Charles S. Bullock III, the Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science in the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs, was been awarded the 2012 Diane Blair Award by the Southern Political Science Association. Presented biennially, the award recognizes a political scientist who has played an outstanding role in politics and government during his or her career at the local, state, national or international level. Named as one of Georgia Trend magazine's "100 Most Influential Georgians" in 2011 and 2012, Bullock is well known for his involvement with elected officials at every level. He has consulted on statewide redistricting efforts in 13 states, with attorneys general in eight states and with nearly 100 state and local governments on a wide range of issues.

Course Enrollment

The Undergraduate Office manages course enrollments for all upper-division and two lower-division undergraduate courses in the School of Public and International Affairs.

Due to the popularity of both the political science and the international affairs majors, the departments limit enrollment to students with declared majors in political science and international affairs. 

During early registration and regular registration, all upper-division POLS and INTL courses are restricted to students majoring in political science and/or international affairs. Advisors can not place non-SPIA majors in any upper-division POLS or INTL courses during this time.

All upper-division POLS and INTL courses, as well as POLS 2000 “Intro to Political Science” and INTL 1100 “Introduction to Global Issues” have restricted enrollments until Reading Day of the preceding term (for example, Reading Day in spring term for fall courses). .

On Reading Day (in the spring term for fall courses and in the fall term for spring courses), these courses are made available to all UGA students. 

Students need to recognize how and if available classes apply toward their major requirements. The UGA Bulletin lists major courses and to which requirements they may be applied (see political science and international affairs). There are many INTL courses and a number of POLS courses which do not apply to the political science major. Students should also note that all pre- and co-requisites for political science and international affairs are strictly enforced.

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Political science faculty have won every major teaching award given at the University of Georgia — a point of pride for the School of Public and International Affairs and the department.


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