605. Survey Methodology.
Spring (3) Rapoport.
An introduction to the formulation, implementation and analysis of political and public policy surveys. Topics to be covered include the psychology of the survey response, sampling, interviewing, focus groups, experimental design, hypothesis testing and data analysis. Students will carry out individually designed and group designed surveys, and write papers and reports around these projects.
608. Budget Policy Making.
Fall (3) Gilmour.
An introduction to public budgeting at the national, state, and local levels, presented from three perspectives: macroeconomics, political science, and public administration. Emphasis is also given to the budgetary strategies employed by bureaucrats, politicians, and interest group representatives as they pursue their policy agendas.
614-01. Politics of Social Policy.
Spring (3) Howard.
This course is a survey of major U.S. social programs -- how they operate, what political factors influence their development, and how their design could be changed. Many (but not all) of the examples will come from retirement, health care, and anti-poverty policies. Students will be expected to conduct outside research, write well, and participate regularly in class discussions.
614-02. International Governance.
Spring (3) Hendrix. How do we govern an anarchic international system composed of ostensibly sovereign states? This course will focus on the multilateral institutions that provide global governance in several key areas: security (the UN Security Council), international finance (the IMF and World Bank), trade (the WTO), and environmental governance (especially the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). Moreover, we will pay particular attention to the role of global civil society in these institutions. Emphasis will be placed both on gaining a theoretical understanding of these organizations and their origins, as well as practical information related to their inner workings.
614-03. Running the World: Case Studies in Power.
Spring (3) Wilkerson.
This course will examine the national security decision-making process since the Second World War through case studies of selected decisions. These case studies will be constructed and briefed by the seminar participants composing four-person teams. Each team will select, analyze and evaluate a specifice decision twice during the course - with expectations that there will be demonstrated progress in the quality of the analysis and evaluation provided in the second presentation.
614-06. Public Policy for Science and Professions.
Fall (3) Gilmour, Rossiter.
An introduction to public policy analysis that examines a component of the larger process of law and rule making. In an engaging seminar format using provocative materials with practical application, students will study the identification and definition of a policy problem, the generation of options or choices for addressing the problem, the selection of a particular policy option through political institutions (e.g. the executive or legislative), the development of a plan for implementation, and the implementation and evaluation of the outputs and outcomes of policy.
615. Cross Section Econometrics.
Fall (3) Hicks. Prerequisite: PUBP 603
Economic data often comes as a cross-section of data points, frequently collected as part of a sample survey. The nature of these data calls for the use of a specialized set of tools, which will be developed in the course. Among the models to be examined are discrete, censored and truncated dependent variable, sample selectivity and duration models. Hands-on analysis of data sets will feature prominently.
616. Time Series Econometrics.
Spring (3) Moody. Prerequisite: PUBP 603
This course is an introduction to the econometric analysis of time series data. Topics include ARIMA models, forecasting, analysis of nonstationary series, unit root tests, co-integration and principles of modeling.
620. Regulation of Markets.
Spring (3) Parman, Stafford.
An in-depth study of government intervention in markets. Principal focus on characteristics and effects of rules and institutions governing markets and the definition of areas of market failure. Topics include: regulation of monopoly, antitrust enforcement, and regulation of spill-overs.
621. Administrative Law.
Fall (3) Devins, Koch.
A study of practice in the administrative process, examining the procedures for administrative adjudication and rulemaking; legislative and judicial control of administrative action; and public access to governmental processes and information (cross listed with LAW453).
622. Environmental Policy.
Spring (3) Hicks.
This course explores policy making for environmental problems and focuses on issues that are local, national, and international. This course will cover the application of welfare economics to environmental problems. Topics include differences in consumer surplus and other measures of economic welfare and techniques to measure the economic value of environmental resources. We examine national environmental policy, and how that policy is implemented at a local and regional level. We examine the U.S. laws and regulations as well as each agency's approach for quantitatively assessing the benefits and costs of environmental policy.
623. Health Care Policy.
Fall (3) Rossiter, Mellor.
The application of microeconomic theory, quantitative analysis, and policy evaluation to the health care delivery and financing systems. Coverage includes the economic dimensions of health care, health status, medical manpower, hospitals and other institutional providers, third party financing, quality assessment, systematic analysis, and national health policies.
624. Law and Medicine Seminar.
Spring (3) Hubbard.
A study of medical jurisprudence and hospital law focusing on medical malpractice and tort law reform and contemporary problems including the regulation of health care delivery systems, access to health care, and antitrust challenges (cross listed with LAW518).
626. Law and Resource Management.
Spring (3) Taylor.
An interdisciplinary course designed to examine the interrelationships between scientific and legal concepts. Issues, legislations, and institutions associated with coastal zone management, outer continental shelf development, fisheries, and other questions related to marine resource management will be examined (cross listed with MS543).
627. Law, Policy and Environment.
Spring (3) Malone.
A study of the environmental policy-making process. Topics include: ecological and economic foundations of environmentalism, traditional institutional responses, the policy-making process in the context of our legal system, consitutional questions raised by judicial and agency involvement, and economic political and ethical concerns raised by different theories of environmental decision-making (cross listed with LAW439).
628. Environmental Law.
Spring (3) Malone, Rosenberg.
A study of nature and causes of environmental pollution and legal techniques for its control. The course considers common law, environmental impact assessment process, and basic regulatory framework for air, water and solid hazardous waste control, and main policy issues presented by each. Other: role of federal courts in reviewing agency action, new developments in administrative law, natural resource management and allocation issues, toxic and hazardous substance regulation, and enforcement of laws (cross listed with LAW424).
630. The Economics of Policy-Making at the State and Local Level.
Fall (3) McInerney.
A topics course including, but not limited to, the measurement of state and local fiscal capacity, urban problems, urban infrastructure development, intergovernmental aid to localities, industrial location decisions, and local land use policy and its impact on growth and development.
631. State and Local Politics and Policy-Making.
Spring (3) Howard, McGlennon.
This course examines the nature of state and local governments and their policy processes and outcomes, including relationships among levels of government, explanations for policy variations among states and localities, and constraints on attempts to deal with their public policy responsibilities.
632. Local Government Law.
Spring (3) Rosenberg.
This course examines local government powers and relation to state and federal authority with emphasis on state and federal statutory and constitutional restraints on operation of local government entities. Topics include: Dillon's Rule, home rule, preemption, annexation, personnel matters, public contracts, borrowing and taxation, public entity tort liability and immunity (cross listed with LAW429).
633. Land Use Control.
Spring (3) Butler, Rosenberg.
Analysis of legal doctrines governing use of land in modern society. Topics include: zoning, land planning, sub-division regulations, rezoning, variances, conditional uses,and mandatory dedications, common law doctrines and private law methods which affect land use, and historic preservation as a land use problem (cross listed with LAW425).
635. Fundamentals of Environmental Science for Policy.
Fall (3) Taylor.
This course is intended primarily for students in Law, Public Policy and related disciplines, and is designed to introduce these students to the science of natural systems and ecological processes. The course examines the current state of our understanding in terms that will give the student confidence and the facility to critically assess theories and observations in environmental science. With this as a foundation, topics discussed will include: the enhanced greenhouse effect, coastal eutrophication, biodiversity loss, water resources, sea level rise, environmental contamination, land use trends, and invasive species impacts.
640. Labor Market Policy.
Spring (3) McHenry.
This course examines how public policies affect the labor market. Topics include: wage determination, education, training, minimum wages, immigration, unemployment compensation, social security, disability insurance, comparable worth, workplace safety, welfare reform, and affirmative action.
642. Legal Foundations of American Social Programs.
Spring (3) Staff.
This course examines law relating to major benefits programs, including social security, medicare/medicaid, unemployment, employee rehabilitation, AFDC, Food Stamps, including decision-making processes used in governance of these programs and the basic substantive law created for and by these programs (cross listed with LAW430).
643. Employment Discrimination.
Spring (3) Grover.
A study of federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on account of race, national origin, gender religion and handicapping condition, with emphasis on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Equal Pay Act (cross listed with LAW452).
644. The Financing of Higher Education.
Fall (3) Eddy, Finnegan.
An overview of the financing of higher education. Besides becoming acquainted with the literature and main issues in finance, students will develop the ability to examine and analyze financial statements, assess the budget as an instrument of control, and relate the budget to the educational program (cross listed with EPPL676).
645. Higher Education and Public Policy.
Spring (3) Staff.
A seminar for advanced graduate students in which the general topic of the relationship between the government and higher education is developed. Major attention is given to developments since World War II (cross listed with EPPL713).
646. Employment Law.
Fall (3) Abel, Douglas.
This course will focus on a variety of common law and statutory legal issues surrounding the employer-employee relationship. Issues considered will include employment at-will, employee privacy, convenants not to compete,regulation of wages and hours, ERISA, worker's compensation, occupational helath and safety, and unemployment compensation. This course will not overlap either 452 Employment Discrimination or 407 Labor Law (cross listed with LAW456).
650. International Trade: Theory and Policy.
Spring (3) Feldman.
Trade influences national income, resource allocation, and the distribution of income. We use economic theory to develop these ideas and to relate them tothe public policy debate. Topics include the economics of protectionism, industrial policy and strategic trade issues, regional integration, and the policymaking process itself.
651. Patterns of Economic Development and Policy.
Fall (3) Abegaz, Basu.
This course applies relevant economic theories to the study of growth and structural change in less industrialized countries. Topics include sources of growth, industrialization, trade, income distribution, urbanization, and the state. Various techniques of policy analysis will be examined through selected case studies.
652. Public International Law.
Fall (3) Malone.
An examination of the nature and sources of international law and municipal law; the law of treaties; principles of jurisdiction; statehood and recognition of states and governments; sovereign immunity; rights of aliens; human rights;environmental issues; and regulation of international coercion (cross listed with LAW409).
Elective Courses (Not Cross Listed)
BUSN538 - International Financial Management
BUSN554 - Human Resource Management
BUSN578 - Forecasting Methods and Applications
BUSN583 - Non-Profit Organizations
EPPL601 - Educational Policy: Development and Analysis
EPPL625 - Current Issues in Higher Education
EPPL628 - History of Higher Education
EPPL715 - Public Schools and Public Policy
HIST534 - U.S. Foreign Relations 1901-present
LAW339 - Natural Resource Law
LAW398 - Election Law
LAW411 - Antitrust
LAW412 - Legislation
LAW426 - Energy Law
LAW454 - Economic Analysis of Law
LAW458 - Health Law and Policy
LAW460 - Mass Media Law
LAW481 - Bioethics/Medical Ethics and Law
LAW485 - Immigration Law
LAW492 - Women and the Law
LAW496 - International Business Transactions
LAW497 - International Trade Law
LAW524 - Environmental Law Seminar
LAW538 - National Security Law Seminar
LAW546 - Government Contracts Seminar
LAW552 - State and Local Government Finance
LAW562 - Legislative Process Seminar
LAW579 - Family and State
LAW618 - Campaign Finance in American Election
MSCI542 - Principles and Theory of Resource Management
MATH523 - Operations Research: Deterministic Models
MATH524 - Operations Research: Stochastic Models