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The CPII curriculum is divided into three course units, and students should register for all three units, through the Department of Political Science. Students will receive course credit and grades for all three units:


POL 30991: Internship Section:

Students will be placed in professional working environments that match their interests, skills, career objectives, and academic requirements. Students will gain firsthand experience in the workplace.  (Six-credit hours.) Click here to see:  Internship syllabus

POL 30991: Pre-departure Colloquium and Briefings in Columbus Section:

a. The pre-departure colloquium is one week of fulltime intensive presentation and orientation to prepare students to live and work in Columbus, Ohio.
b. Briefings conducted by state and local political and business leaders will be held in Columbus two days each week to expose students to the public policy-making culture in Ohio's capitol city.  (Six-credit hours)   Click here to see: Briefing syllabus

POL 30140: Special Topics Course:

This course exposes students to practical and theoretical aspects of the organization and operation of state governments. Particular emphasis is given to understanding how to work with and in the branches of Ohio's state government. This course is held in the Statehouse in their Finance Room.  (Three-credit hours) Click here to see: Special Topics Syllabus