PS 1150 - Public Policy Making for the Future
Credits: 3.00 credits.
Values, Choice, and Justice Core Course.Public Policy is no longer made within the four corners of government. It has become increasingly complex and dynamic. One must also consider the ever-changing environment when analyzing public policy.
This course is designed to provide the adult student with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of public policy, with strong emphasis of the differences between traditional public policy making and what is required for effective policy making in the future. This juxtaposition of traditional vs. futuristic will lend itself to highly interactive, dynamic class discussion.
The class is facilitated on two levels: The first part of the class focuses on an interactive discussion of current events, and how they relate to the policy arena. Students will formulate their views based on research and required readings during the week. The second part of the class is a more “formal” lesson that covers required material.
Class material presented from texts and articles coincide with current event discussions in order to enable students to completely bridge the gap between “theory” and reality.