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Policy Analysis
GOVT 204
Spring 2007
Section: 01  

Policy analysis entails thinking systematically about public policy and the ways in which officials make decisions and tradeoffs in an environment characterized by uncertainty, conflicting interests, and scarce resources. It also entails assessing policy performance. Fortunately, many conceptual and analytical tools can provide a greater degree of precision in analyzing policy, assuming that they are used correctly. This course introduces students to the conceptual and theoretical foundations of policy analysis and provides coverage of several critical quantitative techniques (e.g., regression, cost-benefit analysis). Along the way, students will be introduced to the logic of social scientific research.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GOVT151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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