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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 325 - Introduction to Public Policy

Institutional context, politics and processes of agenda setting and policy formulation, implementation, evaluation, change and termination in the United States.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Examination of the various theoretical approaches towards public policy
  • Identify policy concepts common to nations of the world.
  • Compare and contrast the various constituencies, ideas, knowledge, political forces affecting public policy in different political systems.
  • Discriminate, through the comparative method, how different political and governmental structures affect each of the stages of the policy process.
  • Critique and analyze policy development and implementation from a variety of selected countries.
  • Determine the difficult points in the development and implementation of public policy.
  • Identify, describe and analyze the effects of historical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors on how public policy has been traditionally formulated and implemented.

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Winter Locations: Ellensburg

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