Seminar in Applied Politics (3)
Course Level: Graduate
This course provides a conceptual and practical understanding of how Washington works. Through exposure to political practitioners and policy makers, both elected and unelected, who influence legislation, execute decisions, resolve disputes, and help others win electoral office, the seminar provides a direct understanding of applied politics. Students not only improve their skills in evaluating current policy proposals but also increase their factual knowledge of the structures, rules and processes of American politics. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: admission to the Graduate Gateway Program and permission of department.