Policy Analysis Seminar

This course consists of a seminar in policy analysis and program evaluation and a guided policy research project that is the culminating experience for both majors and minors in the Public Policy program (PPL). The course focuses on student’s ability to assess a public policy or program—consistent with their career trajectory—for effectiveness, efficiency, feasibility, economy, etc. The research effort will culminate in a professional quality analysis and policy brief presented in written and oral form. The student is co-advised by the director of the PPL program, another chosen faculty member, and/or a professional in the student’s area of research approved by the director of the PPL program.