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

Spring 2005

GOV 370K • Public Policy Studies Seminar - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36485 M
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
PAR 206
Valenzuela

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. The course begins by examining the policy process and providing an overview of policy goals, problems, and solutions. We will pay special attention to the policy goals of equity, efficiency, security, and liberty. The remainder of the course will be devoted to public policy issues of Mexican Americans and Latinos. We will cover academic and popular articles on the English Only movement, Affirmative Action, Welfare reform, Electoral politics, Immigration, and the growing importance of Mexican American participation in these public policy debates at both the state and national levels. The course will examine both historical trends and comparisons with other ethnic groups (White Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans).

Grading Policy

Policy Memos & Report: 50% Midterm Examination: 20% Presentation: 15% Class Participation: 15%

Texts

Stone, Deborah. Policy Paradox. Course Packet.

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