Fall and Spring Kennedy. Graded Pass/Fail.
An introduction to the practice of public policy. Students must complete a portfolio of experiences involving the practice of public policy outside of the classroom. A passing grade requires that the portfolio contain a written synthesis of the student’s observations of policy in practice and how their experiences have shaped their views on public policy. Those experiences must include, at a minimum, the following three elements: (1) participation in the Washington Program, normally in the fall of the first year of study; (2) completion of an approved 10-week full-time internship, normally occurring between the first and second year of study; and (3) participation in at least three Policy Dialogues offered by the program.