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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 320-01 - Applied Policy Analysis (Fall)

4 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: PST 320-01 . Community and Household Food Security. This seminar examines threats to well-being that arise when access to healthy, affordable food is disrupted. How do we define and study these concerns? What roles do markets, governments, and interest groups play in creating or ameliorating problems? The focus is on US domestic policy, but some topics in other developed and developing countries will be included. Readings come from a range of disciplines, including public health and nutrition studies of well-being; political and economic explanations for food hardship; and the history and politics of domestic food programs and anti-hunger advocacy. Core elements of the seminar include learning how policies and programs can be evaluated and if that information influences policy making. The course will build on prior course work in policy studies or political science.

Prerequisite: Prerequisites for PST-320: PST 220 . Prerequisites for POL-320: POL 216 , POL 239 , POL 222 , POL 250 , or PST 220 .
Instructor: Lyons, Hess