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FROM: Dr. Melanie Blumberg RE: Introduction to Public Policy (Online) Summer 2013
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4/21/2013 11:17:30 PM
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INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY

POS 300: W1

 

SUMMER 2013

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Public policy decisions are never neutral, as there are always “winners” and “losers.”  Harold Lasswell, a seminal figure in political science, defined politics as “who gets what, when, and how.”  This definition forms the basis for studying the policy process, which includes problem definition through program evaluation in addition to an examination of governmental policies ranging from health and welfare to international trade and immigration.  It is hoped that students will develop an appreciation for the complex nature of policymaking and utilize their knowledge to make informed evaluations of public policy, political actors, and vote choices.

 

The course fulfills the Public Policy/Public Administration requirement for political science majors.  It is also on the General Education Social Science Menu.    

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Dr. Melanie Blumberg

Department of History & Political Science

blumberg@calu.edu

724.938.5720