Public Policy

Courses

PLCY 503 Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis 3.0 Credits

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the social, political, and ethical context of policy research, and how this understanding can be translated into an applied practice of policy analysis.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PLCY 504 Methods of Policy Analysis 3.0 Credits

Course focuses on the logic and procedures used in carrying out social research for policy purposes. The aim of the course is to develop the student’s capacity to conceptualize, design, and conduct research.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PLCY 506 Institutional Dynamics of the Policy Process 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to the American policy process, looked at through the lens of historical institutional analysis.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PLCY 507 Nonprofit Organizations 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on distinctive features of managing and governing nonprofit organizations and draws on current theories, concepts, and real world examples to explore particular management challenges. Course includes a mix of lecture, discussion, case applications, and presentations by practitioners from the local nonprofit community.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PLCY 509 Sustainability & Public Policy 3.0 Credits

Course introduces students to the concept of sustainability as it relates to policy planning, design, and implementation, and examines how different definitions of sustainability (e.g. environmental, economic, and social) can be translated into best practices, performance benchmarks, and other metrics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PLCY 511 Case Study Literature Review 1.0 Credit

A tutorial course for public policy students to review and report on academic literature relevant to their chosen case study topics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PLCY 504 [Min Grade: C]

PLCY 512 Case Study Document Review 1.0 Credit

A tutorial course for public policy students, to collect and report on original documents(legislation, hearing transcripts, reports, etc.) relevant to their chosen case study topics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PLCY 504 [Min Grade: C]

PLCY 513 Case Study Interviews 1.0 Credit

A tutorial course for public policy students to interview personnel relevant to their chosen case study topics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PLCY 504 [Min Grade: C]

PLCY 514 Case Study Research I 1.0 Credit

A tutorial course for public policy students to engage in literature reviews and/or original research relevant to their chosen case study topics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PLCY 504 [Min Grade: C]

PLCY 515 Case Study Colloquium 1.0 Credit

A group discussion course for public policy students to consolidate and report on their case study research and to comment on the research of other students.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PLCY 504 [Min Grade: C] and PLCY 511 [Min Grade: C] and PLCY 512 [Min Grade: C] and PLCY 513 [Min Grade: C]

PLCY 516 Case Study Research II 1.0 Credit

A tutorial course for public policy students to collect and report on original documents (legislation, hearing transcripts, reports, ect) relevant to their chosen case study topics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PLCY 504 [Min Grade: C] and PLCY 515 [Min Grade: C]

PLCY 517 Case Study Final Project 1.0 Credit

A final tutorial course for public policy students writing their case studies. Students complete and submit their final case study reports. Passage of this course is contingent completing an oral defense of their case studies.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PLCY 504 [Min Grade: C] and PLCY 515 [Min Grade: C]

PLCY 590 Special Topics in Public Policy 0.5-12.0 Credits

Course covers on a rotating basis a variety of topics of interest to students in public policy, including (though not limited to) urban policy, environmental policy, and technology.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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