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Cornell University    
  Feb 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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GOVT 4998 - Politics and Policy: Theory, Research, and Practice

(crosslisted) ALS 4998 , AMST 4998 , CAPS 4998 , PAM 4060  
Fall, spring. 8 credits. Letter grades only.

Offered in Washington, D.C.

D. Silbey.

This required course forms the core of the Cornell in Washington program for students in the public policy option. The central course objective is to provide students with the instruction and guidance necessary to analyze and evaluate their own chosen issue in public policy. Toward that end, the course has three components: (1) weekly lectures providing background on the structures and processes of national politics and policy as well as training in research methodology; (2) student externships; and (3) individual research papers or projects. All three components interrelate so as to provide students with a strategy and framework for integrating classroom based learning, field experience and individual research.

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