This course will include a discussion of Virginia’s unique political history and some of the people and circumstances that have had a significant impact on Virginia over time. The course will also include a review of the structure and operation of state and local government in Virginia, as well as consideration of some of the important issues currently facing Virginia’s state government. The course will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and will conclude on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Lectures will be delivered via asynchronous video that can be accessed on NCI’s Learning Management System. The class will also meet remotely via Zoom for content review and discussion on a periodic basis.