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WASHINGTON SEMESTER

WSEM-496
Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

WSEM-496
001T
WASHINGTON SEMESTER
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)

American Political Behavior

This course provides students with an understanding of the core concepts in American political behavior, beginning with some central topics including elections, voter turnout, and other forms of political participation. The course continues by examining how people make their voting decisions. Students conduct exit polls on Election Day and apply concepts and skills developed in the course.

WSEM-496
002T
WASHINGTON SEMESTER
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)

Transforming Communities in Environment/Development Sem I

This interdisciplinary transforming communities in environment and development seminar introduces students to community change at local, national, and global levels. The course encourages students to consider what makes a community and which key actors exert influence over and create change in communities. The class explores topics including development, inequality, conflict, education, species and habitat conservation, environmental sustainability, and climate change through lectures, guest speakers, and site visits.

WSEM-496
003T
WASHINGTON SEMESTER
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)

Transforming Communities in Environment/Development Sem II

This interdisciplinary transforming communities in environment and development seminar introduces students to community change at local, national, and global levels. The course encourages students to consider what makes a community and which key actors exert influence over and create change in communities. The class explores topics including development, inequality, conflict, education, species and habitat conservation, environmental sustainability, and climate change through lectures, guest speakers, and site visits.

WSEM-496
004T
WASHINGTON SEMESTER
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)

Transforming Communities in Environment/Development Res Proj

In this course, students complete an original research paper pursuing a question of interest to them with relevance to environment, development, or community social change issues. Projects are substantive and involve both primary and secondary research.

WSEM-496
005T
WASHINGTON SEMESTER
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6)

Transforming Communities in Environment/Development Intern

Students engage in a two-day-per-week internship providing direct professional experience in social change, advocacy, policy, or related organizations.