Washington DC Travel/Study
Thank you for joining me as we take a virtual tour of a unique travel-study course that is offered through the Social Sciences Department and the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning here at PNC.
Washington DC: The History, Politics & Culture that Shaped Our Nation is a 3-credit course centered around a 1-week trip to our Nationís Capital. The course is an interdisciplinary program that satisfies a variety of degree requirements.
During our time in Washington DC, we will explore the history of this great American city while examining the political movements and cultural splendor it has undergone over the past three centuries.
We get an intimate look at the inner workings of politics today: seeing the White House and visiting the Senate and the Supreme Court; learning firsthand exactly what makes our nationís capital such an influential place.
The course is a truly immersive experience in which we spend time reliving the past, visiting the National archives and viewing the Declaration of Independence. A visit to Mount Vernon, located on the scenic Potomac River and home to George Washington, allows us to experience the humble beginnings of our forefathers.
We tour various Smithsonian Museums to discover the artifacts, stories, and people who helped build this city and our nation. We are humbled when we visit Arlington National Cemetery and the United States Holocaust Museum; and then awed by the power of the Pentagon.
Not only will we learn in an exciting way, we will have fun exploring city life. Your 650 square foot hotel suite is right in the heart of Georgetown. Great shopping, restaurants and Colonial architecture can be found in Georgetown and the Mall in the center of town is a perfect place to grab a bite to eat, relax and take in the sights and sounds of this lively and influential city.
Former participating students will testify that this is an amazing experience that altered the way they look at the world around them. Listen to their personal testimony.
I hope that youíll consider joining us for this unique experience. Please contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning this yearís dates, fee structure, and more information.