GOVERNMENT

GOVT-423
Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Seminars on such topics as hunger, poverty, housing, education, job training, health care, unemployment, welfare, and conservation. Usually offered every fall and spring. Prerequisite: GOVT-210, and minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-423
001
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3)

Politics and U.S. Health Policy

This course examines how emerging health policy issues in the United States are addressed based on specific selected examples drawn from the U.S. health delivery system. It describes how various sources of influence provide a rationale for health system performance and its effect on access, quality and cost. The course helps students in the social sciences understand the complex interaction between policy development, politics, and the individual health care system.

GOVT-423
002
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3)

Spaceflight Policy from the Cold War through 21st Century

Taught by a NASA space policy executive, this course provides students with real-world policymaking tools by addressing the roles of government and commercial firms in space exploration.

GOVT-423
003
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3)

Politics of the Civil Rights Movement

This course examines the philosophy, tactics, events, personalities, rationales, and consequences of the Southern civil rights movement, focusing on how the movement influenced public policy. Students trace the development of the twentieth century American struggle for civil rights and become familiar with its main leaders, their tactics, and their different modes of struggle. They also analyze how class, gender, ethnicity, and especially race shaped the movement.

GOVT-423
001CB
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3)

Latino Community of DC Metro Area

This course takes an in-depth look at the local Latino community, numbering about 770,000 or about 13% of the population in the DC metropolitan region. Students examine the historical and political factors that brought a massive migration of Central Americans to the DC area in the 1980s and bring it forward to the current period when unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in C.A. who reached the US/Mexico border are being reunited with family members in this region. The violence they fled, their journeys, and the challenges faced locally is explored. Students analyze and research the critical issues that affect Latinos today, such as immigration status, affordable housing, educational access, employment, cultural identity and mental health issues. Through "community-based learning" (also known as "service-learning") with local nonprofit community agencies, students deepen their learning of these issues; approximately 24 hours of community engagement is expected with one local organization or school. A neighborhood visit to Mt Pleasant, guest speakers, interviews with community members, films, and cultural events further bring course content and class readings to life. Meets with AMST-340 002CB.

GOVT-423
002
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3)

Politics and U.S. Health Policy

This course examines how emerging health policy issues in the United States are addressed based on specific selected examples drawn from the U.S. health delivery system. It describes how various sources of influence provide a rationale for health system performance and its effect on access, quality and cost. The course helps students in the social sciences understand the complex interaction between policy development, politics, and the individual health care system.