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Courses - Fall 2022
PLCY
Public Policy
PLCY100
Foundations of Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
A survey course, focusing on public policy institutions and analytical issues as well as on overview of key public policy problems. Students will be introduced to public policy as a discipline, with a brief overview of the actors and institutions involved in the process, and familiarize themselves with the kinds of problems typically requiring public action. The course will examine these problems from a multijurisdictional and multisectoral perspective. Specific policy areas examined include education policy, health policy, economic and budgetary policy, criminal justice policy, environmental policy, and national and homeland security policy. The course should permit students to have broad foundational exposure to the field that will give them a solid base for more advanced courses.
PLCY101
Great Thinkers on Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Great ideas in public policy, such as equality, efficiency, sovereignty, liberty, bureaucracy, democracy and security are explored through the lens of great thinkers. An introduction to the intellectual foundations of public policy, from ancient theories on collective public action through the more contemporary development of public policy as a discipline. This may start as early as the ancient Greek philosophers and their views on public action through contemporary classics of public policy. At the conclusion of the course, students will have read classic works in the field and will master the key themes that have dominated the intellectual debates about public policy over its history. Emphasis will be on the interdisciplinary foundations of public policy, through examining core disciplinary contributions from economics, political science, management, philosophy, and other relevant disciplines.
PLCY201
Public Leaders and Active Citizens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: PLCY201 or PUAF201.
Formerly: PUAF201.
Aims to inspire, teach and engage students in the theory and practice of public leadership from the local to the national to the global level. Students will learn and apply diverse approaches to leadership in a multicultural society while developing an understanding of key frameworks and practices necessary to foster collective action across private, public, and nonprofit sectors. This course will allow students to become informed citizens able to reason critically and persuasively about public matters Students will also explore and assess their own personal values, beliefs, and purpose as they develop their leadership potential.
PLCY201S
Public Leaders and Active Citizens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: PLCY201 or PUAF201.
Formerly: PUAF201.
Aims to inspire, teach and engage students in the theory and practice of public leadership from the local to the national to the global level. Students will learn and apply diverse approaches to leadership in a multicultural society while developing an understanding of key frameworks and practices necessary to foster collective action across private, public, and nonprofit sectors. This course will allow students to become informed citizens able to reason critically and persuasively about public matters Students will also explore and assess their own personal values, beliefs, and purpose as they develop their leadership potential.
Restricted to freshman students in College Park Scholars Public Leadership program.
PLCY203
Liberty and Justice for All: Ethics and Moral Issues in Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will broaden their understanding of the moral dimensions of public policy as well as their own individual moral perspective. Discussions will include the ideal of a just society, and the place of liberty and equality in it, while focusing on contemporary theories of ethics and justice. It will develop students' appreciation of the ethical challenges unique to the public service sector while building their skills in ethical analysis and decision-making. We will explore the increasing ethical challenges in a world in which technology, global risks, and societal developments are accelerating faster than our understanding can keep pace. A framework for ethical decision-making underpins the course.
PLCY213
Foundations of Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Through discussions of contemporary trends, challenges and issues, this course provides an introduction to the nonprofit and NGO sectors, social innovation, and the leadership and management skills required to achieve social impact. The course will explore the history, theories, and roles of philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and social innovation in societies and cultures. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the process and principles of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Additionally, the course will introduce students to topics in leadership, social innovation, resource development, community mobilization through networks, the role of policy-making in creating change, project management, and overall strategies for achieving social impact. The course will include mini hands-on learning experiences that allow them to apply key learning outcomes.
PLCY214
Leading and Investing in Social Change: Re-defining and Experimenting with Philanthropy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: PLCY214, PUAF214 or PUAF359I.
Formerly: PUAF359I, PUAF214.
Defines philanthropy as an exploration of how one develops a vision of the public good and then deploys resources (including donations, volunteers, and voluntary associations) to achieve an impact.
Restricted to students in Carillon Communities.
PLCY240
Ethical, Policy and Social Implications of Science and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Restriction: Must be in the Science, Technology, Ethics and Policy minor.
Cross-listed with: ENES240.
Credit only granted for: ENES240 or PLCY240.
Asks students to think about how society should manage complexity, transformation, and uncertainty with an eye on developing a broader sense of ethics and social responsibility. Introduces analytical frameworks, concepts, and data collection techniques that interdisciplinary scholars use to map relationships among science, technology and society and generate important questions about the future of society.
PLCY288A
Introduction to Public Policy Topics; 21st Century Racial Justice and Gender from the Bullhorn to the Ballot
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The intersection of gender and racial justice movements of the past two decades. Students will examine the representation and complication of gender within police reform, voting rights and environmental justice movements, among others. Particular attention will be given to the role gender has played as these issues and related policies have evolved in the modern era.
PLCY288B
Introduction to Public Policy Topics; The Impact of Discriminatory Housing Policies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Surveys the historical and present-day housing policies that led to segregation and the marginalization of communities, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and others, and its socioeconomic impact. Students will examine and analyze the theoretical and practical implications of affordable housing programs such as public housing, housing choice voucher program, low-income housing tax credit, mixed-income, etc. Students will discuss applicable civil rights laws and develop policy recommendations to solve historic and current housing issues.
PLCY288L
Introduction to Public Policy Topics; Law and Public Policy--Organizing and Advocating for Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will gain a contextual understanding of how policy decisions and legal structures affect different people, as well as the role of law in organizing and advocating for just policy and social change. Students will analyze how structural inequities are shaped by historical, legal, social, and political factors, building on that knowledge to strategize solutions to problems requiring policy reform and systemic change.
PLCY288Q
Introduction to Public Policy Topics; Introduction to International Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Introduces major concepts, debates, and challenges in international security policy. Some of today's problems have existed in various forms for centuries, such as potential conflicts between great powers, violence by governments against their own people and by terrorist organizations, and the disruptive effects of powerful new technology. Some are more recent, such as nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation, humanitarian crises, and human security. And others, including cyber security, drones, and climate change, are the leading edge of future security challenges. Fundamental questions about how to make the world safer will be a major theme of this course.
PLCY300
Governance: Collective Action in the Public Interest
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PLCY100.
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Examination of societal responses to public problems, including actions by government, non-profit and private sector actors, as well as civil society. Students will examine the roles of these various actors, as well as the nature of civic responsibility. The course will examine the various stages of the policy process, asking the following questions: How does something get defined as a problem that requires a public policy response? How do we think about what the options are for this response, and how do we choose among them? What are the factors that contribute to successful policy implementation? How do we evaluate the success of public policies? These questionswill be addressed using examples of current public policy problems, and students will be expected to engage in individual and collaborative work to design responses to those problems.
PLCY301
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: AGNR301.
Credit only granted for: AGNR301, PUAF301, or PLCY301.
Formerly: PUAF301.
Designed for students whose academic majors would be enhanced by the complementary study of a widely shared but hard-to-operationalize aspiration: that present choices should preserve or improve future options rather than foreclose or degrade them. How should we understand sustainability? How might we achieve it? How would we know if we had achieved it? And how could sustainability activists of a rising generation lead by example?
PLCY302
Examining Pluralism in Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: PLCY302 or PUAF302.
Formerly: PUAF302.
Understanding pluralism and how groups and individuals coexist in society is an essential part of the public policy process. This course will examine the ways in which the diverse experiences of race, gender, ethnicity, class, orientation, identity, and religion impact the understanding of and equitable delivery of public policy. The examination of how identity development shapes our understanding of society and influences the decision-making process is central to students' shaping policy that is truly for the people. This course will equip students with the skills needed to analyze pluralism and draw conclusions about the application of various theories to public policy issues.
PLCY303
Public Economics Raising and Spending the People's Money
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ECON200.
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Applied course in public finance, including introductions to resource mobilization (including taxation), macroeconomic policy, key public expenditure policies, and government budgetary processes and politics. The course will build on the foundations from ECON 202 to address the specific application of public finance principles to solving public problems. The course will focus on the principles of welfare economics (including market failure), economic principles as applied to particular spending programs and tax choices, and issues and institutions involved in the allocation and management of resources both at a national and subnational level. The focus of the course is on these issues from both a domestic and global perspective.
PLCY304
Evaluating Evidence: Finding Truth in Numbers
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: STAT100.
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Enables students to understand the research done by others with a sufficiently skeptical eye to allow them to determine whether the findings of the research are valid given the assumptions made and methods used. This will involve, in part, thinking about the various problems in research design or conduct that could lead to faulty conclusions. It will also involve being able to differentiate between credible sources of information and those that are not objective. At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to differentiate objective evidence from political argumentation.
PLCY306
Public Policy Analysis in Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Utilizes our unique location in the Washington, D.C. region to create a laboratory within which to analyze local, regional, national and international policy problems. Students will be put into teams and assigned to real and timely policy cases. The course will include meetings and field trips with local leaders in the field, ideally connected to the cases. Student will then expand and apply their use of policy analysis and evaluation skills to define those problems, analyze alternative responses, devise appropriate strategies for implementation, and evaluate the success of the proposed policy and implementation. The course will conclude with team presentations to local leaders and faculty. This distinctive course will serve to prepare students for their client- based senior capstone course.
PLCY309
(Perm Req)
Internship in Political Institutions: State and Local
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
PLCY310
Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation in Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PLCY 213.
Furthers students understanding of topics in leadership, social innovation, resource development, community mobilization through networks, and the role of policy making in creating change. This course will further students understanding of the creation and leadership of nonprofits, social ventures, governance and boards; strategic planning and partnerships; advocacy and public policy processes; community outreach; working in teams, effective communications, and cross-sector approaches to scaling up social impact.
PLCY311
Women in Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: PUAF311, PLCY311 or PUAF359W.
Formerly: PUAF359W.
Examines the role of women in the leadership process including the participation of women as activists, voters, advocates, public leaders and as agents of change through various avenues including, among others, public service (elected and appointed), the media, community service, political organizations, and the nonprofit sector.
PLCY313
Advocacy in the American Political System
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: PUAF313, PLCY313 or PUAF359C.
Formerly: PUAF359C.
Introduces students to the creation of law through the legislative process with a special focus on the Maryland General Assembly.
PLCY380
Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ARHU380, BSOS388B, PLCY388D, or PLCY380.
Formerly: PLCY388D.
Introduces students to the concept of social innovation while exploring the many mechanisms for achieving social impact. It is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic, and provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. Deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice.
PLCY388B
Special Topics in Public Policy; Intelligence Theory and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This is an introduction to the history, structure, and practices of the national security intelligence community (IC). This course will provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of intelligence, including the intelligence cycle, past and present organization of the intelligence community, and future initiatives. The course will alsoexamine the capabilities and limitations of the various intelligence collection disciplines, analytic methodologies and pathologies, and the relationship between intelligence and policy. The course is team-oriented, project-based and grounded in the relevant legal and ethical context.
PLCY388N
Special Topics in Public Policy; Advancing Justice Through Leadership and Public Service
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Must be in the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program.

Students will engage in leadership-based learning and public service projects to examine contemporary issues in public policy.
PLCY388V
Special Topics in Public Policy; Public Policy Challenges in Africa
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Introduces major public policy challenges in Africa today and includes a brief review of African history from 1600 through the post-colonial period to provide critical background. Catalyzing economic growth, promoting democratic governance, and reducing armed conflict will be discussed. Also covered are the role of African diasporas and migration in national development, managing the continent's rapid urbanization, and improving service delivery in key areas such as health and education.
PLCY399B
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Public Policy; Policy Ambassadors
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
As School of Public Policy Ambassadors, students share their experience as SPP students with others through skill-building activities such as: public speaking, event and program planning, personal storytelling, social media, and networking. Ambassadors will burnish their leadership skills as SPP representatives with a specific focus on recruiting prospective students.
PLCY399R
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Public Policy; Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
PLCY399T
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Public Policy; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
PLCY400
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PLCY306.
Restriction: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy; and must have earned a minimum of 90 credits.
Public Policy students will take the skills and knowledge gained through their curriculum and apply them through their senior capstone course. Students will work in teams on problems and issues presented by outside clients, with guidance from faculty facilitators and interaction with the clients. Each team will work with the client to address a particular problem and produce a mutually agreed upon outcome. These hands on projects will advance students' understanding of the analytical, leadership, communication and problem solving skills necessary to address today's policy problems while allowing them to gain professional level experience that could contribute to their success in their post UMD endeavors. The course will conclude with an event that allows all teams to present their findings and outcomes to their client while being evaluated by faculty and public policy professionals.
PLCY401
Contemporary Issues in Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 90 credits.
An integrative course that allows policy students to explore the complexities of the policy-making process from the perspective of specific policy topics. They will learn about and discuss subject- based issues in a seminar format led by faculty and policy experts. Site visits to federal agencies, guest speakers, and round table sessions ensure that students receive a variety of real-world perspectives on their chosen policy area.
PLCY610
Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY610 or PUAF610.
Formerly: PUAF610.
Introduces statistical methods needed for evaluating and choosing among policy options. Topics include probability; decision-making under uncertainty; the organization, interpretation, and visual display of complex data; prediction and inferences about causality; hypothesis testing; and linear and multiple regression. Develops analytical skills and the ability to apply theory to complex, real-world problems.
PLCY640
Microeconomic and Policy Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY640 or PUAF640.
Formerly: PUAF640.
Applies intermediate microeconomic theory to public policy issues: resource allocation by firms and consumers; the response of economic agents to changes in incentives; market allocations in competitive and non-competitive environments; and market failures and government remedies. Uses extended case studies of particular issues in such areas as the environment (acid rain), international trade (tariffs), industry regulation (cable TV), and the provision of public goods (highways).
PLCY641
Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY641 or PUAF641.
Formerly: PUAF641.
Studies the behavior of the economy as a whole: the level of national income, unemployment, and inflation; the vulnerability of the U.S. economy to external influences; possible federal influence over the level of economic activity; and the consequences for prices, employment and the U.S. trade deficit. Also examines possible U.S. policy responses to widespread debt crises in developing countries.
PLCY670
Public Budgeting & Financial Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLYC670 or PUAF670.
Formerly: PUAF670.
Covers how governments raise, spend, borrow, and manage public funds. Reviews federal,state, and local budget processes and introduces analytical techniques including basic spreadsheet skills, evaluating alternative revenue sources, revenue and expenditure forecasting, cost allocation, capital budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, discounting and present value, bond analysis, cash management and intergovernmental finance.
PLCY688C
Topics in Public Policy; Cyberspace: Legal and Policy Implications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PLCY688E
Topics in Public Policy; Governance: Normative & Political Dimensions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PUAF major or permission of instructor.
PLCY688F
Topics in Public Policy; State, Local, and NonProfit Financial Mgmt
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PLCY688G
Topics in Public Policy; Governance: Leadership, Management and Accountability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to PLCY majors or permission of instructor.
PLCY689E
Public Policy Topics; Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
PLCY689J
Public Policy Topics; Food Economics and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to PLCY majors or instructor permission.
PLCY689Q
Public Policy Topics; Quantitative Methods for Evidence-based Policies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PLCY689R
Public Policy Topics; Program Planning and Implementation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
PLCY689Y
Public Policy Topics; Nonprofit Fundraising
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
PLCY689Z
Public Policy Topics; Strategic Management for NonProfit and Public Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to PLCY majors or instructor permission.
PLCY698D
Selected Topics in Public Affairs; Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
PLCY698T
Selected Topics in Public Affairs; Managing Across Sectors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to PLCY majors or instructor permission.
PLCY699D
Selected Topics Public Policy; Examining Social Identity & Pluralism in Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Understanding how groups and individuals develop and coexist in society is an essential part of public policy. Using the classroom as a laboratory, students will explore identity development and how the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities shape perceptions that inform decision-making and policy development. From historical scholars to current day movement leaders, this course equips students with tools necessary to critically analyze pluralism, power, and identity; and the skills needed to shape meaningful and equitable public policy and working and civic environments for all.
PLCY699I
Selected Topics Public Policy; Leading through State and Local Policymaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
For PLCY majors or permission of instructor.

States and local governments have been famously called the laboratories of democracy. They are testing grounds for new policy ideas and training grounds for leaders who go on to serve in higher office. This course introduces a range of policy issues confronted by state and local governments in the United States, the constitutional and institutional constraints on policymakers who work in them, and the leadership skills involved in effective governance whether in a small town or a large state. In addition to these thematic topics, students will explore a range of policy areas with particular relevance to state and local government, including housing, environmental protection, taxation, transportation, and policing. Join us as we explore these laboratories of democracy.
PLCY699X
Selected Topics Public Policy; Policy Engagement Project A Extended
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to PLCY majors or permission of instructor.
PLCY700
U.S. Trade: Policy and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PUAF641, PUAF620, and PUAF640.
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY700 or PUAF700.
Formerly: PUAF700.
Interplay between government and private interests in shaping official actions that affect international trade. Policy tools available to influence balance, magnitude, and composition of imports and exports. Evolution of executive, congressional and quasi-judicial government institutions under increased U.S. international trade exposure and trade deficit.
PLCY711
Public Management and Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY711 or PUAF711.
Formerly: PUAF711.
Reviews the managerial, political, and ethical problems faced by public sector managers and leaders, including setting an organization's goals, obtaining and protecting a program mandate, designing a service delivery system and implementing a new program.
PLCY720
International Security Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY720 or PUAF720.
Formerly: PUAF720.
Reviews the principal features of international security as currently practiced. Traces the evolution of contemporary policy beginning with the initiation of nuclear weapons programs during World War II. Particular emphasis is given to experience of the United States and Russia, since the historical interaction between these two countries has disproportionately affected the international security conditions that all other countries now experience.
PLCY734
Foundations of Social Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY734 or PUAF734.
Formerly: PUAF734.
Provides an overview of government's role in social policy and the history of the development of federal and state policies with respect to welfare, aging, education, and housing. Analyzes current federal institutions and legislation in the same policy areas and the demographic history of the United States. Develops skills in analytic writing and presentation of descriptive data.
PLCY735
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: PLCY735 or PUAF735.
Formerly: PUAF735.
Analyzes the origins, history, status, and future of health care as problems in political and economic theory and as puzzles in policy formation. Considers current American reform controversies in the light of several disciplines and in comparison to foreign experiences and structures.
PLCY741
Global Environmental Problems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY741 or PUAF741.
Formerly: PUAF741.
Suitability of analytic tools for examining global environmental problems, human overpopulation, land abuse, ozone depletion, climate change, acid rain, loss of biological diversity, the scarcity of food, fresh water, energy and nonfuel mineral resources, and health hazards of pollutants toxic metals and radiation.
PLCY744
Environment and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: PLCY744 or PUAF744.
Formerly: PUAF744.
Analyzes sustainable development and its conflicting interpretations. The dominant view, as expressed in the World Bank's 1992 World Development Report, is studied, along with some critical responses. Further readings on issues of population, consumption and development indicators.
PLCY780
The American Foreign Policy-Making Process
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY780 or PUAF780.
Formerly: PUAF780.
Survey and analysis of the governmental institutions and processes which shape U.S. global engagement on national security and international economic issues. Particular emphasis is given to executive-congressional relations and the broader domestic roots of foreign policy.
PLCY783
Development and Foreign Aid
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PLCY-School of Public Policy; or permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.
Credit only granted for: PLCY783 or PUAF783.
Formerly: PUAF698Q and PUAF783.
Examines the empirical, conceptual, and ethical dimensions of international development policies and U.S. foreign aid. What is the present character of development in poor countries/regions? How should development be conceived? What development strategies are best? What is and should be the purpose of U.S. foreign aide and development assistance?
PLCY798A
Readings in Public Policy
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PLCY798B
Readings in Public Policy
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PLCY798M
Readings in Public Policy; Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to PLCY majors or permission of instructor
PLCY798N
Readings in Public Policy; Energy Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in PUAF-School of Public Policy; or permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy.
PLCY798Y
Readings in Public Policy; Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: PLCY major or permission of instructor.
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PLCY798Z
Readings in Public Policy; Qualitative Research Methods and Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to PLCY majors or instructor permission.
PLCY898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PLCY899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.