CAPS 4998

CAPS 4998

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This required course forms the core of the Cornell in Washington academic program. The foundational skill of both politics and policy is taking knowledge, analyzing it, figuring out how to convert it into action. This course aims to give students the experience and understanding of how this process of knowledge into action works. Students will undertake a substantial research project in a topic related to or affected by politics and/or policy (broadly defined), and examine it through a variety of approaches and disciplines. The main goal is to understand the issue, analyze what is going on, and evaluate what options are available to respond.  The idea is to not only define and examine the issue, but also think how to create and implement a solution. To do this, students will examine their issue using multiple different forms of inquiry (normative, empirical, and policy analysis) to see what each of those reveal as well as to see how the choice of how they investigate it shapes their results. CAPS students must do a topic that is related to Asia. GPHS students must do a topic that is related to public health.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6447CAPS 4998  LEC 080

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.