PAF 101 Intro to the Analysis of Public Policy
Public policy. How do we shape it? How do we enact it? This course will help you answer those questions and quite a few more.
In an effort to understand public policy, you’ll deconstruct local, state, and international issues drawn from the pages of The New York Times; you’ll develop the social science skills to define and identify policy components; and you’ll use graphs, tables, and statistics to analyze and communicate your ideas.
Ultimately, you’ll identify a social problem and propose a policy to deal with it—defending the costs and outlining the expected benefits—becoming a more informed citizen, worker, and consumer.