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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 219
Title Introduction to Public Policy
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 2559 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 TR 12:15pm - 1:30pm MH-301 Jennifer Jackman


This course provides an introduction to contemporary issues in American public policy. The course will examine the roles of interests, political institutions, governmental and nongovernmental actors, and the media in shaping public policy. We will identify competing goals, problem definitions, and solutions in policy debates over issues such as social welfare, criminal justice, economics, civil rights, healthcare, education and the environment. Three lecture hours per week.