Professor Rob Sutherland and his Ethics and Public Policy course pose in the recreation of the oval office at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the West Campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

POL 225 Ethics and Public Policy (in Texas)

Professor Rob Sutherland’s course explored the ethical concerns about the honesty and trustworthiness of American Presidents. Students traveled through Arkansas, stopping at the William J. Clinton Presidential Museum in Little Rock, to Texas to conduct research at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin and at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. As part of the trip, the students learned about graduate school programs in public policy at all of the presidential libraries and at the University of Kansas.

Student Perspectives

"I was impressed by the organization of the Bush School and their work to make us feel very welcome. I really appreciated the packet that the compiled for us to help give us as much information as possible.  I also enjoyed most of the classes that they allowed us to sit in on. I really found it helpful that some of the professors actually had firsthand experience on what they were teaching." -- Spencer Partridge '13

"This experience helped solidify the things I do and do not want in a future job and eventually career. I am beyond grateful for this class.  It was one of the most helpful in providing a strong basis on which I now can continue exploring the field of public service." -- Brittany Atchison '10