PAM 3910

PAM 3910

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

The purpose of this one-credit course is to provide a behind-the-scenes examination of the U.S. federal policy making process with examples primarily relating to labor policy.  We will begin with a discussion of the statutory framework that shapes this process and defines the roles of the many entities involved.  Understanding how policy is developed in law and regulation will be a major emphasis of the course.  Policy implementation, administration, and oversight will also be addressed.  We will focus on a variety of related topics, including the President's Budget, congressional appropriations, inter-agency collaboration, and the effect of good government initiatives on substantive policy making. Early efforts to respond to the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis will also be discussed.

When Offered Spring.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both PAM 3910 and PAM 4900.

  • Describe how policy is formulated in executive agencies.
  • Advance policy objectives through the budget and the appropriations process.
  • Explain how policy development by executive agencies is influenced by congressional involvement.
  • Engage the public in policy making.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: LAW 6070

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 11923 PAM 3910   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person