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The Politics of Money 

POL 398/BUS 400

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Marvin King, Associate Professor
  • Dates: May 11-15, 2015 (on campus); May 18-22, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Cost: $1,195
  • Application deadline: April 6

Itinerary subject to change. Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.

To Register

Click here to download registration forms.

Students will:

  • Learn about the many different inputs affecting the political economy of the United States
  • Spend time on the making of fiscal and monetary policy as well as the actors whose role it is to shape such policy (e.g. Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve System)
  • Review specific policies such as the minimum wage, capital gains taxes, and discount rates
  • Tour the Federal Reserve and similar locations in the Washington, D.C., area


Students will spend a week on the Oxford Campus before traveling to Washington, D.C., for 5 days.  Shared accommodations will be provided.

Who should go?

This course is for political science and business majors.  Journalism, pre-law, sociology and public policy leadership students might be interested as well.  


May 11-15, 2015 and May 18-22, 2015. Students will spend one week on campus in Oxford and 5 days in Washington, D.C.


Students will make their own arrangements to and from Washington, D.C. Group ground transportation will be provided while on site.


Program cost is $1,195. Included in the cost are tuition, housing, tours and one group meal. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, meals, airfare, individual airport transfers, and personal spending money.


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