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Tim Lynch

Assistant Professor
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JRC 403
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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 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

40289 (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 298 - 01 Topic: Campaigns and Elections - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 313

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

42636 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Timothy R. Lynch

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 104 - 01 Government and Politics - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10240 (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.

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
POLS 205 - L01 Cit. Participation & Pub Pol - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 307

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

20239 (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 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:

22571 (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

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POLS 305 - 01 Congress and the Presidency M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 313

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

22572 (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.

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