Spring class: run Washington, DC

This spring, PPPA is offering a new course on the United States Congress (TPOLS 353).   It providesintern 5 a unique learning opportunity by engaging students in an actual simulation of a legislative session through the use of specialized computer software. Students will be assigned to committees, will debate issues, and will hold votes. Some days will be designated for committee work, while others will be used to elect “legislators” to positions, vote on bills, allow for floor speeches, debate legislation,  and so on. Through this hands-on experience, students will gain an appreciation for how the U.S. Congress functions.   The course is offered Monday & Wednesday 10:20-12:25.  Contact Prof. Ben Gonzalez for more information (bfg@uw.edu).