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The Department of Political Studies requires that students use the Chicago Manual of Style. Most reference guide books for the social sciences will cover it.

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Notes from Guatemala - Spring 2011 (forthcoming)

University of Saskatchewan International

The Department of Political Studies has been active in establishing exchange programs with both foreign and Canadian universities. At the present time, programs exist linking the University of Saskatchewan with Chernivtsi State University in Ukraine and with the Universities of Marburg, Oldenburg, Greifswald and Rostock in Germany.

The Chernivtsi exchange program allows a group of ten Saskatchewan students to spend six weeks every second year, beginning in 1994, with Ukrainian students at Chernivtsi State University taking intersession courses on the politics of transition in the former Soviet republics. In alternate years, Chernivtsi students spend the intersession in Saskatoon doing courses with Saskatchewan students. Because courses are taught in English, no foreign language requirement exists for participating in this program.

Each of the exchange programs involving the German universities allows two Saskatchewan students to go abroad for a year of studies (and students from each of these universities will spend an academic year at the University of Saskatchewan). Saskatchewan students going to Germany are expected to have sufficient knowledge of German to do university-level courses. Hence, while there are some variations in the level of proficiency required at the German universities, students not proficient in the language who wish to participate in an exchange should plan their academic programs to include courses in German during their first years of undergraduate work.

Credit for courses successfully completed at the institutions participating in the exchange programs is transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.

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The Guatemala Travel Abroad Program (under review)

The Department of Political Studies is also a participant in the Antigua, Guatemala Term Abroad Program which runs from January-April every two years. This program is unique in many ways: It offers students an opportunity to study in a Central American environment and allows them to integrate the knowledge conveyed in the classroom with real-world experiences. It is more than just an exchange program or a summer course. Instead it allows students to get a full term's course work in a university environment.

In addition to the academic program, students also benefit from a wide-variety of non-classroom activities, including trips to ancient Mayan ruins and other places of interest. Students requiring further information about these programs are asked to contact the Head of the Department of Political Studies.