The colleges and schools of NYU have the opportunuty to create short J-term courses and offer them for credit at NYU's academic centers, degree-granting campuses, and also in other parts of the world. Use this list to determine if one of these programs meets your academic needs and goals. Apply using the process outlined on the appropriate web page. Note: Application deadlines vary by program.
Opportunities for January 2020 will be announced in late September/early October.
Courses offered in January 2019:
Enroll in an exciting course in the US capital.
Undergraduate students interested in spending time at NYU Washington, DC, may enroll for a course during January as a unique intersession option or in preparation for their time in the capitol for the spring semester. The opportunity to enroll at NYU Washington, DC, for the spring 2019 semester is still available, learn about the semester courses, internships, and how to apply.
Professor Patrick Egan - POL-UA 994, College of Arts and Science - 4 points (undergraduate)
Monday to Friday, the daily schedule will vary. Students should be available from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Some weekend activities may be assigned.
In class learning will be complemented with guest speakers, opportunities to meet government employees, and visits to national museums and monuments.
This course will count toward the NYU Politics major or minor as an elective. There are no prerequisites.
American politics in many ways remains in uncharted territory as the presidency of Donald J. Trump enters its third year. In this intensive January-term course offered at NYU's Washington DC campus, students will undertake an in-depth examination of elections and governance in the current tumultuous American political landscape.
On every day of class, lectures will be supplemented with meetings with seasoned Washington policymakers and campaign strategists, as well as visits to Capitol Hill and other relevant DC sites and institutions.
With regard to politics, the course will cover political science research on how policy preferences, values, and identity affect vote choice; the shifting coalitions of the two parties, and how campaigns are being reshaped by Big Data, social media, and other emerging phenomena. With regard to policy, we'll explore some of the major challenges facing us as a nation, including access to health care, U.S. foreign policy, taxes and spending, and the national debt. We will focus special attention on the results of the 2018 midterm Congressional elections and their implications for politics and policy over the next few years.
Patrick J. Egan specializes in public opinion, political institutions and their relationship in American politics. An associate professor in NYU's Wilf Family Department of Politics, his research has appeared in journals such as Nature, the Journal of Politics, and the Annual Review of Political Science. He is author of Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics (Cambridge, 2013). In 2012, he received the NYU Golden Dozen Award in recognition for his outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom.
Before entering academia, he served as an Assistant Deputy Mayor of Policy and Planning in the office of Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. During the 2018 midterm elections, he is serving as an elections analyst for NBC News as part of the network's Exit Poll Desk team.
Professor Patrick Egan offered a guide to making sense of 2016 election polls.
Arrival/check-in: Sunday, January 6th (between 9 am and 4 pm)
Departure: Friday, January 25th (check out before 9 am, class will meet this day and will end by 3 pm)
Tuition and fees (4 credits): $5,804
Housing, $760** (check-in Sunday January 6th, check-out Friday, January 25th)
** Students who have an academic year housing license at any NYU campus/academic center for the 2018-19 school year will not be charged for housing. The cost for JTerm housing in Washington will be waived.
** Students who have an fall semester 2018, or spring semester 2019 housing license with NYU Washington, DC, will not be charged for housing. The cost for JTerm housing in Washington will be waived.
Housing is guaranteed/required, students whose family live within commuting distance may be exempt from housing. Students will live in double bedrooms in shared suites. Each suite has a kitchen equipped for preparing meals, there is no meal plan. A limited number of single rooms is available for an additional charge.
Students enrolled in a JTerm course may qualify for forms of assistance through the Office of Financial Aid automatic review process.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the course is filled. Students will be registered for the course at the point of admission notification.
NOTE: Students who have previously earned credit for the course 2016 US Presidential Election: Causes & Consequences are not eligible to enroll in this class
Current NYU students from any undergraduate college/school may apply for this course. Log into the application with your net ID and password.
Visiting students (students currently matriculated at another US accredited institution) who would like to enroll must create an application ID to apply. Send an official transcript including all college level work completed to:
NYU Office of Global Programs
383 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10003
Students will be charged by the University Bursar for tuition, fees, and housing. Final payment is due December 5th. Learn more about payment deadlines and refund schedules.