R. Reese, Cal Poly Pomona, Political Science Department

POLITICS OF THE PUBLIC POLICY PROCESS

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course will involve careful analyses of the dynamics of "politics and administration." More specifically, we will use case studies to probe significant questions regarding the implementation process of public policies. Case studies will be used to heighten, broaden, and enhance student's knowledge of the politics of the public policy process.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

AT THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU SHOULD:

1. Have a broad understanding of the policymaking process.

2. Be able to identify fundamental features of this process.

3. Be able to articulate to a non-public policy student the nature of the public policy process

EVALUATION

I.--10% Class Participation (attendance, active participation in class discussions...does not necessarily mean talking, but being alert and attentive and following the discussion, doing homework assignments, and participating in mock exercises).

II. -- 10% 5-6 Page Paper (double space)

III. --30% Midterm Examination

IV.--20% Group Project--Oral & Written Presentations

V. --30% Final Exam