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Kathleen Winters

Assistant Professor
Degree
PhD from Ohio State, 2011
Office
JRC 406
Phone
651-962-5724
Mail
JRC 432
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Kathleen joined the department Fall 2013.  Originally hailing from a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Winters serves as the faculty advisor for the Pre-Law Society and Mock Trial Team, as well as the Director of the Legal Studies Minor.  Dr. Winters earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 2011 with a primary research focus on Supreme Court decision-making, a background that will serve her well as she prepares to teach the Senior Seminar on that topic in Spring 2014 (POLS 414).    

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - 01 Amer Govt in Comp Perspec M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 324
CRN: 40676 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kathleen H. Winters An introduction to the concepts basic to an understanding of politics and government with an emphasis on the political systems of the United States. A comparative examination of political processes, decision making institutions and policy issues relevant to the contemporary world. An introduction to basic research methods used in the discipline. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

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POLS 313 - 01 Constitutional Law/Politics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 208
CRN: 42548 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kathleen H. Winters The Supreme Court as a legal and political institution; leading cases and related materials on the presidency, Congress, the judiciary, federalism and national emergency. Prerequisite: POLS 104, or permission of instructor

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POLS 313 - 02 Constitutional Law/Politics - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43573 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kathleen H. Winters The Supreme Court as a legal and political institution; leading cases and related materials on the presidency, Congress, the judiciary, federalism and national emergency. Prerequisite: POLS 104, or permission of instructor

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POLS 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43554 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kathleen H. Winters

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 314 - 01 Constit Rights & Liberties - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 22246 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kathleen H. Winters This course examines individual freedoms protected in the U.S. Constitution through the lens of Supreme Court precedent. While many political hot button issues are discussed throughout the semester, understanding and analysis of the varying interpretations of the Constitution and Supreme Court precedents are emphasized. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of the instructor. Junior or senior standing strongly recommended.

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POLS 414 - D01 Seminar in Judicial Politics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135
CRN: 22249 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kathleen H. Winters Seminars in political science provide an opportunity for students to synthesize and further develop knowledge gained in previous courses and enhance their critical and analytical skills. Students will engage in reading and discussion and undertake a major research project pertinent to the seminar's topic. Specific topics or themes of each seminar will vary. Seminars are offered in each of the sub-fields of the discipline. Prerequisite: Juniors and seniors may enroll in a seminar once they have completed at 300-level course within that subfield, or with permission of the instructor.

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