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

Spring 2022

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

PBPL 40: Economics of Public Policymaking, Professor Charles Wheelan (10A)

PBPL 41/WRIT 41: Writing and Speaking Public Policy, Professor Julie Kalish (2A)

PBPL 84.04/GOVT 83.24: Inequality and American Democracy, Professor Herschel Nachlis

PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy, Professor Ronald Shaiko (Arrange)

Summer 2022

PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy, Professor Ronald Shaiko (Arrange)

Fall 2022

PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research, Professor Ronald Shaiko (10A)

PBPL 47/PSYC 54.08: Leadership Jordon (2A)

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

PBPL 83.01/ GOVT 83.28: Persuasion & Policy Process, Professor Jennifer Jerit (2A)

PBPL 85: Topics in Global Policy Leadership, Professor Charles Wheelan - Instructor Permission (2A)
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PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy, Professor Ronald Shaiko (Arrange)

Winter 2023

PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy, Professor Ronald Shaiko (10)

PBPL 44/ GOVT 37/ QSS 30.20: Polling, Public Opinion, and Public Policy, Professor Jason Barabas (9L)

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

PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy, Professor Ronald Shaiko (Arrange)

EDUC 20: Educational Issues in Contemporary Society - Professor Charles Wheelan (2A)

Spring 2023

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

PBPL 40: Economics of Public Policymaking, Professor Charles Wheelan

PBPL 42/GOVT 60.04: Ethics and Public Policy, Professor Julie Rose

PBPL 27/GOVT 30.12: Affirmative Action in Higher Education, Professor Melissa Herman

PBPL 84.04/GOVT 83.24: Inequality and American Democracy, Professor Herschel Nachlis

PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy, Professor Ronald Shaiko (Arrange)