2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Foundations of Public Policy

Fall 2012 quarter

Cheryl Simrell King public administration

The study of public policy tantalizes us with the possibility that we may learn the secrets to how big policy decisions are made, and have an impact on those decisions.  This course provides an overview of the concepts and issues in the field of public policy.  As the first course in the TESC MPA policy concentration, it is intended to provide an introduction to the study of public policy process and to the practice of public policy analysis. We examine multiple approaches to understanding public policy and policy analysis.  Comparing and contrasting these models, we seek to provide guidance for future policy analysts in our representative democracy, in a system where marginalized groups still find it difficult to gain entrée to the policy process and we still believe the stories we tell ourselves about how policy is made and implemented.

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6-10p, Tues
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