POLS 253 Public Policy
Content: Introduction to major issues in contemporary U.S. public policy, including the environment, social policy, criminal policy, education, health care, and the economy. Examination of the policy-making process, including the role of key policy makers, audiences, and institutions; methods of evaluating public policy, focusing on the difficulties of attributing causal efficacy. Students-led debates and exercises.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.