This is a Special Topics course and the topic may change each term.
FALL 2010: Local Government Leadership in Times of Change
Study the role of leadership in local government during times of significant change.
This course examines crime and criminal justice policy in the United States. In the first part of the course, we will develop a framework for evaluating criminal justice policy organized around four values: Safety, censure, liberty, and equality.
The main idea that we want to get across is implicit in the title: Systematic thinking - largely from the social sciences, but with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally - can make a significant difference in the way we a
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 will give students a practical understanding of what it takes to run for office, serve as an officeholder, and what leadership amongst leaders means. It takes leadership to change, impact, create and implement policy.
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.
States enjoy enormous away over education, transportation, health care, and other policies. Politicians and interest groups that shape decisions differ I many respects to those active at the federal and local levels.
This course examines environmental and energy policies. We discuss the sources of environmental problems and what regulations are available to remedy these problems. We also cover energy markets, including fossil fuel extraction and electricity.