May 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) 
    
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MMPP 5280 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions


(5 cr.) In this course, students are introduced to the crafts of policymaking and policy analysis in the American democratic system. It covers the policy process—setting agendas, using policy analysis tools, managing the political process, implementing policy, and providing evaluations and feedback. Students develop skills in policy and economic analyses as well as in determining the political feasibility of proposed policies. Regulation as a policy choice will be discussed. Students completing this course will enhance their abilities to develop alternatives and to assess strategies proposed to achieve certain policy objectives. Policy areas of interest to students form the foundation of this course and may include communications, immigration, social, transportation, housing, labor, arts, and environmental policies.



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