Prerequisite: PSCI 203 or permission of instructor. (First semester—odd years/3 credits)
Public policymaking is a developmental process with both intended and unintended consequences. In this course students will explore the public policy-making process and engage in public policy analysis. The course will focus on the theories of public policy formation and the institutions involved in the policy making process. The course will focus on several case studies of substantive policy areas that are hotly debated in policy arenas, including social welfare policy, health policy, crime policy and education policy.