Honors | National and International Policy (SPEA)
V160 | 24079 | Eugene McGregor

TuTh 2:30-3:45pm

Examination of the great national and international issues of U.S.
public affairs, including the major policy debates, the logic and
process of public problem-solving, and the techniques of policy
analysis applied to public action.  Discussions, readings, research,
and debates are built around core reading that deals with: the
democratic struggle over the current size and shape of American
government as an instrument of public action, the policy choices
embedded in U.S. fiscal policy, the problem of American dependence
on petroleum importation, the changing nature of poverty and
inequality in post-industrial societies, the American health
security problem, the effects of globalization on American society
and its economy, and the challenges and choices confronting American
public schools.  Major assignments include short papers, a research
project, independent reading, and debates on resolutions defined by
the class.