Public Policy (MPP) - Fall 2017 Cohort

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Fall 2017
PUBPOL
6201
Politics and Public Policy
Defining and focusing on the non-linear aspect of the policy process, including an emphasis on non-rational decision making. Analysis of legislative, executive, and bureaucratic influences. Understanding how policy images and public perception shape the formation of public policy and evaluation techniques.
3 unit(s)

On-campus introductory session Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Applies to Certificate in Public Administration

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PUBPOL
6260
Policy Analysis: Methods and Approaches
Research methods and approaches for analyzing and evaluating public policy choices and impacts. Understanding the context and purposes of policy analysis. Defining policy research questions and developing research designs. Selecting and applying appropriate research methods to policy problems. Prerequisite(s): enrollment requires admission to the graduate program in Public Policy, or consent of Director of Graduate Program in Public Policy.
3 unit(s)

Applies to Certificate in Public Administration

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Spring 2018
POL AMER
5172
Public Budgeting
Historical development of current budgeting practices; politics of budgetary process at federal, state, and local levels; current methods of budgeting for public agencies, focusing on integration of budgeting into program planning. Prerequisite(s): POL AMER 1014 (942:014); POL AMER 1048 (942:048).
3 unit(s)

Applies to Certificate in Public Administration

PUBPOL
6275
Quantitative Methods for Politics and Policy
Statistical methods appropriate to study of political science and public policy, including hypothesis testing using parametric and nonparametric tests, correlation and bivariate regression, experimental methods, logistic regression and multiple regression.
3 unit(s)

Applies to Certificate in Public Administration

Summer 2018
POL AMER
5176
Topics in Public Policy: Education Policy
Explores the latest developments in the field of public policy research. Ongoing policy issues may be used as examples to illustrate theoretical developments or to introduce applications of course material. May be repeated under different topics. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)
POL AMER
5176
Topics in Public Policy: Urban Policy
Explores the latest developments in the field of public policy research. Ongoing policy issues may be used as examples to illustrate theoretical developments or to introduce applications of course material. May be repeated under different topics. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)
PUBPOL
6281
Internship in Public Policy
Field experience for students enrolled in Master of Public Policy degree program. Students may be given credit for extensive career experience at the discretion of the Program Director.
3 unit(s)

For students with sufficient public policy work experience, internship may be waived.

Fall 2018
POL AMER
5153
Public Organizations
Examine the political nature, characteristics and operation of American public organizations. Analyze the internal and external factors that explain how public organizations operate. Theories and models of internal dynamics of public organizations and their role in the American political system. Prerequisite(s): POL AMER 1014 (942:014); POL AMER 1048 (942:048); junior standing.
3 unit(s)

Applies to Certificate in Public Administration

PUBPOL
6204
Program Evaluation in Public Policy
Theory and practice of program evaluation and evaluative research from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2019
HIST
6020
History and U.S. Public Policy
Use of history in policymaking; historical development of public policy in a specific area.
3 unit(s)
POL AMER
5176
Topics in Public Policy
Explores the latest developments in the field of public policy research. Ongoing policy issues may be used as examples to illustrate theoretical developments or to introduce applications of course material. May be repeated under different topics. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2019
PUBPOL
6285
Readings in Public Policy
Registration requires written consent of Program Director. May be repeated.
1-3 unit(s)
PUBPOL
6299
Research
Individually arranged research hours with individual instructors. Research paper will be produced to satisfy degree requirements. Defense of research paper is required.
3 unit(s)
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