Spring 2019  |  PA 3001 Section 001: Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy (58289)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Thu 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Foundation for understanding the what, who, where, and how of public policy making. These components are explored from different perspectives while delving into questions such as: What is public policy good for? Who decides policy priorities? What effect does public policy actually have in solving public problems? How can we improve public policy making? After successfully completing this course, students will understand the process, structure, and context of policymaking; identify who, how, and what influences the policy process; and apply knowledge of public policy and the policymaking process to a specific policy issue. A strong understanding of the American political system is encouraged.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?esopdie+PA3001+Spring2019
Class Description:
This course presents a foundation for understanding the what, who, where, and how of public policy making. The course will explore these components from different perspectives while delving into questions like: What is public policy good for? Who decides policy priorities? What effect does public policy actually have in solving public problems?

Learning Objectives:
After successfully completing this course students will understand the process, structure, and context of policymaking, be able to identify who, how, and what influences the policy process, apply knowledge of public policy and the policymaking process to a specific policy issue, and have the ability to lead discussions that critically analyze aspects of the public policy making process.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58289/1193
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/esopdie_PA3001_Spring2019.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 November 2018

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