POEC 402 Spring 2015 Political Economy of Public Policy Issues

In this course, students form groups that conduct a political and economic analysis of a public policy issue of their choosing. They do extensive reading, conduct interviews in Washington, D.C. (during spring recess), write a major report on their findings and recommendations, and present and defend their findings in a public talk. Students visit Washington, D.C. Sunday night through Wednesday of the first week of spring vacation to conduct interviews relating to their group projects. This is a course requirement.
Class Format: seminar with student presentations
Requirements/Evaluation: group policy projects including 80-100 page paper and 2-hour presentation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: POEC 253 or ECON 255, POEC 250, POEC 401; open only to Political Economy majors
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Department Notes: required in the Political Economy major
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
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Class Number: 3471
POEC 402 - 01 (S) SEM Pol Econ Public Policy Issues Division 2: Social Studies William M. Gentry
, Cathy M. Johnson
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Hopkins Hall 002 3471
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