SyllabusFall2011 - Introduction to Public Policy Political...

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Introduction to Public Policy Political Science 2070-1 Tues, Thurs 10:40-12:00 Dr. Belinda Creel Davis 211 Tureaud 232 Stubbs Hall Office Hrs: by appointment or 578-2129 Monday 9:30-11:30 Wednesday 2:00-3:00 The purpose of this course is to introduce you to public policy by examining 1) what is public policy 2) how markets and government policy interact and 3) how we determine if we need a particular policy and if a policy solution works. Course Requirements You are expected to come to class prepared to participate in the discussion of the day’s reading assignment. The textbook for the course is Introduction to Public Policy by Charles Wheelan. All students must abide by the Student Academic Honor Code. Cheating will not be tolerated. All electronic devices (cell phones, ipads, laptops, etc) must be placed inside a zipped backpack during exams. Failure to place electronic devices inside a zipped backpack will be considered cheating. Exams There are three exams in the course. Each exam is worth 120 points and will consist of 40 multiple choice questions (2 points each) and four short answer questions (10 points each). Exams are not cumulative.
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