May Term - Intensive Learning for Public Affairs Majors

The College provides a wide array of Intensive Learning opportunities, including travel courses as well as on-campus courses. The majority of these courses are offered in May, during a three-week term, although some travel courses may run a little over or a little under the three-week period.

Examples of Past Intensive Learning Courses:

African Faces and Voices: Political Science
Students learned about the political culture of Tanzanians through informal interviews of rural voters. The second objective of the course was to give students an appreciation of political behavior in a typical African state. (Instructor: J. Rubongoya)

Guns and Gun Control
An examination of the policies and policy inputs regarding guns and gun control. The course focused on policies at both the national and state levels, the groups that influence those policies, public opinion, and statistics related to guns and gun use in the United States. (Instructor: H. Wilson)

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 Photos from the 2008 trip to Washington, D.C.