PPS 114 – POLITICAL ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC POLICY MAKING
This course focuses on the political processes in public policymaking, including both processes and actors — whether they are agencies, legislatures, individuals or interest groups. Learning to analyze politics involves understanding relationships between actors and how they see themselves having an influence (consciously or unconsciously) on the policymaking process. Emphasis will be placed on developing the skills necessary to perform political analysis and writing about it. The course will be divided into three sections: 1) actors and players in the policymaking process; 2) the policymaking process; and 3) policy issue areas.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: W]