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Spring 2013 - 62900 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Writing for Global Policy Studies (I, II, III)

Instructor(s): Helfert, David
Unique Number: 62900
Day & Time: M 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.316/350
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Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.

 

Section Description

The MGPS program requires each student to demonstrate advanced individual writing skills suitable for a professional career. This requirement is typically satisfied by enrollment in a one-credit course in three different semesters, however, this course may be used to satisfy all of the requirements in one semester course.

Students in the writing course will complete a set of professional writing tasks and work with the faculty member leading the course on the style and composition used in policy writing such as memoranda, advocacy papers, reports, and opinion columns. Several assignments will be tied to attendance at various colloquia affiliated with the MGPS program and / or to use of resources available in the LBJ Presidential Library's archives of actual policy writing from the Johnson Administration.