Chad Rector

Courses in
world politics


World politics at Marymount

Web pages for most of my courses are indexed at World Politics Courses at Marymount, except for the research design course (POL 250) which is here. The blog chronicling student engagement in events on and off campus is here. I have occasionally taken classes on one-week study abroad trips as part of semester-long courses, including to South Koreathe United Arab EmiratesFrance, and Vietnam

In summer 2018 I do not have regular office hours. I am occasionally available by appointment. To see the schedule and make an appointment use this calendar. (You must be logged in to gmail or Marymount email. Scroll to the right to see future weeks.) All meetings are in my office, Rowley 1015. If you do not make an appointment you are welcome to drop by but I cannot promise that I will be there. If you make an appointment but then cannot make it to that appointment, please email me to let me know. Any student who makes, and then misses, three or more appointments without cancelling them in advance will be permanently banned from making future appointments.  

Feel free to email me at with questions.

In general I advise students in the politics major interested in international affairs, and students in the international studies minor

Here are course evaluations from all of my classes. Note that there is close to a scientific consensus (for example) that course evaluations in general are biased to the point of uselessness. However, I post these from a preference for transparency.


Student engagement in DC and the world