Please note that this program is not running in Summer 2020. For more information, please contact the program director.
Washington, D.C. Study Tour
The actions of policy makers in Washington, D.C. affect our lives in Athens, Georgia everyday. The purpose of the FHCE 4900 and 5710 course combination is to put into context the political processes and the economic underpinnings that influence our policy makers; in particular, with reference to the places that students will visit during their time in our nation’s capital. We will cover consumer policies and protection, the basic structure of the federal government, how a bill becomes a law, the various agencies to be visited in DC and how their actions affect consumers everywhere.
This study tour is a combination of course work here on the UGA campus in conjunction with a week spent in Washington D.C.
Program Director and Course Leaders
Dr. Diann Moorman; Program Director
204 House C (Across from Georgia Center)
FHCE 4900: Seminar in Housing and Consumer Economics: The Political Context of Housing and Consumer Economics
FHCE 5710: Study Tour in Housing and Consumer Economics: Consumer and Housing Policy in Action: Exploring Policies and Programs in Washington, DC
Housing and Meals
Students will stay at the historic George Washington University which is located in the heart of Foggy Bottom--about 8 blocks away from the White House
We fly into D.C. on Saturday June 22 and return home on June 28th. The week is filled with visiting the Federal Reserve Bank; the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Department of Agriculture, Capitol Hill and many other consumer protection/policy making agencies.