'Swing-State' Wisconsin: Government, Politics, and Participation

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Wisconsin historically and currently is a key state at the center of political debate and processes involving U.S. local, state and national politics/governance. Wisconsin presents a useful fulcrum point to explore important political issues, processes, and players including institutions, organizations, and individuals who aim to shape politics and policy for the future. This course provides an overview of the State’s place in the federal system of constitutional and political processes with a focus on pressing issues involving national, local, and international policy and debates. Such issues will include education, health care, foreign policy, international trade, immigration, human rights and election reform.

Student profile

This course focuses on political science and different social and environmental phenomena that impact policies and processes. This course is run in partnership with the Department of Political Science at UW–Madison.

Important dates

Application deadlines

Application opens: Nov. 29, 2022
Deadline: Apply by May 1, 2023

Tuition deadlines

The first half of tuition is due by May 15, 2023. The second half of tuition is due by June 1, 2023.

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