GOVT 467: How Washington Really Works

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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.
Recommended Prerequisite: Open to PPE concentrators or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

1 Section Currently Scheduled for Fall 2024

From the Schedule of Classes