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POL 296X New York City Council Governance

Prerequisite: POL 111 or POL 118 or permission of Instructor. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning.

Updated Course Description: This course will study the politics, structure and operations of the New York City Council. Students will have the opportunity to engage in an eight-week practicum with a member of the City Council or a division of the Council, depending on the student’s specific interests. The course will provide classroom instruction that will analyze the Council, including its Finance, Legal and Investigative Units, and the operation of a Council Member’s legislative and community functions. Students will then work on a project for the Council after which they will return to the classroom to share their experiences with their classmates. Ideally, this course will bridge the gap between "classroom learning" and "hands-on work experience" in municipal government.

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

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