Academics

January 2018 Classes and Faculty:

American Politics: A Government for the People? 

Professor Dan Doherty

Urban Education: Policy, Practice, and Leadership 

Professor Drew Stelljes

Foreign Policy: International Development & Security

Professor Mike Tierney & AidData Director of Operations David Trichler

Seminars are three credits, assigned to the home department of the faculty.  

Please Note:  The 2018 DC Winter Seminars will be considered part of a student’s Fall 2017 semester course load. 

2018 Winter Seminar Schedule:

Fall Class Sessions:

November 1st - 2 hours, all seminars
November 8th - 2 hours, Foreign Policy only
November 13th - 2 hours, Foreign Policy only
Novemer 15th - 2 hours, all seminars

Winter Seminar: 

January 2-10, 2018

  • Tuesday 1/2: Student Move-in, Welcome Lunch, Orientation Session, and First Class Session
  • Class (9:00am-5:00pm)
    • Wednesday, 1/3
    • Thursday, 1/4
    • Friday, 1/5
    • Saturday, 1/6
    • Monday, 1/8
    • Tuesday, 1/9
    • Wednesday, 1/10
  • Sunday: 1/7 Snow Day / Day Off
  • Thursday: 1/11 Move-out for those in student housing

*Note: there will be one additional wrap-up session for all seminars at the beginning of the Spring Semester

Registration:

Accepted students are automatically registered for their DC Winter Seminars upon paying their deposit.

Class Locations:

Classes are held at the William & Mary Washington Center, located in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Building at 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC. However, many classes will take place on-location around DC as well.

Get directions and parking information.

Grading & Honor Code:

Grades are awarded for the DC Winter Seminars just like classes on campus. In addition, all policies and regulations contained in the Rights and Responsibilities, the Student Code of Conduct, and the Administration of Student Life Policies sections of the William & Mary Student Handbook apply to all Winter Seminar courses.

ADA Accommodations:

William & Mary accommodates students with disabilities in accordance with federal laws and university policy. Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a learning, psychiatric, physical, or chronic health diagnosis should contact Student Accessibility Services staff at 757-221-2512 or at sas@wm.edu to determine if accommodations are warranted and to obtain an official letter of accommodation. For more information, please visit www.wm.edu/sas.