Course DescriptionPublic policy is defined as the principles on which our social laws and governing framework are based. In an ideal world, proposed policies affecting our social and economic circumstances are developed with evidence and sobriety under the scrutiny of the public eye. However, this is seldom reality. This course examines the fundamentals of policymaking, why certain laws and regulations succeed while others do not, and the inherent relationship between public policy and politics. Class lectures and discussions include a review of local and international case studies throughout modern history, ranging from the Spanish flu to the invasion of Iraq. Learn policymaking 101 and be able to better identify the metrics of political success.
Mary Ann Wilson
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