The MA Program in Politics: Curriculum Plans for the Fall 2020 Semester
On behalf of the faculty of the Wilf Family Department of Politics, welcome to the Master’s Program in Politics. We are looking forward to seeing both familiar and new faces as we approach the new academic year. We are committed to making your experience at New York University rewarding and productive. Given the unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been carefully planning our fall 2020 curriculum.
As we move forward, our utmost concern is the safety and health of our faculty and students as well as a return to the intellectual life of the classroom and campus. As NYU moves forward with plans to reopen campus, we are balancing both of these concerns as we plan for the fall. Some students and faculty will be unable to return to campus, while others are anxious to return to the classroom. As such, we have designed a fall curriculum that includes both in-person and online classes in order to provide flexibility for everyone. You can find our fall MA Politics course schedule here. This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
The curriculum for the MA Program in Politics for the fall 2020 semester will include a mix of in-person courses, blended (hybrid) courses, and online courses. The modality of each course can be seen on the schedule. Please note the following:
- In-person classes will meet in-person on campus. There will be strict limits in terms of enrollment capacity dictated by the maximum number of people allowed in a classroom as determined by social distancing requirements. All in-person classes will be available through remote access on Zoom to allow students unable to attend in person to participate.
- Online classes will be offered live via Zoom at the scheduled class time. Online courses will be recorded and uploaded to the course NYU Classes site.
- Blended classes will include a mix of in-person and online instruction.
Our ability to continue in-person classes through the end of the semester will be subject to changing circumstances, including directives from New York State.
We will continue to hold our regular fall workshops remotely in order to include all MA Politics students. You are encouraged to participate in seminars and events, which will be offered online during the fall semester.
MA Program in Politics
The Master of Arts in Politics is a terminal master’s degree. The curriculum is designed to expose students to substantive knowledge and scholarly research in political science in order to help students develop critical thinking, analytical, research, and writing skills.
Students who pursue a Master of Arts in Politics specialize in one of the following fields of study: political philosophy and theory, American politics, political economy, or comparative politics.
Our MA program offers foundational training in the study of politics, and we are committed to providing our students with both practical skills and sound theoretical knowledge. Alumni of the program have embarked on successful professional careers in government and the public sector, non-profits, and the private sector, while others have gone on to pursue a PhD in political science or other related fields.
Located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, NYU offers an unparalleled academic setting rich in resources that support study on a wide range of subjects. Students and faculty in our MA program participate in seminars, workshops, and colloquia, making for a vibrant intellectual and professional community. New York City has a vibrant intellectual, social, and cultural life of which our students take full advantage.
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