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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Discusses the instruments available to government to achieve its policy and program objectives. Examples of these instruments include grants, contracts, regulation, vouchers, loans, and loan guarantees. Compares the varying outcomes resulting from the choice of instrument. Focuses on the challenges of managing the complex public-private collaborations from either direction.

Learning Objective(s):
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Differentiate the major tools of public action
Determine the appropriate design for public program, including appropriate choice of tool and tool design features
Identify the causes of public program implementation problems
Manage public programs embodying a wide array of tools of public action
Operate complex public-private collaborations
Communicate complex analyses of program design issues both orally and in writing

Methods of Assessment: class participation (20%); news commentaries (15%); formal briefing book (40%); final(25%)
Location: East Baltimore
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduates not permitted
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Students not enrolled in the formal MPP program must obtain permission prior to registration

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Course will be taught on the Homewood campus