Graduate Catalog

2013 – 2014


2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archive

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
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West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763
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Revised August 2013

Political Science


106 Ruby Jones Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2743
Dr. Loedel, Chairperson
Dr. Osgood, Assistant Chair for Graduate Affairs

Professors [top]

R. Lorraine Bernotsky, D.Phil., University of Oxford
Peter H. Loedel, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Yury Polsky, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Frauke Schnell, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Associate Professors

John J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Temple University
Duane D. Milne, Ph.D., University of Delaware
Bhim Sandhu, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Linda S. Stevenson, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professors

Chris Stangl, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison
Jeffery L. Osgood, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Allison H. Turner, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Ashlie Delshad, Ph.D., Purdue University
Jeremy N. Phillips, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Programs of Study [top]

The master of public administration (M.P.A.) is now being offered in the new Department of Public Policy and Administration. See that section for specific information.

Master of Public Administration

Concentration in Public Administration [top]

Curriculum (39 semester hours)

  1. Public administration core (18 semester hours)
    PPA 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505
  2. Elective course work (15 semester hours)
    General concentration electives selected under advisement
    Suggested (not required) electives: PPA 510, 511, 512, 513, 514
    Note: Students may transfer these electives in from other departments within the University or from any approved graduate certificate program.
  3. Capstone seminar (3 semester hours)
    PPA 600
  4. Internship or professional seminar (3 semester hours)
    PPA 601 Internship or PPA 602 Professional Seminar (required for students without sufficient, professional work experience)

Course Descriptions [top]

Political Science
Symbol: PSC unless otherwise indicated

548 The Communist Powers (3) Comparative study of various Communist systems, particularly the U.S.S.R. and China. Elite-mass relationships; role of Marxism-Leninism; party, economic, and political structures. Secondary attention to Eastern Europe, Cuba, and nonruling parties.

551 The Politics of Non-Western Areas (3) Problems of nation building, political participation, and elite-mass relationships in the less-developed nations. Latin American, Asian, or African nations may be stressed as a case study.

590 Independent Study in Political Science (1-3) Research projects, reports, and readings in political science. PREREQ: Approval of department chairperson.