R. Reese, Cal Poly Pomona, Political Science Department
POLITICS OF THE PUBLIC POLICY PROCESS
This course will involve careful analyses of the dynamics of "politics and administration." More specifically, we will use case studies to probe significant questions regarding the implementation process of public policies. Case studies will be used to heighten, broaden, and enhance student's knowledge of the politics of the public policy process.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
AT THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU SHOULD:
1. Have a broad understanding of the policymaking process.
2. Be able to identify fundamental features of this process.
3. Be able to articulate to a non-public policy student the nature of the public policy process
I.--10% Class Participation (attendance, active participation in class discussions...does not necessarily mean talking, but being alert and attentive and following the discussion, doing homework assignments, and participating in mock exercises).
II. -- 10% 5-6 Page Paper (double space)
III. --30% Midterm Examination
IV.--20% Group Project--Oral & Written Presentations
V. --30% Final Exam