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Engage in the political process.

Are you interested in politics and government? This community brings together students interested in governance, engagement, social justice, and students who are interested in politics at any level. Joining this community will help you explore and understand these different topics, give you access to expert faculty and alumni, and help you learn about multiple career options available to you. You will be able to attend various events and activities including, lectures by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council or volunteer with local organizations or campaigns. 

This Living Learning Community has students take a popular academic course connected to the community that is usually unavailable to first year students in the fall. You will be pre-enrolled in the LLC course, which will be included in your academic schedule prior to summer orientation. Students in the LLC will have special pre-exam review sessions.

This community is open to all students interested in governance, engagement, social justice or politics at any level and issue.

Living Learning Community Courses

Foreign policies: goals, basic themes and general patterns, problems encountered by policy makers, means employed in dealing with other nations and international organizations, processes by which policies are formulated, factors that influence structure of policies.

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Locations Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
Campus Partners

A campus partner is a faculty or staff member on the University of Iowa campus that is passionate about the community and who meets regularly with a designated living learning community team. These individuals guide the learning component of the community, may teach the course in common, and help connect students to various resources across campus.

Dr. Brian Lai
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science