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Course Description:

This study is designed to introduce students to substantive public policy issues that shape contemporary public sector debates and decision-making in the U.S. Grounded in multiple theoretical approaches and analytic models, the study will develop students’ potential to describe, formulate, implement and evaluate public policy. Further, the study will provide students with the opportunity to appreciate the complex organizational and institutional environments in which public policy operates via exploring several policy areas such as criminal justice, health and welfare, civil rights, and homeland security.

Important Note: this course was renamed effective the January 2014 term and was formerly offered as Introduction to Public Policy: The Structure, Politics and Outcomes of the Policy Process. Students who have successfully completed 262204 should not enroll in this course.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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