Political Science | Teaching Political Science II: Becoming a More Effective Instructor
Y550 | 30543 | Hershey


(Semester II only) 5 Fridays, 2:45 - 4:00 (1 cr)

Note:  This course is open to Political Science and Joint PhD
program students only.

This seminar, which is the second step in the department's Preparing
Future Faculty Program, will meet five times during the semester,
during the second week of classes and bi-weekly after that.  No
readings are required.  Students enrolling in the course will
receive departmental certification in the Preparing Future Faculty
Program.  Topics for the five sessions during spring semester are:
researching and writing a syllabus, how to lecture, a micro-teaching
session on lecturing, teaching as a team, and developing a teaching
portfolio for a job search.  First-year students are expected to
attend, but the seminar will also be open to continuing graduate
students.
(Note: Graduate students who are teaching independent sections
during spring semester will enroll in a separate section of Y550
designed to support their immediate teaching needs.  Y550 may be
repeated for credit.)