PPOL 499C. Senior Seminar in Public Policy.
(3-0-3); I, II.
This course provides a synoptic integration of the diverse field of public policy, including the range of issues raised and methods for understanding and addressing them. Students will engage in a comprehensive assessment of the field, including its foundations, history, development, and current practice. This course will deepen students' understanding of the fundamental theoretical issues that are common across policy domains and will afford the opportunity to reflect upon the diverse epistemological approaches used by various academic disciplines in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, all of which inform the development of just public policy in the service of the common good of society. This course satisfies the integrative component for general education.