Political Science at Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus

Political Science Information

Jack's Office Hours

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Spring 2016
For advisement, appointments are necessary, even if during office hours. No drop-ins for advisement, but feel free to drop in to make an appointment.
Office Hours for Fall 2015 Semester:

Mondays: 12:30pm-2:30pm (walk-in)

Tuesdays: 11:00am-2pm (walk-in)

Wednesdays: 12:30pm-2:30pm (by appointment)

Thursdays: 11:00am-2pm (by appointment)

To schedule an appointment, email Dr. Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu.

Contact me if the above hours don’t work with your schedule.  Other times are possible.

It is highly recommended that meetings be made by appointment.  For advisement, scheduled appointments are mandatory, even where the time is noted as “walk-in.”  Please feel free to come by during office hours and we can schedule the appointment.  
Appointments for advisement allow Dr. Lechelt to serve the student more efficiently.

Email Dr. Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu.

My office located in Bisdorf Building (AA), room AA-427, which is the office for the Division of Social and Professional Sciences (SPS).

NOTE: No appointments during the last week of classes or during final exam week, and limited availability the week before the last week of classes.  

Political Science Course Information

All the POLITICAL SCIENCE (PLS) courses offered at NOVA: Click here (or scroll down to the bottom of this page).
Schedule of Classes to see what is offered during any particular semester: Click here. (Narrow the search by selecting PLS in the "Subject Area" and by selecting "Alexandria" in the "Campus/Center" field.)  

All classes will have lots of discussion on the core components of the course, the assigned books, and current events.  

No major exams or major papers: we’re reading, talking, taking short quizzes, and writing short papers.

For more information, please contact Jack Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu.

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Great way to keep up with the goings on at NOVA-AL.

My webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/jlechelt/

Political Science Announcements and Events

A few places to check for important dates and upcoming events:

Constitution Day is September 17, 2015

We’re celebrating with a few events that week

Citizenship: Think Globally, Act Locally

Kickoff Program

September 14, 2015


Room AA 196

Citizenship Under Siege: Wong Kim Ark’s Lesson for Donald Trump

Robert Koulish, Ph.D.

Director, MLaw Programs

Joel J. Feller Research Professor

Government and Politics

University of Maryland

September 15, 2015


Room AA196

Up for Debate: Banning Assault Rifles

Dr. Nathan Carter and the NOVA Forensic Team

September 16, 2015


Room AA196

Confederate Flags, Redskin tags, and Choosing Life: Vanity Plates in Free Speech

Dr. Jim McClellan, Professor Nick Gaffney, Professor Kelly Hebron and Dr. Jack Lechelt

September 17, 2015


Room TBA


Contact Jack Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu if you want to have an event posted here.      

Political Science Specialization under the Social Sciences AS Degree:
On Thursday, January 28, 2010, the NOVA Curriculum Committee approved of a new Political Science Specialization under the Social Sciences AS Degree. This will provide students who are interested in political science with a framework to prepare for transferring to four year universities. 
Here is the official NOVA College Catalog description of the Political Science Specialization.

The plan code is 8824. 

Bookstore Information

Click here for NOVA-Alexandria Bookstore Website.
(The website allows students to find out what books are assigned for each course.)
Alexandria Campus Bookstore Hours:

Monday - Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: ClOSED

Some tips for saving money on textbooks.


Links to other Politics and Political Science Webpages

Jack's Education

Ph.D: University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

Political Science courses offered at NOVA

Political Information

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