PUBPOL 510.002

PUBPOL 510.002: The Politics of Public Policy

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2020
Days
Tuesday, Thursday
Time
1:00-2:20 pm EDT
Course Section
002
U-M Course Number
27425
Credit Hours
3

This is a core course restricted to Ford School students only. Registration is by permission only.

This section of 510 aims to help students better understand policy analysis and the political environment within a context of American domestic politics at the national level.  By the end of the course, students will understand the political environment in which policy specialists operate: the participants who shape policy within particular domains; the ways in which they perceive problems and solutions; the information, interests, and ideologies likely to govern their actions; the strategies they use; and the institutional arrangements and processes that shape their behavior and constrain their decisions. A final but important purpose of the course is to build written and oral communication skills.