2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

PAD 355 Public Policy Analysis

3 hours 

Interpreting and solving complex problems are everyday activities for public sector decision makers, whether they are operating in international, regional, national or local political environments. These decision makers rely on policy analysts to help them understand and reason through choices of action undertaken to remedy a wide array of market and governance failures. The content of this course examines the world of the policy analyst and the analytical techniques they rely upon to carry out their work. Students will learn to assess public policy problems and carry out a policy analysis. These are critical skills for those seeking analyst grade posts in government, or working as policy professionals in nonprofit organizations.




ENG 201, and PAD 101 or PAD 140 or PAD 240