Jan 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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POLS 411 - Government and Politics of Washington, DC

Credits: 3

This course will examine the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural development of Washington, DC as a federal city, a local city, and an international city. This course will explore the city’s unique assets (architecture, neighborhoods, museums, monuments, and political culture), while also examine the important social, political, and economic issues facing DC residents, such as the lack of voting rights and full representation in Congress, the push for statehood, the economic revitalization of the city, and ongoing problems such as poverty, racial inequality, the lack of affordable housing, and gentrification.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 102  

Term(s) Offered: Every other year

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