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Spring 2021  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (54171)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2020
Class Description:
Our challenge in this course is to get serious about questioning and sharpening the political perspectives we bring to bear on our work. All too often, our beliefs about politics are based on little more than civics-book platitudes, cynical clichés, and the commonsense views that prevail in our particular social circle. The purpose of this course is to unsettle such beliefs and invite students to think more critically and systematically about how to approach the political dimensions of their work. If you expect most of your future work to be technical - and therefore, "not political" - I'm especially hopeful that you will find opportunities in this course to question that assumption, as well as the politics that underlie it.
Learning Objectives:
This semester, we will work to develop a variety of political perspectives on public policy and public affairs. Toward these ends, we will organize our work around four concepts that guide any well-specified understanding of politics: power, institutions and organizations, discourse, and citizenship. We will ask how these elements of politics may be understood, how they operate in practice, why they matter, how they limit and enable political action, and how they can be engaged and navigated effectively.
Grading:
20% Class participation
80% Major Writing Assignments
- Power (20%)
- Institutions (20%)
- Political Discourse (20%)
- Democratic Citizenship (20%)
Your grade will depend, first and foremost, on the ways you engage, explain, critique, and apply ideas from our readings and class discussions.
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54171/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (54158)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hend0402+PA5012+Spring2020
Class Description:


About the course:


Politics is messy, complex, unpredictable, and sometimes ugly. Yet, many of us want to work in environments that are heavily influenced by politics. So how do we make sense of the political world around us? How do we navigate it? How do we understand the behavior and choices of the political actors around us? How do we make our own choices - whether it's what issues to work on, what solutions to propose, whom to align ourselves with - that lead to desired outcomes?

To understand the politics of public affairs, it can be helpful to understand what motivates people who work in and around politics. Is it party, ideology, public opinion, the laws or the Constitution, personality, or a combination of these factors? During the semester, we will examine these, and other, factors and discuss to what extent they help us understand real-world policy issues and outcomes.


About the instructor:


Henriët grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2003 for her graduate studies in political science at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a research and management consultant within Minnesota state government. Prior to that, Henriët worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a non-partisan analyst in the Fiscal Analysis Department. She also held positions as an assistant professor at St. Olaf College (MN) and Susquehanna University (PA), where she taught courses on American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and research methods.

Grading:
The course grade will be based on class participation (10%), three short writing assignments (25% each), and a group presentation (15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54158/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2018

Fall 2020  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (20662)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 29 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA5012+Fall2019
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20662/1209

Fall 2020  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (20737)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hend0402+PA5012+Fall2019
Class Description:


About the course:


Politics is messy, complex, unpredictable, and sometimes ugly. Yet, many of us want to work in environments that are heavily influenced by politics. So how do we make sense of the political world around us? How do we navigate it? How do we understand the behavior and choices of the political actors around us? How do we make our own choices - whether it's what issues to work on, what solutions to propose, whom to align ourselves with - that lead to desired outcomes?

To understand the politics of public affairs, it can be helpful to understand what motivates people who work in and around politics. Is it party, ideology, public opinion, the laws or the Constitution, personality, or a combination of these factors? During the semester, we will examine these, and other, factors and discuss to what extent they help us understand real-world policy issues and outcomes.


About the instructor:


Henriët grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2003 for her graduate studies in political science at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a research and management consultant within Minnesota state government. Prior to that, Henriët worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a non-partisan analyst in the Fiscal Analysis Department. She also held positions as an assistant professor at St. Olaf College (MN) and Susquehanna University (PA), where she taught courses on American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and research methods.

Grading:
The course grade will be based on class participation (10%), three short writing assignments (25% each), and a group presentation (15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20737/1209
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (57598)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (28 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2020
Class Description:
Our challenge in this course is to get serious about questioning and sharpening the political perspectives we bring to bear on our work. All too often, our beliefs about politics are based on little more than civics-book platitudes, cynical clichés, and the commonsense views that prevail in our particular social circle. The purpose of this course is to unsettle such beliefs and invite students to think more critically and systematically about how to approach the political dimensions of their work. If you expect most of your future work to be technical - and therefore, "not political" - I'm especially hopeful that you will find opportunities in this course to question that assumption, as well as the politics that underlie it.
Learning Objectives:
This semester, we will work to develop a variety of political perspectives on public policy and public affairs. Toward these ends, we will organize our work around four concepts that guide any well-specified understanding of politics: power, institutions and organizations, discourse, and citizenship. We will ask how these elements of politics may be understood, how they operate in practice, why they matter, how they limit and enable political action, and how they can be engaged and navigated effectively.
Grading:
20% Class participation
80% Major Writing Assignments
- Power (20%)
- Institutions (20%)
- Political Discourse (20%)
- Democratic Citizenship (20%)
Your grade will depend, first and foremost, on the ways you engage, explain, critique, and apply ideas from our readings and class discussions.
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57598/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (57583)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Enrollment Status:
Open (16 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hend0402+PA5012+Spring2020
Class Description:


About the course:


Politics is messy, complex, unpredictable, and sometimes ugly. Yet, many of us want to work in environments that are heavily influenced by politics. So how do we make sense of the political world around us? How do we navigate it? How do we understand the behavior and choices of the political actors around us? How do we make our own choices - whether it's what issues to work on, what solutions to propose, whom to align ourselves with - that lead to desired outcomes?

To understand the politics of public affairs, it can be helpful to understand what motivates people who work in and around politics. Is it party, ideology, public opinion, the laws or the Constitution, personality, or a combination of these factors? During the semester, we will examine these, and other, factors and discuss to what extent they help us understand real-world policy issues and outcomes.


About the instructor:


Henriët grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2003 for her graduate studies in political science at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a research and management consultant within Minnesota state government. Prior to that, Henriët worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a non-partisan analyst in the Fiscal Analysis Department. She also held positions as an assistant professor at St. Olaf College (MN) and Susquehanna University (PA), where she taught courses on American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and research methods.

Grading:
The course grade will be based on class participation (10%), three short writing assignments (25% each), and a group presentation (15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57583/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2018

Fall 2019  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (23925)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Open (25 of 29 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA5012+Fall2019
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23925/1199

Fall 2019  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (32999)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Enrollment Status:
Open (33 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hend0402+PA5012+Fall2019
Class Description:


About the course:


Politics is messy, complex, unpredictable, and sometimes ugly. Yet, many of us want to work in environments that are heavily influenced by politics. So how do we make sense of the political world around us? How do we navigate it? How do we understand the behavior and choices of the political actors around us? How do we make our own choices - whether it's what issues to work on, what solutions to propose, whom to align ourselves with - that lead to desired outcomes?

To understand the politics of public affairs, it can be helpful to understand what motivates people who work in and around politics. Is it party, ideology, public opinion, the laws or the Constitution, personality, or a combination of these factors? During the semester, we will examine these, and other, factors and discuss to what extent they help us understand real-world policy issues and outcomes.


About the instructor:


Henriët grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2003 for her graduate studies in political science at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a research and management consultant within Minnesota state government. Prior to that, Henriët worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a non-partisan analyst in the Fiscal Analysis Department. She also held positions as an assistant professor at St. Olaf College (MN) and Susquehanna University (PA), where she taught courses on American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and research methods.

Grading:
The course grade will be based on class participation (10%), three short writing assignments (25% each), and a group presentation (15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32999/1199
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2018

Spring 2019  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (64877)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 435
Enrollment Status:
Closed (34 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2019
Class Description:
Our challenge in this course is to get serious about questioning and sharpening the political perspectives we bring to bear on our work. All too often, our beliefs about politics are based on little more than civics-book platitudes, cynical clichés, and the commonsense views that prevail in our particular social circle. The purpose of this course is to unsettle such beliefs and invite students to think more critically and systematically about how to approach the political dimensions of their work. If you expect most of your future work to be technical - and therefore, "not political" - I'm especially hopeful that you will find opportunities in this course to question that assumption, as well as the politics that underlie it.
Learning Objectives:
This semester, we will work to develop a variety of political perspectives on public policy and public affairs. Toward these ends, we will organize our work around four concepts that guide any well-specified understanding of politics: power, institutions and organizations, discourse, and citizenship. We will ask how these elements of politics may be understood, how they operate in practice, why they matter, how they limit and enable political action, and how they can be engaged and navigated effectively.
Grading:
20% Class participation
80% Major Writing Assignments
- Power (20%)
- Institutions (20%)
- Political Discourse (20%)
- Democratic Citizenship (20%)
Your grade will depend, first and foremost, on the ways you engage, explain, critique, and apply ideas from our readings and class discussions.
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64877/1193
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2019  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (58255)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-126
Enrollment Status:
Closed (30 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hend0402+PA5012+Spring2019
Class Description:


About the course:


Politics is messy, complex, unpredictable, and sometimes ugly. Yet, many of us want to work in environments that are heavily influenced by politics. So how do we make sense of the political world around us? How do we navigate it? How do we understand the behavior and choices of the political actors around us? How do we make our own choices - whether it's what issues to work on, what solutions to propose, whom to align ourselves with - that lead to desired outcomes?

To understand the politics of public affairs, it can be helpful to understand what motivates people who work in and around politics. Is it party, ideology, public opinion, the laws or the Constitution, personality, or a combination of these factors? During the semester, we will examine these, and other, factors and discuss to what extent they help us understand real-world policy issues and outcomes.


About the instructor:


Henriët grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2003 for her graduate studies in political science at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a research and management consultant within Minnesota state government. Prior to that, Henriët worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a non-partisan analyst in the Fiscal Analysis Department. She also held positions as an assistant professor at St. Olaf College (MN) and Susquehanna University (PA), where she taught courses on American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and research methods.

Grading:
The course grade will be based on class participation (10%), three short writing assignments (25% each), and a group presentation (15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58255/1193
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2018

Fall 2018  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (24304)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 4997 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 150
Enrollment Status:
Open (56 of 69 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
If you do not meet the Enrollment Requirements, please contact Lea Chittenden to be put on the waiting list (chit0018@umn.edu). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5012+Fall2018
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/24304/1189
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2018.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 April 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (54957)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-126
Enrollment Status:
Open (26 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hend0402+PA5012+Spring2018
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54957/1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Fall 2017  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (21239)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 4997 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-103
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
If you do not meet the Enrollment Requirements, please contact Lea Chittenden for a permission number (chit0018@umn.edu). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5012+Fall2017
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21239/1179
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 April 2017

Spring 2017  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (55293)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-126
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2017
Class Description:
Our challenge in this course is to get serious about questioning and sharpening the political perspectives we bring to bear on our work. All too often, our beliefs about politics are based on little more than civics-book platitudes, cynical clichés, and the commonsense views that prevail in our particular social circle. The purpose of this course is to unsettle such beliefs and invite students to think more critically and systematically about how to approach the political dimensions of their work. If you expect most of your future work to be technical - and therefore, "not political" - I'm especially hopeful that you will find opportunities in this course to question that assumption, as well as the politics that underlie it.
Learning Objectives:
This semester, we will work to develop a variety of political perspectives on public policy and public affairs. Toward these ends, we will organize our work around four concepts that guide any well-specified understanding of politics: power, institutions and organizations, discourse, and citizenship. We will ask how these elements of politics may be understood, how they operate in practice, why they matter, how they limit and enable political action, and how they can be engaged and navigated effectively.
Grading:
20% Class participation
80% Major Writing Assignments
- Power (20%)
- Institutions (20%)
- Political Discourse (20%)
- Democratic Citizenship (20%)
Your grade will depend, first and foremost, on the ways you engage, explain, critique, and apply ideas from our readings and class discussions.
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55293/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2017  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (69383)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2017
Class Description:
Our challenge in this course is to get serious about questioning and sharpening the political perspectives we bring to bear on our work. All too often, our beliefs about politics are based on little more than civics-book platitudes, cynical clichés, and the commonsense views that prevail in our particular social circle. The purpose of this course is to unsettle such beliefs and invite students to think more critically and systematically about how to approach the political dimensions of their work. If you expect most of your future work to be technical - and therefore, "not political" - I'm especially hopeful that you will find opportunities in this course to question that assumption, as well as the politics that underlie it.
Learning Objectives:
This semester, we will work to develop a variety of political perspectives on public policy and public affairs. Toward these ends, we will organize our work around four concepts that guide any well-specified understanding of politics: power, institutions and organizations, discourse, and citizenship. We will ask how these elements of politics may be understood, how they operate in practice, why they matter, how they limit and enable political action, and how they can be engaged and navigated effectively.
Grading:
20% Class participation
80% Major Writing Assignments
- Power (20%)
- Institutions (20%)
- Political Discourse (20%)
- Democratic Citizenship (20%)
Your grade will depend, first and foremost, on the ways you engage, explain, critique, and apply ideas from our readings and class discussions.
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/69383/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Fall 2016  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (21413)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 4490 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-111
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
PA 5012 will also be offered in Sp17. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5012+Fall2016
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21413/1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)

Spring 2016  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (47283)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 04/17/2016
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
 
04/18/2016 - 04/23/2016
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 135
 
04/24/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or [sci, tech, and environ policy] or public affairs PhD or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2016
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/47283/1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 November 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (20603)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 4490 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-103
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or [sci, tech, and environ policy] or public affairs PhD or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5012 will be offered in Sp16. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5012+Fall2015
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20603/1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)

Spring 2015  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (47114)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or [sci, tech, and environ policy] or public affairs PhD or instr consent
Class Description:
The critical issues addressed in public policymaking involve political and moral choices, along with analytic and administrative aspects. What is desirable from the perspective of policy analysis and policy expertise is not always what is legislatively feasible in the face of established institutions and multiple and competing interests and values. The Politics of Public Affairs a course in which these choices?and the core values of public service and good governance informing them?are confronted directly. The purpose of this course is to illuminate the obstacles and opportunities that shape the development of public policy in the United States. Our attention to the values and choices central in policymaking will proceed in three stages. The initial weeks comprise an overview of public policy in the contemporary U.S. The second segment takes up the making of public policy, addressing how complex systems of governance actually function. Along the way we'll trace some of the principal tensions in democratic public policymaking. The third segment addresses policy-making themes and processes in terms of several specific policy areas.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
15% Class Participation
Class Format:
60% Lecture
10% Film/Video
30% Discussion
Workload:
25 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/47114/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Fall 2014  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (21767)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
PA 4490 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
A section of PA 5012 will be offered in Sp15.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21767/1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)

Fall 2014  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (25963)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
A section of PA 5012 will be offered in Sp15.
Class Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25963/1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 January 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (51841)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:
The critical issues addressed in public policymaking involve political and moral choices, along with analytic and administrative aspects. What is desirable from the perspective of policy analysis and policy expertise is not always what is legislatively feasible in the face of established institutions and multiple and competing interests and values. The Politics of Public Affairs a course in which these choices?and the core values of public service and good governance informing them?are confronted directly. The purpose of this course is to illuminate the obstacles and opportunities that shape the development of public policy in the United States. Our attention to the values and choices central in policymaking will proceed in three stages. The initial weeks comprise an overview of public policy in the contemporary U.S. The second segment takes up the making of public policy, addressing how complex systems of governance actually function. Along the way we'll trace some of the principal tensions in democratic public policymaking. The third segment addresses policy-making themes and processes in terms of several specific policy areas.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
15% Class Participation
Class Format:
60% Lecture
10% Film/Video
30% Discussion
Workload:
25 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/51841/1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (56426)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56426/1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 January 2014

Fall 2013  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (28120)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/28120/1139

Fall 2013  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (34160)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34160/1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 December 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (46840)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 425
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:
This class will explore how political processes, institutions, and actors shape public policy in the United States. Over the course of the semester, we will consider how political institutions impact policymaking across multiple venues, how formal and informal political actors influence policy development, the emergence of issues on the political agenda, and the use of policy analysis in the policymaking process. We will explore how policies, once enacted, perpetuate or redefine relationships between groups in society and between citizens and government. The goal of the class is to highlight how features of the political system shape policy creation, implementation, and evolution, and to provide opportunities for students to engage with and learn to navigate the political dimensions of policy.
Grading:
70% Reports/Papers
10% In-class Presentations
20% Class Participation
Class Format:
40% Lecture
40% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/46840/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (51624)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
This class will be offered in a partially-online format. It will meet once per week on Tuesdays and also online.
Class Description:
What is desirable from the perspective of policy analysis and policy expertise is not always what is legislatively feasible in the face of established institutions and multiple and competing interests and values. Although the impetus for pursuing apolitical approaches to making public policy is understandable, it often rests on decision-making models that circumvent or diminish democratic processes and side step critical issues related to political power. The purpose of this course is to illuminate the obstacles and opportunities that shape the development of public policy in the United States.
Grading:
30% Reports/Papers
13% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
12% Attendance
10% In-class Presentations
20% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Quizzes consist of one question asked at the beginning of class about the week's readings.
Exam Format:
No exam.
Class Format:
20% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
20% Student Presentations
50% Web Based
Workload:
100 Pages Reading Per Week
5 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
3 Special Project(s)
Other Workload: The online component of the course includes viewing a lecture and other videos as well as participating in discussion forums (regarding reactions to the readings and related articles).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/51624/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5012 Section 003: The Politics of Public Affairs (46839)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/46839/1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  PA 5012 Section 004: The Politics of Public Affairs (59492)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role/behavior of political institutions (courts, legislatures, executives, bureaucracies) and citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of the state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
This class will be offered in a partially-online format. It will meet once per week on Tuesdays and also online.
Class Description:
What is desirable from the perspective of policy analysis and policy expertise is not always what is legislatively feasible in the face of established institutions and multiple and competing interests and values. Although the impetus for pursuing apolitical approaches to making public policy is understandable, it often rests on decision-making models that circumvent or diminish democratic processes and side step critical issues related to political power. The purpose of this course is to illuminate the obstacles and opportunities that shape the development of public policy in the United States.
Grading:
30% Reports/Papers
13% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
12% Attendance
10% In-class Presentations
20% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Quizzes consist of one question asked at the beginning of class about the week's readings.
Exam Format:
No exam.
Class Format:
20% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
20% Student Presentations
50% Web Based
Workload:
100 Pages Reading Per Week
5 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
3 Special Project(s)
Other Workload: The online component of the course includes viewing a lecture and other videos as well as participating in discussion forums (regarding reactions to the readings and related articles).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59492/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

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