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U.S. Elections 2012: An Insider’s View from Washington, DC
Dr. Joel Clark, Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy
January 2 – 13, 2012
Course Fee: $1795 (resident), $1995 (non-resident)
- Learn about the evolving elections laws and rules governing campaigns, parties, and officials
- Visit central institutions and players in the U.S. elections including parties, interest groups, media and campaign organizations
- Explore key process that candidates must utilize to gain their party’s nomination and succeed in the general election.
- Meet key participants and leaders, including governmental regulators, party leaders, PAC and interest group leaders, and PR and media professionals.
- Visit the RNC and the DNC, as well as campaign consulting firms and media outlets such as NBC News and C-Span
Students will spend two weeks in Washington, DC. Students will stay in Washington Internship Student Housing (WISH) apartment-style accommodations in the DC area.
This course is for students studying political science, public policy leadership, economics, communications, business, history, sociology, and psychology.
Students will arrive in Washington, DC on January 2 and depart on January 13.
Students will arrange their own travel to and from DC. While in DC, students will stay in Washington Internship Student Housing (WISH) apartment-style accommodations in the DC area. Students will travel in DC via public transportation.
Program cost is $1795 for resident students and $1995 for non-resident students. Included in the cost are tuition, housing, admission fees, tours, group dinner, and group ground transportation. The program price does not include the Study USA application fee, airfare, meals other than group dinner, and personal spending money.