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POLI 516 - Techniques of Policy Analysis

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: POLI 501
This course provides a thorough introduction to the study of public policy. Its goal is to show students a systematic approach to understanding the origins, formulation, implementation and impacts of government policies. Following a review of key analytical concepts and theoretical perspectives, the political dimensions of policymaking - as well as the technical aspects of program design and evaluation - will be considered within the general framework of the “natural history” of the policymaking process. Students will also be exposed to a range of quantitative and qualitative methods as they relate to addressing policy dilemmas. Lectures and class discussions will make use of case examples drawn from a broad spectrum of policy areas. Offered fall semester.