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Tim Lynch

Assistant Professor
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Tim Lynch is Assistant Professor of Political Science. Dr. Lynch teaches courses on research methods and substantive courses in American politics that focus on the confluence of institutions and behavior. His research interests include elections, representation, and gender in politics. His work has appeared in American Politics Research, Politics & Gender, Congress & the Presidency, Politics, Groups, and Identities, and the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 05 HONORS Young Changemakers - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 306

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

41969 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox, Timothy R. Lynch

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 104 - W01 Government and Politics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 309

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

40527 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 309

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

40227 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

This course focuses on American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on what both citizens and governments do, why they do it, and what difference it makes. It examines aspects of the policy process, such as agenda-setting and issue attention cycles, before covering substantive public policy issues such as education, civil rights, health care, energy and the environment, defense, and immigration. The ways in which citizens influence the public policy process through elections, interest groups, and measures of public opinion will also be considered. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 205 - L02 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 305

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

42662 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

This course focuses on American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on what both citizens and governments do, why they do it, and what difference it makes. It examines aspects of the policy process, such as agenda-setting and issue attention cycles, before covering substantive public policy issues such as education, civil rights, health care, energy and the environment, defense, and immigration. The ways in which citizens influence the public policy process through elections, interest groups, and measures of public opinion will also be considered. Prerequisite: POLS 104 or permission of instructor.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 240 - 01 Research Methods Poli Sci M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

21805 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

POLS 240: Research Methods in Political Science This course provides an introduction to empirical research methods in political science. Central topics include logic of the scientific method, measurement of political concepts, research design and methods of data collection, statistical techniques for describing data, and principles of statistical inference. Particular attention will be paid to methods for analyzing quantitative data and the use of SPSS. Prerequisite: POLS 104

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 305 - 01 Congress and the Presidency M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

21806 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

The institutions of Congress and the Presidency will be examined in this course, both independently and in the larger policymaking context of repeated interactions. Concepts such as representation, elections, cooperation, and what “success” looks like will be discussed, both in the contemporary context and with an eye towards the institution’s historical development. Prerequisite: POLS 205 or permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
POLS 404 - D01 Seminar in American Poltics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 454

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

22724 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

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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