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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7964AMST 3033  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Michener, J

  •  8252AMST 3033  DIS 201

  •  8253AMST 3033  DIS 202

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  •  8254AMST 3033  DIS 203

  •  8255AMST 3033  DIS 204

    • R
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  •  8256AMST 3033  DIS 205

  •  8257AMST 3033  DIS 206

  •  8258AMST 3033  DIS 207

  • 16734AMST 3033  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Michener, J