AMST 3033

AMST 3033

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Public policies are political outcomes determined by processes that are complex, convoluted and often controversial. The aim of this course is to equip students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand these processes. We will begin with a review of popular approaches to studying policy and then move on to explore the various stages of policy development: agenda-setting, policy design, policy implementation, policy feedback and policy change. We will consider the roles played by both institutions (congress, the bureaucracy and interests groups) and everyday people. Finally, we will closely study several specific policy arenas (a few likely candidates include: education policy, health policy, social welfare policy and housing policy). As we engage all of these ideas, students will be consistently challenged to grapple with the paradoxes of policy making in a democratic polity and to envision pathways for substantive political change.  

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3032

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7964AMST 3033  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8252AMST 3033  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8253AMST 3033  DIS 202

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8254AMST 3033  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8255AMST 3033  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8256AMST 3033  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8257AMST 3033  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8258AMST 3033  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16734AMST 3033  DIS 208

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online