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PUBLIC POLICY
PROGRAM

 

Public Policy Minor Specialization Program

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

GERO 496 – Public Policy and Aging

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

ECON 378 – Health Care Economics

POSC 387 – Comparative Public Policy in Advanced Industrial Societies

Health Care Policy

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

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

ANTH 361 – Urban Health

ECON 378 – Health Care Economics

POSC 387 – Comparative Public Policy in Advanced Industrial Societies

POSC 388 – Politics, Policy, and Tobacco

SOCI 203 – Human Development: Medical and Social

SOCI 311 – Health, Illness, and Social Behavior

SOCI 365 – Health Care Delivery

Social Welfare Policy

ANTH 309 – Family Violence and Child Abuse

SOCI 349 – Social Inequality

POSC 387 – Comparative Public Policy in Advanced Industrial Societies

POSC 384 – Ethics and Public Policy

SASS 391 – Seminar on Community Needs and Service Delivery

Urban Affairs

ANTH 334 – Urban Anthropology

ANTH 361 – Urban Health

BAFI 342 – Public Finance (crosslisted as ECON 342)

POSC 301 – Decision-Making in American Cities

HSTY 364 – City, Town, and Suburban American history

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

International Trade

BAFI 372 – International Finance (crosslisted as ECON 372)

ECON 373 – International Trade

EECS 342 – Introduction to Global Issues

POSC 370A – Political Economy

Regulatory Policy

ECON 335 – Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 364 – Competition and Public Policy

ECON 338 – Law and Economics

ECON 367 – Economics of Energy

ECON 368 – Environmental Economics

GEOL 202 – Global Environmental Problems

GEOL 303 – Environmental Law

Economic Policy

HSTY 255 – Economic History of the U.S.

ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 332 – Economic Analysis of Labor Markets

ECON 335 – Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 364 – Competition and Public Policy

POSC 370A – Political Economy

Energy Policy

HSTY 196 – Energy and Society (crosslisted as POSC 196, PHYS 196)

ECON 367 – Economics of Energy

HSTY 377 – Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control

POSC 371 – Natural Resources and World Politics

Environmental Policy

ECON 368 – Environmental Economics

EECS 342 – Introduction to Global Issues

GEOL 202 – Global Environmental Problems

GEOL 303 – Environmental Law

GEOL 352 – Environmental Geochemistry

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

EECS 342 – Introduction to Global Issues

Foreign Policy

HSTY 360 – American Foreign Policy Since 1900

HSTY 377 – Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control

POSC 370A – Political Economy

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

POSC 371 – Natural Resources and World Politics

POSC 372 –The United Nations in the Post-Cold War World

Tax Policy

ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 255 – Economic History of the United States

ECON 342 – Public Finance

POSC 384 – Ethics and Public Policy

ECON 343 – Economics of State and Local Government

Criminal Justice

HSTY 208 – Social history of Crime

SOCI 204 – Criminology

SOCI 333 – Sociology of Deviant Behavior

SOCI 360 – Criminal Justice and Law

POSC 328 – Topics in Civil Liberties

Race, Ethnicity and Civil Rights

ANTH 314 – Cultures of the United States

HSTY 257 – Immigrants in America

HSTY 262 – African American History Since 1945

SOCI 302 – Race and Ethnic Minorities in American Society

Gender Issues

ANTH 348 – Sexuality and Gender

ANTH 358 – Women’s Mental Health

ECON 332 – Economic Analysis of Labor Markets

POSC 346 – Women and Politics

SOCI 222 – Gender in U.S. Society

SOCI 326 – Women in Societies in the Modern World

SOCI 349 – Social Inequality

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

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

HSTY 322 – Feminist Theory, Women’s History, Gender History (crosslisted as WMST 322)

Science and Technology Policy

ECON 369 – Economics of Technological Innovation

HSTY 366 – Science, Technology, and Government

HSTY 377 – Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control

POSC 365 – Science, Technology, and Government

SOCI 355F – Science, Technology and Society