GOVT 467: How Washington Really Works
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Using case studies from last 60 years, this course provides students with understanding of how decisions and policy are really made as politicians reconcile policy preferences with political realities, institutional dynamics, expert opinion and personal ambition. Meets Friday in Washington, with weekly guest speakers from White House, Congress and policy community. As a final product, students are required to design and defend a politically realistic policy proposal to solve a significant national problem. Students must already have familiarity with, and interest in, modern American history, politics and government.Limited to two attempts.