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Vault Guide to Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

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Featured Courses

ECON 215 – Labor Economics

This course will introduce topics, theories, institutions, and policy issues relating to the functioning of labor markets. The topics we…

Econ 366 – The Economics of Developing Countries

This course presents an examination of the characteristics of developing economies and an evaluation of various policies to foster development.…

Econ 225 – Economic Analysis & the LawThis course uses economic analysis as a way of understanding the structure and evolution of the legal system from an economic perspective. Selected rules and institutional forms are drawn from the common law of tort, contract, property, and crimes. Students will be able to apply microeconomic theories (and thus develop economic intuition) by learning how legal rules evolve to handle imperfect information and especially moral hazard, which lead to disputes and lawsuits.

Econ 222 – Public Economics

In this course, we examine the economic roles of government and the tools that governments use to fulfill these roles.…

Econ 210 – Climate Change Economics and Policy

This course introduces students to the role of applied economics in climate change policy and analysis. Students will learn how…

Econ 206 Race & Education Policy

This course will provide a broad introduction to contemporary education policy centered on issues of race/ethnicity. This course introduces the…

QAC 231 – Introduction to (Geo)Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization

Geographic information systems (GIS) provide researchers, policy makers, and citizens with a powerful analytical framework for spatial pattern recognition, decision…

RELI 271 – Secularism: Godlessness from Luther to Lenin

Secularism is more than just the absence of religion. It is a political and ideological project with a long history…

GOVT 380 – Public Opinion and Polling Lab

Survey research is a crucially important tool for understanding how everyday people think about any given topic. This is especially…

GOV 214 – Media and Politics

Mass media play a crucial role in American politics, as citizens do not get most of their information about the…

REES 235 – Queer Russia

Russia is accustomed to playing the role of the “evil empire.” The current ongoing war in Ukraine has resurrected the…

GOVT 396 – Human Rights Advocacy: Critical Assessment and Practical Engagement in Global Social Justice

The core animating principles and practices of human rights are under threat. Will the global human rights movement be able…

ECON 206 – Race and Education Policy

This course will provide a broad introduction to contemporary education policy centered on issues of race/ethnicity. This course introduces the…

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

CSPL 494 – Internship: Elections

Through this course, students can earn academic credit for an internship, whether paid or unpaid, that involves learning about or…

CSPL 120 – Civic Engagement Practice

Wesleyan has a long tradition of civic engagement. CSPL 120 plays a critical role in helping continue this tradition. This…

AFAM 316 – Carceral Connecticut: Policing Race, Gender, and Sexuality in a “Progressive” State

Often considered a progressive bastion, Connecticut in fact has been at the forefront of carceral practices since the eighteenth century.…

QAC 378 / GOVT 381 – DeltaLab: Computational Media Analysis

The content of this course focuses on Wesleyan Media Project media data, including advertising and local television news, and exposes…

ENVS 350 / STS 349 – Environmental Justice & Sustainability

The US Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of…

ENVS 284 / STS 293 / ENVS 284 – Animal Law & Policy

This course will provide an overview of law and public policy as they apply to non-human animals. The course will…

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