PO 365 - Inside Washington, D.C.
(3 cr.) In this intensive, two-week seminar in Washington D.C., students interact with well-known speakers from government, the media and academia to discuss the current major issues confronting Congress and the President. In the second week, students confront dilemmas regarding how the media covers national politics and policy. Students participate in daily site visits, tours and special events. They engage with topics such as the impact of national elections, the nature of conflict and bargaining in political institutions, foreign policy dilemmas, the gatekeeper function of the media, spin and media control, media bias and the rise of new media. Eight-hour days are the minimum expectation over the course of the two-week program. Students must apply and meet University academic achievement standards to be admitted to the seminar. Every Year, January Term

January Term 2017   |   Spring 2017