This list includes the undergraduate public policy (833) courses
offered at the Bloustein School as of September 1, 2019. Special topics
courses may be found by viewing the Electronic Course Grid on the Bloustein School website. Courses are taught by multiple
instructors and may not be offered each semester. Students should also
check the public health (832) and planning and public policy (762)
listings for additional courses applicable to the public policy major.
Check the Electronic Course Grid or individual faculty pages on the Bloustein School website for specific syllabi.
Introduction to Public Policy (3)
Introduction to policy analysis by applying concepts from political science, economics, sociology, statistics, and science to current policy issues affecting the country and the world.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:102 and 10:843:102.
Principles of Public Policy (3)
Implementation of public policy including federal, state, and intergovernmental decision-making. Policy areas examined include environment, health care, development, labor, and others.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:210 and 10:843:210.
Writing, Reasoning, and Public Policy (3)
Understanding how to use words accurately, think and write logically, and formulate valid and true arguments for the creation of evaluation of public policy.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:215.
Public Economic Policy (3)
Evaluation of government decision-making and its effects on economic markets large and small from cars to textbooks.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:220 and 10:843:220.
Education Policy (3)
Overview of educational policy with a special focus on academically at-risk populations.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:225.
Global Poverty (3)
Introduction to the causes and governmental responses to urban poverty in developing nations: economic, historical, and cultural factors
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:230.
Poverty in the United States (3)
Assessment of causes and consequences of poverty in the United States: economic, historical, and cultural factors, plus governmental solutions.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:231.
Special Topics (3)
Topics vary. These courses are designed to address current issues in public policy.
Independent Study (BA,BA)
Prerequisites: A contract with a faculty sponsor and permission of the program director.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (3)
Assessment of the health, political, and moral influences that impact current sexual and reproductive health policies including their origins and the ramification of their implementation.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:832:302.
U.S. Housing Policy (3)
Exploration of major issues in housing: historical, economic, and social factors. Political and regulatory dimensions of housing decision-making: housing codes and the landlord-tenant relationship.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:310 and 10:975:310.
Demography and Population Studies (3)
Review of demographic concepts, history, methods, and applications, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Global population studies, with a historical focus on distributions of wealth and power.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:323 and 10:832:323.
Social Movements (3)
Investigation of how social movements translate changing social values into political forces. Issues include democracy, environment, health, human rights, labor, peace, and women.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:324.
U.S. Social Policy (3)
Examination of the historical emergence of social policy in the United States with a focus on housing, welfare, race relations, education, intergovernmental, and environmental issues.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:331.
Women, Inequality, and Public Policy (3)
Exploration of women's evolving role in both the family and the labor market, including contemporary public policy debates around these changes.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:335.
Health and Public Policy (3)
Investigation of the basic machinery of policymaking and the legal processes that underpin the U.S. health care and public health systems with an emphasis on recent health care reform.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:832:338.
Aging and Public Policy (3)
Assessment of aging for society. Topics include ageism, cultural and racial-ethnic diversity as it pertains to aging, and the impact of longevity on national health and social service policy.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:340.
Addictions Policy (3)
Review of basic pharmacology and scientific nature of addiction as public health issue. Exposure to treatment facilities, mutual aid meetings, and discussions of substance abuse policies.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:832:351.
Principles of Public Management (3)
Overview of fundamental management practices in public health settings including leadership, team building, credentialing and standards, regulatory oversight budgeting, and professionalism.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:501:360.
Managing People and Organizations (3)
Introduction to organizational theory and concepts of management including approaches that promote and hinder effective management in public and nonprofit organizations.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:361 and 10:843:361.
Nonprofit Management (3)
Overview of the wide-ranging administrative skills needed to manage nonprofits effectively while meeting mission and fiduciary responsibilities.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:501:362.
Mental Health and Society (3)
Exploration of historical and contemporary policies regarding mental health care in the United States. Deinstitutionalization, public versus private care facilities, patient and consumer empowerment.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:832:416.
Immigration Policy (3)
Evaluation of facts and controversies surrounding immigration, including U.S. legislative history, urban and public health impacts, and racial implications.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:419 and 10:975:419.
Transportation Policy (3)
Review of major policy issues in urban transportation including historical development and current characteristics. Problems and alternative solutions analyzed in the context of political and institutional constraints.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:473.
Ethics for Planning and Public Policy (3)
Reflection upon various ethical dilemmas facing professionals and staff who serve in the public and private sectors. The ethics codes of professional societies and government agencies are reviewed and compared.
Special Topics (3,3)
Topics vary. These courses are designed to address current issues in public health. See the Bloustein School's Electronic Course Grid active offerings.
Independent Study (BA,BA)
Open to public policy (833) majors only. Prerequisites: Students must contract with a faculty sponsor and be granted permission by the program director.
Public Policy Thesis I,II (3,3)
Develop, complete, and defend a thesis topic under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Open to students with GPAs over 3.4 and a faculty supervisor.
Bloustein Honors Research (3,3)
Participation of advanced undergraduates as research assistants at one of the institutes or centers at the Bloustein School. Students contract with and are supervised by the principal investigator of the project.
Open to students enrolled in the Bloustein School only.