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PUBLIC POLICY
PROGRAM

 

Public Policy Field and Course Examples

Below is a list of appropriate courses grouped by policy area.  In addition to those listed students may—with the consent of the director of the Public Policy Program—design a policy specialization of their own by selecting two policy-related courses from the course catalog.   

Aging and Retirement

ANTH 304 – Introduction to the Anthropology of Aging

ANTH 318 – Death and Dying

ECON 378 – Health Care Economics

PSCL 369 – Adult Development and Aging

SOCI 203 – Human Development: Medical and Social

SOCI 269 – Young and Old Face the 21st Century

SOCI 319 – Sociology of Institutional Care

SOCI 369 - Aging in American Society

Child Policy

ANTH 305 – Child Policy (cross-listed as POSC 382A, CHST 301)

ANTH 306 – The Anthropology of Childhood and the Family

ANTH 307 – Experiential Learning in Child Policy (cross-listed as CHST 302)

Health Care Policy

ANTH 215 – Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

ANTH 311 – Anthropology of Obesity

ANTH 316 – Current Global Health Events

ANTH 317 – Asian Medical Systems

ANTH 323 – AIDS: Epidemiology, Biology, and Culture

ANTH 326 – Power, Illness, and Inequality: The Political Economy of Health

ANTH 335 – Illegal Drugs and Society

ANTH 338 – Maternal health: Anthropological Perspectives on Reproductive Practices and Health Policy

ANTH 351 – Topics of International Health

ANTH 354 – Health and Healing in East Asia

ANTH 359 – Introduction to International Health

ANTH 360 – Global Politics of Fertility, Family Planning, and Population Control

ANTH 361 – Urban Health

ECON 378 – Health Care Economics

HSTY 241 – Investing Public Health

POSC 383 - Health Policy and Politics in the United States

SOCI 203 – Human Development: Medical and Social

SOCI 311 – Health, Illness, and Social Behavior

SOCI 365 – Health Care Delivery

Urban Affairs

ANTH 361 – Urban Health

ECON 386 – Urban Economics

POSC 301 – Decision-Making in American Cities

HSTY 381 – City as a Classroom (crosslisted as POSC 381)

SOCI 328 – Urban Sociology

International Trade

ECON 372 – International Finance (crosslisted as BAFI 372)

ECON 373 – International Trade

POSC 370A – Political Economy

Regulatory Policy

ECON 368 – Environmental Economics

ECON 372 - International Finance (crosslisted as BAFI 372)

ECON 374 – Financial Regulation

ECON 376 – Inside the Financial Crisis

ESTB 202 – Global Environmental Problems

ESTD 303 – Environmental Law

Economic Policy

BAFI 341 – Money and Banking

BAFI 342 – Public Finance

ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 332 – Economic Analysis of Labor Markets

ECON 341 – Money and Banking

ECON 342 – Public Finance

ECON 346 – Economic Perspectives

ECON 364 – Competition and Public Policy

ECON 374 – Financial Regulation

HSTY 340 - A History of Workers in the United States

HSTY 333 - Reading Capital: Political Economy in the Age of Modern Industry

POSC 370A – Political Economy

POSC 370F Financial Politics in the United States and the World

POSC 370M – Theories of Political Economy

Energy Policy

HSTY 292 - Energy and Environment in American History 1750-2010M

POSC 371 – Natural Resources and World Politics

POSC 388 – Politics, Policy and the Global Environment (crosslisted as ESTD 388)

Environmental Policy

ANTH 347 - Cultural Ecology: An Epistemological Approach to Environmental Sustainability

ECON 368 – Environmental Economics

EEPS 202 – Global Environmental Problems

EEPS 303 – Environmental Law

HSTY 292 - Energy and Environment in American History 1750-2010

HSTY 342 – Water (cross-listed as POSC 342)

POSC 388 – Politics, Policy and the Global Environment (crosslisted as ESTD 388)

Developing Countries

ANTH 359 – Introduction to International Health

ANTH 388 – Globalization, Development, & Underdevelopment: Anthropological Persp.

ECON 373 – International Trade

ECON 375 – Economics of Developing Countries

POSC 374 – Politics of Development in the Global South

Foreign Policy

HSTY 332 - European International Relations 1789-1945

POSC 370A – Political Economy

POSC 370G – U.S. Intelligence and National Security

POSC 370H – China’s Foreign Policy

POSC 370J – International Law and Organizations

POSC 371 – Natural Resources and World Politics

POSC 376 – United States Foreign Policy

Tax Policy

ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 342 – Public Finance

ECON 343 – Economics of State and Local Government

Criminal Justice

ANTH 335 – Illegal Drugs and Society

HSTY 208 – Social History of Crime

POSC 328 – Topics in Civil Liberties

SOCI 204 – Criminology

SOCI 320 - Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

SOCI 333 – Sociology of Deviant Behavior

SOCI 360 – Criminal Justice and Law

Race, Ethnicity and Civil Rights

ANTH 314 – Cultures of the United States

HSTY 257 – Immigrants in America

HSTY 259 - Introduction to Latina/o Studies

HSTY 261 - African-American History 1865-1945

HSTY 262 – African American History Since 1945

HSTY 266 - Introduction to Asian American History

SOCI 302 – Race and Ethnic Minorities in American Society

Gender Issues

ANTH 365 - Gender and Sex Differences: Cross-cultural Perspective

ECON 332 – Economic Analysis of Labor Markets

HSTY 270 – Introduction to Gender Studies (crosslisted as WMST 201)

POSC 346 – Women and Politics

SOCI 222 – Gender in U.S. Society

SOCI 326 – Gender, Inequality, and Globalization

SOCI 349 – Social Inequality

SOCI 372 – Work and Family: U.S. and Abroad

Science and Technology Policy

ECON 369 – Economics of Technological Innovation

POSC 365 – Science, Technology, and Government (crosslisted as HSTY 366)

POSC 375 – The International Politics of Technology