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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2007

GOV 358 • Public Policy and Current Events

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38845 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Course Description

If you are a news addict and can't get enough news - or, if you never seem to have enough time to read or watch the news - then this could be the course for you. You will be reading, listening, and watching the news daily - and getting credit for it!

This course has two main goals: (1) To introduce you to the subject of public policy through the analysis of current events, and (2) to provide you with a set of analytical tools that will enable you to analyze policy problems and disputes from the local to the global level - tools that you can also use to analyze a wide variety of other problems.

Grading Policy

4 unannounced quizzes (5 points each, lowest score dropped) Test (20 points) Mid-Term (25 points) Exam (30 points) Attendance (5 points)


  • Course packet
  • Student subscription to The New York Times
  • Student subscription to The Wall Street Journal
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