Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Washington D.C., United States
- Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
The Leadership Forum
The Academic Course
An academic course is an integral part of your Washington Center experience. You’ll be able to choose one from approximately 30 courses typically offered each semester or summer term.
These are serious academic courses that, combined with the internship, can help you earn credit at your home college or university. They have in many cases a direct relationship to the work you’re doing throughout the week, and range from politics, business and economics to international affairs and communications.
The courses, led by highly qualified faculty who are dedicated teachers, meet one night per week. They are grounded in traditional disciplines, yet taught within the context of the wide array of resources available in Washington, D.C.
American Politics and Public Policy
Campaigning for a Cause: How Advocacy Groups Change the World
Government and Business in the New Economic and Political Reality
The American Presidency
Business, Management and Public Administration
Global Markets and International Business Strategies
From Ideas to Action: The Anatomy of Entrepreneurship
Media and the Movies
The Mass Media and National Politics: Explaining Washington to the Public
International Affairs and Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Dynamics of Change
International Human Rights
How Washington Engages the Arab Middle East
Law and Criminal Justice
Philosophy of Law, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitutional Tradition
White Collar Crime
Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Essentials for Aspiring Leaders
Nonprofit Leadership and Management Research
Research and Writing Seminar
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Issues in Science Policy
Washington, D.C.-based Courses
Scandalous Washington: Uncovering D.C. History
Black Broadway and Beyond: The African-American Experience in Washington, D.C.
Participants in the Postgraduate Professional Development Program may choose a course specifically designed for them, or one from our general offerings.
A course guide (including descriptions and faculty biographies) for your specific term in Washington will be made available approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to your arrival. You’ll have an opportunity to select your top five course options and be placed into one (in most cases your first or second choice). Add/drop requests are then accepted via email.