Introduction to Public Policy

CORE-GP.1022, 4 points.


Introduction to Public Policy covers a wide range of topics, from the norms and values informing democratic policymaking to the basics of cost-benefit and other tools of policy analysis. Though emphases will differ based on instructor strengths, all sections will address the institutional arrangements for making public policy decisions, the role of various actors-including nonprofit and private-sector professionals-in shaping policy outcomes, and the fundamentals (and limits) of analytic approaches to public policy.

Note: Students who have not taken an American Government course in many years, and need to brush up on knowledge of the basic design and functions of the governmental units in the United States, are strongly encouraged to take Introduction to Governance (NONCR-0989) module prior to taking Introduction to Public Policy.



Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2014Shanna RoseSyllabus
Fall 2013Dennis C. SmithSyllabus
Spring 2014Syllabus
Spring 2014Shanna RoseSyllabus
Fall 2012Dennis C. SmithSyllabus
Fall 2012Charles M. BrecherSyllabus
Fall 2012Syllabus
Fall 2011Shankar PrasadSyllabus
Fall 2011Charles M. BrecherSyllabus
Fall 2011Shankar PrasadSyllabus
Fall 2011Rogan KershSyllabus
Fall 2010Shankar PrasadSyllabus
Fall 2010Charles M. BrecherSyllabus
Fall 2010Chana SchwartzSyllabus
Fall 2010Rogan KershSyllabus
Spring 2010Shankar PrasadSyllabus
Spring 2010Charles M. BrecherSyllabus
Spring 2010Charles M. BrecherSyllabus
Fall 2009Rogan KershSyllabus
Fall 2009Charles M. BrecherSyllabus
Fall 2008Syllabus
Spring 2009Jason FranklinSyllabus
Fall 2008Rogan KershSyllabus
Spring 2008Jason FranklinSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Dennis C. SmithEvaluation
Fall 2013Dennis C. SmithEvaluation
Fall 2013John GershmanEvaluation
Fall 2013Caroline NordlundEvaluation
Fall 2013Scott FritzenEvaluation
Spring 2013Dennis C. SmithEvaluation
Spring 2013Shankar PrasadEvaluation
Spring 2012Smith, DennisEvaluation
Spring 2012Prasad, ShankarEvaluation
Fall 2011Prasad, ShankarEvaluation
Fall 2011Kersh, RoganEvaluation
Fall 2011Brecher, CarlesEvaluation
Spring 2011Prasad, ShankarEvaluation
Spring 2011Smith, DennisEvaluation
Fall 2010Prasad, ShankarEvaluation
Fall 2010Kersh, RoganEvaluation
Fall 2010Ehlke, DanielEvaluation
Fall 2010Brecher, CharlesEvaluation
Spring 2010Smith, DennisEvaluation
Spring 2010Prasad, ShankarEvaluation
Spring 2010Brecher, CharlesEvaluation
Fall 2009Brecher, CharlesEvaluation
Fall 2009Kersh, RoganEvaluation
Fall 2008Kersh, RoganEvaluation
Spring 2008Smith, DennisEvaluation
Spring 2008Franklin, JasonEvaluation
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