Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program

Courses Offered

WHIP Students enroll in two, three-credit-hour classes. WHIP 393, “Deliberation and the Virtues of Statesmanship,” taught by Kirby Center director David J. Bobb, and Politics 320, “National Security Studies,” taught by Kirby Center Worsham Adjunct Fellow Todd Lowery. Special speakers are featured in both classes.  

WHIP 393: Deliberation & the Virtues of Statesmanship (3 credit hours)

In this course, students will study of the principles and practice of public policy in America, with special attention to major controversies in contemporary public policy. Possible topics, among others, include welfare, immigration, education, campaign finance, business, religion, morality and national defense. 

Dr. David J. Bobb, Executive Director of Citizen Education, Kirby Center

Selected Readings: TBA 

Politics 320: American National Security Studies (3 credit hours)

The course seeks to provide students with a general overview of the key concepts and issues in the study of war, strategy, and national security policy, and specifically aims to familiarize students with the analytical tools necessary to continue the study of national security issues beyond this class. 

Dr. Todd Lowery, Worsham Adjunct Fellow, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, Low-Intensity Conflict, and Interdependent Capabilities 

Selected Readings:

  • Sun Tzu, The Art of War
  • Carl Von Clausewitz, On War
  • B.H. Liddel Hart, Fundamentals of Strategy and Grand Strategy
  • Niall Ferguson, Colossus (selections)
  • T.E. Lawrence, On the Science of Guerilla Warfare
  • Charles Krauthammer, The Unipolar Moment Revisited