PBPL 5 / GOVT 25: Introduction to Public Policy (Gateway Course in Public Policy)
This course is designed as the gateway offering for students beginning to pursue a minor in public policy through the Rockefeller Center. The term will be divided into four main components:
- The nature of public policy: What is public policy, who makes it, and why study it?
- Making public policy: The process, structure, and context of policymaking
- The policy players: Institutional and non-institutional actors
- The policy game: Rules, strategies, culture, and resources
In the concluding section of the course, we will be pursuing specific policy domains—environmental policy, education policy, health care policy, welfare policy, immigration policy, and defense policy. QDS: Soc; WCult: W.