This course examines U.S. social welfare programs and policies targeting the nonelderly poor, emphasizing what we know from social science research about the strengths and weaknesses and the intended and unintended effects of these policies.
This course will introduce students to China and its policy and economic environments. Drawing on the expertise of Ford School faculty and outside guests, each class will focus on a different policy area.
Drawing on an interdisciplinary social science literature, this course introduces theories and methodologies for science and technology policy analysis and familiarizes students with the landscape of science and technology policymaking in the US a
The Integrated Policy Exercise provides students with a week long opportunity to work intensively on a policy issue. All students participate as part of a team representing different constituencies with an interest in the problem being studied.
This course serves as an introduction to qualitative methods for MPP/MPA students. We will examine a range of qualitative methodological approaches, with special emphasis on observational and interview-based research.
This course will introduce students to a range of communication strategies to move public policy forward in public policy areas from climate change to public education, health reform to anti-poverty efforts.
Part of successful management is knowing how employees, managers, citizens, and other stakeholders think and feel about organizations in general, about particular policies, and about new initiatives and programs.