Courses

Our individual classes attract an academically diverse set of students. From 2017 to 2019, the three sections of PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research, taught each fall term to roughly 30 students, attracted students from 24 majors. During the same three-year time period, our Introduction to Public Policy (PBPL 5) class, a large lecture-based class that includes more than 100 students each winter term, attracted students from 34 majors.

The prerequisite for the public policy minor is one course conveying quantitative or qualitative research methods. Options include Economics 10, Government 10, Mathematics 10, Psychology 10, Sociology 10, Mathematics and Social Sciences 15, Geography 11, Geography 9.01 (previously GEOG 50), Sociology 11, or Education 11.

Course Listing

Summer 2023

PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy, Professor Michael Wales (12)

PBPL 40.02/GOVT 66.02: Constitutional Law, Development, and Theory; Deputy Assistant Attorney General Maggie Goodlander, (3A)

 

Fall 2023

PBPL 27/GOVT 30.12/EDUC 35: Affirmative Action in Higher Education, Professor Melissa Herman (3A)

PBPL 42/GOVT 60.04: Ethics and Public Policy, Professor Lucas Swaine (2)

PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research, Professors Kristin Smith and Jason Barabas (2A)

PBPL 53/GOVT 20.11 Entrepreneurship & Public Policy, Professor Bernard Avishai (6B)

PBPL 82.09: The Supreme Court, Public Policy, and the Ethics of Legal Argument & Decision-making; Professor Julie Kalish (12)

PBPL 82.1/GOVT 85.12: Military Statecraft in International Relations, Professor Daryl Press (2A)

PBPL 83.02/GOVT 83.27: Public Policy and Politics, Professor Jason Barabas (6B)

PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (By Arrangement)

 

Winter 2024

PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy, Professor Herschel Nachlis (TBD)

PBPL 10: Statistical Analysis for Public Policy, Professor Kristin Smith (TBD)

PBPL 41: Writing and Speaking Public Policy, Professor Julie Kalish (TBD)

PBPL 83.01/ GOVT 83.28: Persuasion & Policy Process, Professor Jennifer Jerit (10A)

PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (By Arrangement)

 

Spring 2024

PBPL 22/ ECON 16: Regulation, Professor John Welborn (TBD)

PBPL 28/ GOVT 30.09: Law, Courts, and Judges, Professor Herschel Nachlis (TBD)

PBPL 42/GOVT 60.04: Ethics and Public Policy, Professor Julie Rose (2A)

PBPL 51: Leadership in Civil Society, Professor Julie Kalish (TBD)

PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy (By Arrangement)