US Politics and Policy in 2022 and Beyond
Enroll in an exciting course offered remotely.
Undergraduate students interested in this intensive course, may directly enroll in Albert for the January-term as a unique and remote intersession option.
U.S. Politics and Policy in 2022 and Beyond
Professor Patrick Egan - POL-UA 9994, College of Arts and Science - 4 points (undergraduate)
Monday to Friday, the daily schedule will vary. Students should be available from 1 pm to 4:30 pm daily. Some weekend activities may be assigned.
This course will count toward the NYU Politics major or minor as an elective. There are no prerequisites.
Note: Students who have already taken the POL-UA 9994 course during a prior J-term in DC are not eliglble to enroll in this class.
U.S. Politics and Policy in 2022 and Beyond – course description
In this intensive January-term course offered remotely from January 3 through January 21, 2022, students will undertake an in-depth examination of elections and governance in the current tumultuous American political landscape. On every day of class, lectures and class discussion will be supplemented with conversations with seasoned policymakers and campaign strategists in Washington DC and beyond. We will focus special attention on the challenges faced by the Biden-Harris administration as it mounts ambitious efforts to respond to the public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also tackling enormous challenges such as climate change and racial injustice. The course will meet remotely every day of the January 2022 term from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because the class will include live conversations with leaders and thinkers, synchronous participation is required.
Professor Patrick Egan -- biography
Patrick J. Egan, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy at NYU, specializes in U.S. political attitudes and behavior, and their consequences for public policy, partisanship and identity. He is the author of Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics, and his peer-reviewed research has appeared in journals such as Nature, the American Political Science Review, and the Journal of Politics. He is the recipient of the NYU Golden Dozen Award in recognition for his outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom.
Egan holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. Before entering academia, he served as an Assistant Deputy Mayor of Policy and Planning in the office of Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell. For the past few election cycles, he has worked as an elections analyst for NBC News as part of the network's Exit Poll Desk team.
Learn more about Professor Egan by visiting his website at wp.nyu.edu/egan/.
Dates: January 3 - 21, 2022
Tuition (4 credits): $6332
Students enrolled in a JTerm course may qualify for forms of assistance through the Office of Financial Aid.
How to Enroll:
Students will be charged by the University Bursar for tuition and fees. Final payment is due November 30, 2021. Learn more about payment deadlines and refund schedules.
“I feel as though my writing and critical thinking skills improved more in this short course than in any other course I have taken.” - previous JTerm student
“Having guest speakers allowed us to apply what we learned with people
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"The integration of site visits and interviews with regular lectures was extremely effective and informative." - previous JTerm student
"This is probably my favorite class I've ever taken at NYU! I wish it was longer!" - previous JTerm student