Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 234                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Public Policy
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the major policy issues confronting contemporary society through the lens of the political scientist. In this course we will explore the central actors, institutions, processes and issues associated with the formation of public policy and then examine specific policy areas such as health care, the environment, anti-poverty initiatives, immigration and education. Public policies at the local, intermediate/state, national, and international level affect our everyday lives in profound ways, and this course provides an opportunity for students to understand and analyze those effects.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and POL 101
Start Date:    06/30/2011                         End Date: