The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Public Policy Minor 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

  • SOCY 26: Capitalism, Prosperity, and Crisis
  • ECON 27: Labor Economics
  • ECON 28: Public Economics
  • ECON 39: International Trade
  • ENVS 55: Ecological Economics
  • ENVS 56: Environmental Economics and Governance
  • GEOG 34: The Global Food and Energy Landscape
  • GOVT 30: Politics Policy and Knowledge Economy
  • GOVT 40: Comparative Political Economy
  • PBPL 43/ECON 77: Social Entrepreneurship
  • SOCY 49.09: Critical Political Economy
  • SOCY 49.17: Religion and Political Economy
  • SOCY 66: Markets and Management

 

Seminars

  • SOCY 70: American Labor Relations
  • SOCY 79.09: Global Inequality Protests
  • ENVS 80.1: Artic Environmental Change
  • PBPL 81.9/GOVT 83.02: Politics and Markets
  • PBPL 84.02/ECON: 71: Health Economics and Policy
  • ECON 85: Independent Study in Economics
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Education and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • EDUC 20: Education Issues in Contemporary Society
  • EDUC 24: Education and Inequality
  • EDUC 27: The Impact of Poverty on Education
  • EDUC 30: Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 32: Learning and Education Across Cultures
  • EDUC 46: STEM and Education
  • EDUC 47: Social and Emotional Development
  • EDUC 50: The Reading Brain: Education and Development
  • EDUC 52: Topics in Educational Theory
  • EDUC 64: Development in the Exceptional Child

Seminars

  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Environment and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • AAAS 50/ENVS 45/HIST 75: Colonialism, Development and the Environment in Asia and Africa
  • ENVS 12: Energy and the Environment
  • GEOG 14: Water Policy and Politics
  • ENVS 15: Environmental Issues of the Earth's Cold Regions
  • ENVS 17: Marine Policy
  • ENVS 20: Conservation of Biodiversity
  • ENVS 25: Ecological Agriculture  
  • ENVS 28: Global Environmental Health
  • GEOG 36: Climate Extremes on a Warming Planet
  • GEOG 37: A Climate for Human Security
  • ECON 38: Urban and Land Use Economics
  • ENVS 39: Natural Resources, Development and the Environment
  • GOVT 40.23: Energy and Society in the Middle East and North Africa
  • ENVS 44/GEOG 42: Environment and Politics in Southeast Asia
  • ENVS 45/HIST 75: Colonialism, Development, and the Environment in Africa and Asia
  • ENVS 50: Environmental Problem Analysis and Policy Formation
  • ENVS 55: Ecological Economics
  • ENVS 56: Environmental Economics and Governance
  • ENVS 60: Environmental Law
  • ENVS 61: Governing the Environment
  • ENVS 65: Global Environmental Politics
  • GEOG 68: Environmental Justice

 

Seminars

  • ANTH 75: Ecology, Culture, and Environment
  • ENVS 80.01: Artic Environmental Change
  • ENVS 80.03: Regenerative Design of the Built Environment
  • ENVS 80.08: The Practice of Science Policy and Diplomacy
  • ENVS 84: Seminar on Environmental Issues of Southern Africa
  • GOVT 86.34: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment
  • ENVS 90: Independent Study and Research
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Foreign Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • ENGS 6: Technology and Biosecurity
  • GEOG 17: Geopolitics and Third World Development
  • GEOG 20: Economic Geography and Globalization
  • SOCY 25: Democratization in Developing Countries
  • GOVT 47: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • GOVT 49.04/LACS 52/WGST 31: Sex and the State in Latin America
  • GOVT 53: International Security
  • GOVT 54: United States Foreign Policy
  • GOVT 58: International Political Economy
  • GOVT 59:  Foreign Policy and Decision Making

 

Seminars

  • ENVS 80.08: The Practice of Science Policy and Diplomacy
  • GOVT 85.08: U.S. Security Policy in the 21st Century
  • PBPL 82.1/GOVT 85.12: Military Statecraft in International Relations
  • GOVT 85.15: Economic Statecraft in International Relations
  • GOVT 85.16: The Causes and Prevention of Genocide and Mass Killing
  • GOVT 85.39: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy
  • PBPL 85: Topics in Global Policy Leadership
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Health and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • ANTH 17: The Anthropology of Health and Illness
  • ENGS 5: Healthcare and Biotechnology in the 21st Century
  • ENGS 13: Virtual Medicine and Cybercare
  • ENVS 28: Global Environmental Health
  • GEOG 2/INTL 18: Global Health and Society
  • GEOG 56: The Geographies of Health and Disease
  • HIST 36: Health Care in American Society
  • SOCY 28: Health Care and Health Care Policy
  • SOCY 34: Health Disparities
  • SOCY 35: Sociology of Mental Health
  • SOCY 68: Global Health Systems

 

Seminars

  • GEOG 70.01: Witchcraft and Biomedicine
  • PBPL 81.2/GOVT 81.04: Lawyers and Public Policy
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Identity and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • AAAS 21.10 Race and Modernity
  • AAAS 25/SOCY 46/WGST 33.1: Constructing Black Womanhood
  • AAAS 40/WGST 34.2: Gender Identities and Politics in Africa
  • GEOG 26/WGSS 30.01: Women, Gender, and Development
  • GEOG 28/LACS 40/SOCY 48: Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity
  • GOVT 20.01/WGST 31.4: Women and Politics
  • GOVT 27: Racial Justice
  • SOCY 32: Social Meanings of Home
  • GOVT 40.05: Politics of Ethnicity
  • GOVT 40.20: Immigration Politics
  • WGST 32: Gender and the Law
  • SOCY 33: Self and Society
  • SOCY 43/LATS 44: Latino Roots and Transitions
  • SOCY 44/LATS 5: Complexities of Latino Identities in the United States
  • SOCY 47: Race and Ethnicity in the U.S
  • SOCY 48: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity
  • WGST 16: Contemporary Issues in Feminism: Theory and Practice
  • WGST 19.1: Queer Marriage, Hate Crimes, and Will & Grace
  • WGST 31.1: Sex and the State in Latin America
  • WGST 46.1: Feminism and Philosophy
  • SOCY 65: Social Psychology of Inequality

 

Seminars

  • GOVT 81.27: Politics, Gender, and Film
  • GOVT 84.06: Identity and Power in the Americas
  • GOVT 84.26: Ethnic Conflict
  • AAAS 90.07 From Africans to African American
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Institutions, Organizations, and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • PBPL 28/GOVT 30.09: Law, Courts, and Judges
  • ECON 45: Topics in Industrial Organizations
  • PBPL 52/GOVT 30.02: Leadership and Political Institutions
  • GOVT 20.02: Capitalism and Government
  • SOCY 27: Organizations in Society

 

Seminars

  • PBPL 81.9/GOVT 83.02: Politics and Markets
  • GOVT 84.13: Improving Democracy-Institutional Innovations and Experiments in Developing Nations
  • PBPL 82.2/SOCY 53: Power, Politics and the State
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

International Development Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • AAAS 50/ENVS 45/HIST 75: Colonialism, Development and the Environment in Asia and Africa
  • ANTH 50.4: Race, Power and Development in Global Haiti
  • ECON 24: Economics in Developing Countries
  • ECON 44: Topics in Development Economics
  • ECON 49: Topics in International Economics
  • GEOG 16: Moral Economies of Development
  • GEOG 17: Geopolitics and Third World Development
  • GOVT 40.15: Commodities, Globalization and Development in Latin America
  • GOVT 40.19: State Building in the Middle East and North Africa
  • GOVT 44: Globalization and Global Development
  • SOCY 49.02: Theories of Democratization and the Case of Iran
  • GOVT 49.06: U.S. - Latin America Relations: The Dynamic of Foreign Policy Formulation
  • INTS 15: Violence and Security
  • INTS 16/GEOG 6: Introduction to International Development
  • INTS 17/COLT 57/AAAS 64/LATS 43: Cultures, Places, and Identities
  • INTS 18/GEOG 2: Global Health and Society
  • SOCY 22: The Sociology of International Development
  • SOCY 25: Democratization in Developing Countries

 

Seminars

  • ENVS 80.03: Regenerative Design of the Built Environment
  • ENVS 80.08: The Practice of Science Policy and Diplomacy
  • ENVS 84: Seminar on Environmental Issues of Southern Africa
  • GOVT 84.13: Improving Democracy: Institutional Innovations and Experiments in Developing Nations
  • GOVT 85.10: State Making and State Breaking
  • GOVT 85.12/PBPL 82.1: Military Statecraft in International Relations
  • GOVT 85.15: Economic Statecraft in International Relations
  • GOVT 85.21: International Law and Institutions
  • PBPL 85: Topics in Global Policy Leadership
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Law and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • PBPL 28/GOVT 30.09: Law, Courts, and Judges
  • ENVS 17: Marine Policy
  • ENVS 50: Environmental Problem Analysis and Policy Formation
  • ENVS 56: Environmental Economics and Governance
  • ENVS 60: Environmental Law
  • ENVS 61: Governing the Environment
  • GOVT 40.20: Immigration Politics
  • GOVT 60.05/NAS 36: Indigenous Nationalism: Native Rights and Sovereignty
  • GOVT 60.18: Daniel Webster and the Dartmouth College Case
  • GOVT 60.20: Introduction to Law, Social Justice, and Trial Practice
  • GOVT 60.22: Law, Power, and Society
  • GOVT 66.02: Constitutional Law, Development, and Theory
  • GOVT 67: Civil Liberties: Legal and Normative Approaches
  • GOVT 69/NAS 50: Federal Indian Law
  • PHIL 16.02: Kant of Moral, Legal, and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 50: Is There a Universal Right to Free Speech?
  • SOCY 50: Sociology of Law

 

Seminars

  • PBPL 81.9/GOVT 83.02: Politics and Markets
  • GOVT 85.21: International Law and Institutions
  • GOVT 86.18: Contemporary Readings on Justice
  • GOVT 86.26: Prophets on Trial
  • PHIL 80: Free Speech and Conflicts of Rights
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Leadership and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • GOVT 35: The Presidency
  • GOVT 50.16: The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
  • PBPL 43/ECON 77: Social Entrepreneurship
  • PBPL 51: Leadership in Civil Society
  • PBPL 52/GOVT 30.02: Leadership and Political Institutions

 

Seminars

  • ENVS 80.08: The Practice of Science Policy and Diplomacy
  • PBPL 85: Topics in Global Policy Leadership
  • GOVT 85.01: Diplomacy
  • GOVT 85.02: Leadership and Grand Strategy
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
     

Urban Development and Public Policy

 

Mid-Level Courses

  • GEOG 18: Urbanization and the Environment
  • ECON 38: Urban and Land Use Economics
  • ECON 45: Topics in Industrial Organization
  • ECON 48: Topics in Public Economics
  • ENVS 16: Business, Growth, and the Environment
  • ENVS 20: Conservation of Biodiversity
  • ENVS 39: Natural Resources, Development, and the Environment
  • ENVS 50: Environmental Problem Analysis and Policy Formulation
  • ENVS 56: Environmental Economics and Governance
  • ENVS 61: Governing the Environment
  • GEOG 22: Urban Geography
  • GEOG 57: Urban Applications of GIS
  • PBPL 46/GOVT 30.11: Policy Implementation
  • PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance

 

Seminars

  • ENVS 80.03: Regenerative Design of the Built Environment
  • ENVS 80.08: The Practice of Science Policy and Diplomacy
  • PBPL 81.3/GEOG 46: Urban Politics and Policies: Transatlantic Perspectives
  • PBPL 91: Independent Study in Public Policy
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