2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PPPA 8380 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions


(5 cr.)
Students in this course are introduced to the crafts of policymaking and policy analysis in the U.S. democratic system. Students examine the tasks involved in the policy process, including setting agendas, using policy analysis tools, managing the political process, implementing policy, and providing evaluations and feedback. Through this analysis, students develop the skills necessary to conduct policy and economic analyses as well as to determine the political feasibility of proposed policies. They learn about regulation as a policy choice. They also work toward enhancing their ability to develop alternatives and to assess strategies proposed to achieve certain policy objectives. Students engage in scholarly writing assignments and discussions on policy areas of interest, such as communications, immigration, transportation, housing, labor, arts, and environmental policies. 



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