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PPG2015H: Policy Development

Course Description

Governments face a vast array of complex issues. Public policy professionals are constantly evaluating problems, analyzing issues and proposing solutions.

This course is designed to expose students to the public policy development process, including framing an issue, evaluating important internal and external considerations, developing and analyzing viable options, understanding short and long term consequences of a policy choice, and developing a workable implementation strategy.

The course will involve a combination of lectures and participation on a policy team to address pressing challenges facing government. Students will develop several policy decision-making documents, including a detailed Cabinet Document or Policy Paper in an interactive setting that simulates a realistic policy development process. Students will be exposed to the full range of policy development tools.

Term
Spring (2nd year)

Instructor
Brad Graham
Bill Hughes