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

Fall 2007

GOV 358 • Introduction to Public Policy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40060 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
MEZ B0.306
Lippucci

Course Description

n this course you will: 1) familiarize yourself with the basic concepts and problems related to public policy making and analysis as well as the fundamental concepts of systems theory; 2) demonstrate your capacity to apply these tools to current public policy issues; 3) work individually and collectively with an investigative team to design and carry out an original public policy research project on a cutting-edge policy issue -- one that utilizes the theoretical and analytical tools described above; 4) using one or more forms of multimedia (for example, the creation of videos, websites, PowerPoint presentations) help to organize and present your team's original research findings to the class;

Grading Policy

Grades will be based primarily on two tests and your performance on an original group project.

Texts

Required Texts: Deborah Stone. "Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making" (1998) Student subscription to The New York Times Study Guide

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