Public Policy Minor
Goal 1: Learn Fundamental Knowledge: Students will gain foundational knowledge in the primary sub-fields of Public Policy and understand the content, core concepts, and theories within the discipline.
Outcome 1: Students will identify, define, and explain the content, core concepts, and theories that guide the creation of public policy from an integrated, interdisciplinary perspective.
Goal 2: Think and Make Arguments: Students will think critically and develop arguments based on evidence.
Outcome 2 Students will articulate verbally and/or in writing an argument which defines, explains, and/or analyzes the content, process, and outcomes of public policy.
Goal 3: Think and Apply their Skills to Analysis: Students will evaluate arguments based on empirical evidence and assertions rooted in the discipline.
Outcome 3 Students will apply a variety of tools, methods, and perspectives to critically analyze and evaluate issues relevant to the discipline of Public Policy.
Goal 4: Apply their Skills to the “Real World”: Students will be prepared for entry into professional careers and other avenues related to Public Policy as a discipline.
Outcome 4 Students will demonstrate career preparation through experiential learning opportunities that are closely related to Public Policy or a related field through the development of interpersonal, analytical, and/or problem-solving skills.
|POL 111||Intro to American Politics||3|
|ECN 101||Introductory Economics Micro||3|
|SOC 102||Social Problems||3|
|POL 313||Public Policy||3|
|or SOC 313||Data Analysis|
|Economics of Labor|
|The Economics of Healthcare|
|Political Science: 1|
|Advising and Advocacy|
|State and Local Government|
|American Foreign Policy|
|Washington Internship I|
and Washington Internship II
|International Internship I|
and International Internship II
|Global Smarts Internship|
|Health and Society|
|Law and Social Policy|
|Poverty, Ethics & Soc.Policy|
|Urban and Public Policy|
|Race, Crime & CJ|
|Race and Social Justice|
Other POL courses that may incorporate policy (requires permission of director and verification with instructor): POL 306, POL 319POL 323, POL 324, POL 326, POL 328, POL 331, POL 337,POL 334, POL 336, POL 352, orPOL 368