bpa300 | 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. This course will require students to discuss multiple sources of policy input 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 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    American Politics and Policymaking

    • Explain why bargaining and compromises are important to legislative politics.
    • Evaluate how Congress’s agenda correlates with public policy interests.
    • Identify issues a chief executive might choose to address.
    • Describe the effectiveness of chief executives in setting public policy.

    The Law and Politics

    • Identify public policies made by the courts.
    • Explain the different types of law.
    • Describe the successes and failures of the courts.

    Evaluating Public Policy

    • Explain the importance of public policy evaluation.
    • Discuss criteria used in assessing public policy.
    • Identify sources to obtain evidence on public policy performance.

    The Environment of Public Policy

    • Identify the key policymakers in public policy.
    • Describe how special interest groups and the media influence public policy.
    • Evaluate the public policy response to the 2008 economic crisis.

    The Private and Public Sector

    • Explain the differences between the private and public sector.
    • Analyze the role of the private sector in the United States.
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