318.605.01 POLICY ANALYSIS FOR THE REAL WORLD I
- Sandee Newman
Develops student analytical thinking through real-world problem applications including social, urban, and health policy. Prepares students to master the essential steps of any policy analysis: identify the problem, assessing the available evidence, specifying goals and constraints and examining policy alternatives. Emphasizes communicating in a simple, clear and direct way.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Define the nature of the policy problem based on effective and critical review of multiple sources of information;
Assess the quality of evidence from secondary source policy analyses;
Identify and interpret patterns and trends in data;
Conduct surveys to assess perceptions and behaviors
Communicate policy analyses with precision, clarity and cogency; and
Engage in effective team work.