Politics Study Groups

What are Politics Study Groups?

Politics study groups are collaborative study sessions that bring together advanced Politics majors preparing to take comprehensive exams with students beginning their education in Political Science. Through partnerships, study group leaders will engage with interested students in the following activities:

  • Helping students to read, study, and take notes more effectively
  • Revising and reorganizing written assignments
  • Clarifying concepts and providing examples
  • Creating short- and long-term study goals

As successful students in the major, our study group leaders can provide valuable advice and assistance, helping to set you on a path for success in the major.

 

How do I participate in a Study Group Session?

Our study group leaders are available Sunday-Thursday, at the times listed below. Study group leaders' concentrations are listed below their names and available times. Please drop by the Politics Conference Room in Guerry Hall during a day and time that works for you.

  • Sundays:
    • Margaret Dupree, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
      •  National Institutions and Policies, Citizenship and Political Action, Global Institutions and Policies
    • Mallory Anne Sheehan, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
      • Citizenship and Political Action, Development and Political Economy, Global Institutions and Policies
  • Mondays:
    • Meg Kirby, 4:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.
      • Global Institutions and Policies, Development and Political Economy
    • Livia Karoui, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
      • Global Institutions and Policies, Development and Political Economy
  • Tuesdays:
    • Maura McCrary, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
      • Conflict and Peace, Global Institutions and Policies
  • Wednesdays:
    • Maura McCrary, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
      • Conflict and Peace, Global Institutions and Policies
  • Thursdays:
    • Meg Kirby, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
      • Global Institutions and Policies, Development and Political Economy
    • Livia Karoui, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
      • Global Institutions and Policies, Development and Political Economy

 

How Should I Prepare for my Study Group Session?

To each study group session you should bring any course texts (e.g., textbooks, books, articles, etc.), your syllabus, any assignments you are seeking feedback on, and a list of goals for your study session. 

Remember, study group leaders are not going to do work for you or copyedit your papers, so make sure you have clear goals in mind coming into the session.

Please contact Professor Hopper at jshopper@sewanee.edu with any questions you have about the Politics Study Groups.