Inside Washington: Players, Politics, and Policy
WII 350 - Inside Washington: Players, Politics, and Policy3 hours A part of the Capital Experience Internship program, this course is designed to maximize the student’s knowledge about American politics in general and what actually goes on inside Washington in particular. It is seminar-centered, supplemented with on site working visits, and covers substantive institutions of American politics like Congress, the presidency, and the courts. The constitutional framework of America’s democracy is also analyzed with particular focus on the roles and interactions of America’s democratic institutions and its political players within the Washington political theater. In addition, the seminar discusses the roles of political parties, interest groups, and issues such as civil rights and civil liberties within the context of the war on terrorism and the constitutionality of the powers of federal government agencies.