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PUBPOL 751-001

PUBPOL 751-001: Chinese Foreign Policy

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Fall 2005
10:16-10:16 pm EST
This part of the course introduces students to continuity and change in China's foreign policy, focusing on the reform era.
PUBPOL 456

PUBPOL 456: Local Government, Opportunity for Activism

John Hieftje
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Fall 2010
10:16-10:16 pm EST
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.
PubPol 778

PubPol 778: Project Skills Workshop

Elisabeth Gerber
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Fall 2010
10:16-10:16 pm EST

This is a professional skills workshop that is required for students enrolled in the Applied Policy Seminar (APS, PP578) and open to other MPP/ Master’s students. The workshop will be offered each semester, concurrent with the APS.

PUBPOL 631

PUBPOL 631: Economics of Education

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Fall 2011
10:16-10:16 pm EST
This course examines a number of popular approaches to education reform, using an economic lens to understand the theoretical rationale and potential impact of each.
PubPol 626

PubPol 626: The History and Future of Detroit

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Fall 2012
10:16-10:16 pm EST

No metropolis played a greater role in shaping the Twentieth Century world than did Detroit. This course focuses upon the history and future of Detroit emphasizing the private and governmental policies that now seek to revitalize the city.

PUBPOL 692

PUBPOL 692.001: Thinking about Crime

David Thacher
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2015
10:00-11:30 am EST Download Syllabus

As Chief of the New York City Police Department, William Bratton was fond of saying that the crime rate has the same meaning for a police department as profits have for a business--that the crime rate is the bottom line of policing.

PUBPOL 495

PUBPOL 495.004: Topics: Comparative Law and Policy

Valenta Kabo
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2015
1:00-2:30 pm EST

Because law is one of the means through which policies are enacted, understanding the different structures of legal systems is a necessary for understanding policy promulgation in different country-contexts.

PUBPOL 830

PUBPOL 830.001: Immersion in Research

Brian Jacob
Friday
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Fall 2016
11:30 am-1:00 pm EST

This course is designed to immerse students in a major research project of their own design. By the end of the two-semester course, students will be required to produce a polished paper, which can later be incorporated into their thesis.