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

Fall 2008

GOV 312L • ISS & Policies in American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39350 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
MEZ 1.306
Lippucci, A

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

Four Tests (90%) (30 points each; lowest test score will be dropped) Attendance (10 points)


Study Guide (containing book chapters, articles, slides, etc.) Student subscription to The New York Times (Mon - Fri)


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