AMST 3033

AMST 3033

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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.  

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16403 AMST 3033   LEC 001

  • 16404 AMST 3033   DIS 201

  • 16405 AMST 3033   DIS 202

  • 16406 AMST 3033   DIS 203

  • 16407 AMST 3033   DIS 204

  • 18316 AMST 3033   DIS 205

  • 18317 AMST 3033   DIS 206

  • 18714 AMST 3033   DIS 207

  • 18715 AMST 3033   DIS 208