Public Policy Analysis - PPA


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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401 Data Analysis I
3 OR 4 hours. Statistical inference for the social sciences. Emphasis on univariate and bivariate statistics. Same as POLS 401. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POLS 200 and POLS 201; or graduate standing.

500 Introduction to Policy and Governance
4 hours. Introduces the intellectual traditions and debates that have characterized the study of public policy and the social order. Society-centered and state-centered explanations for policy will be explored. Same as POLS 500. Consent of the department required for nondegree graduate students.

501 Data Analysis II
4 hours. Interpretation and application of multivariate methods of analysis in the social sciences. Regression specification and diagnostics, limited dependent variable models, measurement issues. Same as POLS 501. Prerequisite(s): POLS 401 or PPA 401.

541 Policy Formation, Implementation and Evaluation
4 hours. Introduction to political science theories of how elections, interest groups and state structure affect the formulation of public solutions to societal problems. Same as POLS 541. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the department required for nondegree graduate students.

584 Methods of Policy Analysis
4 hours. Analytic, allocative and evaluative techniques in public policy analysis. Preparation of case studies in problem analysis and policy recommendation. Same as UPP 584. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

590 Advanced Public Policy Workshop
4 hours. Interdisciplinary workshop on preparing a dissertation proposal for public policy analysis students. Same as POLS 590. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing in the Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis program and completion of core P.P.A. courses.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.