Faculty Profile

James Meernik

Title
Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Michigan State University, 1992.
Major: Political Science
MA, Michigan State University, 1988.
Major: Political Science
BA, Grand Valley State University, 1985.
Major: Political Science and Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2020 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 2305.006, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4951.008, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2018
PSCI 2305.006, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2018 SPOT
PSCI 2305.005, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.002, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.006, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.006, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4830.001, American Foreign Policy, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.005, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.009, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.805, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.842, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HNRS 4000.001, Honors Capstone Seminar : Global Perspectives, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4830.001, American Foreign Policy, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.008, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PSCI 1040.010, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 1040.013, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.722, Practicum, Fall 2011
PSCI 6900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 6940.722, Practicum, Spring 2010
PSCI 6900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 2009
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
PSCI 6930.701, Individual Research, Spring 2009
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2009
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
PSCI 6930.721, Individual Research, Fall 2008
PSCI 4500.001, Leadership Seminar, Fall 2008
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2008
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2008
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
PSCI 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
PSCI 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
PSCI 6900.702, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2008
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2007
PSCI 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2007
PSCI 6930.721, Individual Research, Fall 2007
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 4330.001, Topics in Political Theory, Fall 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 3W1 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2007
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2007
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2007
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2007
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PSCI 6900.752, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PSCI 4330.002, Topics in Political Theory, Fall 2006
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2006
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2006
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2006
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2006
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2005
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PSCI 4330.002, Topics in Political Theory, Fall 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2005
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2005
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 4900.720, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2004
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2004
PSCI 5340.001, Seminar in Political Science Scope and Methods, Fall 2004
PSCI 4900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2004
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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