Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

POL3033 Public Policy [3].

An introduction to public policy in the United States. An important part of the course will involve developing an understanding of how the policy process influences public policy. We will consider why some problems reach the public agenda, why some solutions are adopted and others rejected, and why some policies appear to succeed while others appear to fail. Primary focus is on policymaking at the national level, with some attention to state and local level as well.