A special topics course that allows students to explore issues of public policy. Focuses on the basics of public policy including agenda setting, policy formulation, policy implementation, and policy evaluation. Themes may vary. Themes may be specific such as healthcare policy or they might be more general such as state and local economic policy. Guest speakers.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Public Policy
- Agenda Setting
- Policy Formulation
- Policy Implementation
- Policy Analysis and Evaluation
- Politics ad Public Policy
- Identify the basic issues surrounding one or more area(s) of public policy.
- Identify the steps and factors involved in the public policymaking process.
- Analyze public policy using the steps by which public policies are implemented and evaluated.*
- Analyze how policymaking actors, events, and decision makers are influenced.*
- Analyze how various players impact the development of public policy alternatives.*
Assessment and Requirements
Students will be assessed with at least one major exam that shall be either multiple choice, short-answer, and/or essay in format and at least one major writing assignment.
To be determined by instructor.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department