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WLP Courses

All WLP students take:
SPEA-V 378: Policy Process in the United States
SPEA-V380: Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs or SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience 

Students also take one of the following courses
SPEA–H 455 Health Care Policy in the 21st Century: An Inside View
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PEA-V 450: Managing Public Bureacracy


SPEA-V 378: Policy Process in the United States
Credit Hours: 3
Grading: Standard letter grading
Instructor: Donna McLean
This course covers the federal government and funding process and meets one evening per week. It is designed to give students an understanding of how the federal government operates and who influences it. Course content includes analytical perspectives of the policy process, the centers of policy, and the public interest. Selected cases involving problem analysis and decision making on public issues are included, as well as discussion of current policy issues.


SPEA–V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs [Non-SPEA students] or
SPEA–V 381 Professional Experience
[SPEA Students]
Credit Hours
: 6
Grading: S/F (Satisfactory/Fail)
Instructor: Mark Case
Students are placed with public agencies or governmental units for assignment to a defined task relevant to their educational interests in public affairs. Tasks may involve staff work or research.

SPEA–H 455 Health Care Policy in the 21st Century: An Inside View
Credit Hours: 3
Grading: Standard letter grading
Instructor: Tevi Troy
This course will examine how policy is made, implemented, and reformed, and will examine the role government plays in various aspects of health policy, in areas like innovation and defense against bioterrorism. Students will engage in the discussion, analysis, and critique of various policy options for addressing challenging health care problems and will gain working experience by completing activities and assignments that mirror real-life situations in the public policy realm. Students hear lectures from policymakers and officials at a variety of organizations, getting an insider's perspective to how health policy is formed in the United States. 


SPEA-V 450 Managing Public Bureacracy
Credit Hours: 3
Grading: Standard letter grading
Instructor: Donna McLean
This course focuses on current events and general politics and typically meets Friday morning. Students hear lectures from policymakers and officials at a variety of organizations, getting an insider's perspective of the diverse opportunities Washington, DC has to offer.