Minor & Classes

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In addition to hundreds of internship opportunities, the Hinckley Institute of Politics additionally offers numerous classes and one of the nation’s few Campaign Management Minors.

Campaign Management Minor:

The Campaign Management Minor offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn the theory and practices that will allow them to be effective participants in election and advocacy campaigns. In order to apply to the Campaign Management Minor, students must have a declared major at the University of Utah , and must have completed the University’s American Institutions requirement. For more information, click here.

Hinckley Institute Sponsored Classes:

The Hinckley Institute of Politics proudly offers several academic courses that are open to undergraduate students of all majors.

List of Hinckley Institute Courses

Campaign Management (HNKLY 3160) fall semester only, cross-listed with POLS 3160

This course is designed to introduce students to the management of political and public affairs campaigns through lectures, guest speakers, and active participation in a campaign. Students can also receive internship credit for their campaign work by registering for a local internship (HNKLY 4900). This course is open for student enrollment.

Political Forum Series (HNKLY 3910)  fall and spring semesters, cross-listed with POLS 3910

This writing-intensive course exposes students to diverse perspectives on current events and political and social issues. Students attend a variety of Hinckley Forums featuring academics, policymakers, diplomats, authors, and other public officials. The course additionally hones students public speaking prowess. This course is open for student enrollment.

Global Community Based Research (HNKLY 4100)  fall and spring semesters, cross-listed with SW 4100

This course is designed to help students develop needed skills for program development, assessment, research, and impact analysis in developing country settings. This course is open for student enrollment.

Senator Bob Bennett Seminar (HNKLY 4904)  fall, spring, and summer semesters

The celebrated Utah Senator and Hinckley Resident Scholar is instructing an intimate course focused on domestic policy. Student research is contributing to Senator Bennett’ upcoming book. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Ellesse Balli. The deadline to apply for spring semester is November 22 by 4:00 PM.

Ambassador John Price Think Tank (HNKLY 4905)  fall and spring semesters

This course is taught by the Hinckley Institute’s Resident Scholar John Price, who served as the Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of Comoros from 2002-2005. This think tank is reserved for a select group of students and focuses on foreign policy as it relates to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Ellesse Balli. The deadline to apply for spring semester is November 22 by 4:00 PM.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014 semester internships. Apply now.