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Public Policy Center (PPC)

College of Social Sciences

PPC 301 Governing, Politics, and Public Policy (3) Analysis of the major processes that translate citizen preferences into public policy. A-F only.

PPC 330 Survey of Public Policy and Analysis (3) Students will learn about the policy making process, the results of policy decisions and how public policy is assessed, analyzed, and responded to. Also discusses important policy issues that currently fill the political landscape. Junior standing or higher. A-F only.

PPC 340 Energy Technologies for Addressing Climate Change, Economic, Policy and Security Issues (3) Interdisciplinary course designed to describe the inter-relationships and dynamic interactions between energy systems, the environment (climate), policy, security, and economics. Repeatable one time. A-F only.

PPC 495 Topics in Public Policy (3) Seminar on current issues in U.S. or international government policy. Topics vary and may include energy, long-term care, sustainability, etc. Repeatable unlimited times. A-F only. Junior standing or higher.

PPC 499 Directed Readings or Research (V) Requires the sponsorship of a faculty member. Together they will agree on the study topic and the work to be accomplished. Depending on the scope of the project, credits range from 1-3. Needs instructor consent. Repeatable two times up to six credits. Senior standing or higher. A-F only.

PPC 601 Public Policy Internship (2) 160 hour internship in public policy. Open to certificate students who have completed the core courses. PPC certificate majors only. A-F only. Pre: POLS 670.

PPC 602 Public Policy Seminar (2) Final seminar for certificate in public policy. Open to certificate students who have completed the core courses and the internship. PPC certificate majors only. A-F only. Pre: 601 (or concurrent) and POLS 670.

PPC 695 Topics in Public Policy (3) Seminar on current issues in U.S. or international government policy. Topics vary and may include energy, long-term care, sustainability, etc. Repeatable unlimited times.

PPC 699 Directed Readings or Research (V) Requires the sponsorship of a faculty member. Together they will agree on the study topic and the work to be accomplished. Depending on the scope of the project, credits may range from 1-3. Repeatable up to 9 credits. Instructor consent only. A-F only. Graduate standing only.