SOS 111 - Public Policy
This course offers students an analytical survey of policy formulation and implementation in the United States, together with an examination of the impact of policy upon individuals and groups in American society. Topics covered will include: policy making processes, policy analysis, federal and state policies, rationality and irrationality in public policy, incrementatlism, special interests, public choice, and institutional influences. This course satisfies the civic education requirement.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Define some of the major concepts in the study of public policy.
2. Describe the context within which policy decisions are made, including institutional, economic, cultural, and so on.
3. Apply their general knowledge of public policy to the analysis os specific policy issues such as economic, environmental, educational, and foreign policy issues.
4. Evaluate arguments for various policy options.
5. Assess public policy as an approach to dealing with public issues.
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