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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
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: 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. Students study certain specific aspects of the geographically wide-spaced movement, showing how each differs. They understand how political decisions are shaped by self-interest and more deeply understand how the American political process works and particularly how white supremacy shapes it from the formation of slavery to the present day.
GOVT-423 002
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: 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.