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300.732.02 POLICY COMMUNICATIONS II: READING, WRITING AND TALKING ABOUT POLICY

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Will help students develop as strong policy writers but also as critical readers of and participants in the policy literature and conversations. Will 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. Habits, methods and techniques to produce high quality writing, to critically review relevant literature and effectively engage in policy discussions and discourse will be addressed. To be successful students will constantly read and write and will fully engage with faculty and students in editorial discussions.

Learning Objective(s):


Methods of Assessment: class participation, including completion of peer-review assignments (20%) and submission of communication documents (80%)
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 10:30 - 11:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: ONLY MPP students in HPM permitted to register for this class
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

300.731

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail