PPOL 220. Introduction to Development Policy.

(3-0-3); I.

This course provides the historical context as well as the concepts, theories, and practices necessary for understanding public policy and development in communities and regions. These concepts, theories, and practices are commonly used in government, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. Three major areas of public policy and development are encompassed by the course: society and culture, nature and the environment, and planning and the economy. An interdisciplinary approach is emphasized to provide students with a foundation for understanding the social, political, and environmental contexts of development situations and their relationships to public policy.