Academics-Center for International Relations and Politics - Carnegie Mellon University

Academics

Carnegie Mellon students who participate in the Washington Semester Program will earn a total of 45 units, and their courses and grades will be listed on their Carnegie Mellon University transcripts. Students will intern three days a week or approximately 24-25 hours and take classes the remaining two days and in the evenings. Students will take the following courses while in Washington, DC:


Core Seminar (12 units)

Students will have a choice of a core seminar.  The spring 2014 options are:

  • Congress
  • General Research Seminar
  • International Politics and The Global System of the 21st Century
  • The Presidency and Executive Branch
  • Washington Media


Elective Seminar (12 units)
Students will select an elective seminar taught by any of the UCDC consortium members. The spring 2014 options include:

  • American Political Journalism (Notre Dame)
  • Campaigns and Elections (UCDC)
  • Lobbying, Money, and Influence in Washington (Notre Dame)
  • Spies! The Politics of Intelligence (UCDC)
  • Sustainability and Social Change (UCDC)
  • The Theater of Politics (University of Michigan)


Internship Seminar (15 units)
Taught By: Dr. Joseph Devine, jd0x@andrew.cmu.edu


Policy Forum (6 units)
Taught By: Dr. Kiron Skinner, kskinner@andrew.cmu.edu

If you have any questions about academics, please contact the academic program manager, Emily Half.

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Jae-Eun Kim
Jae-Eun Kim, CMUWSP student in spring 2012, interned at the General Services Administration. This summer, Jae-Eun is a Fulton Gow Fellowship recipient, and is interning in the office of Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA).

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