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 2018 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.
As the nation still tries to make sense of one of the most dramatic presidential elections of our time, American politics has in many ways entered uncharted territory in the first year of the presidency of Donald J. Trump. 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 elections, the course will cover political science research on the dynamics of presidential primaries; how policy preferences, values, and identity affect vote choice; and how campaigns are being reshaped by Big Data, social media, and other emerging phenomena. We will focus special attention on the 2018 midterm Congressional elections, and the forces helping Democrats win back control of one or both chambers of Congress—and those helping Republicans as they seek to retain power.
Patrick J. Egan specializes in public opinion, political institutions and their relationship in American politics. 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 2016 presidential campaign, he served 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: Tuesday, January 2nd (between 9 am and 5 pm)
Departure: Friday, January 19th (check out before 9 am, class will meet this day)
Tuition and fees (4 credits): $5,648
Housing, $750** (check-in Tuesday January 2, check-out Friday, January 19th)
** Students who have an academic year housing license at any NYU campus/academic center for the 2017-18 school year will not be charged for housing. The cost for JTerm housing in Washington will be waived.
** Students who have an fall semester 2017, or spring semester 2018 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.
The application for January 2018 at NYU Washington, DC is now closed.
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. Please log into the Student Center through Albert to access the NYU Global Programs online application. Under the "Student Center" heading please click the link to the "Application Center." This will take you to a new page where you will select the "Apply" option next to the"Global Programs Undergraduate Application for Short Term Study Away Programs" option. No essay is required, ignore the command to 'add attachment'.
Visiting students (students currently matriculated at another US accredited institution) who would like to enroll should complete the online application (select January 2018, Washington, DC and your preferred course) for consideration, and 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.