Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Politics: Campaigning and Elections

POL 398

Dates: January 6-7 in Oxford, MS; January 9-14 in Washington, DC*

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Klingler, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Course Fee: $950 plus tuition

Application Deadline: November 4, 2021

*Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements until after confirming dates and times with instructors

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  • Spend 5 days in the nation’s capital learning about applied politics as it relates to political campaigns and elections
  • Visit campaign operatives and meet with Democratic and Republican consultants
  • Meet with interest groups, as well as lobbying and other public relations firms
  • Meet with elected officials

Dates: Students will have required class meetings in Oxford on January 6th & 7th, and will then travel individually to Washington, DC, on January 9th. The instructors will determine time and location of Oxford meetings and notify participants closer to the meeting dates. Class activities will be conducted in Washington, DC, January 10th through 14th.

Location: Students will participate in two days of classwork in Oxford in January prior to departure. Course time in Washington, DC, will include shared accommodations near Capitol Hill and trips to various political offices and federal buildings to meet with course-relevant speakers.

Students majoring in Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, and Psychology may find this course of interest. There are no prerequisites to enroll in POL 398.

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Washington, DC. Ground transportation in DC will be provided.

Course fee is $950. Included in the fee are housing in DC, group ground transportation, and some group meals. Excluded from the cost are tuition, travel expenses to/from Washington, and personal spending money.