PUBPOL 510

PUBPOL 510.003: The Politics of Public Policy

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Level
Graduate
Term
Fall 2016
Days
Tuesday, Thursday
Time
1:00-2:30 pm EST
Course Location
1230 WEILL
Course Section
003
U-M Course Number
25166
Credit Hours
3

This is a core course restricted to Ford School students only

This section of 510 focuses on international policy issues and introduces students to the dynamics of global politics and international relations. Students will learn about international institutions and political options open to various state and non-state actors.

The course emphasizes:

  • Concepts and perspectives commonly used in the study and practice of international relations and foreign policy;
  • Values and interests of a range of international actors;
  • Workings of global institutions that comprise the political environment of international policy-making;
  • The policy process and the importance of political considerations;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Technical writing skills.

The course also provides students an opportunity to learn about several substantive issues currently on the international agenda.