bpa302 | undergraduate

Politics And Citizenship: The Public Policy Environment

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This course explores the dynamic field of public policy development and examines decision-making in the ever-changing political environment. Use of multiple sources of policy input will be discussed, ranging from grass roots to legislative arenas. Current data sources and application of analytical tools will be presented as a means to best satisfy multiple needs.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Stakeholders and their Relationship to Public Policy

    • Subdivide the stakeholders in the public policy arena.
    • Evaluate the needs and wants of stakeholders.
    • Examine stakeholder diversity and the creation of coalitions.

    Development of Public Policy

    • Explain the roles of stakeholders in developing public policy.
    • Diagram the steps to public policy formulation.
    • Examine citizen expectations and the influence of interest groups.

    Tools of Public Policy

    • Discriminate among the sources of public information.
    • Analyze the uses of information in public policy.
    • Discern the influence of the Internet on public policy.

    Limits of Public Policy

    • Recognize the constraints that exist in public policy development.
    • Identify ethical issues in public policy development.

    The Environment of Public Policy

    • Determine the perspectives and choices of public policy decision making.
    • Determine the scale and scope of the public policy environment.
    • Compare and contrast the policy-making process in business and government.
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