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Political Science
Term : Summer 2024
Catalog Year : 2023-2024

POS 798 - Qualifying Paper Exam

Description: Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected qualifying papers. PhD students are required to complete and defend in an oral exam two (2) qualifying exam papers by the end of the 3rd year. Each paper is to cover a topic of interest related to the student's substantive disciplinary and foci areas. The quality of the paper must be "submittable" to a reputable peer-reviewed journal in the student's area of research or a Political Science journal. Students are to enroll in POS 798, with their primary reader for the paper as the instructor for the course. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit.

Units: 1-9

Sections offered: Summer 2024 Fall 2024

Prerequisite: Completion of 20 units of coursework in the Political Science PhD