The Evening Course
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Pursue Your Intellectual Interests

Your academic interests play an important role in shaping your future as a professional. At The Washington Center, you’ll choose one evening course from up to 25 offered each semester or summer.


All courses meet for three hours one night a week but are otherwise like courses taught on your campus. In many cases, they have a direct relationship to the work you're doing throughout the week and range from politics and business to international affairs and communications.


The courses are led by highly qualified faculty who are dedicated teachers. They are grounded in traditional disciplines yet taught within the context of the wide array of resources offered in Washington, D.C.


Sample List of Evening Courses

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
  • Political Psychology

Business, Management and Public Administration

  • International Business Case Studies
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • From Ideas to Action: The Anatomy of Entrepreneurship


  • Strategic Communications
  • Mass Media and American Politics

International Affairs and Foreign Policy

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S.–China Relations
  • Middle East Politics

Law and Criminal Justice

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure


  • Research and Writing Seminar

Washington, D.C.-based Courses

  • Scandalous Washington: Uncovering D.C. History

Additional Details

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.


Additional Resources

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