Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Politics of Inequality

POL 398

Dates: May 2023 in Oxford; May 23-27, 2023 in Washington, DC

Credit Hours: 3

Instructors: Dr. Marvin King, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies

Course Fee: $1,095 plus tuition

Application Deadline: April 6, 2023

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

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  • Learn how income and economic inequality affect the political process
  • Understand different measures of inequality
  • Discuss the scale of inequality and its historic roots
  • Explore recent policy changes that impact inequality
  • Consider the relative approaches and efficacy between political parties on addressing inequality

Students will attend class on the Oxford campus in May, at a location and time determined by the instructor. They will then travel independently to Washington, DC, spending five days and four nights in DC, with lawmakers, political activists, and lobbyists.

This course is primarily designed for students studying Political Science or Public Policy Leadership. It may also interest students in the social sciences (particularly History, Sociology, Economics, or African American Studies) or Education, as well as students enrolled in General Studies.

Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Washington, DC. Shared accommodations will be provided at a hotel near the convention center. Airfare can be billed to a student’s bursar account by making arrangements through Amber Gregory at Travel Leaders, agregory@travelleaders.com, or 901-507-8463.

The Study USA program fee is $1095 plus tuition. Included in the program fee are accommodation, transportation within Washington, DC, and select group meals. Excluded is travel to and from DC, most meals, and personal spending money.

Study USA Scholarships

Deadline: Coincides with program deadline

Outreach Study USA Scholarship
The Outreach Study USA Scholarship supports student participation in Study USA courses. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $750 and are designed to help offset the additional expenses associated with academic travel.

Carolyn Ellis Staton Study USA Scholarship
The Carolyn Ellis Staton Study USA Scholarship was established to increase access to unique experiential learning programs. These scholarships will help to make engaging educational travel opportunities more accessible to students with financial need. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $750 and are designed to help offset the additional expenses associated with academic travel.