The Politics of Public Policy

UPADM-GP.101, 4 points.


This course provides an introduction to the political institutions and processes through which public policy is made and implemented in the United States (although the key concepts are applicable to other political systems as well). The course also introduces students to the tools of policy analysis. The first half of the course presents the major models of policymaking and policy analysis. The second half of the course applies these concepts to specific policy areas such as health, education, and environment, as illustrated by real-world case studies. The course emphasizes written and oral communication through the development of professional memo-writing and presentation skills.



Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2014Syllabus
Spring 2008Rogan KershSyllabus
Spring 2011Rogan KershSyllabus
Summer 2013Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2014Carrie NordlundEvaluation
Summer 2014Carrie NordlundEvaluation
Fall 2013Caroline NordlundEvaluation
Summer 2013Carrie NordlundEvaluation
Spring 2013Scott FritzenEvaluation
Spring 2012Kersh, RoganEvaluation
Spring 2012Kersh, RoganEvaluation
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Nordlund, Caroline M

Weekly Schedule:
Wed - 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Session Dates:
01/26/2015 to 05/11/2015

Bldg:194M Room:306