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Public Policy Minor Tracks

The Public Policy Minor requirements include a research methods prerequisite and six courses: the policymaking course, two courses in public policy methods, two courses in a policy track of a student's design, and one public policy seminar relating to the student's policy track.  Students who wish to pursue the minor must officially sign up for it no later than the third term prior to graduation and are encouraged to enroll during their sophomore or junior year.  The six courses required for the minor may not count toward a student's major or another minor.

Prerequisite

One course conveying quantitative research methods.  Options include: Public Policy 10, Economics 10, Government 10, Mathematics 10, Psychology 10, Sociology 10, Mathematics and Social Sciences 15, Geography 11, Geography 50, Sociology 11, or Education 11.

Gateway Policymaking Course

PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy (14W, 15W)

Methods Courses

(Select two courses from the following list.)

ECON 20: Econometrics (All Terms)

PBPL 40: Economics of Public Policymaking (14X, 15X)

PBPL 41: Writing and Speaking Public Policy (14S, 15S)

PBPL 42: Ethics and Public Policy (13F)

PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research (13F, 14F)

PBPL 47: Foundations of Leadership (14S)

PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance (Not Currently Offered)

PBPL 49/ENVS 70: Environmental Policy Research Workshop (14W)

Policy Tracks

You must complete three courses relating to a policy theme, including at least one seminar. Some possible tracks are included below. These are only examples. Other courses and tracks of study will also be considered.

Economic Policy

Mid-level Courses

  • ECON 27: Labor Economics (13F)

  • ECON 28: Public Economics (13F, 14W, 14S)

  • ECON 39: International Trade (13F, 14W, 14S)

  • ENVS 55: Ecological Economics (14W)

  • ENVS 56: Environmental Economics and Governance (14S)

  • GEOG 20: Economic Geography and Globalization (13F)

  • GOVT 30: Politics Policy and Knowledge Economy (13F)

  • GOVT 40: Comparative Political Economy (13F)

  • SOCY 66: Markets and Management (15W)

Seminars

  • ECON: 75: Environmental and Energy Economics (13F)

  • ENVS 80.1: Science and Policy of Rapid Environmental Change (14S)

  • PBPL 81.9/GOVT 83.02: Politics and Markets (13F)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Education & Public Policy

Mid-Level Courses

  • EDUC 29: Policy and Politics in American Education (14W)

  • EDUC 56: STEM and Education (14W)

  • EDUC 60: Learning and Education Across Cultures (14W)

  • SOCY 58: Education and Inequality (14W)

Seminars

  • EDUC 85: Independent Reading and Research (13F, 14W, 14S)

  • EDUC 86: Research in the Schools (13F, 14W, 14S)

  • EDUC 88: Senior Seminar: Human Development and Education (14W, 14S)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Environment & Public Policy

Mid-level Courses

  • AAAS 50/ENVS 45/HIST 75: Colonialism, Development and the Environment in Asia and Africa (15W)

  • ECON 55/ENVS 55: Natural Resource and Ecological Economics (14W)

  • ECON 56/ENVS 56: Environmental Economics, Policy and Management (14S)

  • ENVS 12: Energy and the Environment (14S)

  • ENVS 17: Marine Policy (13F)

  • ENVS 28: Global Environmental Health (14S)

  • ENVS 44/GEOG 44: Environment and Politics in Southeast Asia (14W)

  • ENVS 50: Environmental Problem Analysis (14S)

  • ENVS 55: Ecological Economics (14W)

  • ENVS 56: Environmental Economics and Governance (14S)

  • ENVS 60: Environmental Law (13F)

  • ENVS 61: Governing the Environment (13F)

  • ENVS 65: Global Environmental Politics (14W)

  • GEOG 42/AMES 42:Environment and Development in South Asia (14S)

Seminars

  • ANTH 75: Ecology, Culture, and Environment (15W)

  • ECON 75: Environmental and Energy Economics (13F)

  • ENVS 80.1: Science and Policy of Rapid Environmental Change (14S)

  • ENVS 84: Seminar on Environmental Issues of Southern Africa (13F)

  • HIST 75: Colonialism, Development and the Environment in Asia and Africa (15W)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Foreign Policy

Mid-Level Courses

  • ENGS 6: Technology and Biosecurity (14S, 15S)

  • GEOG 17: Geopolitics and Third World Development (14W)

  • GOVT 47: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (14W)

  • GOVT 49/LACS 52/WGST 31: Sex and the State in Latin America (14S)

  • GOVT 50: Topics in International Relations (13F, 14W)

  • GOVT 53: International Security (13F)

  • GOVT 54: United States Foreign Policy (14S)

  • GOVT 58: International Political Economy (14W)

  • SOCY 25: Democracy and Democratization in Developing Countries (14X)

Seminars

  • GOVT 85.08: U.S. Security Policy in the 21st Century (13F)

  • GOVT 85.12/PBPL 82.1: Military Statecraft in International Relations (14W)

  • GOVT 85.13: Chinese Foreign Policy (14S)

  • GOVT 85.16: The Causes and Prevention of Genocide and Mass Killing (13F)

  • GOVT 85.18: "Smart Diplomacy," the National Security Enterprise, and the Shaping of U.S. - Middle East Policy (13F)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Health Policy

Mid-Level Courses

  • ANTH 17: The Anthropology of Health and Illness (13F, 15S)

  • ENGS 5: Healthcare and Biotechnology in the 21st Century (14S, 15S)

  • ENGS 13: Virtual Medicine and Cybercare (13F, 14F)

  • PBPL 26: Health Policy and Clinical Practice (15S)

  • ENVS 28: Global Environmental Health (14S)

  • GEOG 2/INTL 18: Global Health and Society (14W)

  • GEOG 56/ECS 155: Mapping Health and Diseases (14S)

  • HIST 36: Health Care in American Society (13F)

  • SOCY 28: Health Care and Health Care Policy (13F)

  • SOCY 34: Health Disparities (14S, 15S)

  • SOCY 35: Sociology of Mental Health (13F, 14F)

  • SOCY 68: Global Health Systems (14F)

Seminars

  • PBPL 81.2/GOVT 81.04: Lawyers and Public Policy (Not Currently Offered)

  • PBPL 84.2: Health Policy Reform (Not Currently Offered)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Identity & Public Policy

Mid-Level Courses

  • AAAS 25/SOCY 46/WGST 33.1: Constructing Black Womanhood (15W)

  • AAAS 40/WGST 34.2: Gender Identities and Politics in Africa (14S, 15S)

  • GEOG 28/LACS 40/SOCY 48: Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity (14W)

  • GOVT 20/WGST 31.4: Women and Politics (14W)

  • GOVT 60: Immigration Law, Asylum and Politics (14S)

  • GOVT 68/WGST 32: Gender and the Law (14S)

  • SOCY 33: Self and Society (14F)

  • SOCY 44/LATS 5: Complexities of Latino Identity in the United States (14X)

  • SOCY 47: Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. (15S)

  • WGST 16: Contemporary Issues in Feminism: Theory and Practice (14S, 15S)

  • WGST 19.1: Queer Marriage, Hate Crimes, and Will & Grace (13F)

  • WGST 31.1: Sex and the State in Latin America (14S)

  • WGST 46.1: Feminism and Philosophy (15S)

Seminars

  • GOVT 84.06: Identity and Power in the Americas (14W)

  • PBPL 81.7/ANTH 16: Secrecy and Lying in Politics, Law, and Society (13F)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Institutions and Organizations

Mid-Level Courses

  • ECON 25: Industrial Organization and Public Policy (14W)

  • PBPL 52/GOVT 30: Leadership and Political Institutions (13F)

  • SOCY 27: Organizations in Society (14F)

Seminars

  • GOVT 85.21: International Law and Institutions (13F)

  • PBPL 81.7/ANTH 16: Secrecy and Lying in Politics, Law, and Society (13F)

  • PBPL 81.9/GOVT 83.02: Politics and Markets (13F)

  • PBPL 82.2/SOCY 79: Ideas, Politics, and Crisis (13F)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

International Development

Mid-Level Courses

  • AAAS 50/ENVS 45/HIST 75: Colonialism, Development and the Environment in Asia and Africa (15W)

  • ANTH 50.4: Race, Power and Development in Global Haiti (14S, 15W)

  • ECON 24: Development Economics (13F, 14S)

  • ECON 44: Topics in Development Economics (14W)

  • ECON 49: Topics in International Economics (14W, 14SL)

  • GEOG 16: Moral Economies of Development (13F, 14S)

  • GEOG 17: Geopolitics and Third World Development (14W)

  • GOVT 40: Nation and State Building in the Middle East (14S)

  • INTS 15: Violence and Security (14W, 14F, 15W)

  • INTS 16/GEOG 6: Introduction to International Development (13F, 14W)

  • INTS 17/COLT 57/AAAS 64/LATS 43: Cultures, Places, and Identities (13F, 14W, 14S, 15S)

  • INTS 18/GEOG 2: Global Health and Society (14W, 14S)

  • SOCY 22: The Sociology of International Development (14X)

  • SOCY 25: Democratization in Developing Countries (14X)

Seminars

  • GOVT 85.10: State Making and State Breaking (14S)

  • GOVT 85.12: Military Statecraft in International Relations (14W)

  • GOVT 85.13: Chinese Foreign Policy (14S)

  • GOVT 85.21: International Law and Institutions (13F)

  • ENVS 84: Seminar on Environmental Issues of Southern Africa (13F)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy

Law

Mid-Level Courses

  • ENVS 60: Environmental Law (13F)

  • GOVT 60: Immigration Law, Asylum, and Politics (14S)

  • GOVT 60.03/NAS 36: Indigenous Nationalism: Native Rights and Sovereignty (13F)

  • GOVT 62: Theorizing Free Speech (14W)

  • GOVT 66: Constitutional Law, Development, and Theory (13F)

  • GOVT 67: Civil Liberties: Legal and Normative Approaches (14W)

  • GOVT 68/WGST 32: Gender and the Law (14S)

  • GOVT 69/NAS 50: Native Americans and the Law (14S)

  • PHIL 24: Philosophy of Law (14S, 15W)

  • PHIL 50: Is There a Universal Right to Free Speech? (14F)

  • SOCY 50: Sociology of Law (15S)

Seminars

  • GOVT 85.21: International Law and Institutions (13F)

  • GOVT 86.18: Contemporary Readings on Justice (13F)

  • PBPL 81.7/ANTH 16: Secrecy and Lying in Politics, Law, and Society (13F)

  • PBPL 81.9/GOVT 83.02: Politics and Markets (13F)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

  • PHIL 80: Free Speech and Conflicts of Rights (14S)

Leadership

Mid-Level Courses

  • GOVT 35: The Presidency (14W)

  • GOVT 56: International Relations Theory (14W)

  • PBPL 51: Leadership in Civil Society (Not Currently Offered)

  • PBPL 52: Leadership in Political Institutions (13F)

Seminars

  • GOVT 85: Diplomacy (13F)

  • GOVT 85.18: "Smart Diplomacy" the National Security Enterprise and the Shaping of U.S. - Middle East Policy (13F)

  • GOVT 85.02: Leadership and Grand Strategy (14W)

  • PBPL 85: Global Policy Leadership (13F)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Urban Studies

Mid-Level Courses

  • ECON 38: Urban and Land Use Economics (13F)

  • ECON 45: Topics in Industrial Organization (14S)

  • ECON 48: Topics in Public Economics (14W)

  • GEOG 18: Urbanization and the Environment (13F)

  • GEOG 22: Urban Geography (14W, 14X)

  • GEOG 57: Urban Application of GIS (13F)

  • GOVT 19: Polling the Public in Politics and Business (14S)

  • PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance (Not Currently Offered)

Seminars

  • PBPL 81.3: Urban Politics and Public Policymaking (Not Currently Offered)

  • PBPL 81.3/GEOG 46: Urban Politics and Policies: Transatlantic Perspectives (Not Currently Offered)

  • PBPL 84.4: Cities, Suburbs, and Metropolitan Policy (Not Currently Offered)

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (All Terms Arrange)

Last Updated: 2/25/14