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300.731.01 POLICY COMMUNICATIONS I: READING, WRITING AND TALKING ABOUT POLICY

Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Carey Borkoski
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Students develop skills as strong policy writers, but also as critical readers of and participants in the policy literature and conversations. Students learn to write with clarity, confidence and in modes appropriate for different audiences. Covers different forms of communicating policy and various kinds within these modes including executive summaries, annotated bibliographies, short policy briefs, presentations and literature critiques. Replicates challenges policy students will encounter as professionals. Addresses habits, methods and techniques to produce high quality writing, to critically review relevant literature and effectively engage in policy discussions and discourse. To be successful, students constantly read and write and fully engage with faculty and students in editorial discussions.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the current literature from sociology, economics, and political science as applied to population health and health policy

Methods of Assessment: class participation, including completion of peer-review assignments (20%) and submission of communication documents (80%)
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: ONLY MSPH/health policy students in HPM permitted to register for this class
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

concurrent registration in 318.841

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail