The course topic will change every new term. This seminar looks at the relationship between the changing nature of knowledge and policies for controlling access and use, principally through intellectual property protection and contract.
What goes on in city government is in many ways more important to our lives than what happens in Washington. This course goes beyond the structure and theory of municipal government to look at how things really happen at the local level.
Spectacular and theatrical displays of terror, such as suicide bombings, are now banner actions for a thoroughly modern global diaspora that is religious in inspiration, and which claims the role of vanguard for a massive, transnational political
This course concentrates on the foreign policy aspects of U.S. National Security. We will study the Cold War preface to current policy as well as broad issues of substance and process affecting national security policy.
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the major issues of health and health care in the United States – what they are, what determines them, and how they can be altered. In so doing, the course surveys the field of public health.
This course introduces students to sociological approaches to studying social inequality and public policy in the United States. Major course topics include inequalities related to neighborhoods, family, and employment.
This course will consider the capacity of North American political institutions to shape effective environmental protection policies, devoting primary emphasis to the United States but also examining Canada and Mexico.
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for learning about and discussing (primarily) micro-economic applications. It is intended for those students who have completed PubPol 571 or an equivalent.
This course seeks to make students sensitive to and articulate about the ways in which moral and political values come into play in the American policy process, particularly as they affect non-elected public officials who work in a world shaped by
This course is designed to introduce the students to what public managers do and to help provide the students with perspectives and opportunities for practice that will help them become effective public managers.
The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to get their hands dirty with actual policy work, both as a way to utilize some of the skills they have learned in their other courses as well as to help them learn about many of t