Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

PA 200 Contemporary Public Policy Issues (*)

Instructor(s):

The goal of this class is to offer a general primer on large-scale social, economic and other policies directed by federal and state governments, with specific examples in pressing policy areas. Students will gain a broad overall knowledge of how the majority of state and federal funding is both raised and spent, and the associated policy issues and outcomes. The class takes existing policies and the policy process as a given, explains a subset of them in detail, and puts a focus on a set of specific contemporary public policy questions of concern to policymakers and society. A student of this class will gain a broad overall knowledge of how the majority of state and federal funding is spent and the policy outcomes associated with that spending, including its impacts on society.

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Syllabus Fall 2019

Key:

(*) = Routinely Offered

(**) = Commonly Offered (very likely to be offered in the next one to three years)