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Rhetoric and Reality: Washington, D.C.

PLSC 379 Rhetoric and Reality: Washington, D.C. (3)
Instructor: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.
Dates: May 31–June 5, 2016
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2016

The soaring rhetoric of what American government can be appears in Washington, D.C. in the original copies of our founding documents, and in speeches memorialized in places such as the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. And, the down and dirty reality also appears there, in the Capitol, the White House, the Supreme Court and the offices of lobbyists and party leaders. Join us for this travel course in Washington, D.C., as we explore all of these sites, comparing and contrasting the rhetoric and reality that is American Government.


Program Fee: $890 (2015) plus tuition and fees.

Program fee includes
  • Roundtrip airfare on a regular, scheduled air carrier to and from Detroit Metro Airport including all taxes and ticketing fee.
  • Lodging
  • Some meals
  • Local transportation by bus for airport transfers and a prepaid metrocard for daily excursions
  • Venue admission for all required events


  • EMU tuition and fees
  • Textbooks (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditures
  • Transportation charges resulting from deviation from printed itinerary.

This course begins and ends at Detroit Metro Airport. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Detroit Metro.

If you're using financial aid, additional assistance may be available for those who qualify. Contact financial aid.

You'll stay at the Hotel Harrington in the heart of Washington, D.C. Accommodations are chosen for proximity to sites on the itinerary. Rooms are based on multiple occupancies with other students. Any special room requests must be made at the time of registration along with your registration documents.

If you have any questions, contact Jen Short at 734.487.3229 or jen.short@emich.edu.