When you join the Washington Mentorship Program in the fall semester, you will take 15 credits of classes that, upon successful completion, transfer with you into your degree program in the spring semester. Your fall semester schedule will consist of five 3-credit classes:
- Politics in the United States seminar
- Cross Cultural Communication seminar
- College Writing
- an elective course, and
- the Mentored Field Practicum (an internship)
Your seminar classes are learning laboratories – taking full advantage of Washington, D.C. Both classes include interactive lectures, guest speakers and site visits that introduce you to diplomats, policy makers, and members of Congress, journalists, lawyers, and lobbyists.
- Cross-Cultural Communication focuses on the impact of culture on perception, values, and beliefs.
- Politics in the United States explores the political system and government of the United States.
College Writing prepares you for the writing required throughout your academic career. Through the course, you will be encouraged to think as a writer— anticipating the responses of a reader, exploring the depth and breadth of a subject, and working with language to best express your understanding.
You also will take an elective course. With this course, you can fulfill a major requirement, take another General Education course, or simply explore a subject of interest.
You will experience a rich and rigorous curriculum and internship. Here is an example of a WMP student class week.