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Student Senate voices support for political science class credit hour increase

Tyriq Johnson
Nidhi Patel, the president of student body listens as Karolina Guzek, speaker of the student senate begins the student government meeting in Martin Luther King Jr. Union wednesday evening.

Student senators unanimously voted in support of a new resolution to increase the number of credit hours for a political science class, at the weekly student government meeting on Wednesday.

Senate resolution 23-24-01 expressed the sentiment that the PLS 2513 Moot Court Class should have its credit hours increased from its current one credit hour to a new maximum of three. The resolution was submitted by Karolina Guzek, the speaker of the senate, Brianna Hull, vice president of student affairs and Ameenah Morris, a student senator.

Moot Court is a political science applied learning credit class that is offered at EIU. Political science majors currently have to receive a minimum of three credits of applied learning. Moot Court is a high level class that allows students to simulate arguing at the Supreme Court level.

Guzek has taken the course and believes it is a beneficial experience that offers a lot to learn.

“The only issue that a lot of political science students have voiced is that it is worth one credit,” Guzek said. “For the amount of work you do for that class, it can be a bit much.”

The passing of this resolution will not directly change the amount of credit hours offered for the Moot Court class. Instead, the student government will be able to use the passing of the resolution as a way to demonstrate that there is significant student support for the increase.

Also passed  meeting was Emergency Senate Bill 23-24-01. The passing of this bill authorized the internal affairs committee to receive the amount of no more than $80 from the student government budget.

The money will be used to pay for Senate Star Awards, a way of recognizing leadership among those in student government.


T.J. Seputis can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].


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