Courses

PUBP 6001. Pro-Seminar (Fa). 1 Hour.

An introduction to the field of public policy and to the program. The seminar will address topics such as the meaning of public policy, policy research, the dissertation process, and particular issues of public policy concern. Prerequisite: Admission to program.

PUBP 6013. Theories of Public Policy (Fa). 3 Hours.

This seminar introduces doctoral students to the major concepts, frameworks, and theories of public policy. Emphasis is on the usefulness and limitations of these frameworks and theories in empirical research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

PUBP 6023. Law and Public Policy (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the legal aspects of public policy, with emphasis on the regulatory process and its legal constraints. Also considered are the process of administrative decision making, judicial review, legislative oversight, and public access to government information.

PUBP 604V. Special Topics in Public Policy (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Designed to cover specialized topics not usually presented in depth in regular courses. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

PUBP 6103. Policy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This interdisciplinary seminar will explore the relationship between policy, public administration, and organizations in the community. Stakeholder groups will be considered as part of the newer approaches to practice-driven scholarship. The class will examine innovative approaches to decision making, strategic management and policy leadership in complex interorganizational and interagency settings.

PUBP 6113. Agenda Setting and Policy Formulation (Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduces agenda and policy formation focusing on the classic theoretical and empirical literature. The course is designed to introduce graduate students to a variety of theories typologies, concepts, and ideas relating to the study of public policy.

PUBP 612V. Research Problems in Policy (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Research problems. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

PUBP 6134. Capstone Seminar in Public Policy (Sp, Fa). 4 Hours.

This course is intended to integrate various policy interests in a specific community based project. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

PUBP 6143. Mixed Method Research Design (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Mixed method research is a multi-point research strategy that combines quantitative and qualitative research strategies into a single research project.

PUBP 700V. Doctoral Dissertation (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-18 Hour.

Doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Candidacy. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of degree credit.