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WASHINGTON SEMESTER

WSEM-096 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (0) Topics vary by section. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

WSEM-096-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Political Communication in DC
Political Communication in DC (0) This course focuses on political communications, including designing and implementing a media plan and strategy for a political campaign or public policy initiative. The course includes guest speakers working in political communications and site visits to television newsrooms and communication firms. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-380 001.
WSEM-096-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Write Well and Get Published
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Write Well and Get Published (0) This course examines the fundamentals of writing in a variety of forms: personal essays, opinion stories, blogs, profiles, features, news, and memoirs. Students write on topics of their choice and learn how to get published. The emphasis is on learning to write with a clear and original voice. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-381 001.
WSEM-096-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Public Law and Society
Public Law and Society (0) This course familiarizes students with the interaction between law and society in the United States. Law serves both as a restriction as well as a protection of freedom. Law provides social stability, but it is frequently a tool used to change society. The course exposes students to frameworks from various social science disciplines and legal studies to explore how the law shapes society, politics, policy, and individuals, and how various social and political institutions shape the law. It examines how the law has influenced political, social, and economic actors (and vice versa) over time and highlights the multiple processes through which law constitutes, regulates, and promotes change in social action, identity, and institutions, as well as how scholars come to understand those processes at the local, national, and global levels. Specific topics examined include constitutionalism, law and inequality, and the legitimacy of the law and legal institutions. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-422-001.
WSEM-096-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Criminology and Justice
Criminology and Justice (0) This course immerses students in the theory and practice of United States criminal justice and criminal law, through guest speakers, lectures, simulations and class discussion. Students explore academic and professional skills relevant to United States criminal justice and criminal law, and gain knowledge of the structure, function, and interrelationships among law enforcement, course, the adjudicatory system, and corrections. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-423-001.
WSEM-096-005
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Journalism in Washington
Journalism in Washington (0) This course explores the many facets of print, online and broadcast journalism as they exist and are practiced in Washington, DC. The course studies the people, institutions, and issues of Washington journalism with weekly guest speakers, field trips, readings, review sessions, and lectures. Restricted to Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-426-001.
WSEM-096-006
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Global Communications
Global Communications (0) This survey course connects the politics and policies of a global capital city like Washington, DC with the technological, social, cultural, and economic aspects and implications of the contemporary communication and media ecology. Students consider the key actors, structures, policies, and issues that affect our understanding and use of global communications. The course also explores how the global communication system impacts different levels of society: local communities and identities, regional and national politics and economics, and across international boundaries, including the United Nations System. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-427-001.
WSEM-096-007
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Human Devel & Global Issues
Human Development and Global Issues (0) This course explores local, national, and global human development and considers key actors and their relative and primary capacities and strategies for making change, along with key challenges, common best practices in the field, strategies for creating effective change, and current events. Topics include inequality, poverty, gender, consumption, conflict, and success stories. Students gain an understanding of the interconnections between development concerns while recognizing their complexity at local, national, and global levels and interact with practitioners who work on these issues. The course combines lectures, guest speakers, and site visits with active student engagement in learning. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-441 003.
WSEM-096-008
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Foreign Policy Research Proj
Foreign Policy Research Project (0) The research project offers an opportunity for Washington Semester students to conduct intensive analysis on a Washington-based or international topic of interest that complements the knowledge acquired in the seminar and internship components of the program. The final product demonstrates evidence of research activity throughout the semester, including detailed knowledge on the topic and original analysis of primary source information. Class sessions focus on best practices for each step of the research process and discussions about challenges encountered by students. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program. Meets with WSEM-480 003 WSEM-480 004.
WSEM-096-009
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Global Econ/Business Res Proj
Global Economics and Business Research Project (0) The research project offers an opportunity for Washington Semester students to conduct intensive analysis on a Washington-based or international topic of interest that complements the knowledge acquired in the seminar and internship components of the program. The final product demonstrates evidence of research activity throughout the semester, including detailed knowledge on the topic and original analysis of primary source information. Class sessions focus on best practices for each step of the research process and discussions about challenges encountered by students. Restriction: Washington Semester Non-Credit International Certificate Program.