Public Policy Analysis (PPA)

Courses

PPA 401. Data Analysis I. 3 or 4 hours.

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

PPA 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. Course Information: Same as POLS 500. Consent of the department required for nondegree graduate students.

PPA 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. Course Information: Same as POLS 501. Prerequisite(s): POLS 401 or PPA 401.

PPA 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. Course Information: Same as POLS 541. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the department required for nondegree graduate students.

PPA 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. Course Information: Same as UPP 584. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

PPA 590. Advanced Public Policy Workshop. 4 hours.

Interdisciplinary workshop on preparing a dissertation proposal for public policy analysis students. Course Information: 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.