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Washington, D.C.

Applied Politics

POL 398

Dates: January 2-3 TBD in Oxford, MS; January 5-11 in Washington, DC

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Dr. Marvin King, Associate Professor of Political Science

Cost: $950 plus tuition

Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

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

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

Supported by the Haley Barbour Center for American Politics


Students will meet in Oxford January 2nd and 3rd, 2020 and will then travel to Washington, DC on January 5th. Students will be in Washington, DC from January 7th through the 11th for class, and will return on January 11th. Instructor may have additional class meeting days in Oxford after returning from Washington, DC.


Washington, DC

Students majoring in Political Science, PPL, Sociology, and Psychology may find this course of interest.

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

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