GPP 450: Policy Making Process

Class Program
Credits 3
Regardless of where one sits in the policy system, there are opportunities to create change'97 intentionally and unintentionally. This course aims to familiarize students with the public policy process, equipping students with analytical frameworks and practical tools to improve their engagement with the process through their work as elected public officials, public agency managers, nonprofit executives, policy analysts, street-level service providers and/or participatory citizens. The first component of the course will equip students with terminology and frameworks to help make sense of the complex moving parts that make up the policy and implementation system/subsystem. The second component of the course focuses in on three different levels of the policy ecosystem: policy fields, organizations and frontlines. Finally, the third component of the course concludes with an exploration of policy analysis and policy learning.