http://www.ncsl.org/ --National Conference of State Legislatures.
      http://www.nga.org/ --National Governors' Association.
      http://www.ncsconline.org/ --National Center for State Courts.
      http://www.narc.org/ --National Association of Regional Councils.
      http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/nrdp/ --National Rural Development Partnership.
      http://www.icma.org/ --International City/County Management Association.



Federal Government Resources

      Robert's Rules of Order--http://www.robertsrules.com/
      THOMAS (best source for legislative information)--http://thomas.loc.gov/
      Legislative Studies Section of APSA--http://www.apsanet.org/~lss/
      The Carl Albert Center--http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/cachome.html
      Legislative Studies Quarterly--http://www.uiowa.edu/~lsq/
      Roll Call--http://www.rollcall.com/
      The American Congress (online textbook)--http://congress.wustl.edu/
      Analyzing Congress (Stewart's website)--
       http://www.wwnorton.com/college/polisci/analyzingcongress/
      The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787--
       http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwfr.html
      Supreme Court Cases from the Legal Information Institute--
       http://supct.law.cornell.edu:8080/supct/
      The White House--http://www.whitehouse.gov/
      The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787--
       http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwfr.html
       Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln--
        http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/speeches.htm
       The Center for the Study of the Presidency--http://www.cspresidency.org/
       Presidential Trivia--http://www.umkc.edu/imc/prestriv.htm
       Presidential Studies Quarterly--http://www.cspresidency.org/psq/index.htm
       President Match--http://www.presidentmatch.com/Main.jsp2?cp=main
       Atlas of Presidential Elections--http://www.uselectionatlas.org/
       Polling Report--http://www.pollingreport.com/
       Zogby International--http://www.zogby.com/



I’m checking on this—not sure where they want this or if it is current?--V

   Advising Information

                                   STUDENTS!
                                  Do you want to…
    •   Declare/Sign up for your major?
    •   Fill out a major clearance form?
    •   Talk to your advisor?
    •   Sign up for or find out about internships?
    •   Then all you need to do is drop by during the appropriate coordinator’s office
        hours. No appointment is necessary!

major                        Coordinator             Phone        Office     Office hours
Public Administration        Prof. Barrios           x5738        729        T/TH 1:30-3:30,
                                                                             W 3-5
Legal Studies                Prof. Persons           x6489        725        M/T 10-12, W 11-
                                                                             12
International Relations      Prof. Grosscup          x5692        735        M/W 10-12,
                                                                             T 11-12
M.P.A.                       Prof. Kemp              x5734        715        M 2-4, T/TH 11-
                                                                             12:30
M.A.                         Prof. Turner            x5960        741B       T/TH 2-4, W 9-11
Criminal Justice             Prof. Way               x5737        721        T/TH 11-12 & 2-
                                                                             4,
                                                                             W 1:30-3:30
Political Science (general) Prof. Weber              x4504        733        On sabbatical, see
                                                                             Robynn Kuhlmann
                                                                             M 3-5, TH 1:30-
                                                                             3:30 & F 12:30-
                                                                             1:30
Internships                  Coordinator             Phone        Office     Office hours
Legal Studies (including     Prof. DeLorenzo      x6478    711    T/TH 9-12
CLIC)
Criminal Justice or Public   Prof. Ruddell        x6041    717    T 8:30-9:30, T/TH
Administration                                                    1:30-3
MPA                          Prof. M. Thomas       x5738   723    T 2-5, W 2-4
MA or Political Science      Prof. Turner or Prof. x5960   741B   T/TH 2-4, W 9-11
(general)                    Dwyre                 X6506   741A   M 10:30–12, T
                                                                  1:30-2:30, W
                                                                  1:30-2:30

								
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