This course will involve traveling to either Washington, DC or political conventions in order to see and experience politics in action, with a particular focus on the importance of democratic engagement. Convention trips will focus on themes of the current election, while Washington, DC trips will involve a current topic in political discourse. Topics will be chosen in accordance with faculty and student interest and may include current events, current trends in research, and/or professional practice. May be repeated for credit but no more than three hours may be applied to POL elective credit. Prerequisite: POL 100.