This course takes a critical look at the design and evaluation of public policy through policy topics and issues in a wide range of areas. Also covered are regulatory and administrative law, the role of advocacy, legalities of lobbying and the effect of policy on nonprofits.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Articulate policy making principles and processes.
- Analyze the components of effective policy.
- Apply public policy theory to public administration cases.
- Analyze how the political, economical, and social culture influences policy.
- Connect lobbying efforts to the quality and results of policy making.