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PubPol 300

PubPol 300: Persuasive Policy Writing

Molly Spencer
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
1:00-2:20 pm EDT

This course, structured as a seminar and writing workshop, intensively develops students' persuasive writing and critical reading skills through abundant practice and feedback.

PubPol 447

PubPol 447: Excel for Public Policy

Alton Worthington
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
2:30-3:50 pm EDT

This course is designed to familiarize students with core skills in data access, manipulation, analysis, and presentation using Excel (and Excel-like alternatives).

PubPol 456

PubPol 456: Local Government Opportunity for Activism

Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
2:30-3:50 pm EDT

Cities are leading the fight against climate change.  Around the world they are experiencing the devastating effects as hurricanes intensify, sea levels rise, heat islands multiply and storm water systems are overwhelmed, along with city budgets.

PubPol 467

PubPol 467: STATA for Public Policy

Alton Worthington
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2021
4:00-5:20 pm EDT

This course is an introduction to programming and working in STATA, a core statistical program in the social sciences. In a variety of fields, STATA remains the baseline program for analysis, data management, and visualization.

PubPol 474

PubPol 474: Values & Ethics: Comparative Law

Valenta Kabo
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2021
10:00-11:20 am EDT

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 475

PubPol 475: Topics: Issues in National Security

Melvyn Levitsky
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
2:30-3:50 pm EDT

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.

PubPol 475

PubPol 475: Topics: Psychology of Climate Change

Kaitlin Raimi
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
1:00-2:20 pm EDT

Climate change often feels like a problem that our brains have been hardwired to ignore. Climate change is abstract and complex, making it hard for non-scientists (including policy-makers) to understand.

PubPol 477

PubPol 477: R for Public Policy

Alton Worthington
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2021
4:00-5:20 pm EDT

This course is an introduction to programming in the R statistical language. R is a flexible, open-source statistics platform which has gained broad adoption in a variety of fields.

PubPol 495

PubPol 495: Policy Seminar: Counterterrorism

Javed Ali
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2021
2:30-3:50 pm EDT

PUBPOL 495 (Policy Seminar) is for students currently enrolled in the Public Policy Undergraduate Program only, no exceptions. Enrollment is by permission only.

PUBPOL 201

PUBPOL 201: Systematic Thinking: Problems of the Day

Paula Lantz
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2020
11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT

This course provides an introduction to public policy design and analysis using "systematic thinking" from the social sciences and humanities, with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally.

PUBPOL 447

PUBPOL 447: Excel for Public Policy

Alton Worthington
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2020
4:00-5:20 pm EDT

This course is designed to familiarize students with core skills in data access, manipulation, analysis, and presentation using Excel (and Excel-like alternatives).