The Catholic University of America

"I felt like a tourist before taking this class. Now I feel like I have an advantage over so many other students because I understand the city and feel so comfortable here. The city doesn't seem so complicated any more."

"I think I gained knowledge of the culture and history of Washington that will be extremely valuable."

"Most of the guest speakers were great, especially the Vietnam vets and speakers from the Hill and the Board of Trade."

"I learned a lot about the history of the city that I did not know and I think this is a great course."

"The course was a very good introduction to major themes of the city of Washington. I enjoyed it!"

"I learned that DC has much more to offer than its categorizastion as a political city. Taking this course has put me closer to the city I live in."