UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

PA8330 - Federal Policymaking: A View from Inside the Federal Government

PA 8330 Federal Policymaking: A View from Inside the Federal Government (3 semester credit hours) This course competitively selects a group of UT System graduate students to spend an 11-week summer program in Washington, D.C. The course is designed to complement students' experiences at their accompanying six semester credit hour internship placement. The course provides a context for and a familiarity with the dynamics that influence all activity in the government, including meeting officials from the White House, House and Senate, nonprofits, lobbying firms, think tanks, the media, and others. Students return with a participant's understanding of the workings of the remarkable machinery of the federal government. Pass/Fail only. Corequisite: PA 8630 and instructor consent required. (3-0) Y