Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.
And it's all an extension of our campus. Hop on the Metro — at the Brookland/Catholic University stop — and you'll be at a museum or baseball game or a flea market in minutes. Before you know it, the nation's capital will feel like home.
In this class, Catholic University students meet at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for their art course. They spend each class with just three or four pieces from the Gallery’s collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures to allow time for thoughtful analysis.
For two and a half hours a week, students explore archives, museums, historical houses, and cultural institutions to learn about the meanings of memory, heritage, place, preservation, community, and controversies in the field of public history.
Washington, D.C., is filled with political activity and opportunities, but it is also full of passionate, driven students integrated into political life whether or not they’re politics majors.