Course Descriptions

POLS 3201 - Public Policy


An analysis of diverse public policy issues, as well as the decision process leading to the formulation of government policy. An analysis of societal factors that influence policy, and the effect of government policy on society.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Understand the processes leading to public policy;
  2. Understand the outcomes and consequences of public policy on society;
  3. Understand the components of various public policies, and;
  4. Ability to research, write and communicate the aspects of public.
  • Module 1: Introduction, Process, and History of Public Policy
  • Module 2: Actors and Agenda Setting in the Policy Process
  • Module 3: Policy Types, Decision making and Policy Analysis
  • Module 4: Policy Implementation, Learning and Theory in Public Policy

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


  • POLS 1101
CPL Eligible