Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Per my introduction, Dr. Neumark always relates public policy to our daily lives. He teaches policy from a perspective that garners better discernment and appreciation for his students.
I gained a better understanding of how citizen engagement or the lack thereof impacts our community at the local and national level. As always, I also was able to relate to public policy not just from Dr. Neumark's perspective but with my current internship with the Georgia DCA at present. I worked on a five month project archiving local amendments for all of the counties and cities of Georgia. Dr. Neumark's curriculum helped me better discern and organize thousands of documents for my project in terms of structuring counties and cities. I also, enjoyed serving the community, as well.
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Advice for students:
To approach the curriculum and Dr. Neumark's teaching style with an open mind. As with most PMAP courses you have to be a disciplined scholar. However, PMAP 3021 requires you to take much initiative outside of the classroom. Your integrity, professionalism and patience will be tested. However, you must remain cognizant that serving the community is multi-faceted. Not only are you representing yourself but you are representing Georgia State University and Dr. Neumark, himself.