Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: GOV                                     Course Number: 406                                    
Course Title: Seminar and Internship in New York City Government and Politics
Subject: Government
Minimum Credits: 6.0                                     Maximum Credits: 6.0                                     Hours per week: 6.0


Students take a once weekly John Jay College senior seminar that examines the City Charter and formal governmental structures, New York City politics and public policies. Once per month students also meet at The City University Graduate Center for the CUNY Forum, a CUNY (Cable 75) televised public affairs program featuring guests on current NYC topics and highlighting student participation. In the internship placement, students work 12 to 16 hours for each of the 14 semester weeks with an elected official, city agency, or relevant nonprofit organization. Placements are arranged by the instructor in consultation with the student. The emphasis of the program is a synthesis of the students? seminar work and guided observations in the placement.

Prerequisite: GOV 101, ENG 102 or ENG 201, senior status, and permission of instructor.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   PAD 402
Start Date:    04/30/2009                         End Date:    04/30/2010